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Balance

?Martha, Martha,? the Lord answered, ?you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed?or indeed only one, Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.?  Luke 10: 41-42

Photo courtesy of morguefile and trestletech. Balance is one of those things we don’t know the importance of until it’s gone. Unfortunately, I know. I was diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors in 2012. Fortunately, they are benign, meaning non-cancerous. But they certainly aren’t benign, meaning harmless.

One of the things the tumors have affected is my balance. And because of that, I’ve discovered just how important balance is. It affects every part of my day—from walking, exercising, driving, standing up, and sitting down. You name it and balance probably affects it.

Spiritual balance is just as important as physical balance. The sisters Mary and Martha were blessed with a visit from Jesus. Martha bustled around the house being a wonderful hostess while her sister sat at Jesus’s feet wanting only to be with him. When Martha complains, Jesus makes it clear that Mary made the right choice.

This is a perfect word picture of our Christian life. Sometimes we get so busy working for God that we forget to spend time with God. Jesus makes it plain that spending time with God is more important than working for Him.

We should, of course, do both. And that’s where balance comes into the picture. 

So what about you? Is your life out of balance? 

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and trestletech.)

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Lillian Duncan

Lillian is a multi-published author who writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word. To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit her at www.lillianduncan.net or www.lillian-duncan.com. She also has a devotional blog at www.PowerUpWithGod.com