The Art of the Balance
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. -John 4:21-24
A few years back, there was a rumor going around that brooms could stand on end because the earth was perfectly aligned with the moon for a period of time. This was a fake post, but why were all these brooms standing on end? It was simple, balance is what was required! Obscure to most people, brooms are an extremely balanced object which is what makes modern brooms more easy to use than old straw brooms.
Just as these brooms are easier to operate with balance, our life requires balance for us to live a fruitful, enjoyable Christian life. Imagine being in a church service where only a monotone truth was being spoken. It would be really easy to fall asleep! On the flip side of that, if all we had were "swinging from the chandeliers" services, we may have a good time, but we would have as much depth as a thimble compared to an ocean. Thus, we find ourselves with a balance of "Spirit and Truth" in our church services. While good for the church service, it is imperative that we use this same balance in our Christian life.
I would LOVE to spend all day in church, but my wife and kids would probably disagree as soon as the pantry went empty due to my lack of work. On the same token, if I were to work seven days a week, we may have plenty of money, but I would miss all the spiritual and family times that life has to offer. That leaves us with a result that we must strive for balance in everything that we do. What should your balance be? That's between you and God!
How balanced is your life? If it seems a little off, let God have control and, I promise, He will help you get everything in order!