A Balanced Life

Read Psalm 16: 1-11


He will always give you all you need from day to day if you will make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.

Luke 12:31 (TLB)


In aerobics class Belinda Jo "B.J." Mathias, from Mississippi, learned a new exercise that incorporates stretching and balance. A deep lunge forward is followed by rising up on one's toes and pausing, arms extended outward. It was easy until B.J. got distracted. Suddenly, balancing was not so easy. In that moment, the instructor said, "If you lose your balance, just reset and begin again." B.J. did, and - just like that - her sense of balance returned.

How many times do we get distracted and lose our balance? B.J. is coming to realize how often she needs to pause in this crazy, busy, wonderful life to reset and find her balance. No matter how organized and disciplined we feel when we rise each day, distractions come our way. When we make time to reset through prayer and scripture reading - to seek God's guidance, comfort, and inspiration - we can walk in faith with God.

Prayer: Father God, as we go about our busy days, draw us close to you. Help us seek your will and walk in your way, in Jesus' name. Amen


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