[Balance]<br />
God Wants Us To Live <br />Balanced Lives<br />[Balance]<br />Ecclesiastes 3:1; 1 Corinthians 14:33;<br />	Proverbs 28:2<b...
Problems When Your Personal   	   Life Is Not Balanced<br />[Balance]<br />Two Things Happen:<br />Frustration<br />A lot ...
What Does The Bible Have   To Say About Being Balanced?<br />[Balance]<br />We need to do as Jesus did! Luke 2:52 <br />Th...
[Balance]<br />2. We Need To Have Physical Balance<br />1 Corinthians 6:19-20<br />When we don’t take care of our bodies i...
3. We Need To Have           Spiritual Balance<br />[Balance]<br />2 Peter 3:18<br />It is an important part of your perso...
4. We Need To Have         Emotional Balance<br />[Balance]<br />Galatians 5:22-23<br />Here we have a picture of a perfec...
5. We Need To Have      Social Balance<br />[Balance]<br />This is about your relationships.<br />Romans 12:16 (ESV) “Live...
Balanced Living<br />Proverbs 14:8, 15<br />How do you get started in balancing your life?<br />Step #1 Take Inventory<br ...
Step #2 Write Down A Plan Of Action<br />[Balance]<br />We plan every other area of our lives except our personal lives. W...
Step #3 Establish Christ At The Center Of Your Life!<br />[Balance]<br />Don’t compartmentalize your spiritual life!!!<br ...
Do You Truly Want Balance In Your Life?<br />[Balance]<br />If your life is falling apart, it’s because Jesus Christ is no...
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Sermon by Mike Smith Let God teach you how to get your life in balance!

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  1. 1. [Balance]<br />
  2. 2. God Wants Us To Live <br />Balanced Lives<br />[Balance]<br />Ecclesiastes 3:1; 1 Corinthians 14:33;<br /> Proverbs 28:2<br />The whole world is based on this principle of balance.<br />All through your life, everything you look at focuses on equilibrium/principle of balance. <br />We have the tendency to work on our public life and let our personal life slide.<br />
  3. 3. Problems When Your Personal Life Is Not Balanced<br />[Balance]<br />Two Things Happen:<br />Frustration<br />A lot of people live their lives like the plate juggler.<br />By the time one thing seems to get in balance another thing (plate) starts to fall off. <br />Fatigue<br />You get tired! Like a car tire out of balance <br /> life becomes a bumpy ride. <br />When your life is imbalanced you wear out<br /> quicker like a tire. <br />
  4. 4. What Does The Bible Have To Say About Being Balanced?<br />[Balance]<br />We need to do as Jesus did! Luke 2:52 <br />There are 5 areas in your personal life you need to keep in balance.<br />We Need To Have Mental Balance<br />Romans 12:2<br />What you think about affects your life. Prov. 23:7<br />How do you have balance? You screen the things that come into your mind.<br />You maintain balance by choosing what you’re going to think about. John 8:31-32 <br />
  5. 5. [Balance]<br />2. We Need To Have Physical Balance<br />1 Corinthians 6:19-20<br />When we don’t take care of our bodies it affects everything else!<br />Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?<br />It’s never too late to change. <br />You can change if you want to! <br />
  6. 6. 3. We Need To Have Spiritual Balance<br />[Balance]<br />2 Peter 3:18<br />It is an important part of your personal life!<br />We must Grow in the Grace of our Lord<br />Grace is “the spiritual condition of one being governed by the power of divine grace” (Thayer).<br />Romans 8:29 tells us how. We need to be conforming ourselves to the likeness of Christ!<br />We must grow in the Knowledge of Christ!<br />We should be growing in this knowledge daily (Colossians 1:9; 2 Peter 1:2-3; Eph. 3:4).<br />
  7. 7. 4. We Need To Have Emotional Balance<br />[Balance]<br />Galatians 5:22-23<br />Here we have a picture of a perfect emotionally balanced person.<br />It’s a picture of Jesus. Jesus was all of these things wrapped up into one.<br />Are you an emotionally balanced person?<br />Do you have these 9 qualities: Love, Joy, Peace, Long-Suffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance?<br />
  8. 8. 5. We Need To Have Social Balance<br />[Balance]<br />This is about your relationships.<br />Romans 12:16 (ESV) “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight”. <br />We need to live in harmony with one another!<br />Balance = “When all of the parts are in harmony”.<br />When all of your relationships are in harmony, there is social balance.<br />We need to live a well-rounded (Balanced) life.<br />
  9. 9. Balanced Living<br />Proverbs 14:8, 15<br />How do you get started in balancing your life?<br />Step #1 Take Inventory<br />2 Corinthians 13:5 -- Look at yourself<br />Consider the Prodigal son… Luke 15:17<br />Ask yourself about your balance? <br />Mental (Am I mentally sharper than I was 5 yrs. ago?) 2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Tim. 4:13, 16<br />Physical (Am I always feeling tired, lack of energy)?<br />Spiritual (Is my first reaction to a problem to pray)?<br />Emotional (Do I worry a lot? Do I get depressed easily?).<br />Social (Who can I count on as a genuine friend?) Proverbs 18:24 See also Proverbs 11:14; 3:5-6<br />[Balance]<br />
  10. 10. Step #2 Write Down A Plan Of Action<br />[Balance]<br />We plan every other area of our lives except our personal lives. Why? Balance does not come by accident! You have to work at it.<br />You need to plan, set goals, say specifically what you are going to do.<br />Ephesians 5:15 (YLT) “See, then, how exactly (accurately, diligently) ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise”<br />One of the things that makes balance in your life is habits. You need to break the bad ones and develop new good habits to replace the bad ones.<br />
  11. 11. Step #3 Establish Christ At The Center Of Your Life!<br />[Balance]<br />Don’t compartmentalize your spiritual life!!!<br />Just like a wheel has to have a hub, your life has to have something to center on. You will always be out of balance until you get something – one thing that your life centers on.<br />Like a wheel, spokes and hub – when you put Christ in the center of your life, the power comes through that and goes out all these other areas and gives you balance. Matthew 6:33; Phil. 4:13<br />How do you put a life that is falling apart back together? What holds it together? <br />Would you like to know the glue that would put your life together? Colossians 1:15-17; John 14:7-9<br />
  12. 12. Do You Truly Want Balance In Your Life?<br />[Balance]<br />If your life is falling apart, it’s because Jesus Christ is not in the center to hold all things together. <br />Put Him in the center and watch Him pull it back together!<br />Start putting Jesus in the center by…<br />Hearing Jesus - Matthew 17:5<br />Believing Jesus – John 8:24<br />Jesus says, Repent of your sin – Luke 13:3, 5<br />Jesus says to Confess Him – Matthew 10:32-33<br />Jesus says, get Baptized and obey all His commands – Matthew 28:18-20<br />

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