Monday, February 9, 2015

(From the book Pause: The Secret to a Better Life, One Word at a Time by Chris Maxwell)


The experts inform us about the importance of a balanced diet. Various food groups in correct amounts work well with the people who also choose to exercise and get enough rest.

I’ll be honest. I don’t eat as healthy as I should.

But, moving away from dietary tendencies, let’s think about the spiritual aspects of our lives. Do we know about healthy spiritual balance? How can we truly experience better growth, development, and transformation? How can we choose more than a Sunday snack we call “church,” and move into a life of proper spiritual diet? Is it possible to do the things that move us closer to our Leader, while not forcing the spiritual diet as legalistic regulations and requirements?

In a culture where church folks seem to be no different in behavior than non-church folks, many people answer each of those questions with anger, “No.”

I don’t. I say, “Yes, we can move into a relational spiritual encounter that invites us to the table of fellowship, of biblical nourishment, of genuine change.”

Look through your typical schedule diet. See how much time you are spending for just yourself. Set goals to find a balanced schedule including God, yourself, and others.