Monday, October 11, 2010
Regaining Our Balance
In learning to live loved in the midst of a very unbalanced world there will be times when we are inclined to resort to measures that will appear or seem to be very unhinged in helping others regain theirs.
There is an innate knowing that our minds battle with daily when it comes to walking and working out what God has worked into us with regard to our salvation.
The only balance I know of is to continually experience the greatness of his totally freely given unconditional love that somehow uprights our lives and ushers in a sobriety, assurance and a confidence that begins to stabilize us in the midst of a world that increasingly grows more unstable by the second.
God has chosen the foolish, weak, base things of this life, you and me to cut through the masquerading facade of lies by living loved which in turn offers the invitation to living truly balanced in an unbalanced world.
"Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don't see many of "the brightest and the best" among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn't it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these "nobodies" to expose the hollow pretensions of the "somebodies"? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That's why we have the saying, "If you're going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God."