“Jesus Christ … is Lord of all.”  (Acts 10:36, NIV)


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Many of us are desperately trying to maintain balance in our lives. There is often conflict between our obligations and our priorities. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done. The least demanding aspects (family life, spiritual life) compete with the more demanding aspects of our lives (work). As we try to maintain balance, we are in a constant state of fatigue, running in overdrive.

Our jobs often seem to infringe too heavily on our personal and spiritual obligations. All of us have felt at one time or another that our jobs have gotten in the way of the things we value most – from attending our kid’s school functions, to serving in a church ministry, to deepening our relationships with friends, family, neighbors, and God.

Many of us would do well to find better use of our time. But in doing so, we need to make sure our lives are balanced.  We need to be sure that we have committed the proper amount of time to each aspect of our lives – Don’t forget it is God that has called us to serve each of those aspects right where we are.

But balance alone isn’t enough.

We also need to make sure our lives are integrated – that we’re thinking of and practicing each aspect of our lives, whether at home, church, or work, as a ministry of serving others to the glory of God. In fact, the key to redeeming more of our time is to integrate, so that all portions of our life move in the same direction, glorify the same God, and operate under the same values.

Balance without integration leaves us compartmentalized, while integration without balance leaves us without a sense of priority. We need both.

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Just a little something to thing about this Tuesday as you continue, “Working for Christ”!

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  1. Good one!!!! Take care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  2. Thanks, Kenny T! 🙂


  3. Ann Says:

    Realized I wasn’t seeing any new posts from you and am praying you are feeling okay…Blessings! Ann


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