Work-Life-Spiritual Balance

The spiritual element will enable the work-life balance. Without God's blessings, we'd be struggling.

By adding a spiritual element to our life, we then achieve a true balance as God intended. The spiritual element, enables the work-life balance because God truly blesses the person's life. God works in mysterious ways. Don't worry about how He's going to fix your problems. You just keep your focus on Him, not on your earthly problems, and you will see things fall into place for you:

Matthew 6:32-33

Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles strive after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you

John 14:23 
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

Proverbs 8:17
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

James 4:8

Come near to God and he will come near to you.

These verses clearly describe God's desire to have a relationship with us. We look for Him and learn more about Him in the Bible, and He blesses us and gives us eternal life. It's a two-way street. Our relationship with God has some similarities to our relationship with each other. Let me try an analogy. A young couple just before their relationship started, the man senses that the woman he finds smart and attractive is interested in him. That initial feeling is indescribably awesome; some know what I'm talking about. God similarly gets that feeling when He sees us learning new facts about Him and becoming more interested in Him. Can you see this picture? We are created in God's image; we're similar to Him in many ways. Then the couple becomes engaged, we become Born-again. The couple gets married and live a long happy life. We keep a good relationship with God by continuing to seek Him in the Bible, and grow spiritually. Then as we mature spiritually, He will reveal more about Himself to us and lean more towards us, and bless us in many ways here on earth and in the next age.

God created us to have a meaningful relationship with us, starting now while on this Earth, and continuing into eternity later. He desires to interact with us, daily. "Daily? How do you know?" The Lord's Prayer is instructed by Jesus, to be prayed daily. The prayer says: "... give us this day our daily bread..." It did not say "this week... our weekly bread", or "this month... our monthly bread". And note, the "bread" is the body of Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins, not our earthly needs. So by saying this prayer daily, we are effectively visiting with God daily, as in "the relationship He desires". This is one example of a spiritual activity in your life. Another important spiritual activity is seeking God, which is done by reading the Bible. Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount: "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you." (Matthew 6:33).

Add a "relationship with God" element to your life, and watch how things transform in amazing ways. Two examples of accomplishing this:

1. Pray the Lord's Prayer daily as Jesus instructed in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke11:2-4

2. Seek God by reading (or listening to) the Bible.

As you learn more about God and He reveals more of Himself to you, you become more and more interested. This relationship with God is called spiritual growth. And God desires it as evident in the scripture.

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