Sometimes we live in a state of chaos. Racing from place to place, in our work and with our families. Everything seems to require our immediate attention and focus, and we expect quick results. Yet, there are times when we move too slowly and fail to meet even our basic obligations. A friend of mine describes his life as sitting in a car and mashing the brake and the accelerator at the same time. You are not going anywhere, and the car is shaking and falling apart. We are looking for the balance. What about our relationship with God?
Vance Havner (1901–1986), describes a walk with God. If you have never read Dr. Havner, I would encourage you to take a look. His book “Reflections on the Gospels” is a classic.
Enoch walked with God | Genesis 5:24
Enoch did not run ahead of God or lag behind Him. He walked with Him. Some go too fast, they hasten to an immature and superficial experience with God, and their consecration is not thorough. They make a mechanical “decision,” but the depths have never been stirred. Or else in a spell of emotion they make a hurried covenant with God but have no root or depth.
Others go too slowly. They are so afraid of a false decision that they make none. They spend nights praying for what is already theirs in Christ. They go into vagaries and extremes of “seeking,” and sometimes become unbalanced.
There is a happy balance here. All that we need is Jesus. Let us make no cheap and quick committals until all has been laid at his feet and we really mean business. Long hours of prayer are necessary only if we are stubborn, God is not slow to hear and answer. If we really mean business, we need not tarry. Christ is here now, immediately accessible. No wasting time afraid we are not “sure.” We can never be sure of ourselves; He is the sure One!
Walk with God. “Run not before Him.” Lag not behind Him.
How can walking with God help me balance my daily life? What might that look like?
Take a look
2 Corinthians 16