Day 7 – Balance!

2020 VISION | Day 7 | Balance!

You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—

but not everything is good for you. 

And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” 

I must not become a slave to anything”

(I Corinthians 6:12, NLT).

Imagine you’re on a childhood seesaw. To experience the fun purpose of the seesaw you need a partner that shares your near equivalent weight. In other words, you need balance. If your partner is a Falcons lineman, then you’ll likely be suspended in the air and paralyzed. If your partner is a small child, you’ll be left grounded and bored. With balance you can experience the intended pleasure of the seesaw ride. Life and food are like a seesaw. To experience their God intended purpose, you need balance. Food is a wonderful thing! And because Jesus established the law of grace, all food is permissible for us to eat. No longer do we have to follow the dietary restrictions established in the Old Testament. You can eat whatever and whenever you want. However, that does not mean that you should. If you overindulge, you’ll end up out of balance, unhealthy, insecure, and you will have missed God’s good plans for food. The purpose of food and every good thing in this life is to equip us to love and serve God to the best of our ability. The spiritual practice of fasting reminds us that we need balance. Not only in our physical lives with food but in every part of our lives from big stuff like work and money to little areas like giving gifts to our children and social media use. 

Prayer: Father, please allow this fast to balance me out and get me back in line with Your holy purposes and eternal plans. Show me where I’ve overindulged and where I have starved myself. Help me get every area of my life balanced according to Your scale. In Christ’s name, Amen!