Striking The Balance
Ever feel like your life is out of balance? It’s not uncommon.
Parents know for a young child to grow up healthy, five areas of their life must be in balance: their emotional development, their intellectual learning, physical strength, psychological heath and well being AND a healthy spirituality is needed. The last area is often left out, leaving us with an imbalance. But the truth is that all five areas are needed for that child to grow strong.
There’s balance needed in the Christian life too. If you desire your faith to develop and mature, you learn to strike a balance using all the elements the Lord has given for a healthy Christian life.
Our Lord taught and LIVED out a deep connection with his heavenly father.
Connecting to God
Christ Jesus himself showed us how to stay connected to God and today we still walk in his ways to nurture our own Christian lives.
In the Anglican Church, our baptismal promises will guide you in striking a healthy balance for a life of faith.
This includes bible reading, prayer, attending worship, having fellowship with other Christians, and learning to share our faith.
An invitation to a NEW Beginning is found in God’s word.
Baptism “Be baptized, all of you” Acts 2:28
Be Assured “These things I have written to you, who believe in the Son of God, that you may know you have eternal life and continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:13
Let God Speak “We do not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 4:4
Speak to God “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” Colossians 4:2
Worship God “Let us not give up meeting… but let us encourage one another” Hebrews 10:24-25
Fellowship with Other Christians “Where ever two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in their midst” Matthew 18:20
Share your faith “Encourage the fainthearted.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14.
Contact Rev. Tracey and Dr. David Smith for spiritual guidance and faith discussions: 613-925-0043. office number