There Will Always Be A Balance Of Priorities In The Kingdom

The dangerous part of experiencing the joy of the Spirit, is assuming that everyday should be joyful. I’m all for joy. I think it’s a bad idea to lose it, but I don’t think we’re supposed to expect it everyday, especially when we’re called to mourn with those who mourn.

It’s very easy to get caught up in certain aspects of the kingdom and set  up camp there. For some people, it’s all about power and miracles. For others it’s about compassion and serving. They get offended if they don’t have complete support from everyone around them in the area they’re excited about.

The kingdom of God is about balance.

The kingdom of God is about balance.

Don’t get me wrong, power and miracles and compassion and serving are all good. But there are seasons and times in our lives when we are called to one and then the other. We can’t get hung up on experience and demand more of that experience.

The kingdom is about balance and order. Jesus spent a lot of time healing the sick, then He hung out with the kids. There is a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. (Ecc 3:4) God is multifaceted and so is our life with Him.

Enjoy the season that you are in now, but don’t expect it to be like that forever. There is so much more to learn and experience.

 

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