In my last post (click here) I confessed that I was unbalanced and in error as a Christian.
What would it look like if I was balanced?
I propose to you 2 ‘weights’ that are equal in importance, cost, and value. When these two weights are put on each side of the scale they will cause the scale to be balanced. I will be balanced when I have the full portions of each weight.
Those weights are the two things the Holy Spirit brings when He comes inside of me when I am born again. These two ‘weights’ are the things He wants to teach me. These two weights are the things that gave the proper balance to Jesus as He walked with the Holy Spirit on earth.
These two things are the Holy Spirit’s fruits and gifts. The fruits are one side of the scale, the gifts are the other.
The fruits are (Galatians 5:22-23): Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.
The gifts are (1 Corinthians 12:8-10): Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith, Healing, Miracles, Prophecy, Discernment, Speaking in Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues
9 Fruits. 9 Gifts. Perfect Balance.
If I flow in all of the gifts with out the fruits I am unbalanced (1 Corinthians 13:1).
If I flow in all of the fruits with out the gifts I am unbalanced (John 3:2).
If I flow in some of the gifts and some of the fruits I am becoming more balanced.
The Holy Spirit is working to get all of the fruits and all of the gifts active in my life.
Only then will I be balanced.
Until then, I am simply an unbalanced Christian seeking balance.
Seeking the scales of balance.
Do you think that the fruit of the Spirit is a result our walk with God growing deeper? In my life it seems like the fruit of the Spirit grow one by one and each one leads to the next one. What do you think?