The first balance is always imbalance.
Holiness will always be unbalanced before it meets grace. Grace will always be unbalanced until it meets holiness.
Many times we stumble along being unbalanced in our perception and views. Maturity is the fruit of balance being perfected in all things.
Sometimes God will allow us to go completely out of balance, so that we, at the end, may find balance!
The journey is greater than your current position, allow the holy spirit to fine tune and perfect every imbalance until you walk in harmony with the father’s heart.
Imbalance will leave you out of control, insecure and uncertain – plainly – it will leave you without any self-confidence, relying on God alone.
It is in such times when God works His unique work in us and brings us into the perfect harmony of His Will.
It is ultimately only those who raise their sails to the wind who will discover unknown shores. And the only bird that will ever come to know the world is the one who will spread his wings and fly when feeling the wind.
Leap and walk – He will not leave you, nor forsake you!
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There will come a time when God will cause you to understand that it is not by your great obedience, nor your great faith, and neither by your great holy consecration, whereby your walk with Him is secured.
In fact He will weaken you so that you will know without a shadow of a doubt, that if it was not for Him and His graceful work on the cross, and the continued work of His Spirit’s presence in you – you would be a man and woman eternally lost at sea without Him!
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The older I become, the more I am aware of my great need and my desperate dependency upon Him and His power!
~ Johann van der Hoven
Johann van der Hoven is in South Africa. He has been serving the Lord in ministry since 1991 and has hosted numerous apostolic revival meetings in South Africa and in South America. He also currently pioneers a organic church planting movement across South Africa. For more information about him and His ministry visit Fellowship of Believers or Revival.