Summary: Balance in Christian life and walk. God looks at us in five ways in our Christian walk. a. Son b. Servant c. Steward d. Friend e. Soldier
BALANCE IN OUR CHRISTIAN WALK!
(2 Tim 1:7 KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
I. Balance in Christian life and walk.
A. It takes two wings to fly.
1. Story of my pet rooster going next door and fighting. Trimming one wing. He no longer to fly over the fence, he had no balance.
2. God looks at us in five ways in our Christian walk.
II. (Gen 17:1 KJV) And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. (1 Sam 12:2 KJV) And now, behold, the king walketh before you: and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before you from my childhood unto this day.
A. Walk Before God! My dad would make me as a child to walk before him.
1. Have a Father – son relationship with God. (John 1:12 KJV) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
a. Produces Holiness in our lives. God sees us when we walk before Him. My dad would guide me.
b. Gives us divine protection. (Mat 6:26 KJV) Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
c. Only way we can be perfect. (Mat 5:48 KJV) Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
III. Walking after God gives us a Servant relationship.
(Deu 13:4 KJV) Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
A. Follow Jesus everywhere. Where He leads I will follow.
(Rom 8:14 KJV) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
1. Vision of feet of Jesus and following Him everywhere He leads.
a. Not always easy to follow where He leads us but we know,
(Heb 13:5 KJV) Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
a. A servant always obeys even if he does not want too.
b. Jesus washed his disciples’ feet. He went to the cross.
c. Perfect again! (Luke 6:40 KJV) The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
IV. Walking With God (Left side.) will make us a Steward of God!
(Gen 5:22 KJV) And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
(Gen 6:9 KJV) These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
A. Adam did not own the garden, Adam managed the garden, because he walked and talked with God.
1. God owned the garden, Adam was the manager.
B. My testimony of how I gave every thing to God, then after a night of prayer He spoke to my heart after I gave Him my all and said “Now everything I have is yours.
1. God speaking me of do not worry over pensions and how our needs would be met when we are old.
2. He spoke to my heart and said I would be a dispenser of His money in last days.
V. Walking with God (Right side) will also make us a FRIEND OF GOD!
1. Walking on one side as a steward and the other side as a friend.
2. This is a very special relationship with the Lord.
(John 15:14 KJV) Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
(John 15:15 KJV) Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
(James 2:23 KJV) And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
VI. Walking in Christ as a soldier.
(Col 2:6 KJV) As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
(2 Tim 2:3 KJV) Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
(2 Tim 2:4 KJV) No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.