BALANCE IN OUR
by Harley fiddler
(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
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 gray headed; 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
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
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
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
(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
(Rom 12:1 KJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto
God, which is your reasonable service.
(Rom 12:2 KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
(Rom 12:3 KJV) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man
that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to
think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man
the measure of faith.