Saturday, May 21, 2011

What Exactly is Moderation?

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is near.
Philippians 4:51.

So what is moderation~

Not giving into extremes.

Exhibiting self-control in all areas of your life.

Practically, I think it means eating until satisfied, drinking a little wine, 
doing nothing to extremes.

It means you don't~

Keep your house perfect, so it becomes more important than children 
or entertaining people.

Work too much, so you don't have time to spend with family and friends.

Talk too much, but learn to listen and care about others.

Exercise so much that it takes time away from your spouse or family, 
but instead to stay fit and healthy.

Spend lots of money on yourself, instead of realizing that all we have is a gift from Him and He wants us to be generous with our money and stuff.

Watching television, being on the computer, talking on the phone 
so much that we neglect our home.

Living for fun, a seeker of pleasure, rather a seeker of God.

Letting anything become an idol in your life other than God...

A balanced life seeks to honor God in all that you do and say and eat and watch...What does moderation look like to you? What do you have to work on to exhibit to a dark world what moderation looks like? Remember, we start working on it and God sweeps in behind us with His mighty power to help us accomplish it.  We are promised that we can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us.  Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

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