- Equilibrium [Part 1]: Balance with Soul and Spirit
- Jesus: Equilibrium Defined [Part_2]
- Equilibrium [Part 3]: The Steady Pursuit though Opposition is Certain
- Equilibrium [Part 4]: Spirit Leading, Soul Following
- Equilibrium [Part 5]: Capacity Training
- EEquilibrium [Part 6]: Filling UP RIGHT
- Equilibrium (Part 7): Calibration for an Undivided Pursuit
How do you keep Balance in your Life?
Eating healthy, exercise, a good amount of sleep? All this is good, but do you know how Jesus lived in constant equilibrium?
When we look at Christ, we can see that He was not a robot but human, as you and I. Jesus wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). He wept at Lazarus’ tomb (John 11:35). Jesus had emotions and clearly expressed them yet Jesus was also steady as a rock, never led by emotional distress, in constant communion with the Father.
Now in Gethsemane, on the eve of His crucifixion, surely the enemy tried to hijack Jesus’ emotions; again, satan had zero success. From His Baptism in the Jordan to His last breath on the cross, Jesus completed His mission as Saviour of the world in full surrender to the Father.
Yet what made Jesus so deeply distressed in that garden (Math 26;36) that He shed tears of blood in prayer? Was He afraid of dying on the cross, of the pain and torture He would bear?
If you look to His life, you will see, it is impossible the Lord Jesus was afraid of death, for He fearlessly embraced His assignment, sharing with His disciples, “Nobody takes my life. I sacrifice it voluntarily” (John 10:18).
No, friend, our Jesus did not fear death. As the Perfect Lamb atoning for the sin of the world, Jesus knew there would come the awful moment when the Father would turn His Face away from His Son and this, Jesus dreaded above all else.
This was the reality of the cross:
He who knew no sin became sin so that in Him, we would become the righteousness of God! (2 Cor 5:21)
In the garden, Jesus petitioned His Father, for this separation to be avoided at all costs, for He feared losing the Presence of God for even a moment. Finally, Jesus surrendered, “Not My Will but Yours be done”, with the same reverent fear He had maintained every day of His life before the Father (Math 12:50, John 6:40).
Our Lord Jesus lived His every moment on earth seeking the will of God, with constant enjoyment of the Presence of God our Father.
Sin and prayerlessness were never His sorrow.
Beloved, does zeal for His Nearness consume you?
Do you pray fervently? Do you flee from sin? Are you sensitive to any separation from the Father who loves you, like our Lord Jesus lived?
Being in the centre of the will of God is the definition of equilibrium.
Our Lord Jesus Christ showed us how, for He lived it every day.
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