It isn’t just work life balance. We do hear that all the time, don’t we? As if we can do one then the other sequentially and within our control. I will tell you this: it is the harmony and timing that are the key.
Active and contemplative. At work and at rest. These are dynamics we all face in our lives, and if we are honest, we might not always balance perfectly. How easy it is to get very busy doing good things. We need to provide for our families and plan for retirement. We need to make sure children are clothed, fed, and educate. Our committees, groups, sports, exercise activity schedules and more need to stay on track. However, without a balance of work with rest, without contemplation in the midst of our action, we will miss the point. While many parts are required for our life in the world to function, the better part is our relationship with God. This week, make time in your busy schedule to sit at Jesus’ feet. Maybe this is 20 minutes with Scripture or just being quiet and listening for God’s voice. Receive what God wants to speak to you.