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“Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and stood up to play.”  Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day” (1 Corinthians 10:7-8).

What is the purpose of your life?  Is it to seek after the pleasures of the flesh?  This does not mean one has to be austere or deny the flesh, but one should seek balance knowing that this world is temporary and we are preparing to be with the Lord forever.  This life will disappoint, but the Lord never will.  Do not practice idolatry, but live in the presence of the Lord always.

Lord, help me to see where I cross the line and the worries of this world supersede the truth of eternity.  Grow in me a balance that sees my life lived in balance.  Guide me Lord in the way of truth that I would now and always look to You first and know that I am always in Your presence.  Guide me, Lord, according to Your will that I would live life in a way that is pleasing to You.

Come, Holy Spirit, and minister to my inner life.  Lead me in the way I need to go and when I cross the line, convict me that I would repent and remain on the narrow road.  You know all that is needed and You continuously search my heart.  Guide me in the way of truth that I would grow to become like Christ in all things.  Help me now and always to keep the balance You have given me.  Amen.