Monday, March 2, 2009


Life with Jesus often involves holding two seemingly opposing ideas in tension with one another. Here are some things I have been holding in tension:

Jesus Christ is fully human.
Jesus Christ is fully God.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Perfect love drives out fear.

The Spirit of God is in me.
The spirit of fear remains.

I am called to live in freedom.
I am called to be on my guard against evil.

Be wise as serpents.
Be innocent as doves.

A fruit tree doesn't try to bear fruit; fruit is the natural product of the tree.
I spend most of my time trying.

Jesus is all I need.
I cry when I lose things.

The Lord gives.
The Lord takes away.

I am a child of God.
I am a daughter of Eve.

I am not perfect.
Jesus loves me.


Sabrina said...

I love your blog SO much.

Haley Ballast said...

thank you sabrina... you are such an encouragement!