Aligned to spiritual life
Navigating the course
Do you ever feel you are like a car, just driving through life? Some days are warm and sunny and you can put the top down and just absorb the sunshine. Other days you feel your drive is on the worst roads anywhere. You have to swerve, creep and sometimes leap to get over the potholes.
In order to navigate the road, correct alignment is invaluable. When a car is out of alignment, you end up with uneven or rapid tire wear. The car pulls or drifts away from a straight line. The car wanders even when on a level road. Finally, the alignment of your steering wheel is off center.
When you are out of spiritual alignment, you too grow thin around the edges and tire quickly. Things just keep pulling you from the straight path. You wander from thing to thing. Like a car, your steering wheel is askew.
The major factor in aligning tires is making sure the wheels are perpendicular and parallel. To be perpendicular is to be in an upright position. To be parallel is to have the same direction, course, nature, or tendency.
It is easy to say we must align ourselves to the Word of God. Nevertheless, staying in alignment often requires adjustment and readjustment. Don’t forget the potholes and bad roads with which we often have to contend. Consider also night driving. How many thoughts do you contend with at night that invokes worry and fear?
When you turn your lights on (open your eyes) first thing in the morning be on the alert. Don’t let your feet hit the floor without making sure you are aligned to heaven. I once heard it said that the first thoughts on waking give you a clue as to the enemy’s assignment for the day.
Stand firm and resolve to be immoveable! The measure you give, the voice you raise, will be the measure of your return. Wimpy effort will bring little relief. Remember, the enemy prowls like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. You will be a tasty morsel unless you remember the righteous are as bold as a lion!v
When those potholes speak to you, presenting fear and worry, align to heaven. When the messiness of life presents itself like an unpaved path, choose your course wisely.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.vi
When fear threatens to knock you off course, align to heaven.
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with my [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.vii
Remember, we have our life by and through the Spirit. So too is our enemy a spirit. Spiritual alignment empowers us and enables us to stay the course victoriously.
It is not an easy course. Jesus assured us that in this world we would have tribulation, but that He had already overcome for us.x Our part is to align our thoughts, prayers, and proclamations to God’s promises, to His living Word and remain…
Aligned to spiritual life
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