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.


Alignment time

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?

Be ever mindful that we are not aligning ourselves to a written word.  We align ourselves to a living Word.  And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us...i

God is spirit.ii  We have our life by the Spirit.  We must also maintain that life in and by the Spirit.iii  In other words, we must be aligned to spiritual life. 

And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.iv

 

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 

For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.viii

 

Take note that it is a spirit of fear that contends against us.  God has given us a spirit as well, His Spirit of power, love and a sound mind (one free from fear and anxiety).ix

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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[i] John 1:14

[ii] Jn 4:24

[iii] Gal 5:25

[iv] Col 3:2 Amp

[v] 1 Pet 5:8;  Prov 28:1

[vi] Phil 4:6-7; Isa 26:3

[vii] Isa 41:10

[viii] 2 Tim 1:7

[ix] 2 Tim 1:7

[x] Jn 16:33

 

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  • 2/6/2013 5:26 PM Daphne Tarango wrote:
    Interesting: "I once heard it said that the first thoughts on waking give you a clue as to the enemy’s assignment for the day."

    If that's the case, then I need to pray, pray, pray about the first things that come to mind when I awaken.

    ...

    Fear is something I'm studying and writing a lot about this year. My word for the year is "Fearless." I'm aligning myself to Heaven.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Daphne
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    1. 2/7/2013 5:12 PM Dark Passage Blinding Light wrote:
      Thank you Daphne for your visit and comment.  Praying and aligning ourselves to Heaven will will go a long way in driving out fear.  May we all rise up in fearlessness in the New Year!

      Blessings,
      Barb

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  • 2/6/2013 8:10 PM Heather King wrote:
    I loved the reminder to align and re-align. We can't just go off what we've heard in the past or read once before. We so easily distort or forget the truth. It takes going back to His Word consistently so it becomes what we think! Thanks for sharing.
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    1. 2/7/2013 5:28 PM Dark Passage Blinding Light wrote:
      Thank you Heather for your visit and comment.  I agree that we need to go back and realign ourselves to the truth.  It is amazing how many little thoughts can creep in and cloud the facts. Oh that the Word would so fill our hearts that it spring forth spontaneously in the face of all that is contrary.  It is my goal this year to rekindle the Word in my heart so that it will bubble up and burst forth!

      Blessings,
      Barb 

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