Alignment; an arrangement in a straight line, a position of agreement or alliance.
I have had the word alignment on my mind for a few weeks now. Every few days, I will hear this still, quiet voice saying to me “Alignment is vital.”
As we know, if our vehicles are out of alignment, they do not drive at their best. They use more gas and become unsafe if left out of alignment.
The same is true for our bodies. If they are out of alignment, they do not function properly. We often have pain and discomfort from improper alignment.
Alignment is vital for our vehicle and our bodies – but not only that. It is important in our spiritual life as well.
The first thing we must make sure we are in alignment with is the word of God.
Psalm 119:89 says; Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
The word of God is forever settled in heaven and on earth. Therefore, when we align ourselves and our lives with the word of God, we are standing on a firm foundation.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says; All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Complete and thoroughly equipped sounds good to me, doesn’t it to you?
The word of God is alive and full of power. It has within it all we will ever need for correction, for instruction and for success on this earth. Alignment with the word of God in our daily lives is, as we can see, vital.
Isaiah 55:11 says; So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
If we are walking in faith, obeying Gods word and aligning completely with His word, we can have confidence that the word of God in our lives will not return void. But it will accomplish what it is sent to do.
In John 1:4, the Bible says, “The word gives life to everything.” (NLT)
I love that.
Beyond being rightly alignment with the word of God, we must also make sure we are aligned with the right people in our life, especially spiritually speaking.
It is not a good thing to align with people who are NOT aligned with God.
2 Corinthians 6:14 says; Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
Verse 18 says; Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
The word unclean is referring to unclean in thought and life.
For those we choose to be in covenant with or allow to speak into our lives, they must first be aligned with God and His word.
In this day and time, it may be hard to discern who is truly aligned with God and who isn’t. However, all you have to do is watch what they say and what they do, observe their fruit. The Bible says we will know them by their fruit.
Proper alignment is beneficial in our relationships. Light and darkness cannot mix. We must be diligent to align with those who first align with God. This will bring strength and stability to all involved.
Just as a vehicle is unsafe when mis-aligned, so are spiritual relationships. Just as the body is weak and in pain when it is mis-aligned, so are covenant relationships. Seek God today and ask Him to show you any places in your life where you are not properly aligned with Him and His word. And then, ask Him to show you any relationships where you are misaligned.
Alignment is vital, never forget that.
Meditate on this:
What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God. 2 Corinthians 6:16