Sunday, October 7, 2018

Spiritual Realignment...

Have you ever awakened with a crick in your back or neck? You feel stiff, sore and out of sorts. Perhaps you go to the chiropractor and he/she manipulates your spine. You can actually hear and feel it pop back into alignment.

The other day, I woke up out of spiritual alignment. I felt mumbly and grumbly. My spirit was irritated and agitated. As is my routine, I made my coffee, lit my favorite candle, and settled into my cozy chair in our kitchen nook with my Bible. I began to pray and pour out my complaints before God. As is His way, He did not pamper my ill temper. Instead, He lovingly, honestly, showed me where I was out of spiritual alignment, where my thoughts and attitudes were wrong, where the roots of those wrong attitudes originated. In His mercy, He did not allow me to continue down the path of my stinking thinking. Lovingly, He offered me His help to come back into spiritual alignment. As I acknowledged my sin, He offered His mercy.

 The truth is, everyone of us is prone to get out of alignment spiritually. We all struggle with wrong ways of thinking, reacting and responding that are contrary to the mind and heart of Christ. When a person is prone to get out of alignment physically, they will often have regularly scheduled chiropractic appointments. Similarly, one thing that has been helpful for me is to begin my day by praying Psalm 51. It has become my morning reset-my daily spiritual realignment. God's peace replaces the irritation and agitation that can creep into my attitude all too easily. Thank God, that He graciously, mercifully, faithfully forgives me and cleanses me from all unrighteousness.  He realigns my mind with His thoughts and realigns my heart with His desires. I receive His mercy that is new and available to me every morning and then I am able to begin my day without those mumbly grumblies weighing me down.

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  1. Elizabeth, it amazes me how in the stillness of the morning, God realigns my heart and mind by His Word. I am so grateful for His new mercies each day. Have a blessed Sunday!

  2. A beautiful reminder! So needed. I love the reminder of God's grace to realign us when we open our hearts to Him. I wonder how many times He waits and longs for us to realize how out of alignment we are and turn to Him. Thank you so much for sharing this, my dear friend.


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