Updated: Mar 11, 2021
Alignment causes things to run smoother. Gears in alignment move and crank as designed; no friction or grinding. Tires in alignment make for a smooth ride—no jolting or shaking going down the road. A scope in alignment will get you on target and shoot what you’re aiming for. Your spine aligned; helps movement and well-being. Your glasses positioned to your line of sight bring the world into focus.
These physical examples are just references as to what it looks like to align ourselves with God's will. Aligning our prayers with Kingdom purpose is adjusting our scope to aim them. Aligning our hearts with the Fathers makes for a smoother walk. Aligning our faith to believe what King Jesus says will take a wobbly Christian hiding in a cave and turn them into a warrior!
Alignment in our spiritual walk keeps us from running in circles, striving, or stressing. When we align ourselves with God's purpose, plan, and assignments, we can confidently exit a cave and lead an army. We can run on a battlefield with a handful of rocks and slay giants. We can enter the Kings Chambers uninvited and ask for anything. We can sit in a lion's den and snuggle with a few purring predators.
When we pray for God’s will, we see His hand. When we seek His ways, we receive His divine directions. The Lord used a carpool lane to help me understand what it meant to pray His will corporately. When we come in agreement together, it puts us on the fast track of prayers answered. Taking us out of a single slow car lane and accelerating us because there are two or more in one accord. (And not a Honda)
When we come into Alignment with the authority and call of God on our life, it can be as grand as taking territory like Joshua and Caleb or as simple as sitting at Jesus's feet like Mary. Choosing to say yes, to the greater things means seeing giants as grasshoppers. It means we will pursue, chase down, run after, or sit down to what God has destined to and for us.
Alignment is seeking the vision of God. It’s staying in the anointing and will of God. Oiling our gears so to say with His holy oil, makes us able to run and not grow weary. It makes us able to finish the race. It causes us to see a cloud the size of a man’s hand and know a storms a'comin. It sees a hurricane and feels compelled to walk the waves. Alignment is bold obedience. It is more than saying “thy will be done,” It takes terrifying obedient steps into the unknown, and it trusts the One that said, “this is the way; walk in it.”
Alignment knows you’re in God's perfect will even when everything seems out of sorts around you; you feel the balance of peace. Alignment is more than a service at Les Schwab. It agrees with heaven. It believes in God’s word and it falls in step with the way of the Shepherd.
“The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.”
Genesis 12:1 NLT
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
Isaiah 30:21 NIV