Spiritual Alignment

Cliff Ellison

“Search me, O God, and know my heart!  Try me and know my thoughts!” Psalm 139:23

About 4 years ago, my wife and I bought a new car.  We also bought an extended warranty.  One hundred and thirty thousand miles later, the transmission malfunctioned and had to be replaced.  The extended warranty covered all the expenses.

We also had our tires rotated every time we had the car serviced and the front end aligned once a year.

If you don’t keep your front end properly aligned, it will cause needless wear and tear on your tires, reduce your fuel efficiency, and make your ride less comfortable.  Just like your car needs to be realigned, your soul needs to be realigned, too.

You realign your soul every time you remember Jesus is our Savior and the Lord of our life.  His death paid the penalty for our sins, while His life is our guide for living.  Instead of doing what comes usual, we need to do what comes “spiritual.”

By attending church, listening to the Word, praying and fellowshipping with other Christians, you are realigning your soul.  Faith comes from hearing of the Word of God.  We allow God to realign our souls every time we explore His will for our life as outlined in the scriptures.

As important as it is to keep your car serviced and to keep it running at peak performance, it is more important to keep your soul properly aligned.  It is easy enough to go buy a new set of tires if we don’t take care of our car, but it is not that easy to repair the damage we do to others and ourselves through spiritual neglect.

Take an inventory of your life.  Let God give you a spiritual tune-up by aligning your life to His Word.  Be like David when he prayed: “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.”


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