“Carefully determine what pleases the Lord.” Ephesians 5:10 (NLT)
There is a divine alignment going on! A car is out of alignment can wobble, pull it off course and actually damage the tires. The crazy thing is it doesn’t take much for a vehicle to get out of alignment. Obviously, most car owners will try their best to keep their vehicle aligned. But it is easy for us to neglect staying in alignment with God’s will. When we are aligned with God’s will, His heart and His ways, His kingdom is advanced in our midst. This is what Jesus was referring to when He taught His disciples to pray for the Father’s will to be done and kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). When our lives, our ways, our prayers line up with God’s, heaven is released, prayers are answers and miracles happen. And this is a season when God is calling His people to get aligned with Him!
Cry out for God’s alignment in your life. Ask Him to show you the little things that He is not pleased with, or are not His will for your life. What was acceptable in the previous season may not be in this new one. Ask Him for an alignment for today. Pray this pastor, your church, this city and our nation.