Deeper Day 37: Realignment

One final part of the walk out of the cloud was this, I kept having a vision of God coming in and resetting my spine.  As if He was a chiropractor, I would see and feel Him adjusting me back into alignment with Him, and I kept hearing “realignment”.  So, I began to pray constantly, “God, realign me.”

Sometimes, without even realizing it, we can move out of alignment with God.  Maybe we’ve been following Him a long time and started out on one path, but then just continue to move forward in that same direction, not out of His instruction anymore but just out of habit.

During the time where He spoke “realignment” to me, I began to widen my perspective of what Chris’ job options and opportunities could be.  I began to say, “God, if You have something different for Him, then please show us.  No matter what it is, just show us.”  I knew I needed to get my imagination out of the way, so I affirmed to God that He was far more creative than me and I couldn’t even fathom what our next move should be, so I wasn’t even going to think it out, I was simply going to await further instructions.

It came in the most interesting way.

One day (as I described in an earlier devotional) when I woke up before my alarm and couldn’t wait to get up to my office for quiet time and to read my Bible, I found myself back in my office after dropping my kids off at school.  I felt firm in a mission to begin organizing my office and I also have several devos I needed to write, so I got busy.  I felt refreshed and full of life and hope as I set about my tasks that day, and honestly, every day since!  But what happened downstairs with Chris, while I was out of his way was what I’d been waiting on.  Apparently, God had been stirring him and moving in his heart, because when I came down for a quick lunch, he informed me of his work plan (which I was really excited about) and he even began making strides to move toward that goal that very day.

It’s amazing what God can accomplish when I get out of the way 😊. I am laughing at myself, but isn’t this really a true statement?  Sometimes our biggest hindrance in moving forward is ourselves.

Since I allowed God to come and realign me, He had room to speak to and move in Chris, and now we are embarked on something that feels so right for our family and we have hope for our future once again.

Prayer Moment:  Is it possible that you are standing in your own way, or even standing in the way of your spouse or children and their pursuit of God and their purpose?  It’s a very convicting thought, I know.  It’s a hard one for me too, but that doesn’t mean we should shy away from it.  Let’s face it together!  God, forgive me for the times when I have been a hurdle in my own life or the lives of others.  Please teach me how to stand to the side so You can always have freedom to move in, around and through me.  I love You, and never want to dishonor Your presence with my inflexibility.  I trust You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You while You may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him.  You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.  Selah.  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding, but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.  Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in Him.  Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!  Psalm 32:6-11