I am learning so much about alignment right now. Every morning presents an opportunity to come into alignment with God’s word. Every morning presents an opportunity to walk in fear and anxiety.
Choose this day whom you will serve.
“Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:14-15
This scripture is still true. Every day we decide who we will serve…God, ourselves, others, money…whatever it is…we choose.
I see it like this…
As I walk through the world it often feels like a storm is going on all around me, and the only way to remain at peace is the keep myself in the eye. Walking directly in the eye of the storm…in this analogy, the eye represents God…
Doesn’t this ring true?
Again, we remember the scripture…
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
In know the two verses above are often used, but that doesn’t negate their power and authority. They are truth. They are basic and so foundationally important. They are a key to living a holy life.
Who are you serving with the life and lifestyle you lead?
Now is a significant time in history. It’s a significant time for the church. We can see so much unfolding. We can see God bringing out truth, exposing lies, and revealing wolf in sheep’s clothing. The enemy is also showing his hand constantly. The weeping and gnashing of teeth is constant. It is so clear that we are in a spiritual battle. I don’t know how anyone could miss that.
So, again I ask…who do you align with?
Battle lines are drawn. Lies and truth are becoming more and more obvious. It’s time to make the hard decisions…the decisions that sometimes separate us but are necessary. The decisions that can make us unpopular…but God told us this would be true when we follow Him.
Have I written about some of this before? Yes. But I would be remiss to not follow God’s voice over these devotionals, and this is what He is saying again.
Choose this day whom you will serve. Look outside the box, when examining the way you live, do school, do church, etc. Things that have “always been this way”, don’t have to be. It’s time to lean in closer to His heart and listen more intently, He’s shifting many things. Those tuned to His voice know He’s rearranging things and restoring things we never believed could be restored. God is on the move.