Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever. I have told you this explicitly because even though you have seen me in action, you don’t really believe me. Every person the Father gives me eventually comes running to me. And once that person is with me, I hold on and don’t let go. I came down from heaven not to follow my own agenda but to accomplish the will of the One who sent me. (John 6:35)
Have you ever seen God in action and then refused to believe it was him? You credit the happenings to something else like 'fate', 'the universe', 'stars aligning', or 'luck'. How silly of us to think things just happen by 'fate' or 'luck', much less that the 'stars aligning' actually happen without the one who made them actually aligning them! Every person given by the Father to Jesus eventually comes running - that means the more we try to resist or 'explain away' our desire to follow after Jesus, the more we will be pulled toward him!
Once Jesus has heard that "yes, I need you, Jesus" from us, he holds on - not ever willing to let us go. No matter what 'fate' becomes us, he doesn't relinquish his control over us. No matter how many times we would 'explain away' what happens in our lives - his plans are unfolding around and within us. Nothing can separate us from the place we enjoy in his presence - period! What does it mean to align with him? It simply means we begin to cooperate with the presence of God within our lives - giving up on our own agenda in pursuit of the agenda of our heavenly Father.
Apart from Christ, we all follow some form of 'agenda' - maybe one we make for ourselves, or perhaps one that is suggested for us by another. Regardless of where that agenda originates, we aren't going to find satisfaction at the end of the day. Why? We are made to follow a higher agenda! Ever wonder why your day-to-day actions don't seem all that fulfilling, or really bring you a sense of well-being that you desire? It is likely because you aren't really 'aligned' as you are intended to be.
Ever try to walk with your back out of alignment? This tinge and that stabbing pain keeps you from walking upright. You falter in your steps, gimping along. Alignment is important if we are to walk correctly, retaining the appropriate posture, and having everything 'flowing' within us as it should. Probably more important than our spinal adjustment/alignment is our spiritual one! We don't neglect our body's alignment - we seek help when it is out of whack. Why would we neglect our spiritual alignment and not seek to enjoy the most perfect alignment we can? Just askin!
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