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Years ago we made an investment
that's really paid off for us. No, we didn't buy IBM stock when it was
cheap--we bought a lifetime alignment contract for the pickup. One hundred
and thirty thousand miles later, it seems like a pretty good investment.
Since the alignment is free,
I try to get it done at least once a year, usually after our annual trek
to the mountains of Colorado. Between city speed bumps and rocks jutting
out of the mountain roads, realignment is pretty important.
If you don't keep your front
end properly aligned, it will cause unnecessary wear and tear on your tires,
reduce your fuel efficiency, and make your ride less comfortable. Occasionally,
it does our souls good to realign them too.
You realign your soul every
time you ask "what would Jesus do." Jesus Christ is our Savior and the
Lord of our life. His death paid the penalty for our sin, while his life
is our guide for living. Instead of doing what comes natural, we need to
do what comes "spiritual."
When you listen to the teaching
and preaching of the Word, you are realigning your soul. Our faith is not
automatic, it comes from the 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 scripture.
Prayer is another way we
realign our souls. Have you learned to pray: "Thy will be done?" It is
an active submission of our will to God's.
As important as it is to
keep your car's front end aligned 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 ourselves and others through
Why not make an appointment
with God to check your soul alignment? Block off thirty minutes on your
calendar some time this week and ask God to give you a spiritual check
up. That's exactly what David did when he prayed: "Search me, O God, and
know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts" (Psalm 139:23 )