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Hope Alignment

Anchor Devotional - 08.22.16


“And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ…to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.”

Ephesians 1:9-10

I love our big Suburban for two reasons: it can haul stuff easily and seat many people comfortably. Seems like that car can handle anything. But as much as I love it, it’s more than I can handle sometimes. I regularly need a wheel alignment from running it up on the curb, and I have had more than one close encounter with garage doors or barriers in drive-up lanes. The problem is that I have trouble aligning my narrow perspective with the width of my vehicle!

Prayer is the way we align our limited perspective with God’s vast wisdom, will and purposes. How easily our controlling desires within, guilt over sins behind or fear over the future ahead can skew our peripheral vision, creating a blind spot to what God is doing on the outer edges of our lane. Our distorted vision needs to be corrected daily! When we pray as Jesus taught us, we’re asking our Father, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We’re aligning our present hopes with God’s Kingdom purposes here on earth and in heaven.

Scripture Focus

Ephesians 1:3-10

Insight

When you’re experiencing blind spots in you’re here—and—now vision, ask Jesus to help you align your limited viewpoint with his expansive, eternal one!

Read the Bible

  • Job 19-20
  • Psalm 52
  • Luke 15