“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:30-32, ESV)
There’s something about being set straight…
I love my chiropractor. Besides the awesome healing work he does to my neck and the rest of my spine, we take the time to work out things in the Spirit as well. The issue is simple in my chiropractor’s office: is everything aligned as it should be? Alignment makes everything work. It allows all parts to communicate and work as they should. Without alignment, we have pain and dysfunction.
It’s no different in our original spiritual design with our creator.
Humanity was intended to be aligned to the Father’s Spirit. When bitterness, anger, frustration, and other dark emotions increase in us, Paul says, “don’t grieve the Holy Spirit of God!” In other words, we are misaligned. We were not created to be this way. It grieves His heart!
Today, look for where you can align your heart with Jesus’ next work. As we have been forgiven, let kindness and tenderness begin to open doors of healing. Only in the simple love of Christ will people be drawn to what God has for them. Let His glory increase because you’re aligned with Him.