Morning by Morning, January 8 - In Sync in the Spirit
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Lord of the world, be Lord of my life and every moment of my day. ...
"As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them.... their construction being something like a wheel within a wheel. When they moved, they moved in any of the four directions without veering as they moved.... When the living creatures moved, the wheels moved beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. When they moved, the others moved; when they stopped, the others stopped; and when they rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels" (Ezekiel 1:15-21).
Many have wondered about Ezekiel's wheels--whether they are angelic orbs, inter-dimensional portals, or even alien spacecraft. In any event, it seems to me he was looking with spiritual eyes into the spiritual realm of the heavenly dimension. And one thing that strikes me of what he saw is how everything was in sync with the spirit of one another--if one rose, they all rose; if one went to the side, they all went to the side; if one was still, they all were still. It speaks to me of spiritual harmony and unity, spiritual alignment and movement, spiritual sensitivity and intimacy.
When Your Holy Spirit is in our hearts, like "the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels," we move with You and move with one another in sync with the Spirit. With spiritual harmony and unity, with spiritual alignment and movement, with spiritual sensitivity and intimacy, "all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.... When we cry, 'Abba!Father!' it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God" (Romans 8:14-16).
In sync with You and with one another, we are spiritually connected and aligned so that "when (we) turn to the right or when (we) turn to the left, (our) ears shall hear a word behind (us), saying, 'This is the way; walk in it'" (Isaiah 30:21). This an expression of our spiritual sensitivity and response to Your invitation to "lead a life worthy of the calling to which (we) have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:1-3). In this way, we are "one body and one Spirit, just as (we) were called to the one hope of (our) calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all" (Ephesians 4:4-6).
Come, Holy Spirit. Fill us so we can follow You (Ephesians 5:18). Move in our hearts to align us with You and with one another so that we move in sync with You and with one another. By the power of Your grace at work and alive within us, may we "live in harmony with one another" (Romans 12:16). And "may the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant (us) to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together (we) may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 15:5-6). As we "abide" in You and allow Your Spirit to "abide" in us, "we live and move and have our being" (John 15:4; Acts 17:28). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
Friend, I pray you are filled afresh every day to be in sync in the Spirit to live and move and have your being in God as He aligns your spirit His Spirit and His body of Christ, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same of me. God bless you, my friend!
Friends, I welcome you to join with me in a daily journey of passionate, pursuing prayer through my 365 Day Prayer Devotional, Morning by Morning, Second Edition, for a deeply intimate and personal journey of prayer each day.
Tommy Hays | Messiah Ministries
Healing from the Inside Out
Pastoral Director | Rapha God Ministries
4 Dominion Drive, Building 1
San Antonio, Texas 78257
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