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Get Organized

The month of January is one of my favorite months of the year. It guarantees a fresh start, an untarnished ledger, a briskly cleaned slate. It is a time of cleaning out the things that hinder and pulling up the tossed aside to bring them back into use and rotation. It is a time for reorganization.

I’m not just talking about household cleaning and upkeep here, nor am I singly focusing on work productivity and steps toward financial freedom (though all of these are vital and do have their place). The highest amount of disorganization over the last year, for many of us, occurred in our walks with God.

How many times have you set out on the first day of January to get up before dawn and have uninterrupted time with Him? (How many of us have let go of that commitment before March?) How many of us have sought to recommit to a home group or accountability relationship, only to let busyness set that by the wayside as summer ushers itself in?

Mark 1:35 says that “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Again in Luke 5:16 we’re shown that, “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” It was at the very top on Jesus’ priority list—and He is God’s own Son! Should it not be at the top of our daily to-do list, as well? It’s time to reorganize!

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