Tuesday, January 5, 2016
“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54: 2
It’s time to enlarge and stretch forth – to make room for all that God is going to do in your life this year. It’s time to create space in our lives for the favour of God to flow and that, my friend, involves decluttering.
- Make room mentally – What’s in your mind? What are you thinking about, and how are you thinking about it? We declutter our minds to expand our thinking. We serve a God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can think or ask. A mind that is full of negative, limiting thoughts will not enable us to believe for the impossible or see God do the miraculous.
- Make room emotionally – What’s in your heart? Are there things that you are carrying in your heart that causes it to be packed up and closed off? Is there unforgiveness, bitterness, disappointment, forgiveness, jealousy or despair within? What do you need to release? We declutter our hearts so that we can more fully experience the love and grace of God. And, it is only the pure in heart that will see God.
- Make room spiritually – How’s your spirit-man doing? Are you spending quality time with your heavenly Father? Are you meditating on God’s word? Do you spend time in your secret place worshiping Him and praising Him? We declutter our lives so that our relationship with God remains our top priority.
- Making room physically – What’s in your physical pace? Look around you, are there things that you no longer need? That no longer work for you? Is your office cluttered? Is your closet overflowing? Is your car full of stuff? As we declutter our physical spaces, we move the focus off of things and on to things that really matter (We can also be a blessing to others in the process! That’s a win-win!).
Today, let’s make room for all that God has in store for us this year. Let’s declutter and enlarge ourselves so that God has more room to move in our lives. As expectant and thankful children, may we prepare our hearts, minds, spirits and physical spaces for the overflow of favour in 2016! This is going to be YOUR great year!
Blessings to you!