I recently read somewhere, “There has been only ONE Christmas – the rest are all anniversaries.” — W J Cameron
Wow. I’d never really thought of Christmas quite that way before.
But it’s true. It makes sense.
When you think about wedding anniversaries, the same is also true. You have only ONE wedding day and the rest are, of course, anniversaries.
And then I had a lightbulb moment.
We’re taught for a healthy, happy marriage, we must work at it EVERY single day. It’s not enough just to celebrate it once a year. In fact, if we ignore our spouse the other 364 days, chances are there won’t be much of a marriage left to celebrate anyway. Appreciating our spouse and investing in our relationship takes a consistent, dedicated, intentional effort ALL year long.
Wouldn’t it be wise to utilize the same formula for a successful marriage in the most important relationship we have? That with Jesus Christ?
YES! Of course it would!
My heart resonated with the truth in this.
You’d be hard pressed to find a Christian saying, “Nah….no need to really spend time with Jesus. He knows I’m there. I know he’s there. I just show up once a year, say Happy Birthday, and then I’m done with him.”
Nope. We’d never hear any of our brothers and sisters in Christ talking this way.
If we don’t talk this way, WHY do we walk this way?
THIS is what we need to tackle…and overcome.
And that’s precisely the foundation for Declutter Now! Getting rid of all the junk in our lives so we have more love, time, money, joy, freedom, peace, and energy for the things that matter most. Like our relationship with Jesus Christ! He may only have one BIRTHday, but that doesn’t excuse us from celebrating him all the year through. We must be available to do this.
It’s so easy to put God last. We’re busy. Overwhelmed. Exhausted. Going in a million different directions at once. Working. Cooking. Cleaning. Raising Kids. Volunteering at church. Coaching sports. Enjoying our own hobbies. The list goes on and on. We have PLENTY to do to keep us busy. And plenty of excuses to keep us from time with God.
But is it all good for us? Positive? Healthy? Is it good for Jesus? Does it benefit the Kingdom of Christ?
Through the decluttering process, you’ll be prompted to ask yourself questions like these that relate to every area of your life, including your physical stuff, relationships, finances, health, kids, and more. We’ll then dissect what should stay and what should go. We believe it’s take a comprehensive approach to make a cumulative difference. And a cumulative difference to affect change.
Don’t miss the PERFECT OPPORTUNITY to begin your decluttering journey and make positive change!
On January 1st, start the FREE YouVersion 30 Day Declutter Now! Devotional by clicking here. You can even request daily email reminders so you don’t miss a day!
Declutter Now! will post prompts for the day’s devotional on all our social media sites and you’ll be able to provide feedback and participate in great discussions.
The daily devotional reading requires just 2-3 minutes of your time. In exchange you’ll receive eye-opening insight, helpful tips, loads of inspiration, relevant scripture, and a solid understanding of the many decluttering benefits you’ll receive.
Ready for more? Just check out our 40 Day Challenge, Creative Clutter Busters, and a host of other resources on our FREE GIFTS PAGE.
We also have the Declutter Now! Book and 8 Week Study Guide available. Combined they offer an over-the-top, complete decluttering approach.
And to top it all off, on Thursday, January 1, 2015, in celebration of our YouVersion devotional launch, Declutter Now! is offering the book and study guide on Kindle for just .99 each. Just click here to order.
We’re always here to help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, suggestions, feedback, or questions. We’d love to hear from you!
Commit to a positive start in 2015 with a life change that won’t diminish or fade. It takes just 30 days to make or break a habit, so declutter the negative and unwanted from your life and get in the habit of celebrating Jesus EVERY day of the year!