Reordering for God
Today's reading: 2 Chronicles 29:20-36
Hezekiah continues with his mission to reorganize and restore the temple, and in so doing puts back into practice the offerings and worship that were to take place there. With the goal of putting things in order, Hezekiah has the priests and Levites carry out the burnt and sin offerings for themselves and the people so that all of Judah could return to having right and regular communications with God.
This account brought to mind a time in my life where I made the commitment to be obedient to God and His call on my life. Making that decision required some intentional changes on my part—a reorganizing and reordering of my priorities and how I spent my time. After confessing to God that my heart hadn’t been fully devoted to Him, the biggest change that had to take place for me was to regularly be in God’s Word. Following through on that decision was something I needed desperately (although I couldn’t see it at the time). Spending time in God’s Word has been, and continues to be, life sustaining for me.
Have you ever gone through a time of reordering your life for God? If so, what was the result? If it’s not your habit to regularly spend time with God in His Word (4 or more times a week), I encourage you to take a look at how and where you spend your time, and then do a little reorganizing for God. It will change your life for the better! Tami
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