“Set up the Tabernacle on the first day of the new year” (Ex 40:2-3).

The Tabernacle is the dwelling-place of God. What will be God’s position in your life this year? This is the time to consider what priority He is to occupy. Discard what would be distractions and replace them with reminders of who God is and what He has done throughout the previous year. Each utensil had to be in order and everything had to be in its proper place because God was to tabernacle among His people. Decisions must be made early and maintained throughout the year. Many will be making New Year’s resolutions in areas in need of discipline. The spiritual disciplines will affect the soul and spirit; they alone have eternal value. Arrange the disciplines of your heart to seek the Lord as never before. It is His desire to express a degree of love unknown to you in your present state. When the alignment is complete, He will suddenly come into His dwelling-place to inhabit that space reserved exclusively for Him.