A Habit is a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. Often our habits are not necessarily good ones. As I was meditating this morning, I was thinking about all the not so good habits I need to get rid of. I also was thinking about how as a Christian what habits can I incorporate that will help build up my relationship with the Lord and be a blessing to His Kingdom. On a regular basis I need to be in the habit of trusting the Lord and not trying to "lean to my own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5). I don't know about you but when I go to the grocery store, I trust that the food is fresh and priced properly. When I go to the bank, I trust that my banking records are correct and that the people who work there can be trusted with my information. The list can go on and on. You get my point; we trust in so many people and things more than we trust in the Lord. John 15:5 says" I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him bears much fruit. For without me you can do nothing". I want to be in the habit of trusting the Lord in all areas of my life. I want to be in the habit of holding on to God unchanging hands in season and out of season and not wavering due to the circumstances that I am facing. I want to be in the habit of worshipping and praising the Lord for each day that He gives me and not to take life for granted. I want to be in the habit of learning to love others the way that God wants me to and not my way. I want to be in the habit of seeking the Lord's will for my life and stop trying to figure out what I should be doing and where I should be doing it. The good part about incorporating habits that connect us to the Lord is that eventually the not so good habits will be eliminated. How about you? What habits would you like to add to your spiritual journey that will keep you connected to your Lord and keep you more stable in your life. Dear Lord, we thank you that through the good and the bad habits you love us anyway. Help us to desire to have habits that will glory you and help us to abide in you the vine and be the strong branch that will not break or wither. We thank you in Jesus name. Amen!
By Deborah Kimble