Daily Disciplines

What do you do everyday?  What are your habits?

Forgive me for being so personal but, evaluate your day.  What are you doing with it? 

Many of us have routines in our lives that we do not even notice.  Often they are routines that we could do without.  There are things we need to do that we don’t do and things that we don’t need to do that we do. 

I heard a statement recently that I cannot get out of my mind.  It has pierced me to the very core of my heart.  It said, "What you do daily determines what you will become permanently."  So again, what do you do with your day?  I am challenged to look into my daily routines and see what my habits are.

Habits are okay for our lives as long as they are the good kinds of habits.  Life controlling substances are not good habits but spiritual habits are good.  As believers we often find it hard to discipline ourselves in spiritual things.  We find it difficult to "MAKE" time to do the things necessary for us to be sharp spiritually.  It is a decision on the believers part to pray, to read the Word, to witness and serve the Lord.  These should be a daily habit of ours.

The Bible tells us to Redeem the Time and so we should but we must redeem the time for the things of God.  Paul even said that we should keep our minds on  things above.  The way to do these things is to discipline ourselves and form a habit of focusing on the Lord.

In the above statement it said we would become what we do daily.  If I want to have a relationship with God and be known by Him, I must pray daily.  If I want to KNOW Him, I should make habit of reading His Word daily.  The Word is Him.  The Word Is God.  If I want to have His heart, I should be a witness daily, for God’s heart is for the lost.

Often we make a habit of things that have no eternal value and that is sometimes necessary on our jobs and so forth.  The fact is, however, that we should never forsake the most important habits that are found in the things of God.  Friends, you will become what your daily routine is.  If you do not like your daily routine change it.  Don’t dread the day!  Make God your habit and your hum-drum day will turn into a day of joy and peace.

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