…Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed…’ Daniel 6:10 NIV
You’re at your home computer and you think, ‘Yeah, I’ve got time for just a couple more updates.’ You then hot-foot it to catch the bus, but you just miss it. Eventually you meet up with your friend who’s been waiting an hour. Through gritted teeth he says, ‘Don’t worry about it,’ but you spend the next half hour noticing he’s only just keeping his cool with you. Punctuality problem?
By their nature, bad habits are low-maintenance and easily picked up. Whether it’s too much Facebook eating your time, or always being late for meetings, bad habits can really get in the way of what we want to achieve. Jesus had some subversively God-centred habits. Here are just a few:
(1) Giving God the space and time to speak: ‘Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed’ (Mark 1:35 NIV).
(2) Consistent prayer. The disciples might not have always been quick on the uptake but they did notice the connection of Jesus’ prayer life with His authority. They wanted to learn from the best: ‘…Lord, teach us to pray…’ (Luke 11:1 NIV).
(3) Putting nothing else before God. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.
So what now? Jesus’ habits can transform not just your relationship with God but also every area of your life and peace of mind! Pay close attention to Jesus’ life in the Gospels to discover His good habits.
from Word for you Today