Make It A Habit To Kick This Habit

Do you ever go to church and hear a great sermon that puts you on fire for God, only to fail Him soon after when you’re delayed by traffic? How about when the service at the restaurant you went to for Sunday lunch is not up to par? Did you read your Bible this morning and spend time in prayer before arriving at work and exhibit a poor testimony because (fill in the blank)? We’ve all been there. None of us are perfect, but that doesn’t mean we cannot try to be holy.

Here’s a suggestion for all of us going forward. After we end our next Bible study, when we take time to pray for this and that, let’s make time to include the following:

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14 KJV)."

It’s been said that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Why not pray this psalm for the next three weeks and make this a habit? I can’t guarantee it will work, but if we aim for nothing, we will hit it. Every time.

Sure, there will be days where we fail. When that happens, let’s make it a point to get back up.

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief (Proverbs 24:16 KJV).”

How can you avoid being wicked? How can you prevent yourself from getting into mischief? Praying 19:14 might be a good tactic.

Chris Woodward

Assistant Editor, One Million Dads
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