“He had led everyone in his house to live worshipfully before God, was always helping people in need, and had the habit of prayer.” Acts 10:2
Good habits–life goes better when we are consistent in taking care of ourselves. Like, brushing your teeth. I once heard Dr. Phil say,”If you don’t brush your teeth, you can’t brush your hair either.” That’s good advice–especially for teenagers and would be an interesting way to establish a good habit.
I know I need to walk more for the “health of it.” I used to rise a half hour earlier than I needed to and walk two miles before going to work. Now, I don’t have to set an alarm to get ready for anything (most days), and I find it difficult to get motivated to walk. My bones need me to walk. My overweight dog needs to walk. The sunny Arizona fall, winter, and spring days are perfect for walking outdoors. When it isn’t so nice outside, there is a track indoors. I have no excuse other than I’ve developed a habit of being lazy first thing in the morning.
For the past five years, when I turned the page on a new calender, I made a commitment to either write for the whole year or not at all. I knew it would take discipline, but when you don’t want to disappoint someone (God and the readers), it made it possible to write every day.
Dear Lord, help me find a daily commitment to stay focused on a new ministry in 2018.