Check your habits

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8

Everyone wants to be prosperous and successful. Some of your New Year’s resolutions might be towards that end. Here the Bible describes the way to become prosperous and successful as keeping the words of the Bible ALWAYS on your lips – meditating on it DAY AND NIGHT. This describes habit. In other places the Bible talks about praying AT ALL TIMES and not giving up the HABIT of meeting together.

You and I need consistency in those things that God would have us do. Problem is (if we’re honest), we get into the habit of doing things that are either harmful to our spirits or are of no benefit. For example if you compare your habit of getting onto Facebook to that of meditating on Scripture, which would be more of a habit? Why don’t you take time to check your habits and hold them up against God’s standard. Identify things you need to cut down on or cut out of your life and ask for God’s help in cultivating good habits that build up your spirit.



Check your tongue

<blockquote>Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it

Check your mind

<blockquote>Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve wh

Check your heart

<blockquote>These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based

Check your devotion

<blockquote>If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Rom 14:8</blockqu