Changing Habits

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Day 3 changing habits

Being from the Deep South, all of my life I heard about luck.  We weren’t allowed to set new shoes on the table, it would bring bad luck. Don’t open an umbrella in the house, because it would bring bad luck. A rabbit’s foot would bring good luck, and the list goes on and on.

As I grew up and got saved, learned about a sovereign God who is in control of everything, and then I married a man with a strong walk with God. Faith, trust, and dependence on a loving God began to replace old wives’ tales with truth.  A growing relationship with God replaced fear.

I still see people who believe in God yet treat him like he is a “lucky rabbit’s foot”, only running to him in stressful times or periods of great need.

When we desire growth in our relationship with God, we have to put away the nothingness, the half- truths, the laxity of being intentional with God, and make changes.

When we give Him our ALL, He becomes our Everything, but this can’t happen without change.

The first change we need to examine is our habits.

  1. Does our lifestyle reflect behaviors, practices, and routines that include God?
  2. Is spending time with God in prayer and in his Word as natural as breathing?
  3. Are you willing to break habits or make new ones that will bring more quality to your spiritual life?
  4. Think about what changes you would like to make. Start small so it won’t be overwhelming.

Changing habits is challenging.  Why do you think resolutions get broken so easy?

 New habits require a daily rewiring of our brain.

 It requires willpower, but more important, it requires the strongest of intentions.

Our power verse for this month is Luke 10:27. We should mediate on this verse every day.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

  • Remember, you are not alone.
  • The Devil doesn’t want you to grow closer to God, but we don’t care.
  • Seize every opportunity to work on developing new habits that will strengthen your walk.
  • Write out all the awesome reasons why growing with God is life-changing!

Let’s pray for each other as we take this month-long journey together.

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  1. Hi Cathy! Changing habits isn’t always easy, but I know He is going to bring change into my life through His amazing love and in His own time and way, and I must fight the urge to resist it. If I am going to grow in my walk, I must be willing to invite and allow change in my life.
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  2. Thank you for the reminders through scripture that we are called to love God with all our heart,mind, soul and strength. That is why it does take some work on our part to change habits and grow. While I do believe the Holy Spirit works in us, we have to cooperate. Cooperation takes our heart,mind, soul and strength. Perhaps that is why it feels hard to me!

    • I know what you mean Amy. I am working on some changes right now and I realize to make this work it will take more than want to. If I don’t immerse with heart, soul, mind and strength the changes will just be another attempt that fizzles. Praying for you as we walk this journey of changing and growing with God.

  3. Love this, Cathy! Great steps to help us change our habits! I love your verse for the month, too. God bless you as you continue to shine for Him! Love your place here. I’ll be back again!



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