I have talked before about the Power of Habit. By creating a habit we can accomplish whatever we put our minds to do. That means YOU can also do exactly what you want to do with the Power of Habit. The fundamentals are simple: Reminder, Routine, Reward. But that was the subject of another blog post. Today I want to address your Bible reading and study. How are you doing? Is it daily? Is it meaningful? Are you learning something valuable that you can use in your every day?
I hear the sigh. That’s okay, please don’t beat yourself up. We are all guilty of not having the super faith-life we think someone else is having. Actually, most of us are in the same boat; we just think we are in that boat alone. However, You can change that. By creating a daily habit of Bible reading, study, and memorization you become equipped to handle Every situation that comes. It is in the peaceful times in your life when you must establish this habit so that when the problems come (and they will come again and again) you are already in a pattern of seeking God.
Start small. One verse. I have the YouVersion App on my phone. Each day there is a new verse to read. Find your time of day to spend two minutes reading and thinking about this verse. Extend that time to five minutes by writing the verse down and thinking about what it is saying to you personally. Go even further by using up to 10 minutes to write the verse down and then write what it means to you. There is a great method known as REAP for you Bible reading: Read, Evaluate, Apply, and Pray. One verse each day.
And, creating the Habit is easy. Set your Reminder (an alarm) then do the Routine (actually read your verse) and before you know it the Reward will be evident. You will have the stamina, the confidence, the ammunition to go through the next difficult situation because you have God’s Word inside of your heart and head. It fills you to overflowing because you are connected to His Super-abundance.
Be filled to overflowing,