Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Power Of Daily Habits
“And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes.” Deuteronomy 17:19 NKJV
What’s a habit? It’s “an acquired behaviour pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.” A habit is “a customary practice.” Dr. Mike Murdock said that “The secret of your success is hidden in your daily habits.” And it’s so true.
Check the life of every successful man or woman and you will discover that there are certain things that they do all the time. It could be waking up by 3am or 4am every morning, it could be getting to work by 7am every day, it could be reading a chapter of a book or an article, and watching relevant programs on the TV related to what they do every day; having discussions with their mentors and peers every day, etc. Successful students also read all the time, even if it’s for an hour every day. They do these all the time because habits are the keys to success.
Great Christians also have great habits. Jesus had a habit of rising up early and going to solitary places to pray; it was also His custom to read the Scriptures. The apostles had specified hours of prayer every day; Daniel kneeled down to pray thrice daily; David prayed evening, morning and noon, and praised God seven times a day!
There’s no magic formula; you’ve got to develop great habits for every area of life you desire to succeed in! Read the Bible, pray, praise and worship God every day!