On Friday of last week, Tonya picked up Walker from school for us. She sent a txt message to let me know that over the afternoon snack they were talking about habits. Walker stated,
Well, this applesauce has a habit of being tasty!
Their conversation has had me thinking about habits. Walker is right (if you like applesauce) applesauce does have a habit of being tasty. When you take that first spoonful of applesauce and put it in your mouth you can bet that it’s going to taste like applesauce. Applesauce has the habit of tasting the same every time. I prefer my applesauce heated with a little bit of cinnamon sprinkled on top. Yum!
As a believer in Christ, there are certain things about me one should expect. My lifestyle, vocabulary, beliefs, actions, and the habit of growing daily… should all reflect Jesus Christ.
There are some things I do on a daily basis that one could consider a “habit” or a discipline. In order for anyone of us to grow spiritually, we need to develop some consistent habits (a plan of sorts) in order to grow.
We are all responsible for feeding ourselves physically as well as spiritually. Just like with your body if you don’t eat you will get sick and ultimately die for lack of nourishment. The same is true for our spiritual life. We must feed ourselves by reading God’s Word. Surrounding ourselves with others who will challenge us in our daily pursuit of God.
By developing daily habits, we will grow into a consistancy in all aspects of our lives. When someone hurts us… when we hit our finger with the hammer… you name it… we will respond with the character we have developed through our daily habit of growing closer to Jesus.
When someone talks about you that just might say,
Well, (your name) has a habit of being tasty!