Creature of habit: a person who follows an unvarying routine; someone who wants to do the same things in the same way.
Like it or not, we are all creatures of habit. About 40% of our daily lives are dictated by our habits — the actions we take and the things we say based on the time of day, where we are and whom we are around. We can’t stop being creatures of habit. With a little knowledge and effort, though, we can redirect our behaviors to form the habits we want, rather than just living with ones we don’t want. The Bible reminds us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that in Christ each one of us is a new creature. In Christ, we are reassured that there is no good habit too hard to form and no bad habit too hard to break. As a new year begins, there is no better time to be intentional at changing a habit or two in our lives to help each of us become more of a “new creature."
Let’s take a look at the habits in our lives that make us who we are and discover how we can change them. Because our spiritual habits are an especially important part of making us who we are and who we will become, we also will learn how to strengthen our habits of daily time with God through the reading of Scripture, in preparation for reading the New Testament together in the 8-week Community Bible Experience that begins Jan. 15!
- Jan. 1: You’re a New Creature -- Daniel 6:1-10
- Jan. 8: Old Dogs & New Tricks -- Joshua 7:1-9
- Jan. 15: Taming the Beast -- Proverbs 21:5