Well the first old habit I share is doing this again. Writing a blog on this site. The good or bad of that is for you to decide.
I have always found it strange how easy it is to have a 'bad' habit and how it seems work to do a 'good' habit. I am one that likes to move on physically and mentally. Once I see what I wanted to or learn what I intended too the brain says okay what next. Some things though I always do - coffee in the morning, keys (and other accessories) in the same place, order tea at a meal. Mundane things of life that keep it moving, comfortable. Some habits have boundaries - having a alcoholic drink is one - these are many and varied. To much to go into. Then there are those we all agree are bad.
Let's talk about the habit that shouldn't be habit. Our walk as a Christian. I am married to a person who does certain things everyday at about the same time. Like read 4 chapters in her Bible every morning before doing anything else. This isn't a habit. Or a duty. This her way of walking in faith, Jesus comes first. I, on the other hand, do not set time aside for bible reading or prayers or worship. My first thought in the morning isn't always about God nor my last thought at night. Yet at the same time there is no time I do not think about the fact I (us, we) represent him in our life. Sometimes I'm not to good at it other times I think I got the hang of it. I do not want God to be a habit I want to live for God.
I let this rest. Share how you feel led too, with scripture or experince.
WELCOME BACK! I have missed you... Papillion Killer, Serve Only Him… and what was the other moniker you used?
Sigh... I am the first to admit I am not a very disciplined person. I start out with good intentions and then BOOM! I find myself getting distracted once again by something else. I need to do better in all areas of my life.
On the other hand (and I am NOT referring to your wife here), there are people who faithfully read the Word of God but that's all they do. They do read it and it is like the seeds that fall on the road. They do not let it penetrate their heart, they do not meditate upon it nor do they apply to their daily lives. It is merely a task they do, something to check off their "to-do list". That's not good either.
Then of course the question arises, is the only way to receive the Word of God through sitting down and opening up a Bible or is it also beneficial to receive it through the spoken word such as through preaching, teaching and song?
This is completely off-topic but I want to tell you I am very pleased to see you here at CB once again. When I first came to CB over 10 years ago, I was hesitant to write a blog. Then I made a comment on one of your blogs. Your reply to my comment encouraged me to step out and write a blog of my own and the rest is history.
Good to have you back - I believe we have meet - I think