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Scripture: Psalm 5:3 and Luke 5:16

Psalm 5:3- “Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” NLT

Luke 5:16- “But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.”

Reflection.

Friends, today we’ll be discussing the subject of habit. I’m confident that everyone has a habit. The habit could be good or bad! We can choose to continue with our current habits or change them.

At my place of employment, I had a friend who asked me to assist him in quitting smoking. Another person requested my prayers for his sextual addiction or habit. It is normal to develop a bad habit after engaging in it for a long time without realizing it. It is so kind of these people to realize that their bad habits are not helping them, and they want to stop. I don’t take it lightly, so I will do everything I can to support them in this endeavour.

You could infer from our text for today that Jesus and David both had routines. I believe that it is critical that we practice these good habits daily and that they be consistent. David prioritized praying in the morning, as you can see. In a similar manner, Jesus developed the habit of prayer by spending time alone in the wilderness to pray. These instances illustrate the notion that developing a particular habit requires consistency in a particular activity.

For instance, I read the Bible and other books with a Christian theme daily, prepare a devotional message, and then share it with you. I’ve made this habitual by including it in my daily routine. I have also realized that I am uncomfortable on days when I don’t prepare, read, and share God’s word. I also make it a habit to pray for an hour every day; it has become a part of who I am, and I can’t imagine living without it.

Dear friends and partners reading this, I would strongly advise you to stick with something you love and make time to do that thing every day and consistently. Even though it might take a while, your reward will eventually arrive. Just keep doing what you’re doing for as long as you think it’s good enough to share with others, and if Jesus were there or asked you to share with him what you love doing, you would be confident to do so.

SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Prayer.

Please, Lord! Please assist us in continuing to practice our good habits consistently. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen, may we never turn away from good habits and adopt bad ones.

 Please share………

God bless you…….

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

Comments (1)

  • Reply Ruth Bob-manuel - December 2, 2023

    Prayerful.

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