Devotional for Monday January 21st

Good Morning Everyone,

 

Our theme for this month: “Take care of your body”

 

Our Bible verse for today: “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 (CSB)

 

Our thought for today: “Train yourself to have better habits.”

 

In recent days we’ve been considering the power of the mind when it comes to determining how we live and what the overall quality of our life is. How we think matters, it matters a lot.

 

This is what Paul was writing about in Romans 12:2. Transforming the way we think has a direct and powerful impact on changing the way we act. Our habits are formed by our thinking, and it is our habits which govern how we live. There’s a lot of truth found in the old saying, “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

 

As has been noted in a previous devotional in this series, human beings are creatures of habit. We develop comfort zones and then our natural tendency is to stay in those zones. So if habits determine how we conduct ourselves, and if our natural tendency is to stay in our comfort zones, then if you develop new habits they will in time become the new normal for you, and that will create a new comfort zone that you will stay in.

 

But it all begins with how you think. How you think leads to how you act. And if you continue to engage in that act, it will soon become a habit. That habit will then help to define your character and your character will largely define your life.

 

When it comes to taking good care of the body God gave you, your habits are crucial. But the good news is that bad habits can be changed into good habits. Make a decision to develop good habits of diet, exercise, sleep, and spiritual nurture. Discipline yourself to take those actions every day. Soon those actions will become habits and before very long those habits will constitute your new comfort zones.

 

You can train yourself to think better, act better, and be better.

 

God Bless,

Pastor Jim

 

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