Develop The Habit

For you shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river.

Jeremiah 17:8

Only through a routine, regular exposure to God’s Word can you and I draw out the nutrition needed to grow hearts of faith. I know first-hand how hard it is to develop the habit of drawing near to God and how easy it is to skip and miss. For some reason I tend to think I’ll spend time with God later, I’ll get around to it in a little while, or I’ll miss just this one day-but catch up with God tomorrow.
I’ve learned, however, that my good intentions don’t go very far.

It’s easy for me to start the day planning to have a devotional time a little later..after I’ve checked my Whats app, Instagram or Twitter. Maybe after I’ve done a few things around the house, made some phone calls, tidied up the kitchen. Suddenly I’m off and running to get to work and start my day.

Somehow I never get the time for the most important relationship in my life – my relationship with God! That’s why I have to be firm with myself and aim for habitual, scheduled time with God whether I feel like it or not, whether it seems like the best use of my time or not. I must draw near to God.

Here’s one question to think about: If someone asked you to describe the quiet time you had this morning, what would you say?


 “Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.”Horace Mann