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The Habit That Really Helps

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Habits are part of life. They are things you regularly do, often without thinking. They are a part of your life rituals. Some habits are good, and some are bad. Some good habits are better than others. And there is one habit that is the best.

Paul the apostle wrote about this best habit in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 (Message) “May God Himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ.”

It’s important to pay attention to the order of Paul’s words here. He described the first place to start when it comes to healthy habits. A healthy and whole life begins with healthy spiritual habits.

At the core of our being, we are spirit––spiritual beings. Although it’s not visible, your spirit is a real part of you––it’s the part that lasts forever.

Because our spirit is invisible and difficult to define, it’s often overlooked. We have a tendency to neglect our spiritual needs. When we do, we suffer in many ways. When your spirit is well-nourished, strong and healthy, you have a foundation for a peaceful and productive life.

What nourishes our spirit?

  • Quiet times with God.
  • Worship with other Christians.
  • Sharing our faith.
  • Giving of our resources.
  • Serving God by serving others.

What’s the condition of your spirit? The best habit is to do everything possible to be strong in spirit. It’s the habit that will really help you!

Pastor Dale