Get the God Habit
I have the God habit, and I can tell you that it is the most
important habit of all.
God’s Word teaches us that we can do
nothing without Him; therefore, it makes sense to make it a priority to form the habit of putting Him first. Perhaps you are at the point in your life where you are ready to form the habit, and if so, then you are at a good place. As a matter of fact, I want to encourage you to go all the way and get addicted to God.
Put Him before all other things. Be totally unable to do without His guidance and presence in your life. If I tried to start a day without seeking God, I would feel like some people do if they try to start a day without sugar or caffeine. I am addicted! I wasted many years not putting God first, and as I
look back, they were the most miserable years of my life. God and good things go together, so if we want to have a good life
that we can enjoy, we must have the God habit.
Under the Old Testament law, when the Israelites went into battle, they had to make sure that the Ark of the Covenant
that carried God’s presence always went first. Because of that, the Israelites won most of their battles. There was a time,
however, when David tried to put the Ark on a new cart and have some men drive oxen pulling the Ark behind them. The
outcome was disastrous (1 Chronicles 13).
The message here is plain: If God is first, then we will be winners in life, but if
He isn’t, there is no reason to expect anything to work out
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Billy Graham said, “Heaven is full of answers for which
nobody ever bothered to ask.”
Start asking and receiving, that your joy may be full (John 16:24).
Thankfully we have now become the Ark, or the house of God. He lives inside the hearts of those who believe in Jesus.
We don’t have to go find Him, because He is always near. We just need to pay attention to Him. I wouldn’t like it if I lived in someone’s house and they ignored me most of the time, and I don’t think God likes it either.
It is amazing to me that God has chosen to make our hearts His home. It is a beautiful thought and a tremendous privilege, so we should develop the habit of regular conversation with Him.
If you overspiritualize prayer, you are in danger of not doing it. Remember, prayer is simply talking to God, worshipping and praising Him, and being thankful at all