We are creatures of habit. We recognize the power of doing things over and over again. Some of our habits are good and some are bad, but all of us know we are creatures. As believers it is important for us to we try to chart a good course concerning our habits. Many of you have made up a list for this year. Our assignment today is to make you understand how to make that list practical.
When you look at how water flows through a canyon, you see that it flows constantly. The more the water flows the deeper the river becomes. Habits are the same way. The longer we continue a pattern of behavior, the deeper we get off in them. The issue is how do we change certain habits or behavior? Paul says in Ephesians 4:22-24: 22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.- On one hand we have this old man. This is the one we try to change and on the other hand we are standing in between the old man and what the new man will be. We are putting our self into position so that the new man can come to fruition. We have to recognize that it is the spirit of the mind. Whatever we try to change has to begin by changing our mind. Your mentality determines your morality. Get a person to change their mind then you can change their behavior. 2 Timothy 3:16-17:16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.- This word helps us chart a course that a mature person may have good habits or good nature. Without the word of God, no change can happen. You have to recognize the power of the word of God being part of the change process.
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