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Abiding Above - December 9, 2013

  • 2013 Dec 09

How To Overcome Destructive Habits-Part 4

December 9, 2013

A habit is something that has become second nature to you. Habits can work for you and against you. It is wise to choose your habits before they choose you. To overcome a destructive habit you need to change the way you think. You need to transfer your thoughts and energies to a good habit that you want to form to replace the old habit. It will help for you to think about how the bad habit is destroying you, while the good habit you are trying to learn will be a blessing in your life and in the lives of others.

Meditation can become second nature to you. If you will practice God’s presence, soon, you will practice His presence without choosing to. It has become a godly habit. You might ask, “What does it mean to practice His presence?”  It means to acknowledge the fact that the Holy Spirit lives in you, if you truly are a Christian.  If you will let Him, He will involve Himself in all that you do.  

A monk, living a life of seclusion in a monastery, wrote this as if it were God speaking:

“Unite your will with Mine in little things, constantly, all day long, saying over and over, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.” Do this faithfully in small matters and you will find it easy to unite your will with Mine in big things, for whosoever is loyal in little matters will be so also in larger ones.

Thus you will give Me your all, which is what I desire: your life, your prayers, your work, your play, your reading, your study, your walking, your thinking, your eating, and even your sleeping. At the base of all will be the simple, pure intention of living according to My plan for you.”

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