How To Build Healthy Habits - In the Evening When I Rest

How To Build Healthy Habits

Lord, why is it so hard to stick to healthy habits?

Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak. Clothe yourself with my presence, and don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let me transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

Romans 6:16; Mark 14:38; Romans 13:14; Romans 12:2

How can you help me gain more self-control?

The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in your life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Make every effort to respond to my promises. Supplement knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness.

Galatians 5:22-23; 2 Peter 1:5-6

What can I pray while I’m building new habits?

Guide my steps by your word, so I will not be overcome by evil. Give me a helping hand, for I have chosen to follow your commandments.

Psalm 119:133, 173

It’s hard to change a habit unless you replace it with a new, healthier habit. Transformation is the process of God’s renewal, replacing our habits of sin with habits of godliness. Where do you struggle the most with self-control right now? What bad habits are holding you back? Bring these needs to God in prayer and ask him for insight into how to replace old bad habits with new good habits.

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In the Evening When I Rest
By Ronald A. Beers, Katherine J. Butler, Amy Mason

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