14 Nov 2016

We Are Creatures of Habit

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Behavioral specialists tell us it takes approximately 21 days to condition a new habit into existence. Doing some repetitive behavior daily for 21 days will condition a human being into a habitual behavior pattern. Here’s an experiment you can try.

Try wearing your watch on the opposite hand. After 21 days, you will stop looking at the wrong hand when you want to know what time it is.  You can use any habitual behavior you have in order to see this change take place.

Have you developed the habit of spending time with God? Our best example is Yeshua, Mark 1:35; John 17:1, and we also read that, Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed, Luke 5:16. Yeshua spent much time in prayer. Communions with His heavenly Father was an essential factor in Yeshua’s life and ministry.

But ‘face time’ with the Savior is more than prayer, it is communion with Him, a time of special intimacy where we can listen and hear the ‘still small voice of God’ speaking to us in the inner man/woman. It also encompasses meditation as well as verbal communication.

  • On His Law (Word), Josh. 1:8; Psalm 1:2, 119:23,97,99
  • On His love, Psalm 48:9,
  • On all His works and mighty deeds, Psalm 77:12, 143:5, 145:5
  • On all His precepts and ways, Psalm 119:15,78
  • On Your wonders, Psalm 119:27
  • On Your promises, Psalm 119:148

How important is this practice of meditation? We are instructed in the New Testament to take this practice to its ultimate level. We are instructed to diligently examine the content of our own mind.

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ, II Cor. 10:3-5.

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Steven Rowitt, Ph.D.

Pastor Steve has been an Ordained Minister of the Gospel since 1982. He has worked for 20 years in the medical laboratory as a Certified Medical Technologist (Licensed Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Retired).  He has a B.S. degree in Health Sciences, a Th.M. (Theology) and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences. He has served the Lord as the Senior Pastor of Biblical Alternatives Fellowship as well as the Chief Technical Advisor for the Creation Studies Institute. All that he is, and all that he has achieved, is due solely to the grace of God found in the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.