Did you know that people who exercise regularly tend to eat healthier, sleep better, and spend wiser? How could that be? Could going to the gym actually have a positive impact on your wallet? Statistics say yes.

Exercise is one example of what Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, calls a “keystone habit.” Keystone habits are more important than other habits because they have a ripple effect into multiple areas of your life.

A couple times per week, I send emails and post blogs like this with encouraging Biblical content. But we can’t afford to allow some blogs and a weekly sermon to compose most of our spiritual diet. You’ll become spiritually anorexic. There has to be more.

I know this may sound basic, but let it sink in: a habit of consistent time with the Lord in the Bible and in prayer is a habit that has the power to change your life. Charles Duhigg would say it’s a keystone habit because of its far-reaching and impactful nature. Consistent time with the Lord in the Bible and in prayer will impact…

  • Your relationships
  • Your demeanor
  • Your worldview
  • Your ability to endure pain and hardship
  • Your finances
  • Your life decisions
  • Your physical health
  • Your mental health
  • Your emotional stability

We could list things for days, but that’s not the point. The point is this: If a shift that simple could make a change that drastic, why aren’t we serious about it?!

Don’t wait for January to make a shift in your spiritual life. September 10 seems like a great day to me (or whenever you may read this!).

The right time to do the right thing is right now.

Don’t wait to let God change your life. Let him begin today, and watch the habit change your life!


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