Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst, “coming” to him fulfills our hunger and “believing” in him quenches our thirst. As a reminder for the next 6 weeks I will be using the acronym T.H.I.R.S.T. Today is Part 2 of 6 so we will be looking at the ‘H’ in our acronym which stands for, “habits.”
“No one born of God makes a practice of sinning” (1 John 3:9). What are your habits? Good habits will be a blessing, bad habits will be enslaving. Habits are linked to your time in that they can either take your time, or you can give your time to them. For example; those involved in “habitual” sin, is a sign of “taking” your time, while those involved in “giving” their time are those who are learning from Gods Word to renew their minds (Romans 12:2), and crucifying their flesh with its passions and desires (Galatians 5:24). So are you a giver of your time, or is your time being taken from you? Your time and habits cannot be separated. Time well spent will have a great return, while time poorly spent (in habitual sin) will have no return of any value!
Author: Erick Hurt
From a slave to sin–to freedom in Christ (Galatians 5:1). From an abusive husband verbally and physically–to loving my wife as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25). Now an Elder at Family Bible Church, I speak, teach, and preach with the same passion I once had for sin. I work as a volunteer for Setting Captives Free ministry as a mentor and mentor coordinator helping people become freed from the grip of sin. Visit www.settingcaptivesfree.com.