How Do You Develop Good Spiritual Growth Habits?

7 steps for developing good spiritual growth habits --

Step 1: Must have a DESIRE

Step 2: Must make a DESCISION
"If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done." Ecclesiastes 4:11

Step 3: Must make a DECLARATION
"Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them." Psalms 76:11

Step 4: Must have DETERMINATION
It take 7 to 21 repetitions to learn something new.
It take 3 weeks to become comfortable with a new habit.
It take 3 to 4 more weeks (doing it daily) for it to become part of your life.

Step 5: Just DO IT!

Step 6: DOUBLE UP with others
"Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up." Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Step 7: You must DEPEND ON GOD
"For the Spirit of God has given us... fills us with power, love, and self-control." 2 Timothy 1:7

A simple prayer that might help? First, pray "God I can't do this by myself." Second, acknowledge that God can do it. Third, pray "God, I'm going to let you."

6 Thoughts Shared:

Tiffany Stuart said...

love this practical post and the verses to back it up.


Tricia said...

This reminds me of the verse from Philippians, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," even change my habits into ones that are more honoring to God.

Thanks for sharing what you are learning! Have a wonderful day!


The Baker's said...

Thanks for sharing. I like the encouragement and steps to help my spiritual growth grow.

Darlene said...

These are some great steps in the right directions. Great ways to start a good habit. I may use these to help me stay on track.
Thanks for the encouragement.


Amy Wyatt said...

I loved this! I need to start following these steps for a few disciplines myself.

God Chaser said...

thank you for sharing this information and for the bible study post.
Thanks for dropping by my site and for WFW.