The best way to make your habit stick is to do it at a special time every day.
Published on: 03-31-2022
Chad Fell is famous for using a wad of bubble gum to blow the largest bubble in history. Without using his hands, he blew a bubble that was 20 inches (50.8 centimeters) in diameter! Isn’t that amazing? This record was written up in Guinness World Records and hasn’t been broken since 2004. The only way Chad was able to set this record was by practicing with bubble gum again and again. Imagine how many times he must have had bubble gum all over his face and hair!
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Think about something that took you a re-e-e-ally long time to learn, such as tying your shoes or riding a bicycle. At first it was difficult to figure out those shoelaces and what to do with them. But after you became comfortable with tying the loops, it became easier and easier, and now you don’t even have to look at your laces when you tie them or concentrate on them at all. It has become extremely easy because you practiced the same thing again and again to form a pattern in your brain. This is called a habit. Habits are formed by repeating an activity again and again.
Anytime is a great time to start a positive habit. Think about something you can begin doing that will make you a better person to your friends, to your brothers and sisters, and to the rest of your family. God has asked us to make a habit of spending special one-on-one time with Him. The best way to make your habit stick is to do it at a special time every day.
To make your devotion time interesting, try something creative to get to know Jesus. This could include making a prayer list for the sick, the homeless, friends, teachers, family, and church pastors. Or you could draw part of a Bible story that has a special meaning to you. Maybe you want to keep a journal of Scriptures that you like, or listen to the words of a Christian song that you enjoy. You can’t go wrong with starting a habit of spending time with Jesus every day. This would be a lot less messy than having bubble gum in your hair every day!
Find a nice, quiet place to read your Bible uninterrupted.
Put away your screens. This is a special time with just you and Jesus.
Find a timeof day that works best. Mornings are a great time to start your day with God, even if that means waking up just a little earlier.
A Bible Study on Faith
Look up these verses about faith in your Bible and get out a notebook. After reading each verse, write down your thoughts in your notebook. Questions, too— anything that goes through your mind as you read and think about these important passages.
Hebrew 11:1 Faith is believing in someone or something you can’t see.
Romans 10:17 Our faith is increased by hearing (or reading God’s Word).
Romans 5:1 We accept Christ’s offer of salvation by faith, not because we feel saved. Faith is claiming the promises for ourselves, not based on our feelings or lack of them.
Matthew 17:20, 21 The faith that “moves mountains” of difficulty comes when we get rid of distracting things in our lives and keep our minds clear to hear God’s Word.
1 John 5:4 Faith is the most important thing in resisting the devil.
Galatians 3:26 God wants you to believe that you are His child. He doesn’t want you to worry about whether you are saved. If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, trust Him with your salvation.
Ephesians 2:8 Again, praise God that He saved you, even though you (and I) don’t deserve it. We can’t earn our way to heaven. Our good works are our way of saying, “Thank You, Jesus, for saving me.”
James 2:17-22 True faith that works by love and makes us clean from the inside out comes from allowing Jesus to change our lives and our likes!
Ephesians 6:16, 17 The Bible often associates faith with God’s Word. So if you want your faith to increase, spend time with the Word.
Revelation 14:12 The “saints” who are alive when Jesus comes will be keeping God’s commandments through faith in the power of Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
Faith is a factor in overcoming the devil. 1 John 5:4