Good Habits

Adopting good habits can change our attitude. The Bible says we can be "transformed by the renewing of our minds" (Romans 12:2) — but only with the Holy Spirit's help.

Day One: Discernment
The word discern and its derivatives are translations of the Greek word anakrino in the New Testament. It means "to distinguish, to separate out by diligent search, to examine." Discernment is the ability to properly discriminate or make determinations...
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For more, see "Discernment: Your Fool-Proof Tool for Following God"

Day Two: Peace
Peace is something everyone wants, yet few seem to find. What is peace? It can be defined as "tranquility, harmony, or security." Depending on the situation, it could mean "prosperity" or "well-being"...
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Day Three: Knowledge
The word knowledge in the Bible denotes an understanding, a recognition, or an acknowledgment. To "know" something is to perceive it or to be aware of it. Many times in Scripture, knowledge carries the idea of a deeper appreciation of something or a relationship with someone...
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For more, see "Learning What You're Taught"

Day Four: Secret Place
Depending upon the Bible translation used, the term "secret place" can appear dozens of times in both Old and New Testaments. Some translations use the words shelter, covering, or dwelling rather than "secret place"...
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For more, see "Tea with God"

Day Five: Solitude
Solitude, the state of being alone, is often considered one of the traditional spiritual disciplines. Many times it is associated with silence. The idea is to be alone with God, to pray, to meditate on His Word, and to simply enjoy His presence...
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Day Six: Habits
The Bible does not specifically speak of "habits" as such. However, much is said about the meaning of the word: "a thing done often, and hence, usually done easily; an act that is acquired and has become automatic"...
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Published 4-20-16