Saturday, 4 February 2017

Habits


A word I have been toying with this year is habit. Another time in my life I might have said God has given me this word. But I'm comfortable with toying. It sort of follows on from my Small but significant exploration. 
So I will be inflicting or sharing with my people the possibilities of habit. 

A habit regular tendency or practice often interpreted as bad habit, picking your nose,  belching after dinner and inappropriate winking all which I'm guilty of and much worse. But there are much worse habits to be found guilty of. (Have a think) reflective moment over. As parents and teachers we watch the young grow through those distasful habits. But as a disciple of Jesus in some way means to understand some of those bad habits and begin to change them, and I hope to explore some of them through the year. But there are the good habits we ask of others to take up, I was sick to death saying to children learn your scales, make a habit of playing is what I meant, brush your teeth yes every day twice! Do your home work yes every day get into the habit make it regular.

So i got to thinking how would my life change if I read the bible thinking how does this change my habits of life. How do I loose old bad nasty habits? How do I form new life giving habits? 
How do my habits need to change as understand my role and place in my community ? 

2 comments:

  1. Habit is the autopilot. It's what gets us through every day. But It is morally neutral- it is just what keeps us doing what we are already doing. The challenge of Jesus is to switch off the autopilot, try to step out of our assumptions in the light of what Jesus actually said and did and exercise conscious control over our own assumptions and priorities. No easy task.

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