HABITS BY BISHOP DAG HEWARD-MILLS
HABITS2nd May 2019READ: Daniel 6:1-10“… he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.” – Daniel 6:10If you are going to be a great person in this life, you need to have good habits. An action becomes a habit when it is repeated many times; sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously.Habits can be either good or bad. A good habit will lead to consistent breakthroughs. Bad habits will also lead to consistent failure. If you decide to develop a habit of prayer, you are developing a habit for success.Daniel prayed three times a day “as he did aforetime.” That means that Daniel prayed regularly. He was not just praying because he was in trouble; he had a habit of prayer. Many times when people become prosperous they stop going for prayer meetings and eventually backslide.Not so with Daniel! He was a successful man who had risen from slavery to the high office of Prime Minister. Yet, he prayed three times a day, everyday! The Bible tells us that Jesus had customs or habits “…as his custom [habit] was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day…” (Luke 4:16).Life in the secular world is not designed to include a prayer time. Work starts early in the morning and continues late into the night. Weeks may pass before you even think of prayer.Dear friend, it is important for you to include prayer in your life. Whatsoever a man sows, he will reap. If you have time for God on a regular basis, He will have time to bless you on a regular basis.Develop your prayer life until it happens spontaneously.