4 Keys to Better Habits - Part 1

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Four Keys to Better Habits – Part 1 of 4 Your perseverance, under God, is in your habits. Heaven and hell hangs on habits. Show me a man’s habits, and you’ll give me a glimpse into his very soul. The habits you develop and sustain today will affect whether you persevere till...

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GOD WILL HOLD YOU THROUGH YOUR HABITS

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GOD WILL HOLD YOU THROUGH YOUR HABITS Power of Habit The word habit appears only once in the New Testament (ESV), and it speaks directly to perseverance (and from the book of Hebrews, which is very much about perseverance). Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good...

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NOT EVERYTHING IS BENEFICIAL

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NOT EVERYTHING IS BENEFICIAL “I have the right to do anything,” you say – but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” – but I will not be mastered by anything.  1 Corinthians 6:12      There are no forbidden...

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Tags: healthy choices, pulling weeds, breaking habits, ask god

FAITH

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FAITH Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.   James 1:3 Every week our FAITH5 members gather together at one of four meetings.  We come together in the hopes of being inspired to “do another week” and get support from our friends who...

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FORWARD MOTION

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                                                                       FORWARD MOTION One thing I have learned in...

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METAMORPHOSIS

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METAMORPHOSIS And .....put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.   Colossians 3:10      Change is always a choice. Nobody can force you or talk you into change. You will not change until you decide you actually want...

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AN ANCHOR IN A SEA OF EMOTIONS

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AN ANCHOR IN A SEA OF EMOTIONS We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.  Hebrews 6:19 What does this verse mean?  One commentary I read states this: But God always meant for the first covenant to be a step toward the new covenant in Jesus Christ. ... Our...

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CHOOSE LIFE

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CHOOSE LIFE 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, 20 by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to...

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THE PAYOFF

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The Payoff Easy come, easy go, but steady diligence pays off.   Proverbs 13:11 MSG      We often take for granted the things that come to us easily. Diligence is persistent effort for things that do not come easily, and it’s one of the main virtues we need...

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BEATING BURNOUT

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BEATING BURNOUT “I have had enough, Lord,” (Elijah) said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”  1 Kings 19:4 The prophet Elijah was one of the greatest prophets of all time. But at one point in his long labor of resisting Israel’s evil queen, he...

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Tags: rest, burnout, healthy habits

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