Habits - Rachel Weston

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

3rd June 2020

“Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near.”

Hebrews 10:25 (CEB)

Have you ever heard of the 21/90 rule? The 21/90 rule states that it takes 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make a lifestyle. Commit to a goal for straight 21 days and it will become a habit. And beyond that, if you are able to do a thing consecutively for 90 days, it will become a part of your daily routine.

I am sure many of us have used this rule when changing our eating habits, or our exercise habits and we have seen great reward from it.  What we once found to be a hard slog has now become second nature to us.

In this season, what are the habits that you have changed? Have you decided to wake up earlier? Go to bed earlier? Walk more? Eat better? Maybe eat less chocolate, or drink less coffee?

It has now been over 10 weeks since we have met together as a church in our buildings...10 weeks! That is 70 days! This has been time for us to form habits, and have us on our way to making changes that will be lifelong routines. Have we used it well?

From the very first Sunday that we couldn't be together, we got our family up, dressed and ready for church online. It was and is an important part of our family life. From that very first Sunday we watched online together, watched Impact Kids at Home together and then spent time as a family together in worship and prayer. Each week we have repeated the same habit. We made a choice that this was important to us. Our kids don't even question it...this is our family habit.

This season is our chance to make changes that will become habits in our lives. Use this time wisely to change for the better. Putting God first will set the rest of our lives up for success. Don't allow this time to be a "break" in your habits, but rather use it to make the habits that are important in your life.

I encourage us all to not stop meeting together, whether it be online or in person as is allowed, because it can so easily become a habit. Keep connected to God and people!

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