Friday, October 24, 2008

Habits

It is a cold and rainy Friday afternoon! The wind is blowing and the leaves are falling almost as quickly as the raindrops. So, what is your normal reaction to that kind of day? Put on the old, tattered robe and curl up under a warm blanket? Fix a pot of soup? Pull out a good book? I would answer all of these! As a matter of fact, I love an occasional chilly, wet fall afternoon to have an excuse to hunker down and snuggle up!

When the storms roll in, there is something protective and comforting about returning to old habits. The danger here is that sometimes those old habits are not necessarily healthy habits. Sometimes they are, in fact, downright destructive. Like answering an emotional afternoon by returning to the pantry...seven times. Or cleaning out the freezer, and by cleaning I don't mean scrubbing. Or by extending the warm time under the blanket way past the rainy day.

It is why formulating these new healthy habits are so important. Drinking adequate amounts of water. Tracking our First Place week. Eating a diet full of God's great foods, varied and delicious. We must prepare! The storms will come in a myriad of ways. Let's get ready by ingraining these healthy choices into our lifestyle. So that they become our "old habits" that we return too!

Proverbs 3:5-8 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "

Praise HIM!

6 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Great Verse and wonderful post. It was very good. Thanks so much. connie from Texas

Greg C said...

I am trying to learn some new healthy habits myself. Things like eating right and exercising and remembering to read everyday. Thanks for the reminder. Now that you are back, I need to add you to my blog agian. :)

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

If I can just start the habit of drinking even five glasses of water a day, I'll be on good ground! Thanks for the reminder!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Great and thoughtful post! May we create habits that truly honor and glorify God and may they become "comfortable" to us!

P.S. If you get a chance to visit, I'm having a special guest today on my blog with tips on how to simplify the holidays.

Angie said...

So true! Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. I've started an exercise program and have found that my eating comes in check when I'm working out. If I'm willing to expend the energy of exercising, I don't want to waste it, you know? I feel so much better here lately.

Kim S in SC said...

Hey everyone! Connie, Greg,Lauren, Susan, and Angie..what a blessing to have you visit here! Have a great week! Keep up the good habits! (I'll try too!)

"Weighting" on the Lord

Let this be a place of encouragement for you in your own walk!