A habit is an action or behavior that is regular and repetitive- a long-standing practice. How many of us have “habits” when it comes to spiritual things?
Jesus had the habit of praying. We see it clearly throughout the scriptures. He is showing us the importance of good practice in communications with our Heavenly Father.
He would often rise long before the daybreak to be alone and in a solitary place to pray. He made it a priority in His life.
Have you ever tried waking up while it’s still dark and quiet in your home and talking with God? I can’t say it has become a complete habit for me, but I want it to be. It is often the best time of my prayer time with God when I wake in the early hours of the morning.
Most of us struggle to find time in our schedules for prayer. Think about a time in your day where you can practice forming a habit to communicate with our Father intimately. I’ve heard it takes 21 days to form a habit, did you know that? Earlier is better, it makes all the difference in how the remainder of your day goes.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” (Mark 1:35)
Let our Savior be our constant encourager. Let it show us that forming this habit of prayer time is something important for us to follow.