Friends, this Practice to Habit experience is humbling me. Today, I spent time in the word and in prayer at 6:50.
6:50 in the evening. That’s 12 hours later than I wanted to do it.
Just when I’m feeling on-top-of-my-game awesome, I drop the ball. My nature? To torment myself about it. To tell myself lies. So I’m going to take a big, big step here. I’m going to celebrate the fact that I showed up and that I did it anyway.
Matthew 6 connected with me on Day Three, where we’re called not to be anxious. Called not to be anxious, it could have said, even when you completely drop the ball.
On Day Four, I was reminded of the purpose behind this whole thing: building a firm foundation. In Matthew 7, Christ tells the story of the wise man who build his house on the rock. Neither wind nor flood nor rain destroyed it. In the same way, that house-on-a-rock is our faith, our lives, our souls, when steeped in the word.
And so I keep showing up and growing this foundation. Wind and flood and rain has come, is here and will come again. This house may wobble, but with God’s grace, fall it will not.
Are you on this journey with me? It’s never too late. Start today if you’d like! What are you learning as you build your foundation?