Thinking Biblically About Habits
“You are what you regularly do,” says Aristotle. Your habits not only help you function but form you into a type of person. God has designed us such that our habits cultivate character, shape our desires, and contribute to our daily functioning. But, predominantly, all we have thought about is the daily functioning aspect. We fail to pause and think: ‘what type of person are my habits shaping me into?' In other words, we have failed to think biblically about. In this series, Dr. Greg Gifford will explain the biblical role of habits in the Christian’s life. We will define habits, understand their effects, develop a rubric for prioritizing habits and end with practical tips for habit development. Join us as we learn to Thinking Biblically about Habits.
About this Series
In this series, Dr. Greg Gifford will explain the biblical role of habits in the Christian’s life. We will define habits, understand their effects, develop a rubric for prioritizing habits and end with practical tips for habit development.
Ep. 1 The Importance of Habits
In this episode, we will learn how important our habits are to our daily life and even spiritual maturity. God has designed for our frequent practices to honor him, do good to others, and then accomplish our goals. Thus, we have to understand the importance of habits in order to better honor the Lord in the way that we use them.
Ep. 2 The Definition of Spheres and Habits
The Bible teaches two over-arching categories for habits: regular practices and character traits. In this episode, we will biblically define habits and the different spheres of life so we can better understand how to build habits in a God-honoring way.
Ep. 3 The Effects of Habits
Our habits affect us. And the effects of habits are tremendous. Biblically, our habits shape what we want, who we are, and the things we are able to get done. In this episode, learn about the effects of habits from a biblical perspective.
Ep. 4 How to Develop Habits and Which Ones to Start With
Not habits are equally important. If you're not involved in church, but want to work on your vocational habits then you need to keep God's priorities as of first importance before you talk about your job. This episode will teach you how to develop habits and where to start.