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Fast Day 12: Habits Form Your Future

Written by Danielle Hage
 
READ
Daniel 6:10 (NKJV)
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with is windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
 
When faced with a decision to submit to ungodly law, or stick with his convictions, Daniel made the choice to follow his values. He made decisions quickly because his values and beliefs were reinforced through his habits. Daniel prayed three times a day. His prayer life was so predictable that his enemies actually used it to trap him. Jesus was also a creature of habit. “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his habit was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day” (Luke 4:16, NKJV). Habits are a gift from God. Great leaders have great habits. Your success can be found in your daily routine.
 
REFLECT
Habits are formed in 21 days. It is said that if you can do something for 21 days, then you can do it for 21 years. As you seek God for wisdom and direction through prayer, your habits determine your success. If you are seeking change and growth, identify the bad habits you must stop and which habits you must start, or continue beyond the 21 day fast.
 
RESPOND
What new habits have you began during this fast? Specifically, how is your prayer life now, compared to before the fast? What new habits will you continue after the fast? Respond in the comments below. 
 
We recommend you keep a journal of your personal responses to questions posed in each of the daily devotionals so you can meditate not only during the first 21 days during your prayer time, but you can reflect throughout the entire year to be able to see how God has really moved on your behalf in 2016 and you have record of your testimony
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