“Three times a day Daniel got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.” Daniel 6:10
Food for Thought: We all need “Holy habits.” We all need a consistent commitment to the habits that nurture our relationship with God. Without holy habits, we have a tendency to drift. We don’t deliberately turn our back on God. Spiritual drifting is much more subtle, like a slow current that takes us down the beach or out to sea. Often we don’t even realize it’s happening till it happens.
1 Timothy 4:7 says, “Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness.” When it came to holy habits, Daniel was disciplined. His prayer life was like clockwork and as a result, Daniel’s relationship with God was rock-solid and his faith never wavered even in the face of adversity. As this season of “sheltering-at-home” continues, it’s vital that we maintain or begin to incorporate holy habits into our lives. Otherwise, we’re prone to drift. So with this in mind, I encourage you to pause for a moment and take inventory of your holy habits.