RCL Daily Devotion for Friday, January 4, 2019
RCL Daily Devotions written by Dr. Kimberly Leetch from RCL Worship Resources (see more).
Welcome! Chances are as good as not that you have recently started these daily devotions as a New Year’s resolution. For those of you who have been with us for a while, thank you for your time and attention!
If you are new, you’ve likely committed to reading a devotion every. Single. Day. For a year. If you succeed, congratulations! Here’s the trick to developing a new habit: when you miss a day (and you will), don’t give up! Creating a new healthy habit is not a once-and-done affair, nor is it an all-or-nothing deal. So, when you miss a day, just pick it up again the next day. Yeah, it’s just that simple. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Pace yourself.
David wanted desperately to build God a home. He was an eager beaver that way. But God told him to wait. It would be David’s son, Solomon, who would have the honor of building a temple for God. That had to be a difficult reality to face — that, despite David’s commitment to God, he would not get to see the culmination of his efforts to give God a permanent home. Did that deter David? Nope. He remained consistent even though the rewards were reserved for his kid.
So, be patient. New habits take time, and the rewards can be slow in coming. Stick with it. You’ll be glad you did.
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