Monday, December 31, 2012

Habits. Practices. Disciplines.

Years ago, Stephen Covey wrote a book called, "7 Habits of Highly Effective People". Since that time I have been thinking about the habits of "Highly Effective Christians". As I look back, I see several habits that have helped me grow as a Christian. Today I want to list them and then write about each one over time.
1. Begin the night before
2. 7-8 hours of rest
3. Rise early
4. Morning exercise and diet
5. Time in the Word and Prayer
6. Journaling
7. Reflecting, reviewing and realigning
8. Listening to and walking in the Spirit
9. Daily dying to self and surrendering my will
10. Totally Dependent & Restfully Available
11. Full engagement by stress and recovery
12. Daily Focus
13. Weekly Focus
14. Monthly Focus
15. 90 Day Focus
16. Semi-Annual Focus
17. Annual Focus