Hidden Habits

Hidden Habits

Being faithful in small things doesn’t come naturally to many of us. The small steps of faithfulness are often taken in private, and come with no public recognition. These small steps, these habits of the heart—solitude, time in Scripture, confession, focused and humble prayer, listening for God’s direction, obedience—shape our motivations and beliefs. They bring a smile to the heart of God, and they turn our words about leading like Jesus into a living demonstration of His transforming presence and power. How faithful are you in practicing these hidden habits of the heart?

Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? —Proverbs 20:6

Prayer: God, make us faithful in the small things, those habits of the heart that shape us to be like Jesus. May our words and our being habits align, so that our outward lives and leadership will be marked by spiritual power, unfailing love, and the confidence that flows from Your transforming presence. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.