What one activity would change your life if you turned it into a habit?
I was recently challenged to reflect on this as I read the book The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan.
From a biblical perspective, our ONE Thing is very clear!
One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple.
My ONE Thing is to have a real, intimate relationship with Christ, to love God with all (Mark 12:30).
So, the answer to my first question is this: PRAY.
[I think that Scripture reading and meditation is just as important. but I already have made that a habit. It is my prayer life that is weak.]
I want to learn to pray. What am I doing to accomplish this? I have committed to significant amount of time in prayer everyday. I am also training my mind to return to the Lord often throughout the day in prayer.
I am reading these two books to help me grow in these areas. I highly recommend them both.
How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life:
The Biblical Path to Holiness and Relationship with God
by Dr. Gregory R Frizzell
The One Thing by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan.
The Practice of the Presence of God
by Brother Lawrence