The New Harvest Christian Fellowship

Establishing Godly Habits

Devotions Week 20:

Wherever God reigns as King in the hearts of the people, there the Kingdom of God is established. ~ Paul W. Harrison

The habit of making God a priority. “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
(read 6:25-34)
The habit of recognising God’s provision. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3
(read 1:2-4)
The habit of persevering with the calling of Christ. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 2 Peter 1:5-7
The fruitfulness of godly habits. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:8
(read 1:8-11)
The habit of truthfulness, courage and keeping a clear conscience. “So I always strive to keep my conscience clear before God and man.” Acts 24:16
(read 24:14-16)
The habit of enduring adversity for Christ’s sake. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the Gospel of the glory of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 2 Corinthians 4:4-5
(read 4:1-6)
“Work out” what God “Works in you”. …Continue to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose. Philippians 2:12-13
(read 2:12-15)

O for a heart to praise my God, a heart from sin set free, a heart that always feels thy blood so freely shed for me. A heart resigned, submissive, meek, my great Redeemer’s throne, where only Christ is heard to speak, where Jesus reigns alone. A humble, lowly, contrite heart, believing, true and clean, which neither life nor death can part from him that dwells within. A heart in every thought renewed, and full of love divine, perfect, and right, and pure, and good, a copy Lord of Thine. Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart. Come quickly from above, write Thy new name upon my heart, Thy new best name of love.

~ Charles Wesley~