4179. Accountability is the chief facilitator or inhibitor to change. JG
New Years Day should be one where life is celebrated and friendships enjoyed. Instead, the majority of people will sleep in with heavy reminder of their over indulgence of sin from the night before. When they get up, they'll feel lousy as they watch the boob tube and eat junk all day. But some will do new things: begin a new diet, new activities and even practice good habits - for as long as they can before returning to their bad ones.
Our family is not exempt from the new habits discussion. Improved diet has been discussed in our house for a long time with some practiced. So it was expected that we talk about how to do it effectively. My choice was making a genuine life change without going broke buying special weight loss plans, so what to do but Google it. It should not be surprising to learn many weight loss plans promise change, but it appears nothing but a habitual life alteration keeps the weight off. Reminds me of people wanting revival without inconvenience.
May the change we seek, God, be pleasing to You and desirable to us.
2x2 Disciple Ministry
Also: Habits; Desire; Change
This day in past devotionals:
The Bible is a record of man's failures and God's faithfulness. (2000)
There's is a murderer, prostitute, thief, seducer and adulteress in Mary's family line. (2003)
Tithing is good, but what pleases God is the attitude by which you give and not the degree.(2004)
Christ-like living is on-the-job training, (2005)
When we have no agenda, people won't be afraid to ask us a question. (2006)
amuse God when our enemies try unsuccessfully to defame, discredit,
ignore, deny, or kill us.(2007)
Is Jesus confiding in you, or do you hear it secondhand? (2008)
God just doesn't meet our needs; He exceeds them.(2009)
The phrase "Love it or leave it" has never sounded so tempting. (2010)
The word "impossible" is a personal no-noun. (2011)
Accountability is the chief facilitator or inhibitor to change. (2012)
Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating
and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight
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