Recently, I began reading My Utmost For His Highest, a devotional by Oswald Chambers. Today's thought was on habits. Forming good habits (i.e. Bible reading, prayer, etc.) is something we all should do. However, as I read what Mr. Chambers had written, I was reminded that the purpose of forming good habits is not to be able say "Look how disciplined I am;" the purpose is to draw closer to Christ. Eventually, we should come to a place where our habits no longer seem forced; they should feel like a natural part of us. May we always remember that the reason we do what we do is to draw closer to Christ and to become more like Him; this is how we bring Him glory.
"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." (2 Peter 3:18)