Repetition is the mother of skill and action is its father

The practice of habit.

Today we're participating with Ann over at A Holy Experience, where our spiritual journey leads us to 'The practice of habit.'

 We're looking at spiritual practices that cause us to Walk With Him: Things that cause us to draw closer to His throne.

Habit is define according to Dictionary.com as: "An acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.  It's customary practice or use; a particular practice", etc.

The logical question, for me, becomes: How do we go about Walking With Him using the practice of hait?

I would like to echo the words from Elisabeth Elliot that ring truth over and over again in my heart and mind "Anything if given to God can become our gateway to joy."

Those words are worth repeating to yourself over and over again.  Why?  Anything that we give to Him can be a holy work.  Our holy experience.  The "thing" regardless of how treacherous it may seem or how simple—for that matter...can be our "gateway to joy" our "holy experience" something that causes us to Walk With Him a little closer than before.

Let's look at a step that's been said to help make a pattern, or something we do HABITUAL.

Do it over.  Repeat.


When you want to master something, you repeat it.  One of my husbands favorite quotes is, "Repetition is the mother of skill, and actions is its father."

Therefore this week, practice on repeating.  Doing it again.  Anything that you want to get better at...anything that you want to learn...do it again and again.  And then do it some more—purposing in your heart to make "it" your holy experience...your gateway to joy.

"Better is the end of a thing than its beginning." ~ Ecclesiastes 7:8

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