Practice: to do or perform often, customarily, or habitually. There are any number of things that each of us practice daily. Some we have done so often, we can perform them almost instinctively, without stopping to consider if it is a practice that still serves us well. Perhaps it is time to take inventory of our daily practices. What are the practices you engage in each day? Dedicate time to list each one. Prayerfully consider if there are any that need to be eliminated, for example, complaining and other practices that do not nurture your spirit. Also, consider if there are others missing from the list that you need to add, for example, gratitude. Interestingly enough, the practice of gratitude can reduce complaining.
This post is for Day 29 of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes Writing Challenge. The theme of my series is, “Season,” (which, at this point in the challenge, is loosely) based on the definition, “make (wood) suitable for use as timber by adjusting its moisture content to that of the environment in which it will be used.” Please click here to find the Table of Contents and links to other posts in the series.
“Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always]” (Colossians 3:15, AMP).