Habits - Pt 3

Small changes lead to significant results __________________________________________________________________

Habits are regular practices or patterns of behavior that are the building blocks to growth. __________________________________________________________________

Daniel: The Power of Consistency


Daniel 1:3-5,8 3 Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility— __________________________________________________________________

4 young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians. __________________________________________________________________

5 The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king’s table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king’s service. 8 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. _________________________________________________________________

Daniel had a commitment to daily, consistent choices aligned with his faith. __________________________________________________________________

Strategy: Make It Obvious: • create an environment that supports your goals. __________________________________________________________________

Key: Identity-Based Habits:

• Build habits that reflect your identity as a Fully Devoted Christian __________________________________________________________________

2. Joseph: Strength in Adversity


Genesis 39:1-6 1 Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there. __________________________________________________________________

2 The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. 3 When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, __________________________________________________________________

4 Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. 5 From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. 6 So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate. __________________________________________________________________

• Joseph's persistent faith and integrity were habitual. __________________________________________________________________

Strategy: Make It Attractive:


• Joseph made the best of his situation. He didn’t let it get him down or discourage him from trusting God. • Joseph was Joseph, no matter where he was...