Our youngest daughter Julie’s favorite work-out slogan is: “Consistency is the key!” She should know. She’s been working out consistently since she was in the 8th grade, and now she’s the 37-year-old mother of 7 children who is still in great physical condition.
A consistently healthy diet and exercise program will lead to a good Body Mass Index.
A consistent prayer life will lead to knowing God’s will.
Consistently taking prescribed medicines will lead to healing.
Consistent communication with family and friends will lead to strong relationships.
One morning in Ecuador I benefited noticeably from my husband’s daily habit of reading Proverbs. On the 10th of the month, he reads Proverbs chapter 10, and so on. This works very well because there are 31 chapters in Proverbs, enough for one every day during the month. My new friend and neighbor Claudia was asking how often and by what methods I studied the Bible. I showed her my notebooks, Bible translations and commentaries and then remembered Steve’s habit. Sure enough, there it was on January 23rd and his book mark was in Proverbs 23. The example I showed Claudia was clear and consistent.
In what areas do I need to develop more consistency? What about you? What comes to your mind?
“O love the Lord, all you His godly ones! The Lord preserves the faithful . . . “ Psalm 31.23