Here are some habits we have that we may not even realize. Three out of four of us store our dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations. 35% give to charity at least once a month. Let us hope that this 35% includes Victory In Grace Ministries in their contributions!

71.6% of us eavesdrop. 69% eat the frosting before the cake. (I know my granddaughter, Amy, is among that 69%!) When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the milk carton. 22% of us skip lunch daily, while 9% of us regularly skip breakfast. 22% of all restaurant meals include French fries. And 14% of us eat the watermelon seeds.

All of these habits might or might not be typical of our behavior on a regular basis. But what about the other more important habits? What about the percentage of people who have really helped someone else today?

The statistic I think about the most is our faithfulness to spend time with the Lord. This is the most important habit we could ever cultivate. It might take rearranging our schedules. It could mean making an entry in our smartphones to have our devotional time. Whatever it takes, we need to do those things that will benefit us spiritually. In the end, these are the only habits that matter at all.

Apply thyself wholly to the Scriptures and the Scriptures wholly to thyself. — Unknown Author

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder