Ephesians 4:22-24

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

A habit is defined by Webster as the need to do something on a regular basis. It becomes an unconscious need rather than a want. You can’t help but do whatever it is after a while because it becomes a habit. Bad habits stifle our growth, and spiritually bad habits do the same with our spiritual growth. Benjamin Franklin said one time about bad habits, “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”

Without even realizing it the sinful flesh can dominate our habitual natures. The unbridled flesh will cause us to form filthy habits either in body or in mind that we are unaware of until it causes damage. If we are not careful, eventually we will lose all conviction that these habits are damaging or wrong and they can become normal to us.

The Apostle Paul tells the Ephesians church to put off the old man, the sinful nature, that is wrapped up in bad habits that have become normal and stifle your spiritual life. Put on the new man which lives out true holiness and righteousness by the very life of God. Bad habits can be changed, but you have to put off the old man and put on the new man. Let the life of God grow by putting away old habits and forming new Godly ones.

Do you have habits that are stifling your walk with God? Work to find and eliminate them and please God in all that you do.

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Will you receive It in the—in the—the Spirit that It's wrote in? Will you receive It in the Spirit that It's been given in? If you haven't as yet… We no room for an altar; your heart is the altar. Would you raise up your hand, say, "God, be merciful to me. Let the Spirit of God come into me, condemning me now of all my sins, and frustrations, all my bad habits, and high tempers, and fusses, and fights, and stews, and everything I've had. And I know something, that my spirit isn't mellow for Heaven. Make me mellow, Lord, in this last moment. This may be the last sermon I'll ever hear. This may be the last time I'll ever hear the Message. I raise my hand. God, be merciful to me."

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