This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Rich Cathers.
Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me (Psalm 119:133).
I’m a bit of a routine guy. I function best when I have a healthy routine going every morning. The Psalmist gives us two things to consider adding to our daily routine.
Every day we face decisions. Some decisions we overthink. I’m not sure God wants you to stress over whether you choose white or wheat bread on your sandwich, or which color shirt to wear in the morning. Other decisions require much more care and thought. It’s those decisions that we should be careful to measure against God’s Word. What career path do I choose? What kinds of friends do I surround myself with? How will I choose to spend the finances God has entrusted me with? These kinds of decisions will come easier if I’ve been spending time each day reading and listening to God’s Word.
When it comes to the role sin and bad habits play in my life, I find that I have a part to play. Paul says I have a choice, and if I keep yielding to sin, I become its slave. The Psalmist makes sin a subject of his routine prayer. Don’t be afraid to bring up your sin before God. Confession brings forgiveness, but don’t stop there. Ask God to be strong in those areas where you acknowledge you are weak.
Decisions and habits are better with a healthy routine.