Devotionals about habit


Practicing Discernment

Read: Philippians 4:8-9 If there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (v. 8) If we’re honest, we’ll probably have to admit that much


Practicing Daily Prayer

Read: Philippians 4:4-7 In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (v. 6) Today’s verses from Philippians are famous, and like any familiar


Seek Reconciliation

Read: Philippians 4:1-3 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. (v. 2) In 1983, Pope John Paul II went to prison to visit the man who


Consider Your Calling

Read: Philippians 3:12-21 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (v. 14) In third grade, I knew what I wanted


Reorienting Your Priorities

Read: Philippians 3:1-11 I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (v. 8) Disappointment comes when you can’t get something you think you


Spiritual Heroes

Read: Philippians 2:19-30 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men. (v. 29) Near the top of my list of spiritual heroes is a woman named


Quit Your Bellyaching

Read: Philippians 2:12-16 Do all things without grumbling or questioning. (v. 14 RSV) In The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis describes a grumbling spirit who finds herself in hell. A lifelong


Practicing Service

Read: Philippians 2:1-11 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus. (v. 5) Let’s be honest: sometimes it’s hard to be thankful because we are self-absorbed. It’s easy


Your Source of Security

Read: Philippians 1:19-30 Conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ . . . striving together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any