Being A Christian Should Be A Habit
Galatians 2:20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Christians should form habits that are just as regular as the sun coming up and going down. The earth continually moves around the sun and rotates. It never stops. The earth*s movement is continual even though there is night and day. A Christian*s habits of prayer, reading, hearing and meditating on the Bible, serving the Lord and attending worship services should be as regular as the beating of his heart and as regular as his breathing. We go to bed at night, get up in the morning, dress and eat and do some kind of work every day. Being a Christian is resting, being fed spiritual food, preparing to serve God, spiritually exercising and spiritually working every day. Our hearts and lungs have the habit of saturating our bodies with life-giving blood all day every day.
The Holy Spirit wants to saturate our lives all day every day. Before we were Christians sinning was a harmful habit we couldn*t break. The Holy Spirit wants to help us break that habit and form some new ones.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Colossians 2:6b: . . . So walk ye in Him.
If we have received Christ Himself in our inmost hearts, our new life will manifest its intimate acquaintance with Him by a walk of faith in Him. Walking implies action. Our religion is not to be confined to our closet; we must carry out into practical effect that which we believe. If a man walks in Christ, then he so acts as Christ would act; for Christ being in him, his hope, his love, his joy, his life, he is the reflex of the image of Jesus; and men say of that man, *He is like his Master; he lives like Jesus Christ.* Walking signifies progress. *So walk ye in Him*; proceed from grace to grace, run forward until you reach the uttermost degree of knowledge that a man can attain concerning our Beloved. Walking implies continuance. There must be a perpetual abiding in Christ. How many Christians think that in the morning and evening they ought to come into the company of Jesus, and may then give their hearts to the world all the day: but this is poor living; we should always be with Him, treading in His steps and doing His will. Walking also implies habit. When we speak of a man*s walk and conversation, we mean his habits, the constant tenour of his life. Now, if we sometimes enjoy Christ, and then forget Him; sometimes call Him ours, and anon lose our hold, that is not a habit; we do not walk in Him. We must keep to Him, cling to Him, never let Him go, but live and have our being in Him. *As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him*; persevere in the same way in which ye have begun, and, as at the first Christ Jesus was the trust of your faith, the source of your life, the principle of your action, and the joy of your spirit, so let Him be the same till life*s end; the same when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and enter into the joy and the rest which remain for the people of God. O Holy Spirit, enable us to obey this heavenly precept.