Finally, brethren, whatever things are TRUE…meditate on these things.

The first Healthy Habit I want to start incorporating in my life is to make the Bible a more important ingredient in my life. I want to make it more important than my cell phone. I want to make it more important than my e-mail. I want to make it ESSENTIAL to my every waking moment.

Why? Because the Bible is God’s Word. It’s His text message to us. It’s His very own personal e-mail to us. It’s alive and living and power-packed with a punch. It’s the manna we need to survive each day.

Here’s what I plan to do:

*Get a pocket-sized Bible to carry with me in the same place I carry my cell phone.
If I have my cell phone in my purse, my pocket-sized Bible goes with it. If I carry my cell phone in my pocket, my pocket-sized Bible goes right in my pocket beside it. If a pocket-sized Bible simply won’t fit where I carry my cell phone, I plan to put a Scripture card there instead. (Each day when I spend time with God and read my Bible, I can write a Scripture verse on a small blank business card and then tuck it in my pocket next to my cell phone.)

Each time I want to check my cell phone for messages, I want to read a message from God first! I plan to make it a habit to read a Scripture BEFORE I check my messages.

I want to get as excited about reading the Bible and hearing a a personal message from God as I am about getting a message from a friend.

How about you? Do you want to do the same?

Healthy Habit #1:
Get a pocket-sized Bible (or make Scripture cards) and read God’s Word each time I use my cell phone.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever thing are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.

-Philippians 4:8, NKJV