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Habits

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Key Scriptures

Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.
Daniel 6:3-4 NIV

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.
Daniel 6:10 NIV

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin. ...
Zechariah 4:10 NLT

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What does your daily routine look like? Are there things you do so often, you don’t remember doing them?
  • Which of your systems are working well? Which need some work?

Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.

  • Read Daniel 6:10. Which system did Daniel turn to? Which system do you think you would’ve turned to?
  • Why do you think God cares about our small choices?

Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.

  • Read Zechariah 4:10. How will you start small this week?
  • Pastor Craig talked about cues and actions. What’s a cue and action you’d like to put into place? “I will do _____ after I _____.”
  • Based on who you want to become, what’s one habit you want to start?

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

Father, thank You for Your Word and the examples of people like Daniel, whose lives encourage us to become more like Your Son day after day. Guide and support the next small steps we take. In the name of Jesus we pray, amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Discuss as a group how you can support each other as you put new habits and systems into place.
  • Use our guide to making and breaking habits: www.life.church/dailyhabits
  • Start your year with a Bible-reading habit: www.go2.lc/habits

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Habits

Our small routines make a big difference. In Week 2 of Habits, Pastor Craig Groeschel will show us how we can follow Daniel’s example to create keystone habits and use those keystone habits to reach our goals.

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