Why this particular habit, you ask? Well, first of all, I believe the Lord told me to. And I can see why. I mean, when I eat while doing something else (even watching TV), I tend to eat more and not feel as satisfied.
I have been reading Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. I was struck by something he said in the chapter titled, "Study":
Most people find it virtually impossible to go through an entire day focusing on a single thing. We are the lesser for this dissipation of our energies.
I am trying to focus on doing one thing at a time now. Forming a habit of sitting down to eat without other distractions, for me, is just one step toward living a more purposeful and focused life.
For whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God. -- 1Corinthians 10:31
So, does anyone else have a habit they would like to form? Please pray about it first. Then let me know!
My challenge officially begins Wednesday. First, let us know what habit you want to "make or break." Make it measurable. (Not, "I want to read the Bible more..." Instead, try, "I will read 2 chapters every day for 21 days.") Check in periodically in the comments to let us know how you are doing; at least once per week. We can encourage and pray for each other.
But if nobody else is led to take part, I don't mind doing it alone. I will update you on my progress :-)