The idea that a new habit is formed in 21 days is a bit of a myth. Although, implementing a new routine or eliminating something from your life for 21 straight days will surely set a habit in motion.
One study done in America in 2009 by the Center for Bible Engagement indicates that for the Word of God to have significant impact in your life, you must engage with it at least four times/ week. In other words, more often than not.
You may already be in the habit of spending quality time with God each and everyday. Or, this time of prayer and fasting may have sparked something new within you. Keep going!
If you have a penchant for skipping out on time alone to meditate and pray, think of ways you can incorporate a pattern into your natural rhythm of life that will work for you. Just remember that old habits die hard and new ones aren’t easy to form.
Spend time today looking at your daily inclinations. Ask the Holy Spirit for a reminder of his presence and set your heart and mind on listening to what he has to say. If you do this more often than not, God’s word will have a transformative affect on your life.
“At each and every sunrise you will hear my voicePsalm 5:3 (TPT)
as I prepare my sacrifice of prayer to you.
Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar
and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.”