1. Small Obedience: Jesus tells us, “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities” (Luke 16:10, NLT).
  2. Secrecy: He asks us to pray and give in secret (Matthew 6:3-6). He entrusts His secrets to us when we revere Him (Psalm 25:14). He shelters us from other people’s harsh words (Psalm 31:2).
  3. Creativity: We follow a wildly creative God who makes amazing animals, wide open skies, the scent of roses, and you and me. Each of us is uniquely different.
  4. Rest: Unfortunately, we view rest as evil, and we run away from the very thing God gave us that will grow us and keep us healthy. We’re like the Israelites who ran from their strength. “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength, but you would have none of it” (Isaiah 30:15, NLT).
  5. Singing: If we make it a habit of singing our way through our trials, we’ll find deliverance and joy. David wrote, “I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have ransomed me” (Psalm 71:23, NLT).
  6. Heaven: We forget that we weren’t made for this earth. We’re made for another world, a better place. Yet we habitually toil and build our empires here. It’s a holy habit to consciously think about the next world.