I was listening to a Hindi Gospel Song that really touched my heart and in many ways that song relates to my everyday struggles in my walk with God. I am thankful to God for reaching out to me through music. The song is a fervent prayer asking Lord to change me to a person that pleases him and is close to his heart. And then then the song goes on asking God to fill me with his HABITS Now this is when I start having questions in my mind.
Can God have Habits?
When I was looking for an exact meaning of habit in dictionaries, I found that they are
: an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary
: a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance
: the prevailing disposition or character of a person’s thoughts and feelings : mental makeup
The word “Habit” it self gives me a thought that it is something that we as human acquire because of our fallen nature. It is something that is not inherited but becomes part of us after we repeatedly do it. Now there can be good and bad habits that can be acquired by us as human beings. But is God subject to acquiring habits? or his very nature , essence is deeply rooted in his character that is unchangeable. Would it be right ot say, “God fill me with your habits?”
For those who know Hindi, please find the link to the song below;