Yes, worshiping God is a habit!  Not just a habit, for it is much more than that.  We worship not as a routine, but in accordance with the divine will.  Still, worship is a habit.

Almost everything we do is a habit.  We eat and go to bed about the same time every day.  We brush our teeth daily.  We seldom vary our route to work.  We shop at the same stores and trade at the same service stations.

Habits can be good or bad. Once formed they are hard to break. A major problem   for the smoker trying to give up cigarettes is the habit of reaching for a smoke.  It takes time and effort to overcome this habit that is deeply ingrained in one’s lifestyle.

Worshipping God is a good habit.  If we value our souls it is essential – as important to the soul as eating is to the body.  As we cannot do without food, we cannot do without worshiping God.  One can physically exist without God, but if we do not take time to serve our Maker, we will lose our soul for want of effort.

People have often remarked, “I used to go to church regularly, but I just got out of the habit.”  They mean that after absenting themselves for a few weeks it became easy to miss regularly.  The longer they stay away, the harder it is to come back.  In fact, many never do!  Most who no longer love God enough to worship him (can you honestly say you love him if you will not worship him?) did not intend to get out of the habit the first time they missed.  But once they broke the worship habit, they replaced it with a “no worship” habit.  Don’t jeopardize your soul by breaking your worship habit!

Monroe E. Hawley

Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, because the one who made the promises is reliable. And let us consider each other carefully for the purpose of sparking love and good deeds.  Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near. 

Hebrews 10:23-25 Common English Bible (CEB)

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