Two daily habits have been essential for me over the years. First, I daily listen to God by reading his word, which is sharper than a double-edged sword and which teaches, rebukes, corrects and trains me. Second, I daily speak to God in prayer, by specifically coming to the foot of the cross. I remind myself of how great my sin is, how great God’s anger at my sin is, and just how great and wonderfully perfect the blood of Jesus is to satisfy God’s wrath. The cross is where we see God’s love most clearly. It humbles, liberates and motivates us to live for God and for his glory.