Happy New Year! Welcome to your Turnaround Era. God’s Word is life and any life without God is worthless; hence, God is the foundation of life. The Bible says, If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do (Psalm 11:3). However, when your life’s foundation is sinking, your life will never have stability. Therefore, I will be teaching on ‘Building a Godly Lifestyle’. Stay put and harness all that God has for you in this teaching series.
What is a Godly Lifestyle?
A godly lifestyle can be defined as the ability to know God’s right ways and differentiate what is bad from evil, with the understanding of God’s standards and precepts. Also, godly lifestyle can be defined as being consistent in doing the right things that pleases God at the right time, in the right way and with the right motive. This is seen as what you do even when no one is seeing you. Scripture says, For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come (1 Timothy 4:8). However, having a godly lifestyle strictly comes with God’s empowerment and willingness act and do things the way of God. It is important to note that God can empower you, but until you are willing to walk through that path of godliness, you may not be able to achieve a godly lifestyle. On the other hand, you cannot be willing to live a godly lifestyle until you are empowered to live for God; else, all your efforts will be fruitless. This will never be your portion, in Jesus name! God will empower you and more so, you will be willing to do it the way of God, in Jesus name!
Benefits of a Godly Lifestyle
True godly lifestyle has several benefits that cannot be over emphasised. These benefits are highlighted below:
- Godly Lifestyle Guarantees Peace: Peace is one of the most expensive virtues and benefits of godly living, which money cannot buy. As a genuine Christian, godly lifestyle brings peace to you. While sin torments the unbelievers, you experience unexplainable peace that cannot be fathomed. However, true peace can only come from God and what attracts peace in the life of any Christian is a godly lifestyle.
- Godly Lifestyle Guarantees Joy: Joy is the instrument a believer uses to draw water out of the well of salvation, and a godly lifestyle guarantees a joyous life (Isaiah 12:3). True Joy comes when you live a godly life and this cannot be equated with any other experience. Today, it seems joy is scarce to find, but anyone who truly lives a godly lifestyle is entitled to live a joyous life.
- Godly Lifestyle Guarantees Healthy Living: Godliness will benefit you physically because it guarantees healthy living. The Scriptures teaches us to be kind, temperate, patient, and compassionate. As a true believer, you are opportune to live a life free from all anxieties and worries that comes with ungodly living (1 Timothy 4:8).
- Godly Lifestyle Guarantees Profitable Life: Godliness will make a difference in your life and also enable you to make a difference in the lives of those around you. When you live a godly lifestyle, all things including your business, finances and career becomes profitable. The Bible emphatically says in 1 Timothy 4:8, that godliness is profitable unto all things. The profit that godly lifestyle gives is much more than financial and material profits; other profits includes satisfaction and the prosperity of your spirit, soul and body.
Therefore, living a godly lifestyle requires intentional work and walk with God; it is not by might or power, but by the grace of God. However, to live a continuous godly lifestyle, you need Jesus in your life. So, if you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour, you can do that by saying this prayer of faith with me: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank You for saving me. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org OR call 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Salvation the way of Escape, The Dignity of a Believer.