Peace and blessings, in Jesus name! Having established what a godly lifestyle is in the previous
series and the benefits imbedded in living a godly lifestyle. In this second edition of the series, I
will be teaching you on ‘Keys to Godly Lifestyle’. My prayer is that the keys will be evident in
your life henceforth.
Keys to Godly Lifestyle
Accept Jesus: The first step to having a godly lifestyle is accepting Jesus as your Lord
and personal Saviour. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:21, For he hath made him to be
sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made righteousness of God in him.
This scripture shows that Jesus Himself bore your iniquities and has transformed His image
of righteousness into you that you may have a godly lifestyle. One cannot have a godly
lifestyle without the help of God. Therefore, until you receive God as your Lord and
personal Saviour, you will not be able to live a holy and godly lifestyle.
Be Empowered by the Holy Spirit: Accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour is
the first step to a godly lifestyle. However, if you want to sustain living a godly lifestyle, you
must be empowered by the Holy Spirit; He alone can teach you the strategies of living a
godly lifestyle. Jesus, in one of His last speeches to the disciples, said, But the Comforter,
which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you
all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto
you (John 14:26). This simply means that God has given the Holy Spirit the mandate to
teach you all things that you need to know concerning life and godliness.
Constantly Strive to do Things Right: Consistency is the key to achieving anything in life.
Research has shown that anything you constantly do becomes your lifestyle because
subconsciously, you see yourself doing that repeatedly. However, if you want to build a
godly lifestyle, you have to be consistent with doing things the right way, at the right time
and the right proportion. Just as our definition portrays that godly lifestyle revolves doing
things right, some things may be right before man, but they are wrong before God. So, in
all you do, ensure they are right before God first because it is better to displease man and
please God than please God and displease man. God will grant you wisdom, in Jesus
Develop Godly Lifestyle: You cannot have a godly character until you develop it.
Although, the Holy Spirit is there to teach at all times; however, until you make the decision
to practice what He teaches, you may not be able to achieve a godly lifestyle. Anything that
is not developed will remain stagnant and will never improve. The Bible admonished, …
exercise thyself rather unto godliness (1 Timothy 4:7b). If you do not exercise yourself,
your muscles will be weak and fragile; likewise, if you do not exercise godly lifestyle by
living by its rules, you will never improve.
Eject Bad Companies: It is clearly stated in the Bible, Be not deceived: evil
communications corrupt good manners (1 Corinthians 15:33). When you associate
yourself with those who find it difficult to live a godly lifestyle, if really you want to live a
godly lifestyle, you may not be able to do that. So, ensure you keep good companies.
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
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
email@example.com 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.