Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Are You Godly?

"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness" II Peter 1:5-6

I want to be godly!

You want to be godly!

Peter says that God has given us everything we need to live godly lives.

So, how do I know if I am godly?

I know I am godly if I enjoy His presence.

When there is ungodliness within me I feel very uncomfortable in His presence. I can't read His Word because it will make me feel condemned and guilty.

I know I am godly if I people are drawn to God through me.

Here's a fact, my life will either draw people closer to God or drive them further from Him. No one is neutral in their influence. You're not. I'm not. When someone interacts with me that person either walks away feeling more positive about God or less interested in Him. Which is true of my life? Which is true of yours?

I know I am godly if I find it easy to hear his voice.

In John 10, Jesus identifies Himself as "the Good Shepherd" and He said, "My sheep know My voice".

You can quickly recognize the voices of those you love. Do you recognize His voice?

I know I am godly when I have less fear and more fruit in my life.

One of the most frequently used phrases by Jesus was, "Fear not!"

John wrote, "There is no fear in love because perfect love casts out fear."

Godliness is possible!

Are you godly?

"His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of  him who called us by his own glory and goodness."