Does it pay to be Godly – Part 3

Godliness is walking in persistent faithfulness towards God, and faithfulness is walking in step with God and His Word. Ephesians 6:11 (KJV) says “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil…” To be Godly requires putting on the whole armour of God. Not the armour of intellectualism or brilliance, even though those are good qualities to have. Like I alluded to in previous posts, I believe education is critically important and especially when submitted under the leadership of the Holy Spirit; so I am not against having any form of academic excellence or qualification.

To be Godly is putting on Jesus, it is strategically positioning yourself to getting involved in Gods strategy and the way God wants things done at this crucial time in the fabric and consciousness of humanity. The times we are living in requires that we stand up tall and declare un-apologetically what we believe and in whom we have believed. There is nothing to apologize about for sharing your faith and openly taking a stand, even if it means to your hurt. A good example in the bible is Daniel, he was such a Godly person that the world around him had to notice and pay attention. Scripture says “They could find no corruption in him, because he was trust-worthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.” Read Daniel 6:4. (NIV).

Living a Godly life shapes your convictions, and your convictions or philosophy develops the prisms through which you view life. Scripture tells us “Don’t let others spoil your faith and joy with their philosophies, their wrong and shallow answers built on men’s thoughts and ideas, instead of on what Christ has said.” Read Colossians 2:8 (TLB). In other words, our philosophies in life is built on the foundation of the Word of God and what Christ has said; and it is what Christ says that matters.

Scripture tells us from Romans 12:1-2 (MSG) “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

Like the street language says “and the beat goes on.”

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