Being Godly

Godliness is a reverent awareness of God's sovereignty over every aspect of life. To have the desire to honor him in all one's conduct.

"Ungodliness may be defined as living one's everyday life with little or no thoughts of God, or of God's will, or of God's glory, or of one's dependence on God." (Respectable sins;Bridges; page 54)

We see people like this every day.
They are courteous, smile, helpful, kind,
but they don't think of God.
Some of them may even call themselves Christians and attend church,
but are they godly?
So what about the believer is she godly?
Even if she doesn't think about God?
What about you?
Do you think about God every day?
Do you make plans without seeking Him first?
Do you assume that the plans you make will happen
without giving God any thought at all?
I'm not asking if you are living a sinful life,
I'm simply asking do you think about the will of God?
Do you take into account His plans for your day?
Or do you just go about your day your own way?
Do you make plans without recognizing your utter dependence
on God to carry them out?

If you are truly a godly person then God will be the center and focal point of your life. Every circumstance and every activity of life regardless of what it is. But you will only have this kind of God centered life if you are pursuing an ever-growing intimate relationship with God.

It's about living all of life as if God is relevant! But survey after survey continues to inform us that there is little difference between the values and behavior patterns of Christians and non-Christians. (Respectable Sins pg 58)

How many times do you live your life as if an all-seeing, all-hearing God is with you every moment of every day?

We ignore Him, we go about our day, clean house, take care of whatever needs done and He is seldom in our thoughts.

Ask God to show you today in what areas are you most apt to forget about Him. What decisions do you make most often without consulting Him first.

Being Godly means that we have a reverent awareness of God's sovereignty over every aspect of life. That we have the desire to honor him in all our daily chores, even the mundane.

Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. (1Tim 4:7-8)

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3)


  1. This was a great post. The words that touched me were 'Do you ask Him before you make plans...'

    I read somewhere these words, "You cannot be in His will without being in His word."

    I just loved that!

    Great post Sharon!


  2. Great post. Such truths.

    "Being Godly means that we have a reverent awareness of God's sovereignty over every aspect of life. That we have the desire to honor him in all our daily chores, even the mundane."

    This, to me, says it all.

  3. You preach it sister!! AMEN!! Thanks I needed this today (big time)
    love ya,

  4. Our "being" godly is so important, isn't it? Just in how you worded it- BEING God-ly. Not ACTING godly. Boy, do we as the church get those two things confused! If Godliness is a part of our being, we will act it. But usually we try to act it, put up some kind of front, and try to DO godly without first asking God to make us more like Himself!
    This won't change with us just being aware, cause we can try to "act" more godly, but only God can cause us to BECOME more like Him.
    And that takes a change of mind, a change of heart- transformation- like Romans12:1&2. And that can only be done by our God.
    That's been my prayer as we've experienced so much rain here (already up to 9 inches!) and it's flooding- that God would have mercy and pour out His grace in the form of His Holy Spirit. I want so badly to be more like Him. And then that I'd act more like Him. But in that order.
    Love you. Thanks for this reminder.

  5. Wonderful post. It seems that God's working in our hearts in similar ways on this.

    It was interesting to me that I Tim. 4 says, "Train yourself to be godly..." God puts us through many training experiences every day. I wonder how often we stop and think about the person driving below the speed limit in front of us as a "training experience?" I say that for my purposes here.

    I am finding that the more I seek the Lord through His Word, the more I want to know His ways and obey not out of requirement, but out of love. It's a life long process, isn't it?

    Have a great weekend :)

  6. Sharon,

    Your words pierce straight through to the heart of the matter. I have seen both sides of this, and have even experienced it myself.

    It is only when I fully submit my life, my ENTIRE life to Him, that I am living up to my fullest God Potential!

    I am learning each and every day that my life is not about me, but it is ALL about Him!

    Thanks for the challenge...


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