Looking for 7 habits of a godly life to help you live godly in this present evil world? Then, you have come to the right place.
Living a godly life is not just a philosophy or a set of principles. It is a practical lifestyle of truth and holiness, a way of life that is lived out before the Lord.
And in this article, you will learn the most important 7 habits of a godly life that will help you live a holy Christian life that will bring glory to God.
Seven Habits Of A Godly Life.
Here are the seven habits of a godly life that will help you live a life of godliness free from the pollutions of this world which have defiled many.
- Reading God’s Word.
- Praying Every day.
- Walking After The Spirit.
- Pursuing Righteousness.
- Godly Love.
1. Reading God’s Word.
Reading God’s word is one of the most important seven habits of a godly life that will help you become established in the Lord.
As a truly born again Christian, it’s important that you read God’s word daily in your life as reading the bible daily will help you know more about Jesus Christ so that you can have a better personal relationship with Him.
Secondly, reading the bible daily helps us not to fall into sin as the Psalmist David wonderfully puts it in Psalms 119:11 that he has hidden the word of the Lord in his heart so that he might not sin against the Lord.
If you develop a daily habit of reading God’s word, you will become more established in His word and you will find it hard to fall into sin due to the word you have hidden in your heart which is a lamp to your feet.
But if you don’t develop a daily habit of reading God’s word, living a godly life will become more challenging to you as you will be more susceptible to falling into temptations.
The reason why most believers can’t consistently live a godly life that is victorious over sin is that they haven’t yet developed a daily godly habit of reading their bibles.
If you want to grow in the Lord and live a godly life that is above sin, you need to develop a daily habit of reading the bible because God’s word is a very vital armour you need to put on if you are to overcome the wiles and temptations of the devil (Ephesians 6:10-18).
2. Praying Every day.
Prayer combined with faith is a very important spiritual weapon in the life of a godly man or godly woman as prayer helps you neutralize the wicked forces and strongholds of darkness.
If you want to be a godly person who overcomes sin, you need an effective strong prayer life if you are to defeat the devil. Without prayer, you will be spiritually weak and temptations will easily overcome you.
Sadly, most believers don’t have strong prayer lives to help them withstand the temptations of the enemy due to lack of discipline and this is why these believers easily fall into temptations.
Lack of discipline by most believers is the reason why their prayer lives are a train wreck and the devil is having a very nice field day with such weak believers as he knows they are easy targets for him.
No wonder Jesus said in Matthews 26:41 that we ought to pray so that we don’t enter into temptations. Sadly, most Christians have ignored this sound advice from our Lord Jesus Christ and wonder why they are living defeated Christina lives.
If Jesus Christ prayed every day, who are you not to pray, dear? Don’t expect to go far in your Christian life if you don’t pray like the way our Lord Jesus Christ did as a servant can’t be greater than his master.
Without an effective prayer life of faith to quench the fiery darts of the enemy, you won’t live a victorious Christian life that is above sin. Rising and falling will be a constant theme in your Christian life if you are prayerless.
3. Walking After The Spirit.
Paul in Galatians 5:16 tells us that we must endeavour to walk after the Spirit and not the former fleshly lusts that caused us to sin when we weren’t saved yet.
Walking after the Spirit simply means to live a new life in complete obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ by forsaking your old sinful self which wants you to walk after the flesh.
You can only walk after the Spirit if you are filled with the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit in you, you won’t be able to walk after the Spirit which will enable you to live a godly life.
Walking after the Spirit is among the most important seven habits of a godly life as walking after the Spirit, not the flesh is what will enable you to live a holy life that’s above sin and be in obedience to God’s word.
Sadly, most Christians aren’t walking after the Spirit and this is evident by the sinful lifestyles they live in. No wonder there is a lot of sexual immorality even among believers in the church today.
The reason for this is that most people don’t want to fully deny themselves and take up their crosses to follow our Lord Jesus Christ due to the love of self that is present in their hearts.
But if you want to live a godly life, you must walk after the Holy Spirit and let Him guide you into all truths as He won’t ever lead you astray like your sinful flesh.
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Paul in Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith, it’s impossible to please God. Faith is very important in your Christian life as, without it, you won’t be able to run and finish your Christian race with joy.
Faith is one of the main foundations of true Christianity because without it, your Christianity is in vain and won’t amount to anything and the devil knows that no wonder he sows seeds of unbelief in your life to weaken your faith in God.
Remember, true Christianity is all about faith and not sign and if you are moved by sign rather than by faith, your Christian life won’t stand a test of time and you are most likely to quit mid-way when things get hard.
The reason why most Christians are living a defeated Christian life is that real faith is missing in their lives which has adversely affected their walk with the Lord.
James says that if we want to receive anything from the Lord, we must approach Him with faith that He will do that which we have asked Him to do in due time in accordance with His will.
If you lack faith and are double-minded as to whether the Lord can do what you have asked Him for, you won’t receive anything from Him.
Early Christians were able to do great exploits because of the unwavering faith they had in their God and you too can do great exploits if you have faith in the Lord as our earlier Christians that lived before we had.
Living a life of obedience to the Lord and His word is what will enable you to live a life of godliness that glorifies Him and which is above sin.
One of the signs that will show that you are truly a godly person who is born again is that you will obey God’s word and live by it all the days of your life.
Obedience to our heavenly Father and His word is a very important habit that every person who claims to be godly must practice and live by daily.
You can’t live a godly life that pleases the Lord if you are not living in obedience to God’s word. Otherwise, you are just a fake Christian then.
Jesus Christ said in John 14:15 that if we truly love Him, we will keep His commandments which sadly most people who claim to be Christians don’t even bother to keep.
Many believers claim to love our Lord Jesus Christ but aren’t willing to obey His commandments which is sad indeed clearly showing these people only have a form of godliness 2 Timothy 3:5 talks about but in reality, aren’t true disciples of Christ.
If you can’t live in obedience to the statutes of the Lord, you won’t be able to live a godly life because you can’t live a life of godliness if you aren’t obeying what the bible says.
6. Pursuing Righteousness.
You can’t live godly in this present evil world if you are not making any efforts to pursue and follow after righteousness which is what living a godly life is all about.
Following after righteousness must be your daily habit in your everyday life as a true Christian who claims to be a disciple of Christ because, without it, you won’t enter heaven.
If you are not pursuing righteousness, then it’s likely that you are not truly saved yet because if you are, living a life of righteousness will be your daily habit.
You can only desire to follow after righteousness if you are truly saved as genuine salvation brings a genuine transformation in one’s life that causes that person to have a new Christ-like nature that desires holiness and hates sin.
Many people claim to be born again Christians but are not actively pursuing a life of holiness that characterizes a born again Christian and this is seen by the type of sinful lifestyles they are living
Paul in 2 Timothy 2:22 encourages all true believers to flee all youthful lusts but follow and pursue righteousness and godliness instead which must be your daily habit if you profess to be a Christian.
I too also encourage you in the Lord to follow after righteousness and walk after the Spirit and not the former fleshly lusts that led you into sin in the first place.
7. Godly Love.
Love is one of the most important habits of a godly life that must not miss in your Christian life because, without it, your Christianity is in vain as true Christianity is founded upon love.
And this godly love Christ expects you to have and practice towards others is the selfless agape love that can’t simply be found in this world.
It’s a kind of love Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 that must be selfless without any selfish motives found in natural human love especially in this selfish world we live in.
Without godly love, you want to be able to truly love others or your fellow brothers or sisters in the Lord the way Christ expects you to.
One thing you must understand about human beings as you are reading this, dear is that human beings are inherently selfish and self-centred due to the selfish nature we are all born with.
And this selfish nature we are all born with that makes to be full of ourselves can only be eradicated at the cross of Calvary when you become truly born again.
Only then will this godly Christ-like love become possible in your life that will empower you to selfless love others without any ulterior motives as Christ Commands un in Romans 12:9.
I hope the above 7 habits of a godly life will now help you develop godly habits that will help you to live a victorious Christian life that’s above sin and glorifies the Lord.
On the other hand, if you are still struggling with sin but want to live godly and have nothing to do with sin, read this post on how to be genuinely born again in 7 simple steps to help you with that.
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