For You bless the godly, O Lord; You surround them with Your shield of love. Psalm 5:12
God in His word tells us how we can receive His love. BE GODLY.
Godliness is a reflection of God’s character. I was created in His image so reflecting Him should be easy. What makes godliness difficult; my choice to look to the world for approval, and guidance rather than the One who I am seeking to mirror. Godliness is made difficult when I choose to ignore the urgings and teaching of the Holy Spirit. Godliness is easy when I allow myself to be filled with the word of God and when I allow that word to guide my every thought and all my actions. Godliness is possible when I ask the Lord to show me the way, to guide my steps along the path He has designed for me. Godliness is achievable when I ask the Father to teach me His truths and I listen and walk in those truths. I desire God's love, His unfailing love, His everlasting love and it is mine. It surrounds me as a shield and all I must do is walk in godliness.
•Righteous living. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:24
•Loving my neighbor as myself, looking to the needs of others
•Being truthful in all I do and speak, speaking life. The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain, Proverbs 10:11
•Speaking with gentleness and humbly to bring another believer back to the right path. Galatians 6:1
•Giving generously expecting nothing in return. The godly love to give. Proverbs 21:26
•Promoting peace and stomping out confusion and chaos. God blesses those who work for peace. Matthew 5:9
•Faithfulness to God as He is faithful to me. Pursue faithfulness 2 Timothy 2:22
•Having an attitude of forgiveness, forgiving all who trespass against me as God has forgiven me
•Being a source of encouragement. An encouraging word cheers a person up. Proverbs 12:25
•Purity, patience, kindness. We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness by the Holy Spirit within us and by our sincere love. 2 Corinthians 6:6
•Contentment. Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. 1 Timothy 6:6
•The godly offer good counsel, they teach right from wrong. Psalm 37:30
•Integrity. The godly walk with integrity. Proverbs 20:7
The life of the godly is full of light and joy. Proverbs 13:9
Gracious Father it is our desire to be godly in all we do. Father we ask you to create in us a spirit of righteousness, give us a clean heart these will lead us to reflect Your great image. In Jesus Mighty Name we pray.