Focus: Godly Character
Yesterday we focused on Asking God to align us with His perfect will. What a powerful prayer session that followed. Glory be to God for giving us what to pray for. Now, let's delve into today's emphasis on the importance of cultivating a Godly character. In 1st Peter 1:15-16, we encounter a powerful directive that commands us to be holy, mirroring the divine holiness of our heavenly Father. This call to holiness goes beyond a mere set of rules; it invites us to reflect the very character of God.
In other words, Holiness, as outlined in this scripture, is not merely a checklist of virtuous behaviors; it's about becoming a living reflection of God's Character. It's about adopting a mindset, attitude, and conduct that aligns with His divine nature. Scripture, in essence, is not merely presenting a command but extending an invitation to embrace God's character in our own lives.
What's remarkable is that achieving this character is not dependent on our human knowledge or wisdom. Holiness transcends our intellectual capabilities. Instead, it's the transformative work of the Holy Spirit within us that produces and sustains Holiness. This acknowledgment shifts the focus from our own efforts to a dependence on Christ Jesus who works in and through us through his Spirit..
Therefore, as we ask God to cultivate a Godly character, let's recognize that it is a journey of allowing the Holy Spirit to shape our thoughts, emotions, and actions. It's an ongoing process of becoming vessels through which God's character is manifested in the world around us.
Dear King Jesus, I humbly seek your guidance and strength to rid myself entirely of the earthly, worldly tendencies within me. Grant me the ability to cast off the carnal aspects that wage war against me and instead empower me to embrace the qualities of Christ. Empower me, Lord, to undergo a profound transformation that mirrors the likeness of Christ, by doing so, your holiness will be reflected in my life and choices. May I be characterized by unwavering faith, steadfast obedience, unshakable trustworthiness, genuine humility, boundless mercy, and an overflowing love for others. As I strive to have a Godly character, may you shape me into a reflection of your holiness in every facet of my life and influencing my choices in accordance with your divine will. Amen.
1 Corinthians 15:33
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