This morning, while on my way to work, I was listening to Our Daily Bread on the radio. The topic was Godliness.
As they pointed out, we often start the new year focused on how we can improve ourselves in the upcoming year... eating better, exercising more, becoming more financially sound, etc. All of which are good ideas, however, if you had to pick only one thing to focus on improving, it should be Godliness. Talk about a wise investment. It is the one thing you CAN take with you when it all ends. :) It is something we can practice and do anywhere or any time.
Godliness involves caring for others as God has instructed us -- caring more for others than for ourselves. When we do so, we do the Lord's work. Doing Good Deeds for example.
" If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 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. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe."
1 Timothy 4:6-11
Need ideas? Check out the 366 Challenge list at the bottom of this blog page. May we each increase our Godliness this year.