This is the second of a three-volume series called Mentoring His Way – Disciple Twelve based on the “Twelve Characteristics of a Godly Life.” In this second book, we learn about the four “Personal Characteristics of a Godly Life.”
I am Physically Pure—I belong to God and honor Him with every part of my body
The first personal characteristic of living a Godly life is about how we are to use our bodies. To exemplify the person of Christ, we need to control our bodies by putting them under the control of the Holy Spirit. The body manifests the values of the spirit and soul. Our values and character are developed deep within our soul. Our character is manifested through the body by our behavior. When the body is under the control of the Holy Spirit, it is an obedient servant.
I am Love Motivated—I love my family more than I love myself
The second personal characteristic of a Godly life is understanding the importance of the family. In no other place is it more important to remember that our purpose as Christians is to conform to the image of Christ. To have a Godly life, we need to make love our motive in all relationships, especially within our family. Love needs to be the golden thread that holds our families together.
I am Extremely Valued—I know who I am in Christ. I am extremely valued
The third personal characteristic of a Godly life is about the person – primarily our self-image. As others emulate our lives, it is important that we exemplify a positive attitude about who we are in Christ. To do this, we must first know how special we are to our Heavenly Father, because of our relationship in Christ.
I am Christ-Actualized—I am Christ-actualized rather than self-actualized
The fourth personal characteristic of a Godly life is learning how to apply motivation. Motivation is the inner drive in each of us that keeps us continuously striving toward the attainment of the goals we have set until such attainment is achieved. Having a Godly life means that we are motivated to become like Christ.
Volume One covered the “Spiritual Characteristics of a Godly Life”
Volume Three covers the “Lifestyle Characteristics of a Godly Life”