Step 6: Godly Living
“If any man be in Christ, he is a NEW creature: old things – passed away… all things – become new…” II Corinthians 5:17
Change Your Life! Stop Bad Habits.
LIVE A CLEAN GODLY LIFE
Jesus lived a clean and pure life. Jesus was holy. He lived a good life and the people could not find fault in His life. The enemies of Jesus tried to find fault and wrong in Him but they could not. Jesus lived a good life for God. Christians need to follow His example. God was pleased with Jesus and gave Him power and blessing on His life. God wants to use every Christian and bless his life. God wants to use you to serve Him. God will not bless or use a person who has sin in his life. You cannot serve God with sin in your life. Live a good Godly Christian Life.
Be Clean and Pure – Sometimes a car gets dirty and needs to be washed. A house needs to be cleaned. After you eat you need to wash the dirty dishes. Christians also become dirty and need to be washed clean. Would you like to eat your food from dirty dishes that have not been washed? Would you like to drink milk from a dirty glass? Many Christians keep their cars, homes, dishes and their bodies clean, but their hearts and minds are dirty. God wants you to have a clean life so that He can use you to serve Him. God does not use unclean vessels. Do you have sin in your life? Are you dirty? God only uses people who have clean and pure lives. Be clean and God will use you.
What Makes Your Life Dirty? – Many people think it is all right to drink beer, smoke, use bad words, look at pornography in books and on the Internet. This is wrong. These things make your life dirty with God. If you want God to use you then you must stop bad habits and sin. Things that hurt your testimony or make you feel bad in your heart are wrong and you need to put them away. Don’t read sex books and fill your mind with dirty thoughts. If you want God to use you and you truly want to follow Jesus, you must stop your worldly habits and sins and ask God to forgive you and start living clean (II Corinthians 7:1). Do it! You need to change your life and bad habits. Replace the bad habits with good habits. Put off the bad and put on the good. (Colossians 3:8-10). Do you have a sinful habit? Bad habits will destroy your life and testimony. Sin makes you feel bad in your heart and it will destroy you (James 1:14-15). When you have sin in your life it hurts Jesus and it also hurts your testimony with other people. The next step in following Jesus is to break from worldly habits. Decide to follow Jesus and do right. Ask God to forgive you. He will cleanse and forgive your sins and you can start living for Him. Live a clean Christian life.