This is in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition
Growing in Godliness – Godly living is characterized by a life lived to please God. Through Jesus’ sacrifice, we have already found favor in God’s sight; therefore, we are to live a life that reflects that favor. Like Jesus, our work is to flow from faith and love, honoring God in all we do. We are to behave so that when unbelievers see our lives they will recognize and honor God, who is our source of godliness. Love honor, prayer, and the full expression of the Holy Spirit are but a few of the things 1 thessalonians exhorts us to pursue.
Understand that godly living includes; 1) work that flows from faith, 2) labor that flows from love, and 3) patient endurance that flows from living hope. Pray that these Virtues would characterize your life. Remember always that you are loved and CHOSEN IN CHRIST.
Be faithful and perserving in prayer for other believers and other congregations.
LIVE YOUR LIFE TO PLEASE GOD.
Seek to grow in love for others. Strive to live quietly, not gossiping, but tending to your own work. Be a witness to unbelievers through your godly lifestyle.
Understand that each of these exhortations is a command. Therefore, seek diligently to apply these truths to your life as you grow in godliness.
May the Peace of God be upon you today and everyday.
If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:
“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.