Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What It Means to Be Godly Men

Sad but true, nowadays real men are rare and real Godly men are even rarer. In my opinion, a Godly man...
- fears God, not men
- submits to Christ as his ultimate authority
- stands firm on the Word of God and displays discernment
- is a doer of the Word, not just hearer and knower
- stands up for what he believes in and for what is right
- is not afraid to admit when he is wrong
- leads with a servant's heart
- is the provider and protector of his family
- is responsible
- is honest and trustworthy
- is hard-working and diligent
- is patient
- strives for righteousness, Godliness, holiness, and pleasing the Lord, instead of power, fame, happiness, and wealth
- perseveres through trials in spite of pain, sufferings, and adversity
- dies to self and lives in Christ
- is respectful to others and puts others above himself
- is faithful in big things and small things
- is courageous
- does not whine
- sees the needs of others and tries his best to meet those needs
- protects the weak, gives to the poor, helps the needy, gives up his comfort to bring comfort to others
- gives, serves, sacrifices without expecting anything in return
- has no reason to despair because he knows Who is in control
- is content because he knows he's complete in Christ
- purposely avoids temptations and immediately takes the way out that God provides
- is kind, compassionate, loving, and forgiving
- is polite and courteous
- is not discouraged by failures but sees them as an opportunity to learn, grow, and improve
- is just and fair
- is active, useful, resourceful, and productive
- draws people to God by the way he lives, acts, talks, treats others
- keeps doing good and glorifying the Lord even when he is falsely accused, misunderstood, mistreated, persecuted, etc.
- overcomes fears (fears may still be there but he moves forward in spite of them) by trusting and relying totally on God
- is a prayer warrior

"He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8

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