{G O O D N E S S} Fruits of the Spirit Series

{goodness} ~the quality of being good, in particular. virtue; moral excellence.

Wow I cannot believe we’re onto goodness already!

I have a question for you all: can goodness be achieved?

God wants us to achieve goodness, but not on our own. He knows that to do anything, we need His help and His strength, for we all sin and fall short of His glory (Romans 3:23).

So apart from God, we can do nothing. (John 15:5)

1 Peter 1:15-16 says this: But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;  for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

Being holy and having goodness takes a couple steps that I’d like to share with you all.

  1. Be humble before Jesus

Come before Jesus and ask Him if there are any areas of your life that you aren’t pursuing goodness or any habits, thoughts, or attitudes that don’t display His pure and beautiful goodness. He may show you some things that you aren’t comfortable getting rid of, but ask Him for the grace to see what He sees and to know how to change it.

2. Be obedient!

When Jesus shows you certain things that you should get rid of, be faithful in responding and in getting those things out! Bad is bad and must be rid of in your life! James 4:7-8 talks about how when we resist the devil, he flees, and when we draw near to God, He will draw near to us! He may show you things that you are hesitant about and that is when you must ask for the grace to follow. It is so worth it to give up bad things for Jesus to be more holy!

I hope and pray that you are inspired to have the Lord search your heart and see any bad habits you should get rid of to be good and holy!! Let me know how you will live this out in the comments below!

 

 

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