Charles Stanley - The Seven Habits of a Godly Life
Brushing teeth, drinking a cup of coffee, scrolling through social media—habits like these streamline the rhythm of our daily lives. But not all habits are equal, or even beneficial. In this message, Dr. Stanley details the seven habits that undergird a healthy spiritual life. He encourages us to dedicate ourselves to practices like prayer, generosity, and forgiveness. Make pursuing godliness a habit—you won't regret it!
What is a godly life, and how is it achieved? These are important questions because as believers, we are called to live sanctified lives that are fully surrendered to Christ. Although we know that this is God’s will for us and that He’s working toward this purpose in our lives, we have a responsibility in the process as well. What we habitually do has tremendous influence on whether we will have a godly life.
There are seven habits that will help us in our pursuit of godly living. A habit is a recurring and often subconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. A godly life is one that is no longer seeking satisfaction through a sinful lifestyle but is now surrendered to God and His will.
The Seven Habits of a Godly Life 1. A life of prayer. 2. Faith. 3. Meditation on the Word of God. 4. Obedience. 5. Dependence upon the Holy Spirit. 6. Giving to God and others. 7. Forgiving other people.