Proverbs 12:28 The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death.
Before I knew God, like I know God now, this verse felt very condemning...now it is more of a reminder to me. Let me explain. We can have death in so many ways...the death of our peace, the death of our happiness, the death of our joy, the death of our love for others and then there is the complete death of our souls. Before I begin reading my Bible daily and learned how much God loves me my peace was dead, I was filled with anxiety and panic all the time. It was hard to show my love for others when I was in such a state of anxiety...and that state of anxiety killed my joy! It is hard to love others when you feel so needy. When God is missing in our lives we have a big hole of need in our bodies.
When I learned how much God does love me, how God will take care of me and all my needs my peace was reborn, it was no longer dead...and my joy returned...and my love for others just begin to overflow, now I can hardly contain it! I want to hug everybody that I see!!! With God so present in my life I don't have any places that are dead in my body... nothing is missing!!
A godly life is not about living a life that says, "Look at me I am perfect, squeaky clean with nothing wrong!!" A godly life is about loving God so much that you want to do what pleases him, it is about loving others, even those, especially those that don't love you back. It is about loving God so much that you let go and let God love you enough to fill all those dead places with His wonderful love and life!!