Read Psalm 42:1
Godliness is something below the surface of a life, deep down in the realm of attitude—an attitude toward God Himself.
The longer I think about this, the more I believe that a person who is godly is one whose heart is sensitive toward God, one who takes God seriously.
The godly individual hungers and thirsts after God. In the words of the psalmist, the godly person has a soul that "pants" for the living God (Psalm 42:1-2).
Godly people possess an attitude of willing submission to God's will and ways.
Whatever He says goes. And whatever it takes to carry it out is the very thing the godly desire to do.
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.