Dr. Gutierrez’s definition of a godly person does not differ from what I have always thought of because even in the past I have seen people live by the word of God and have obeyed it at all times. This is because persons that I see as godly are always ready to help other people during hard times. These people also know the holy bible and quote it with ease to signify that they have lived and practiced the word of God and they believe every word in the bible. These people depict the images of God because of the actions that they do and how they carry themselves in society. To be godly one needs to reflect God’s procedures and will. However, it is not easy to live a godly life due to the temptations that people face in life.
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In chapter 3, I found the discussion about changing our ways so that we can appear holy in the eyes of God intriguing and very thoughtful. I chose to discuss this point. When I decided to make Jesus my savior I had a lot of difficulties because I did not have the kind of friends that are desired to live a virtuous life. They also did not embrace that I had changed my ways in life. I had to seek new friends who helped me to grow spiritually and I have to admit it was very difficult.
In chapter 4, I found the discussion about loving people and living in society as family thoughtful. I chose to discuss this point because I have come to realize that even in Christianity there are differences among Christians which are brought about by wealth and this is not how people are supposed to co-exist. We find that those with resources want to associate among themselves while those without are left out of major activities that are beneficial to everyone.
In chapter 5, I found the discussion about communicating with God interesting. I chose to discuss this point because I believe that every one of us has a purpose in life and it is upon us to discover what the purpose is. We need to communicate with God more so that he can give us answers to our questions. We need to ask God for directions and it is only then that he can grant us whatever we desire in life as long it is pleasing in his eyes. We also need to have time to talk to God and not make it a one-day thing. We also need to be patient with God to answer our prayers because he is faithful.
This book will change my future attitude by helping me be positive about life and see hard times as pillars to help me grow in faith and spirit. It will also help me grow emotionally so that I can develop a healthy spirituality. Spirituality will help me create a good relationship with God and also help me to know when God is communicating to me. A positive attitude will discourage me from judging others due to their actions because people do various actions for different reasons and also only God can decide whether their actions are right or wrong. It will also help me to seek forgiveness to other people and from God when my actions have hurt people’s feelings or when I feel that my actions have been wrong.