"While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!"
Do you know what your friends, family or co-workers say about you when you're not there? As followers of Jesus, we hope that our lives reflect God. We hope that people see us as genuine, not proud. People aren't naive, but they wish there were more honest and trusting people in the world. If you are a person whose heart (not just your finger) is pointed to God, people will recognize that and be drawn to it. They will at least notice something different about you and inquire or wonder.
There are many "self-help" books, seminars and courses that teach you how to live this "good character". But that is the problem. They are doing it in their "self". It's like taking tennis or golf lessons. If you don't have the right foundation or fundamentals, you can hit thousands of balls and never get it right or get better.
To gain a godly character you must first gain God. That means removing yourself and allow His word, presence and ultimately character to invade you. Then our character becomes a reflection of His character. You can't get that from a person teaching a seminar. It takes a daily walk with God which turns into a lifestyle.
Pastor Michael Garcia
Overseer and Pastor at First Assembly HOEN