As Christians, we are called to discipline ourselves for godliness. But as we do so, we need to remember where our godliness truly comes from. It won't come from our checklists, pocketbooks, or passports. Our godliness will always begin and end with the truth of the gospel; the glory of Christ in us.
"Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory." 1 Timothy 3:16