One analogy for the godly life in Scripture is a tree.  “A good tree” (Matt 7:17).  “Green olive tree” (Psalms 52:8).  Like a tree planted by a river, with un-withered leaves, and nourished by delighting in God’s law (Psalms 1:1-3).  Stable trees have deep, wide and well-watered roots.  When our life is rooted in the Life of God, then we can stand in the storm.  We will stand as monuments to God’s faithfulness.  Our tree will give fruit to the world.

“The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.  Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God.  They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green, To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.” Psalms 92:12-15 (NASB)