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A Spiritual Checkup (3)

A Spiritual Checkup (3)

When having a spiritual check-up you do evaluate things like:

1) Priorities. ‘But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’ (Matthew 6:33 NIV). Do you submit your schedule to God for His approval? Does your bank account show that He is your priority?

2) Values. ‘You died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God…Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience’ (Colossians 3:3&12 NLT). Do you love what God loves and hate what God hates? Do you put high value on the things that make Him happy? Are your desires and goals governed by God’s Word?

3) Sacrifice. ‘I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for Whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ…I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him…’ (Philippians 3:8-10 NIV).

Are you fully surrendered to God? Is there anything you value more than Him? If there is, pray:

‘Father, forgive me for taking back control of my life. I come before You surrendering, repenting, and asking You to cleanse me. Renew me and fill me with Your Spirit. I renounce my selfish ways and make You Lord of my life. You said that You would rather I was hot or cold, but not lukewarm. Light a fire in me today that will burn so brightly, others will be drawn to You.’

Verse of the Day

‘He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the spirit…’

Romans 8:27 NIV

Joy Ferdiz

January 17th, 2014

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