TODAY'S WORD FOR TODAY
A Spiritual Checkup (4)
‘Jesus knew what they were thinking… [in their hearts].’Luke 11:17
For a spiritual checkup to be effective, you must examine the following three areas: 1) Forgiveness. ‘Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace…’ (Colossians 3:13-15 NLT). Are you quick to forgive those who have hurt you? Do you try to resolve conflicts as soon as possible? Are you harbouring resentment? 2) Soul winning. ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…’ (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV). Do you have a concern for lost souls? Do you seize every opportunity to share your faith? Does your life show what your lips say? 3) Prayer. ‘Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore!’ (1 Chronicles 16:11 NKJV). Do you have a consistent prayer life? Do you pray faithfully for the needs of others? Have you learned to pray in faith, standing on God’s Word and believing Him for great things? Do you see the results of your prayer life? Has your prayer life led you to a deeper intimacy with the Lord? If you’re serious about in-depth change, growth in your spiritual walk, and developing a Christ-like character, spend time with the Lord today and say, ‘Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my [thoughts]… lead me in the way everlasting’ (Psalms 139:23-24 NKJV).
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