July did it again. We underestimated its sneakiness and then out of nowhere BAM! out of nowhere we’re suddenly closer to 2016 than 2014.
July’s kind of a punk.
Remember January? You know…that month that felt like it was about 2 weeks ago?
I love January because everything feels so new. Resolutions, reflections, ways to improve, new dreams to begin, etc.
If January feels new, July feels like when you clean out the fridge but forget to take out the trash for a few days.
According to Forbes, only 8% of people keep their New Year’s Resolutions.
While it’s great for us to want to lose weight and eat healthier every year, at some point we need to ask better questions, “Is this the best way to improve?”
As our preaching team was discussing this last year we decided to take a Sunday and try and ask better questions. While some of us made similar resolutions as many of you, we realized that the spiritual version of resolutions was not effective.
So we brain-stormed questions. We started with 50 different questions that were whittled down to 10. 10 questions to help you know where you are in your journey as a Christ-follower.
So if you made some spiritual resolutions back in January, it’s mid-year check-up time! If you didn’t make any, these questions can help you simply reflect on your faith, as Scripture commands us to…
“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.” – 2 Corinthians 13:5
10 Spiritual Check-Up Questions
- Do you have a growing awareness of God’s presence in your life?
- Are you increasingly aware of your own sin?
- Is there something in God’s Word you are struggling to understand?
- Are you pursuing God’s plan for your life and how you fit into God’s global purpose?
- Are you growing in love for those who have been difficult for you to love?
- Is there a discipline to your spiritual growth?
- Are you actively involved in a local church?
- Is your lifestyle noticeably different than your peers who do not know Jesus?
- Is your relationship with God a source of great delight?
- Do you live in an increasing gratitude because of what God has done for you?
If you’re looking to grow in your walk with Christ, but aren’t sure where to start, don’t hesitate to e-mail me. I’d love to help in any way I can or connect you with someone else who can.