Monday 14 October 2013

Shh..How often do you check your online banking/bank account for the balance?

The way most of us lives is somewhat predictable; we regularly monitor our bank accounts to check for direct debit payments, bills payment, etc.

My question for you today is: how often do you monitor how you are growing in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ?  2 Peter 3:18. How often do you examine your relationship with God and with other people?

God said that we should examine ourselves whether we are still in faith (2 Corinthians 13:5).

Examining yourself . . .  (It is to be noted below information are not the criteria of being saved but rather they are to help us to check whether we are still saved and also, the list is not exhaustive).

1)      Examine yourself with the seven things that God cannot tolerate which are: Proverbs 6:16-19
2)      Ask yourself ‘Am I a true Christian’?
3)      Am I reading my bible regularly?
4)      Am I communicating with God regularly?
5)      Am I practising what I believe? (Practising the Word of God is what makes you a Christian).
6)      How am I building my character? Can God boast of my character? Can my spouse/friends/parents boast of my good character?
7)      Do I listen to the voice of God? (Does God speak to me? Do I recognise God’s voice?).
8)      Do I display the fruit of the Spirit? (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control).
9)      Have I increasingly grown in maturity and not affected by wrong doctrines?

Lord Jesus, help me to honestly examine myself on a daily basis.

I trust you Lord Jesus to help me to identify what I am doing right and I know that you will also help me to highlight the things that I am doing that are displeasing to you.

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- Myss Lafunky

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