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Should We Have a Spiritual Checklist?

We can maintain good health by having a regular physical check-up. We can keep our car performing at a high level of efficiency by having a regular diagnostic check-up. We have a spiritual life that also requires a frequent check-up. Here are some tests to give your spiritual life. We hope they prove helpful. (If you need help, seek the counsel of the Great Physician.)

  1. Am I spending time in His Word and in prayer? (John 15:1-8; Colossians 3:16)
  2. Am I living my life in a manner worthy of the gospel? (Ephesians 4:1)
  3. Am I getting to know God better? (Ephesians 1:17)
  4. Am I trying to love God with all my heart? (Matthew 12:30)
  5. Am I doing unto others as I would have them do unto me? (Matthew 7:12)
  6. Am I controlling my tongue? (James 3:1-12; Ephesians 4:29)
  7. Am I honest in everything I do and say? (Colossians 3:9)
  8. Am I being faithful to promises and commitments I’ve made? (Matthew 5:37)
  9. Am I working on areas of my life that need correcting? (1 Timothy 4:7)
  10. Are there areas of my life that would shame me if they became known? (Psalm 90:8)
  11. Is my life a role model for others to follow? (1 Corinthians 11:1)
  12. Am I adopting any worldly attitudes (1 John 2:15-17; James 4:4)
  13. Am I seeking godly wisdom? (James 1:5; James 3:13-18)
  14. Am I striving to live a Spirit-filled life? (Ephesians 5:18)
  15. Have I invited God to inspect my heart? (Psalm 139:23-24)
  16. Have I sought forgiveness for my sins? (1 John 1:7-9)
  17. Am I taking up my cross daily and following Jesus? (Luke 9:23)
  18. Am I dressed in the armour of God? (Ephesians 6:10-18)
  19. Am I offering my life to God each day as a holy sacrifice? (Romans 12:1)
  20. Am I praying for the salvation of my family and friends? (Romans 9:1-5; Romans 10:1-2)