Dec 26 2012

Dale Tedder: Spiritual Life Checkup

Original post at http://daletedder.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/spiritual-life-checkup-2/

spiritual-disciplinesOver the years I’ve shared a variety of spiritual life checkups. They have been very helpful to the folks I serve… and certainly to me.

This is one that I’ve printed before and shared it with some of the classes I teach at church. It’s a good resource to use as you think about your spiritual health as well as what areas you would like to work on in the new year. I highly recommend taking a look at it and thinking through it. I hope you find it useful. Here’s the introduction to it…

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:37-40

Each year many of us will go through a physical check-up, perhaps do a financial check up at year’s end or at tax time, and perhaps do a performance review at our workplace.   But how often do we take time to review our spiritual life?

Those who are saved by grace are called to grow in grace (2 Pet. 3.18).  As disciples of Jesus, we are to live a life of love – love for God and love for our neighbor, in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Too often, in the busyness of our day-to-day lives, we let other priorities crowd out the two highest priorities Jesus gave us.   The following questions are designed to help you examine your spiritual life over the past year and to prayerfully seek God’s help in areas where you desire to grow in the New Year.

Click here to read or download the whole checkup.


Tagged: C.S. Lewis Institute, Direction, Formation, Sanctification, Spiritual, Spiritual Life

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