Hopefully you found the questions from last week’s post to be helpful as you evaluate your own spiritual condition, and progress. There are three more areas of the Christian life that I plan on covering this week, including spiritual disciplines which we will look at today. Take some time and answer these questions carefully, and with prayer.
If you are just getting in with this evaluation you can go back and look at what we have already covered:
IV. Spiritual Disciplines
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.
- How would you evaluate your own personal devotions?
- Are you consistently spending time studying the bible, worshiping privately, and praying?
- Would you describe your personal times of devotion as “satisfying and joyful” or “cold and mechanical?” Explain your answer. How you can make these times more “satisfying and joyful?”
- List three recent sermons that have impacted your relationship with Jesus, and explain how they impacted you.
- List three recent books/articles that have recently impacted your relationship with Jesus, and explain how they impacted you.
- Would it have been easier for you to list the three funniest/best T.V. shows that you have seen this week? Why?
- Are you memorizing scripture?
- Describe how you have disciplined your life/schedule to make sure that you are “working out your salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12-18 )