Friday, February 28, 2014

How's Your Spiritual Health? A Diagnostic

I am beginning a new Bible Study on the Fruit of the Spirit and I found a wonderful article that includes some great diagnostic questions about your spiritual health.  I've included the intro; if you're interested in reading the whole article, click on the link included.

How long since you’ve had a checkup to assess your spiritual health?    
by Scott Williams

Not long ago, a seasoned marathoner had just crossed the finish line with an impressive time when he suffered a heart attack and died. From the outside, he looked to be the picture of health, but a fatal condition was hiding on the inside.
Every one of us needs an occasional visit to the doctor for a checkup to make sure everything is working alright and that we don’t have an unknown serious internal condition.
The same is true with our spiritual lives. As creatures of habit, we tend to go through life on autopilot. We often miss clues that indicate that our spirit is not enjoying the good health that God created it for.
In the same way that the doctor puts us through a battery of tests to diagnose potential physical problems, God has given us a process of evaluating spiritual problems in our lives:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

For the rest of the article, see here:

1 comment:

Conny said...

Thank you for sharing!! I always know that articles you are will be EDIFYING!! :)