Monday, August 17, 2009

Ten Questions For Spiritual Diagnosis

How do we know the state of our spiritual health? Are we spiritually healthy or spiritually busy? Dr Donald Whitney in his book, "Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health, (Navpress, 2001)" raises 10 questions to help us inspect our soul.

  1. Do you thirst for God?

  2. Are You Governed Increasingly by God's Word?

  3. Are You More Loving?

  4. Are You More Sensitive to God's Presence?

  5. Do You Have a Growing Concern for the Spiritual and Temporal Needs of Others?

  6. Do You Delight in the Bride of Christ?

  7. Are the Spiritual Disciplines Increasingly Important to you?

  8. Do You Still Grieve Over Sin?

  9. Are you a Quick Forgiver?

  10. Do You Yearn for Heaven and to be With Jesus?

Have a go. In other words, do not be a Christian by name or through external acts. Be a Christ-follower by our actions, driven by an inner spiritual vitality. Use the 10 questions like a spiritual thermometer. The first step toward growth is a correct diagnosis.


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