June 09, 2022 Alan Daws

Do You Need A Spiritual Checkup?

Do You Need A Spiritual Checkup?

This past week we had to have our washing machine looked at and our furnace/ AC serviced. Every time we have some look at any appliance, I get worried because I'm afraid something major will need to be replaced. Fortunately, this time everything was OK, even the washer didn't to be repaired. Thank you, Lord!

Just like our furnace needed a checkup to make sure it is working properly, our spiritual live need to be serviced regularly. Paul, in his second letter to the Corinthians, says, "Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Or do you yourselves not recognize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless you fail the test." Paul challenged the Corinthians to examine and test themselves to see if they really were Christians.

This passage urges us to give ourselves spiritual checkups. We should look for a growing awareness of Christ’s presence and power in our lives. Only then will we know if we are true Christians, or merely impostors. If you’re not taking active steps to draw closer to God, you are moving further away from him.

As with an annual physical exam, you need a spiritual exam regularly as well. Take some time and look at your spiritual life. How much time do you spend in prayer each day? Have you set aside time each day to read God's word? How are you serving others? Who are praying for to receive Christ as their personal Savior?

Asking such questions helps you set priorities to put God first. Seriously, take some time and examine your life, I'm sure it will be a blessing to you.