Friday, April 4, 2008

top question :: Friday E-Devotion

Craig from blogged this week with a series called "10 Questions".  Rather eye opening.  Let me share a few of the questions that I have been pondering:
What did I learn in God's word this week?
Do I have a sincere peace that I'm living an authentic life of spiritual integrity?
Are the people closest to me in ministry lifting me higher or dragging me down?
Are my words and relationships characterized by words of faith or negativity?
Do my children know they come before the people in the church?
Does my spouse feel close to me spiritually?
Do I have an increasing joy in serving Christ?
What have I unlearned that has made me closer to God?
Is our vision so big that we obviously can't accomplish it without God?
Am I doing ministry from memory or from fresh direction from God?
What faith risk is God calling me to take?
This weekend begins our series Confessions of a Pastor where I hope to not just be real but be open with where I am, where I have come from, where I am going and where is God in the middle of it.  Questions like these make us get honest with God, with ourselves and with the people around us.  We need that, desperately need that.  There is no growth without evaluating.  The is no learning and getting stronger without making some changes.  Am I willing?  Are you willing?
Psalm 139:23-24 (nlt) --- Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

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