How deep are you letting God into your heart? God wants to have an intimate relationship with each one of us. I wonder how many times we are putting a wall up around us to keep Him out of our thoughts.
This morning as I was listening to an audio segment for a women's leadership training program (Called to Influence by InJoy), I heard mention of a set of questions that the members of John Wesley's Holy Club asked themselves each day in their private devotions over 200 years ago. After hearing them read aloud to me, I knew immediately that I would need to share them! Reader be warned, these are some very introspective questions.
1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I
am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
2. Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
3. Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me
4. Can I be trusted?
5. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
6. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self justifying?
7. Did the Bible live in me today?
8. Do I give it time to speak to me everyday?
9. Am I enjoying prayer?
10. When did I last speak to someone else about my faith?
11. Do I pray about the money I spend?
12. Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
13. Do I disobey God in anything?
14. Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is
15. Am I defeated in any part of my life?
16. Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?
17. How do I spend my spare time?
18. Am I proud?
19. Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the
Pharisees who despised the publican?
20. Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a
resentment toward or disregard? If so, what I am doing about it?
21. Do I grumble or complain constantly?
22. Is Christ real to me?
What did you think of these questions? Does anyone want to join me in adding something like this to your daily devotional time with God?