An unexamined life is not worth living. It’s time to check up your spiritual health. You have concentrated much on your physical well-being; let’s do a quick one on your spiritual health. The Apostle Paul admonished us in the above-mentioned Scripture to periodically assess ourselves to know our spiritual state, whether we’re in the faith or branching way from heaven’s set course.
Let’s do it now! Ask yourself these questions. They might be helpful.
** If Jesus visited you now, this moment, would you live just as you are or you would have to make adjustments? Would you change the kind of movies you watch and songs you listen? Can Jesus share your songs and movies with you? (Psalms 101:3 & Psalms 119:37).
** Would you speak freely the kind of words you utter from your mouth or you’re, now, going to be circumspect? Knowing that, every idle word that proceeds from your mouth would be brought into judgment when you stand before God to give account of your life (Matthew 12:36).
** Are you fulfilling the purpose for which God created you? Note that, God created you for a purpose, just as a manufacturer creates a product to serve a specified purpose or job (Ephesians 2:10).
** If you stood before the Almighty God this minute, can you render a good account of the years you have spent on Earth? (2 Corinthians 5:10).
** If Death met you the next moment, do you know, for sure, where your soul would rest? Are you Heaven or Hell-bound? (Hebrews 9:27)
** If Christ Jesus came now (Rapture), would you go with Him or you would be left behind to face the wrath of God that would be poured on the Earth? (Revelation 6:17).
Be sincere to yourself! Honest answers to these questions will help you to make the right adjustments and changes to enhance your spiritual state. Note that, repentance is for the living, and not the dead: once a person dies there is no repentance afterwards but the judgment. “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27 KJV). “Be zealous therefore, and repent” (Revelation 3:19 KJV). “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19 KJV).
It is time to repent and return to God, if you’re not in right standing with Him. Make it right! His loving arms are stretched out wide awaiting your return (Luke 15: 18-20). He is not angry at you but look forward to your return with gladness. God hates Sin but LOVES the Sinner. “Having therefore these promises (eternal life, bliss, etc), dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit and perfect holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1 KJV).
“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls” (Jeremiah 6:16 KJV)
Let us turn to the old paths of righteousness, holiness and sanctity. And let’s consecrate ourselves and live in purity serving our God with fear. God bless you as you make a choice to obey His voice. Stay Blessed!