It's hard to believe that we're half way through another year. At the mid-way point of a year it's good to pause or take a brief 'half time' to do a personal check up.
Most of us don’t like doing check ups – whether it be the doctor or the dentist. We’re too busy and we don’t like pain or the fact that something may need attention. But the truth is that check ups help us ‘define reality’. They tell us the truth – so we can then make appropriate changes … for our own benefit! A good check up ensures we're healthy and heading in the right direction.
In some areas, we can do a check up on ourselves – a self examination. The Apostle Paul told the believers at Corinth to ‘examine’ and to ‘test’ their own faith as to its quality (see 2 Corinthinas 13:5). Before taking the Lord’s Supper, he had also told them … ‘examine yourself’ (1 Corinthians 11:28).
I thought that this week it would be good for us to do a bit of a check up on ourselves. Beginning tomorrow we'll ask five key questions that will provide a way for us to do some personal reflection.
Talk to you then.