1) Am I being directed by God’s Word?
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
All of us tend to be controlled mostly by what we want. After we trust Jesus in faith, those things change and we desire to be directed by His will. The only place we can turn to for God’s truth is His word. We should syphon all our morals and truth through the word of God. Are there specific ways God’s word has changed your decisions in the last month?
2) Am I growing in my concerned with the physical and spiritual needs of others?
Jesus would often speak to people about the kingdom of God and healing people who needed help. He would feed them physically and spiritually.
Luke 9:10-11 10 When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida, 11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing. The more we become like Jesus the more concerned we will be about the physical and spiritual needs of others.
3) Am I growing in my concerned with the Church and the Kingdom of God?
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
Yes, husbands are to grow in their love for their wives as a model of Christ’s love for the Church, but another truth of this verse is that Jesus loved the Church, the people of God, so much that He died for them. So the more we become like Jesus, the more we will love His Church and with the work of His Kingdom as a whole.
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?