It’s Time for your Spiritual Checkup – Part 1

When we go to our doctor for an annual physical examination, the doctor will listen to your heart.  The heart is a major organ that maintains circulation by pumping blood that delivers life-sustaining oxygen and nutrients to 3 trillion cells in our body.

As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual. Our heart needs to be examined.  Ezekiel 11:19-20 says ”…I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.”  When God saves us, He does a heart transplant.  He takes out the hard heart and replaces it with a soft heart enabling us to obey Him as His children.

The Word of God in 1 Corinthians 13:5 says “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test”.  This command is in the present imperative tense so it’s a command to do something in the future and involves continuous or repeated action.  We are to examine our spiritual lives, not once but periodically. Let’s check that…

  • we are saved for real
  • we are growing spiritual and consistently living out our faith
  • we are not in a back-slidden condition.
STAY TUNED FOR IT’S TIME FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL CHECKUP – PART 2; IT WILL HAVE TESTS TO CHECK YOUR CURRENT SPIRITUAL CONDITION!