Get Real With God

“Let us examine our ways…and…return to the Lord.”               Lamentations 3:40 NIV

When you pray, “Lord, make me a better person,” in what specific areas do you want to change, grow, and mature?  In order to get real with God, you must answer these twelve questions carefully and prayerfully: (1) Am I honest and above reproach in all my financial dealings?  That includes giving God a tithe of your income. (2) Do I put myself in sexually inappropriate situations, or expose myself to harmful material? (3) Do I spend enough time with my family, and would they say that I do? (4) Do I tell the truth even when it brings me hurt or criticism? (5) Do I find it easy to say, “I was wrong. I’m generally sorry,” or do I hold grudges? (6) Am I knowingly compromising any area of my life, or refusing to face the consequences of my actions? (7) Have I formed habits that are detrimental to my health, my job, my family, or my walk with Christ? (8) Am I proud, selfish, or arrogant? (9) Have I taken credit for things that others did and should have been  rewarded for? (10) Have I failed to confess something to someone who should know of my wrongdoing? (11) Have I been insensitive or abusive to my loved ones?  And if I have, what am I willing to do about it? (12) Am I spending enough time in prayer and in the Scriptures?  “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.”

The word for you today is: Get real with God!

 

This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today