Heart Searching--Part 4
In previous hubs entitled Heart Searching and Heart Searching--Part 2 and 3, I listed several questions to allow us to examine our hearts before God concerning personal revival. The list was given to me by an evangelist that had passed through our area. I found it very helpful in my own life, and some of you have requested the entire list of 125 questions. At this point I will add four more sections for your consideration.
Please take your time and allow the Holy Spirit to work. Rushing through them won't accomplish much. An answer of "yes" to any question represents an area of your life that needs to be corrected. I guarantee that if you are honest before God and get things thoroughly right with Him, you'll be blessed.
I. Complete Surrender (Philippians 1:21)
A. Are you taken up with the cares of this life?
B. Does your conversation or heart joy over the "things" of this world rather than the Lord
. and His Word?
C. Does anything mean more to you than living for and pleasing Christ?
II. Murmuring (Philippians 2:14)
A. Do you ever by word or deed seek to hurt someone?
B. Do you gossip?
C. Do you speak unkindly concerning people when they are nor present?
D. Do you carry prejudice against true Christians because they are of some different group
than yours, or because they do not see everything exactly like you?
III. Dissatisfaction (Philippians 4:4)
A. Have you neglected to seek to be pleasing to Him in all things?
B. Do you carry bitterness toward God?
C. Have you complained against Him in any way?
D. Have you been dissatisfied with His provision for you?
E. Is there in your heart any unwillingness to obey God fully?
F. Do you have any reservations as to what you would or would not do concerning anything
that might be His will?
G. Have you disobeyed some direct leading from Him?
IV. Honesty (Colossians 3:9)
A. Do you engage in empty and unprofitable conversation?
B. Do you ever lie?
C. Do you ever exaggerate? Cheat? Steal?
D. Business owners--Do you overcharge?
Psalm 139:23, 24--"Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me into the way everlasting."