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Heart Searching--Part 4

Updated on January 8, 2011

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."





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      William Kovacic 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      TJ,

      We have actually used these questions to do just that. I believe it was helpful for the others, but I know it was for me. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Tamarajo 6 years ago

      These questions would be great to go through in a small group study as well as in our private time. I know they are very personal but they could lend to some interesting discussions and meditations about our spiritual lives.

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      William Kovacic 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Cristina,

      So true. Rebellion can sneak in so easily. Thanks for the warning.

      Minstrel,

      Yes, it is definitely an ongoing process.

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      The Minstrel 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Great word Lifegate. We need to constantly check to see if we are in the faith.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Great hub, great reminders.Thank you for posting it. Truly discontentment or dissatisfaction is one thing we should be really careful about sometimes it could be a start of rebellion in a believer's heart. Blessings and regards.

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      William Kovacic 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Michael,

      It's good for the soul, but I found it to be quite painful at times as well. I guess that's just part of the Christian life. Thanks for checking in

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      Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      SElf exam is so good for the soul. Glad you have posted these awesome help tools. I agree each time we get one or a few right God steps in and says excuse me but how about this

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      William Kovacic 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Jokarenk,

      It seems every time I correct one of these areas, God points out another that needs work. It's an ongoing, moment by moment self examination at times. Still that's what God wants. Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you found these questions useful.

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      Karen Wade 6 years ago from Addison, NY

      Thank You for this series that you have written, it is a gentle reminder to re-evaluate ourselves and where we are on our path with Christ. We all fall short from time to time and need to regain focus. I enjoyed reading your hubs about this. It helps to realize what areas need work :)