I Thessalonians 5:19 "Do not quench (stifle) the Spirit." Have I lost the realization that God is constantly watching and weighing all of my thoughts, attitudes and actions as a holy and just God?
Have I lost the acute awareness that He is holy and disciplines me for my sin? Have I excused myself and begun to tolerate subtle rebellion against God's holy standards - justifying my disobedience by my own standard of righteousness?
I Thessalonians 5:17 "pray without ceasing" Is my prayer life more intense than ever before?
Am I really seeking God more than ever? Am I seeing God conspicuously move in response to my prayer life?
Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Is there anything in which I have failed to put God first?
Have my decisions been made after my own wisdom and desires, rather than seeking and following God's will? Do I allow ambition, pleasure, loved ones, friendships, desire for recognition, money or my own plans to interfere in any way with my surrender and service to God?
Galatians 5:22 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy . . ." Is there joy in my life? In my work? In my worship? In my walk and witness to the watching world around me?
Do they see and sense a conspicuous and contagious joy that comes from God's Spirit? Does my joy need to be restored? Is God producing spiritual fruit through my life?
Acts 1:8 "you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth." Have I failed to seek the lost for Christ?
Am I faithful to witness consistently with my mouth for the Lord Jesus Christ? Has my life not shown to the lost the reality that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior?
I Corinthians 4:2 "Moreover, it is required in stewards that one be found faithful." Am I ever undependable so that I cannot be trusted with responsibilities in the Lord's work?
Do I allow my emotions to be stirred for the things of the Lord, but do nothing about it? Am I available and engaged in an ongoing ministry through His local church?
Philippians 1:21 "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Does anything mean more to me than living for and pleasing Christ?
Have I allowed my love for television, movies, pleasure, or material things to distract me from my love relationship with God?
Acts 20:35 "And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Have I robbed God by withholding His due of time, talents and money?
Have I given less than a tenth of my income for God's work? Have I failed to support mission work either in prayer or in offering?
Hebrews 10:25 "not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching."
Am I irregular in my attendance of worship celebrations? Do I neglect the importance of weekly fellowship with God's people in the study of His Word? Am I faithful to worship - giving God my attention, affection, allegiance and adoration?
Luke 12:1 "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy." Do I live by the letter of the Law rather than by the spirit of the Law?
Do I sound religious only to hear and then ignore God's Word? Do I expect others to serve me and ignore needs that I can meet? Am I insensitive to the life changing presence and power of God in worship celebrations?
Ephesians 4:32 "And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." Have I lost a compassionate heart and a kind spirit?
Do I have a critical spirit that is quick to find wrong? Do I easily judge others for their short-comings I see - but am unable to see in myself? Am I sympathetic, loving, compassionate, and humble toward others?
I Corinthians 10:31 "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." Has personal recognition become a priority for me?
Am I more concerned with what others think of me rather than what God thinks? Do I take the slightest credit for anything good about my life or accomplishments rather than give all the glory to God?
Do I secretly want the praises of men for what I do in God's kingdom? Do I talk a stronger faith than I am willing to live? Does my life bring glory to God by the way I am living?
Matthew 6:12, 14 "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors . . . For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you." Have I refused to forgive any person for the hurt I have experienced from them?
Am I holding a grudge toward anyone? Are there any misunderstandings that I am unwilling to forget? Am I harboring bitterness, resentment, or jealousy against any person?
Ephesians 4:29, 31 "Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers . . . Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice."
Do I complain and find fault? Am I irritable or cranky? Am I impatient with others? Am I ever angry and unkind?
Have I ever engaged in gossip or talk that is not edifying to a person or the church? Have I ever by word or deed sought to hurt someone or damage his or her reputation?
John 13:35 "By this, all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." Am I secretly pleased over the misfortunes of another?
Am I guilty of any contention or strife? Do I quarrel, argue or engage in heated discussions? Am I a partaker in any divisions or party spirit?
Are there people whom I deliberately slight? Do I sense and see unity in our church body because of the common bond of love we have in Christ?
I Corinthians 6:19-20 "Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's."
Am I, in any way, careless with my body? Do I fail to care for it as the temple of the Holy Spirit? Do I fail to practice self control in eating and drinking?
II Timothy 2:22 "Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart." Do I have any personal habits that are not pure?
Do I allow impure thoughts about the opposite sex to stay in my mind? Do I read or watch that which is impure or suggests unholy things?
Do I indulge in any unclean entertainment? Am I guilty of the lustful look?
Hebrews 13:17 "Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you."
Do I hesitate to submit to God's appointed leaders in the church or elsewhere? Have I dishonored and hindered His work by criticizing His servants?
Have I been faithful to pray regularly for my spiritual leaders? Do I have a rebellious spirit toward any God ordained authorities in life?
John 14:21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."
Is there anything I am refusing to obey that God has made clear I am to do?