2 Corinthians 13:5 says, “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Christ Jesus is in you? – unless indeed you fail to meet the test!”
Before you begin this journey, you have to know where you are starting. So it’s time for a self examination of your relationship with God.
We understand the importance of regular checkups. We take our cars in for scheduled maintenance (or at least we know that we should!) We go to the doctor for physical examinations. We take the necessary steps to avoid catastrophe in almost every area of our lives. But how often do we examine our spiritual condition?
Just as refusing to have someone look at our car regularly will leave us broken down on the side of the road, refusing to examine our relationship with God will leave us broken down on the fringes of faith. Yikes!