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Spiritual Audit!

I think it is worthwhile to do an occasional audit of our lives, to take time to assess how we are travelling in our careers, marriages and health. The problem sometimes is we tend to have an overly optimistic view of how we are travelling ... by nature thinking quite highly of ourselves. It is vital we get an accurate assessment of where we are at, and the best way to do that is simply to ask God.

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This is the approach David took in Psalm 139:23-24; Search me, O God, and know my heart; test
me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the
way everlasting.”

The accompanying benefit of God assessing our spiritual condition is that it stops us sinking into
depressing introspection that runs the risk of cutting the nerve of faith. Introspection can be
used of Satan to get us to continuously focus on our sin, failings, shortcomings, our feeling of
inadequacy and inferiority. His goal, of course, is to render us inoperative for the Lord.

It is vitally important that we allow God to search our hearts. This is why the first verse of the
book of Job is so important in the process of a spiritual audit of our lives. Job is described as
blameless, upright and one who feared God and shunned evil. The significance of this
description is that it is not Job’s over-inflated or exaggerated view of himself.

As this is God’s description of Job it can be trusted without exaggerations or embellishments. I
wonder what sort of description God would give of our lives right now as we head quickly into
2020. If we are honest, I think it would be fair to say, for most of us, we would not come close
to God’s description of Job.

In an age when self-promotion is the flavor, the idea of humbling ourselves before anyone, let
alone God, is considered spiritually, politically and socially out of vogue. That is sad because it is
a key ingredient to maintaining a sharp spiritual edge in our daily walk with God.

Humility is all about abandoning our personal agenda for God’s agenda. Humbling ourselves
before God is an expression of our willingness to acknowledge that we are not as spiritually on
track as well as we might have thought.

Humility is all about abandoning our personal agenda for God’s agenda. Humbling ourselves
before God is an expression of our willingness to acknowledge that we are not as spiritually on
track as well as we might have thought.

Humility is all about abandoning our personal agenda for God’s agenda. Humbling ourselves
before God is an expression of our willingness to acknowledge that we are not as spiritually on
track as well as we might have thought.

Humility is all about abandoning our personal agenda for God’s agenda. Humbling ourselves
before God is an expression of our willingness to acknowledge that we are not as spiritually on
track as well as we might have thought.

Humility is all about abandoning our personal agenda for God’s agenda. Humbling ourselves
before God is an expression of our willingness to acknowledge that we are not as spiritually on
track as well as we might have thought.

A great verse to look at in the process of a spiritual audit of our lives is 2 Chronicles 7v14 “If my
people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn
from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their
land.”

The amazing significance of this enviable list of character traits is that it is God’s description. In
Job 1v8 “Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none
like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”

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