This little zinger is written by Paige Benton--a speaker at a women's conference I visited this Spring and a close friend of a precious family member of mine. Some of these questions have been following me around in my daily life. This is meant to be a thermometer of types for our hearts' passion for Christ. Not to be used to invoke guilt but rather to spur us on/wake us up to press in more deeply to what we say we believe...
You have talked with the Lord several times today.
You remember the words of the songs and hymns you sang Sunday.
You can hear the Lord's name used in vain without noticing.
You have recently asked your spouse, your child, your friend for forgiveness.
It is embarrassing for you to be around Christians who are very verbal about their faith.
You get more personally involved and excited at a movie or sporting event than you do in worship.
You know of close family and/or friends that are going to hell and have not shared the gospel with them.
You would rather spend time on your looks than your holiness.
You pray regularly with your spouse.
You have formed your perspective of our world based on the news media rather than the Bible.
You "fit in" socially with non-Christians better and more easily than with Christians.
You only have "Christian/Church" friends in your social circles --you do not have any "non-Christian" friends.
You respond humbly to criticism.
You have increased your giving in the past year, even in a bad economy.
E-mail, Facebook, Blogging, and Twitter are a priority over personal time with the Lord in His Word.
You have recently lost sleep over your own sin.
The Lord's day is obviously different then every other day of your week (including Saturday).
You are more bothered to have gained weight then to have gossiped about someone.
You are presently involved in serving the poor, the disabled, the elderly.
You can comfortably watch degrading movies and TV. Or you can comfortably watch shows or movies you would not permit your children to see.
You have memorized Scripture in the past month.
The acquisition of money and things is a dominant part of your life.
You pardon your own sin by saying the Lord understands.
You are never overcome with emotion in your personal time with the Lord--your spontaneous songs are silenced and your tears are dried up.
"Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Return to Me," declares the LORD of hosts, "that I may return to you," says the LORD of hosts." Zachariah 1:3
" Return to Him from whom you have deeply defected, O sons of Israel. " Isaiah 31:6
"I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud And your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you." Isaiah 44:22
"From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of hosts. "But you say, 'How shall we return?' Malachi 3:7
How 'bout I don't show you my quiz and you don't show me your quiz--but let's continually be returning to Him. God is at work getting a bride ready for His Son. It won't be long until He RETURNS to us on this Earth--could be any minute or hour--let's get ready!!