Examine yourselves to see if your faith is really genuine. Test yourselves.
If you cannot tell that Jesus Christ is in you, it means you have failed the test.
2 Corinthians 13:5 NLT
Pause awhile—take time to ponder your relationship to your Creator.
Are you gloating in your wisdom, strutting in your athletic ability,
boasting of your bank account—or glorying in truly knowing Me?
In the light of the cross, cross-examine your heart.
Can you pass the Christ test?
Are you relying on your imaginary goodness or My infinite goodness?
Have you humbly knelt at the foot of the cross, giving Me your heart?
If the mercy of Christ is with you, you can be confident facing eternity.
Are you experiencing the celebrative thrill of My Presence in your heart?
Do you delight above everything in the pleasure of My company?
Do you trust My promise to be with you every heartbeat and step?
If the fellowship of the Spirit is with you, you can sing whatever comes.
Is Christlike transformation changing you for the better day by day?
Do you stay near Me by immediate repentance when you wander?
Do you adjust your attitudes to conform to My Word’s holy directives?
If the grace of Christ is with you, you can live with a clear conscience.
Do cordial ties make your life pleasant and rewarding?
Are you interested in what others do, crossing boundaries of your ego?
Are you habitually flocking together with Jesus’ sheep?
If the love of God is with you, you can learn to value others above self.
Does calm tranquility characterize your everyday life?
Do you panic when problems arise, or do you pray?
Have you found the equilibrium equation—iron shoes for rough roads?
If the peace of God is with you, you can relax.
© by Pastor Johnny R. Almond Day 342, Gentle Whispers from Eternity