Get Real with God – August 12, 2019

2019-08-12     

Get Real with God

Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. Lamentations 3:40

When you pray, ‘Lord, make me a better person,’ in what specific areas do you want to change, grow, and mature? In order to get real with God, you must answer these twelve questions carefully and prayerfully: 1) Am I honest and above reproach in all my financial dealings? That includes giving God control of your income. 2) Do I put myself in sexually inappropriate situations, or expose myself to harmful material? 3) Do I spend enough time with my family, and would they say that I do? 4) Do I tell the truth even when it brings me hurt or criticism? 5) Do I find it easy to say, ‘I was wrong. I’m genuinely sorry,’ or do I hold grudges? 6) Am I knowingly compromising any area of my life, or refusing to face the consequences of my actions? 7) Have I formed habits that are detrimental to my health, my job, my family, or my walk with Christ? 8) Am I proud, selfish, or arrogant? 9) Have I taken credit for things that others did and should have been rewarded for? 10) Have I failed to confess something to someone who should know of my wrongdoing? 11) Have I been insensitive or abusive to my loved ones? And if I have, what am I willing to do about it? 12) Am I spending enough time in prayer and in the Scriptures? ‘Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.’The word for you today is: get real with God!

Prayer
Heavenly Father, help me recognize and get real with You about where I have gone wrong and accept Your forgiveness and chance to start a new. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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