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"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments." 
Matthew 22:37-40
Each year many of us complete a physical checkup, perhaps do a financial review, and probably even undergo a performance review at work.  But how often do we take time to review our spiritual life?
Those who are saved by grace are called to grow in grace (2 Peter 3:18).  As disciples of Jesus, we are to live a life of love-love for God and love for our neighbor, in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Too often, in the busyness of day-to-day life, we let other priorities crowd out the two highest priorities Jesus gave us.
The following questions are designed to help you examine your spiritual life over the past year and prayerfully seek God's help in areas where you sense He desires you to grow in 2016. There are links after most of the questions to guide you to resources that we pray will stir your hearts and minds towards that growth.  (A downloadable version of this questionnaire is available here.) 

As Paul prayed for the Ephesians, we pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might (Ephesians 1:17-19).
1. Do I love God with all of my heart soul and mind?

Loving God and Neighbor

Tom Tarrants

Loving God and Neighbor

Frog Orr-Ewing

2. How is my personal relationship with God?
Do I have a growing desire to spend more time with God? Am I spending appropriate time praying, reading and meditating on the Word?

Tom Tarrants

J.I. Packer

Amy Orr-Ewing

Am I growing in my desire to obey and please God? Do I obey out of gratitude for God's love? Or from guilt or fear?

Tom Tarrants

Are there areas I am holding back from God? Which ones? Why?

Tom Tarrants

Am I more aware of the sins in my life? Do I repent on a daily basis and receive forgiveness and cleansing from God? Have I fully, truthfully repented of all past and current sins?
Tom Tarrants
3. Am I actively serving God?
Am I volunteering at church?
m I praying regularly for the pastor, staff, missionaries and volunteers?
Am I seeking to make others feel welcome in my church?
Am I doing my job with excellence?
Jerram Barrs
Am I praying for my work colleagues and people in my neighborhood?
4. Am I growing in my desire and actions to give sacrificially to God's work in the church, in caring for the poor, and in other ministries? Am I teaching my children about sacrificial giving and putting God before materialistic desires?
5. Am I living in humility before God, my family, friends and co-workers?

Tom Tarrants

Bill Kynes
6. Is there evidence of grace growing in my life?  Do I thank God every day for his love, grace and mercy and saving me from what I deserve? Do I see evidence of the fruit of the Spirit in my life?
Am I learning to see others through the mind of Christ? Am I treating others with the same grace God has shown me?
Tom Tarrants
7. Do I love my neighbor?

Tom Tarrants

Frog Orr-Ewing
8. Am I loving my family as I should?
Husbands, are you loving your wives? Wives, are you respecting your husbands? How, specifically?
Parents, are we teaching our children the Bible, how to pray, and how to please God?

Kerry Knotts
Children, are you honoring your parents? How, specifically?
Am I managing my time in a way that reflects God's priorities and honors my family relationships?  What specific changes are needed?
Are there any outside influences that are harming my family relationships?  If so, what will I do about them?
10. Am I growing in fellowship with other believers?

Art Lindsley
Art Lindsley
Am I part of a small group? Is it making a difference in the lives of participants?
Do I have a godly mentor to help me grow in my walk with Christ?  Am I discipling a newer believer?
11. Have I personally witnessed to anyone in the past year? In my neighborhood? In my workplace? Am I prepared to share my testimony? To share the Gospel?

Gerard Long
Randy Newman
Randy Newman

Conversational Apologetics Course
Randy Newman and Joel Woodruff
Am I fervently praying for and planning opportunities to witness in this coming year?
Am I being salt and light in my neighborhood, workplace and social groups?  How, specifically?
12. Am I focusing part of my time and money to help the poor and disadvantaged?  Am I teaching my children about the importance of helping the poor? How?

Jesus says that if we love Him, we will obey Him (Jn. 14.15), and He calls us to grow in grace and love. Do you have a plan for growing in your love for God and love for your neighbor for this next year?  Will you prayerfully prepare one before the end of the year?
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