February is the month we honor presidents, among other things. But the recent batch of presidents we’ve been witness to has been a bit lacking. When you read about the early men who held this post, you wonder where men like that have gone to. Where are the honorable men who sough to defend the honor of this country and the sacredness of freedom? When you think about it, those men began to disappear when we stopped talking about sin.
We turn to look at the sins that we commit, and how we can deal with them as Christians. God did not leave us orphans. He intends to be with us every step of the way.
Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you. (Heb 13:5)
So it’s time for a personal inventory. Sin is the very power of Satan over our lives. As long as we resist confessing sin, we resist the will of God in our lives.
- Check your worship
- Does God have your attention when you worship?
- Does your prayer life and Bible study reflect God’s hold on your life?
- Does your church attendance reflect your commitment to the Kingdom?
- Are there any areas of your worship you need to improve?
- Check your witness
- Does your walk match your talk?
- Does anyone else know you are a Christian?
- Do God’s values show clearly in your conversation and friendships?
- Do you have strong Christian friends that help hold you accountable to your Christian commitment?
These questions are designed merely to get you thinking more in depth about your faith in Christ. I want to encourage you to find a deeper path this month as we learn how to put aside the sins that so easily entangle us (Heb 12:1) and learn to take a closer walk with Christ.