“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.” 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 NKJV
Is your spiritual life running on empty? With me, I’m ready for a fill-up. Recently I was talking to a friend and said, “I don’t know why this is, but sometimes I feel like a Christian and sometimes I don’t.” He said, “don’t feel alone, sometimes I feel the same way.”
It’s funny I started singing that commercial jingle “Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I don’t.” Don’t get me wrong I don’t want to compare my faith to an Almond Joy / Mounds Candy Bar jingle, but it came to me almost instantaneously.
My faith is no laughing matter. As a believer, I want to continue to grow in my knowledge of the Lord. Testing my spiritual health is something I must do daily. I don’t want to go on “feelings”. I want to know that I am growing in my faith. I think God tests me with my temper and patience.
Oftentimes I have a one-track mind and I become short with people when my train of thought is interrupted. Lord knows I need to work on my patience. I need to calm down and pray before I speak. However, that’s difficult when I think I am being taken advantage of.