Every Thursday morning I get the privilege to meet with a group of ordinary/extraordinary guys who have made it their life goal to pursue the heart, character, will, and mission of Jesus Christ for their lives. This is a group that I love to invest in personally as well as walk with as a fellow traveler on the “Jesus Path.”
One of the most important things that we do from time to time is to review our lives and the areas where we struggle in our pursuit of loving God and the people in our lives and write out a list of fresh questions that we can ask one another and pray for one another in.
Please understand that these questions are NOT about religious Law Keeping. These have to do dealing with the areas of life that can wreck havoc on our character, love for Jesus, and the ministries that God has given us to accomplish. We are men who are thirsty for Jesus and all that He has for our lives.
There are 7 or 8 of us that worked for 3 weeks on this latest list of accountability questions and we would love to share them with you; perhaps there’s a place for them in your spiritual journey of faith as well.
1. Have I pursued intimacy with God sufficiently throughout the week, have I made him my first response in times of trouble and stress?
2. Have I combated laziness while balancing hard work with healthy play and good friendships?
3. Have I maintained my own sexual purity?
4. How have I behaved in relation to patience, anger, and petty obsessions?
5. Have I effectively pursued the hearts of those I am accountable to lead and nurture?
6. Have I done well to represent the character, honesty, integrity, and boldness of Christ in my dealings? Do I glorify God with the work of my hands?
7. Am I learning to love and serve in the world around me, am I pursuing victory in the more difficult relationships in my life?
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