So, I know of some people who use a few spiritual inventory questions to keep themselves in check. It occured to me that most of the questions on those inventories can lead to a sort of 'super spiritual' life... akin perhaps to a pharisee's quest for righteousness. Now, this could just be my own leanings... but in the spirit of authentic discipleship I'm proposing some new questions for the list (and since it's new years day or close to it depending on where you are in the world it could be useful): keep in mind - this is a work in progress - if you have some questions you'd like to add I'd love to have more feedback...
Here they are:
Are you friends with someone who is not a Christian?
Do you have friends in low places?
Are you aware today that there is nothing you can do to save yourself from sin? And how have you tried to produce your own righteousness?
Have you embraced a culture that is totally different from your own? If so, how?
Do you forgive freely?
Have you lavished resources on hospitality and fun recently? How did you feel?
Is there ‘dirt’ under your fingernails? Have you done something that required ‘work’?
Have you given something precious away –freely and without regret?
Have you gone swimming at the beach and rolled in the sand?