Saturday, September 20, 2008

Self-examination

I came across these questions earlier today. They get right down to the heart of the matter! (I won't give you my answers!)

John Wesley's self-examination questions:

1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?

2. Do I confidentially pass on to others what has been said to me in confidence?

3. Can I be trusted?

4. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits?

5. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?

6. Did the Bible live in me today?

7. Do I give the Bible time to speak to me every day?

8. Am I enjoying prayer?

9. When did I last speak to someone else of my faith?

10. Do I pray about the money I spend?

11. Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?

12. Do I disobey God in anything?

13. Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?

14. Am I defeated in any part of my life?

15. Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrustful?

16. How do I spend my spare time?

17. Am I proud?

18. Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican?

19. Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?

20. Do I grumble or complain constantly?

21. Is Christ real to me?

2 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful list for reflection! Thank you for sharing!
    *Now to work on numbers 1-21... ;)

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  2. Hello Lady Dorothy,

    Thank you for visiting my blog, my fellow Californian. I read these questions and I am convicted in a few of them. Thanks for posting these. As the previous commenter state, I'm now off to work on #1-21.

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