A Spiritual Checkup (Part 2)
A Spiritual Checkup – Part 2 (read part 1) Psalm 139:23-24
Men, being spiritual healthy is vital to our lives. When we aren't spiritually healthy, when we are suffering from a spiritual illness, it affects all aspects of our lives. Our jobs suffer, relationships suffer, our marriages suffer, our kids suffer, and as we learned from last week’s ManUp, our ability to fellowship with God suffers.
So what do you do? What do you do when you are feeling spiritually unhealthy? Do you ignore it? Perhaps you try to deal with it on your own. If this is your typical response to spiritual illness, how’s that working out for you? Are you getting better? Probably not! But, there is something you can do. There are steps you can take to start becoming spiritual healthy. You can ask for help, you can ask for a diagnosis. David wrote, "Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting" (Psalm 139:23-24).
Just like a doctor points out signs of your health and sickness during a physical checkup, the Holy Spirit will show you the condition of your heart and provide you with a spiritual diagnosis. When this happens, you may receive some bad news. The good news is that God changes us; He changes the heart of men. All you have to do is invite God to search and know your heart. When this happens, our offensive ways will be exposed and He will lead us in the way everlasting, putting us on the path of good spiritual health.
This Week’s Challenge: Read Psalm 139:23-24 daily and let this be your prayer each day this week. Be receptive to the spiritual diagnoses that is revealed to you. Finally, partner with God and other men to help you with staying spiritually healthy.