Holy Spirit Inspection – Accountability Questions
Posted on January 13, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
Last week we talked about friends and friendships. True friends are ones who are willing to ask us the tough questions and to hold our feet to the fire.
My friend, Pastor Harold Vaughn, President of Christ Life Ministries, Inc. (www.christlifemin.org) shared a list of 22 accountability questions that were originally used by members of John Wesley’s Holy Club in their personal devotions:
- Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
- Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
- Do I pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
- Can I be trusted?
- Am I a slave to dress, friends, or work habits?
- Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
- Did the Bible “live” in me today?
- Do I give it time to speak to me every day?
- Am I enjoying prayer?
- When did I last speak to someone about my faith?
- Do I pray about the money I spend?
- Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
- Do I disobey God in anything?
- Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?
- Am I defeated in any part of my life?
- Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?
- How do I spend my spare time?
- Am I proud?
- Do I thank God that I am not like other people, especially as the Pharisee, who despised the publican?
- Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, resent, or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?
- Do I grumble or complain constantly?
- Is Christ real to me?
Wow. That is quite a list of questions. As I think about our 2020 theme, DESTINATION HOLINESS – Set Apart for More – working on this list will be a good way to get started. Pick one or two and work on them this week. Even better, give them to a friend, and have him ask you these questions. Scary? Yup! But necessary. Will you join me?
Set Apart for more,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.” — Wes Fessler
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness [a]was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. -Genesis 1:1-2
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.