Today, heading into the Christmas festivities this weekend, it may be a good time to take stock of what ragged edges there may be in our lives with Christ. Here's a great list of questions from Lance Witt's book Replenish:

  • Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I'm better than I really am? (Am I a hypocrite?)
  • Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
  • Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
  • Can I be trusted?
  • Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
  • When did I last speak to someone else 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?
  • Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrustful?
  • Is there anyone I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward, or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?

A new year offers us a chance to begin living reflectively and open to God's Spirit guiding us through solutions that are necessary to bring peace and light to the questions above. Be well friends.

(Note: Lance used these in the book but they originated with John Wesley and the holiness movement.)

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