I received an article from a friend in the Winter of 1998 from LEADERSHIP magazine written by Fred Smith, who at the time was a business man in Dallas and contributing editor to the magazine (Just want to make sure I'm giving proper credit here...). It's called, "Conducting a Spiritual Audit: Twelve questions to keep your personal accounts in order." I get it out every so often and want to share the questions with you here.
- Am I content with who I am becoming?
- Am I becoming less religious and more spiritual?
- Does my family recognize the authenticity of my spirituality?
- Do I have a flow-through philosophy?
- Do I have a quiet center to my life?
- Have I defined my unique ministry?
- Is my prayer life improving?
- Have I maintained a genuine awe of God?
- Is my humility genuine?
- Is my "spiritual feeding" the right diet for me?
- Is obedience in small matters built into my reflexes?
- Do I have joy?
I share this list not to bring judgment on you but to encourage you as it encourages me each time I read it to do some soul searching with the Lord. Reading the article above helps bring some clarity to the actual content of the questions...I hope this blesses you.