Our Daily Journey with God
October 11, 2020
Spiritual Checkup

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind, and with all your strength. [Colossians 3:1-14]

To detect health problems before they become serious, doctors recommend a routine physical exam. We can do the same for our spiritual health by asking a few questions rooted in the great commandment [Mark 12:30] Jesus referred to.

Do I love God with all my heart because He first loved me? Which is stronger, my desire for earthly gain or the treasures that are mine in Christ? [Col 3:1]. He desires that His peace rule our hearts.

Do I love God with all my soul? Do I listen to God telling me who I am? Am I moving away from self-centered desires? [v.5]. Am I becoming more compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient? [v.12]

Do I love God with all my mind? Do I focus on my relationship with His Son or do I let my mind wander wherever it wants to go? [v.2]. Do my thoughts lead to problems or solutions? To unity or division? Forgiveness or revenge? [v.13].

Do I love God with all my strength? Am I willing to be seen as weak so that God can show His strength on my behalf? [v.17]. Am I relying on His grace to be strong in His Spirit?

As we let "the message of Christ dwell among [us] richly... with all wisdom" [v.16]. He will equip us to build each other up as we become spiritually fit and useful to Him.

Heavenly Father, when I rely on anything other than love in my efforts to initiate change in people, I am neglecting to love You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. I choose today to exchange my strength for Yours.

To be spiritually fit, feed on God's Word and exercise your faith.