Usually most undertakings take stocks of their functional performances which sometimes may be captioned as ‘balance sheet’. It is a good practice to examine the direction things are moving in order to know where to adjust operations for improved performance over a set time.
The end of another year is in sight and as Christians we cannot be excluded from this simple exercise. We ought to examine ourselves so as to ensure we narrow this down to religious duties which we are obliged to carry out in the House of God where we fellowship.
The word of God says, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching ” Hebrews 10:24-25. Now, how do we measure our performances and again what parameters should we use? Regular attendance at Church service alone cannot be enough, not quantitative but qualitative.
The following Bible passages may help us think of many more ideas:
– How diligently we apply ourselves to God’s commands. ( Deuteronomy 32:46-47, Joshua 1:8 and Hebrews 3:3)
– How passionately we lay good examples.
( Ephesians 5; Philippians 4:8-9 and 1Timothy 3)
– How sincerely we endure and accommodate others. ( James 5:11 and 1 Peter 2:19-21)
Let us therefore shed off those practices and habits which may make us turn our backs on out maker. We must ensure that we never provoke God to anger in anyway nor must we bend in the wrong direction. We can in this way see ourselves making equilibrium and passing the acid test of allowing the Spirit of God to wax stronger and stronger in the Church of God and so.
” Quench Not The Spirit ” 1 Thessalonians 5:19.
-Bristol Parish, UK