You may or may not know that The United Methodist Church began as a simple movement with the Church of England. It was a society that met in order to strengthen their own spiritual growth. Indeed, the phrase “methodist” was a derogatory term due to their “method” of constant prayer. As I was preparing the devotion for the choir last night, I ran across this and thought it important to share.
Ponder how these questions impact your own faith journey:
The Twenty-two Questions Members of John Wesley’s Holy Club Asked Themselves Every Day In Their Private Devotions More Than 200 Years Ago.
- 1) Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression than I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
- 2) Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
- 3) Do I confidentially pass on to another what I was told to me in confidence?
- 4) Can I be trusted?
- 5) Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits?
- 6) Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
- 7) Did the Bible live in me today?
- 8) Do I give it time to speak to me every day?
- 9) Am I enjoying prayer?
- 10) When did I last speak to someone else of my faith?
- 11) Do I pray about the money I spend?
- 12) Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
- 13) Do I disobey God in anything?
- 14) Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy.?
- 15) Am I defeated in any part of my life?
- 16) Am I jealous impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrusting?
- 17) How do I spend my spare time?
- 18) Am I proud?
- 19) Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? (Luke 18:9-14)
- 20) Is there anyone I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?
- 21) Do I grumble or complain constantly?
- 22) Is Christ real to me?
Source – http://www.buckhorn-umc.org/questions.htm