Thursday's Thought

A Weekly Inspirational Message

"Something to help you through the remainder of the week."

Thursday, January 4, 2007


     During the month of January many corporations and businesses take inventory. It's a matter necessity. The results reveal many things about the success or failure of the previous year's business.

     Taking inventory is also good for Christians. Looking back over the previous year: comparing where you were in January a year ago to where you are now. The inventory sheet needs to note the following:

(1) Am I more spiritually mature now than in January of last year?

(2) Is my knowledge of the Holy Scriptures more expansive than it was a year ago?

(3) Have I gained greater insight as to how the teaching of Jesus are to be lived out in my daily life?

(4) Has my love for the Lord remain constant, even growing?

(5) Did the difficulties I experienced during the interim strengthen my faith?

(6) Was I diligent in adding that which supports my faith: moral excellence, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love? (2 Peter 1:5-6)

Growth and change are best determined by looking at the long term. The effects of minute changes made daily are made more readily visible be they progress or regression. Thus by taking inventory of our spiritual condition we are able to see a clear picture of just were we are spiritually.

Admonition for the New Year

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 3:18

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