by Fred Lowery

Getting a Spiritual Check up
Dr. Fred Lowery
October 24, 2010
Psalm 139:23-24; Philippians 2:12; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 8:29; Jeremiah 48:10; Philippians 2:15; Philippians 2:13; Ephesians 2:10

A wise person is concerned about his health and gets a physical annually or at least every two or three years he gets a complete physical. Have you recently got a physical? Well if people need physicals don't they also need spirituals? Because the spirit outlives the body. The spirit is eternal. In Psalm 139 the psalmist seems to be calling for us to get a spiritual. How long has it been since you've had a spiritual? A spiritual check up? A spiritual of your interior life? Remember your life is determined, the quality of your life is determined by your interior life. Psalm 139:23 search me oh God and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me. See if there is anything wrong spiritually in me. Anything in me that dishonors the Lord. That offends the Lord and leads me in the way everlasting. Jesus valued spirituals and He would get away from the crowds and He would spend time with His heavenly father. Now if Jesus needed to get away and spend time with the Heavenly father, if He needed spirituals then certainly you and I need spirituals. Vance Abner I think it was said we either come apart or we literally come apart. That's what it boils down to. Remember the woman who had the terrible disease and she touched the edge of the garment of Jesus and she was healed? And Jesus asked who touched me? Peter tried to blow it off but Jesus came back and said who touched me because I felt the power leave me. Do you know when the power of God leaves you? Are you able, do you have signs that you can detect that you are getting away from God. That you are not where you need to be with the Lord. Philippians 2:12 is our text for today. Philippians 2:12 therefore, when you find a therefore you ask what is it ther ...

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