7/5/15Series: Change Your Health Plan Vikki (There Is A Balm)
GET A HEALTH EXAM
Are you in need of a spiritual physician (Jeremiah 8:21-22)? A doctor for your soul (Mark 2:17)? The place where this good doctor must start in order to make the right diagnosis and treatment plan.
And what is the first thing the doctor orders when he takes in a new patient? A Check-up… An Exam… A Physical (or in this case, a Spiritual Exam)
Now, Jesus is like no doctor I have ever heard… He is really into shaking things up… The exam starts with your hand. Just cut it off it causes you to stumble (Mark 9:43)…when you grasp onto the wrong things (Philippians 2:5-6).
Then go in for a foot exam. Cut it off it causes you to stumble (Mark 9:45)… if you find yourself running away from Jesus (Mark 14:50) rather than with him (Romans 10:12-15).
And then you need an eye exam. Gouge it out if it causes you to sin (Mark 9:47). Job realizes says we can falter if we fail to make a covenant with our eyes (Job 31:1)… keeping our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2).
Finally, and maybe of most importance, you need a heart exam (Matthew 22:36-37). A good test for the heart is what comes out of the mouth (Luke 6:43-45).
Mon 7/20 Jeremiah 8:21-22; Mark 2:17
How is your spiritual health? Who is your spiritual doctor?
Tue 7/21 Mark 9:43; Philippians 2:5-6
What are you holding onto that you need to let go of? What do you need to grasp that you don’t have a handle on?
Wed 7/22 Mark 9:45; Mark 14:50; Romans 10:12-15
What are you running away from? What are you running towards? Are your feet bringing you closer to Jesus?
Thu 7/23 Mark 9:47; Job 31:1; Hebrews 12:1-2
What do you find yourself looking at? How can you get a better fix on Jesus?
What turns you on? Where is your passion?
Sat 7/25 Luke 6:43-45
What do you find yourself talking about? How does this reflect your heart condition?