2 Corinthians 13:5 (NLT) Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.
According to a recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, 92% of Americans believe it’s important to get an annual physical, but only 62% actually do.
Just as everyone has different medical needs, your ideal physical schedule depends on your situation. If you’re generally healthy, you may only need occasional preventive screenings based on your age.
General adult physical schedule:
Regardless of your circumstances, regular visits help you build a relationship and history with your primary care provider. And routine blood tests establish your unique health baseline. We’re all a little different, and what’s normal for you is not necessarily what’s normal for others. So having your own track record for blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels will help you quickly spot any early signs of trouble.
Only you and your doctor can determine your best checkup and screening schedule. - From ComprehensivePrimaryCare.com
Your Spiritual Checkup
To detect health problems before they become serious, doctors recommend a routine physical exam. We can do the same for our spiritual health by asking a few questions rooted in the great commandment. .
Mark 12:30 (NLT)30 And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’
You don’t need to go to a doctor, church, pastor, friend, or anybody for a spiritual checkup. You can do it yourself. In other words, are you really a Christian? Or are you just pretending? You are really a Christian when you have put your faith in Jesus Christ and Christ alone to save you, and you are trusting in Him and walking with Him. It will show itself in the way that you live.
Use this list for your spiritual checkup. Then evaluate your spiritual health and prayerfully seek God’s help in areas where you sense that He wants you to improve and grow.
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Donald Jacobs is an ordained minister with the spiritual gift of teaching. He is the Associate Pastor of a non-denominational church in Los Angeles, CA.