Monday, June 4, 2007

Carousel of Progress

Have you experienced Disney's "Carousel of Progress"?  Remember the song?  "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day...".  It is a 360 degree representation of how society is progressing through the decades.  I wonder, if someone looked at my spiritual life in the same manner, would they see that same sort of marching forward progress?  Here are "14 Attributes of a Healthy Christian" that I have come up with from Scripture to help me think about this.  Here is the question... "Have I progressed in each of these areas in the last 6 months, 1 year, 5 years?"  "Am I more 'put attribute here', than I was 6 months, 1 year, 5 years ago?"

  • Be Scripturally Saturated – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • Be Submissive to the Will of God – Hebrews 12:9
  • Be Satisfied in Him - Psalm 63
  • Be Stewards of God’s Resources - Matthew 25
  • Be Soldiers, Standing Firm, (Armor of God) – Ephesians 6
  • Be Spiritually Growing – 2 peter 3:18
  • Be Strangers, Salt in this World Matthew 5:13, 1 Peter 2:11
  • Be Serving using your Spiritual Gift (the body, the world) – Rom 12, I Cor 12, Eph 4
  • Be Socially Compassionate – Matthew 25:40
  • Be Strong in Faith – Hebrews 11
  • Be Spirit led – Romans 8, Galatians 5
  • Be Sharing One Another’s Burdens in Community - Galatians 6:2
  • Be Sowing, Shiners – Ephesians 4/5, Matthew 5:14
  • Be Speaking with God (Pray). Philippians 4:6

Rob

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