Awhile back, a friend of mine penned the following thoughts, and I wanted to pass them along to you. They come from his reading of a series of questions written by John Wesley over 200 years ago … but still so very relevant today. May God move as you reflect on them.
“If we are honest, there are parts of our lives that we like to keep private. Private from our co-workers, our families, and yes, even God. Knowing that it is impossible to hide something from God doesn’t seem to stop me from attempting it at times. When Adam and Eve sinned, God called for them and asked “Where are you?” God knew where they were, but He wanted them to know as well. He wanted them to know that they were lost. When going through the Wesley questions, it is almost as if I can hear God saying, “Jon, where are you? Where is your heart? Where is your passion? Do you know?” Allowing the Holy Spirit to permeate and bring light to all aspects of our lives can be hard and uncomfortable. It can make us aware of areas where we have been playing “hide and go seek” with God. It can show us areas where we need to grow in our relationship with God and in our discipleship walk. It is hard…but it is worth it. I have found these questions are good ones to come back to periodically. Spiritual growth is not a one time thing, and these questions are a tool that I can use to check on my spiritual growth. I hope they can be an encouragement to you as well.”