It must be a wonderful thing to be a person who always has good intentions and lots of heartfelt love when thinking of others. But, is all the good intentions and happy thoughts enough to meet the Most High God’s expectations, or should we use tools in order to thoroughly examine ourselves? Since we must examine ourselves according to the Most High God’s commandments, it is important that we sacrifice a little time to do so.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves… 2 Corinthians 12:5
Although the Most High told us to examine ourselves, He gave us multiple ways to do so, some using righteous wisdom and others use a tool of measurement. One of the many great tools for comparison is found in Deuteronomy. If most or all of the curses from Deuteronomy 28:15-67 are present in your lives, then it is fair to say that there may be a law or two missing in application from our daily lives.
The idea of counting answered prayers as a measure to show that you are rehearsing the righteous acts is unclear in my opinion because the Most High God has not given us a measured time in which he will answer our prayers. So if we use this tool, it will look like the Most High God is not dealing with us. Consider the story of Rachel, Jacob’s second wife. Her prayers were not answered for at least 9 years when she was finally able to conceive and have a child (Read Genesis 30:1-30). If she used the tool of counting answered prayers then she may have accidently condemned herself for 9 plus years thinking that the Most High God is not dealing with her; In actuality, the Most High is the governor of our lives and will answer according to what is good for our souls or not. Prayers that are not granted for some years do not mean a person is unrighteous or not walking according to the law; therefore, it is not a great tool to use for self examination.
As a result of meditating on how to introduce self examination, the idea of creating a report card type of tool came to mind. What’s in these self examination report cards? The law. Just like school has topics and subtopics on their report cards the same is true with these self examination reports.
Click Here: Self Examination Report-Women
When our family filled out these report cards we vowed to one another to be brutally honest with ourselves because this tool will help us make necessary changes in our lives, in order to NOT bring upon us the Most High God’s wrath in abundance.
Feel free to download this Self Examination Report-Women activity. Hope you and your family find it fulfilling and useful, and your feedback is always welcome.