I had a couple of thoughts for y’all to ponder that came from a couple of sermons over the past couple of weeks. So today’s installment is from Jan 13th.
Jeff Bridges has a definition of ungodliness that caught my attention. He stated that ungodliness is living one’s everyday life with little or no thought of God. So based on that definition, our pastor asked us to rate how ungodly we are on a scale of 1-10 stating that everyone is on the spectrum because none of us have “made it.” Most of us aren’t even in the high good numbers because we really don’t tend to regard God daily like we should.
Next we were asked a series of seven questions to ponder:
1. What’s the effect of listening to God’s word on my life? (listening and reading is not enough; we have to put things into practice)
2. How do I make decisions in difficult circumstances? (who or what do I regard first?)
3. How often am I anxious or fearful? (anxiety and fear are temporary athesism; its a reflection on not regarding God or his soverienty)
4. Am I partially or selectively obedient? (Do we define areas of importance for our obedience?)
5. How often am I self sufficient instead of being consciously dependent on God?
6. Am I very aware of what others think of me instead of God? (Whose favor do I seek? Who would I rather be honored by?)
7. Am I letting the Spirit live through me or am I mostly going it alone with only the outward appearance of change?