A few good questions

… to ask ourselves and the Lord throughout the day:
  • What am I doing?
  • Why am I doing what I am doing?
  • What am I hoping to achieve?

  • Am I building up or tearing down?

  • How can I bless You today, Lord?
Some even better questions to ask:

  • Not: Is it wrong?  But: IS IT BEST?

  • Not: Is it lawful or “OK”?  But: IS IT ADVISABLE? (Would I advise others to do it?)

  • Not: Is it evil?  But: IS IT GLORIFYING TO GOD?
“Everything is permissible (allowable and lawful) for me; but not all things are helpful (good for me to do, expedient and profitable when considered with other things).  Everything is lawful for me, but I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power.”  1 Cor. 6:12 (Amp)

Asking myself these same questions today… and with love and thankfulness for each of you…

I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. “  Phil. 1:6 (HCSB)

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  1. Been busy, overwhelmed, happy, sad, stressed and down right tired lately; all emotions that could have been avoided or enhanced by asking these questions. Wonderful! Thank you for asking them and giving us the courage to ask them daily. I'm printing them out right now and going to tape them to my wall 🙂

  2. Great message my friend. I love you.

  3. Great reminders – especially "does it glorify God"…that would really sum it all up. Hope you are having a great week – thanks for the post. Your blog is always a blessing.

  4. WOW what great questions…those are going to take quite a bit of pondering. Such a blessing to my faithwalk!
    God bless!

  5. Great questions, Jennifer! I really enjoy your blog and glean so much from it every time I visit! You are a blessing to me.
    Hope you have a great day. 🙂

  6. Kim@Seasons of My Heart says:

    Ha…I'm asking many of the same questions!! I'm so thankful..that as I press in..to REALLY know and understand the master's heart….I'll be transformed..and that my friend..is my hearts desire!

    Blessing to you today.