Spiritual Inventory Part 1
Principle 4: Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
“Happy are the pure in heart.” (Matthew 5:8)
Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.”
Think About It
“Search me, God, and know my heart: test my thoughts. Point out anything you find in me that makes you sad, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” (Lamentations 3:40)
The following list gives some of our additional shortcomings (sins) that can prevent God from working effectively in our lives. Reading through it and searching your heart will help you get started on you inventory!
Relationship with others
“Forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us. Don’t bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One.” (Matthew 6:12-13, TLB)
Priorities in life
“He will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to.” (Matthew 6:33, TLB)
“Get rid of all bitterness, passion and anger. No more shouting or insults. No more hateful feelings of any sort.” (Ephesians 4:31, GNB)
“Do not lie to each other. You have left your old sinful life and the things you did before.” (Colossians 3:9, NCV)
“Come, let’s talk this over! says the Lord; no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen sow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool!”
Write About It
Relationship with Others