God values the habit of self-examination highly. In Scripture we find at least five admonitions to check and review our spiritual health.
The Bible says, “Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups… est it out. If you fail the test, do something about it. ” 2 Corinthians 13: 5 (MSG)
To maintain your physical health, you need to see a doctor on a regular basis, who will assess your vital parameters – blood pressure, temperature, weight and so on. To maintain spiritual health, you need to regularly review vital signs of praise, fellowship, character growth, service, and mission. Jeremiah suggested, “Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living and reorder our lives under God.” Lamentations 3:40 (MSG)
Paul exhorted, “Let your original excited thought be supplemented by equally excited action.” 2. Cor 8: 11 (Message translation)
Excerpt from Rick Warren’s book “Purposeful Life”