In Gospel-Centered Discipleship by Jonathan Dodson (see my review), Dodson shares 15 questions to ask yourself to keep the Gospel front and center in your life:
1. What do you desire more than anything else?
2. What do you find yourself daydreaming or fantasizing about?
3. What lies do you subtly believe that undermine the truth of the gospel?
4. Are you astonished with the gospel?
5. Where have you made much of yourself and little of God?
6. Is technology interrupting your communion with God?
7. Is work a source of significance? How?
8. Where do your thoughts drift when you enter a social setting?
9. What fears keep you from resting in Christ?
10. What consumes your thoughts when you have alone time?
11. When people see how you spend money, do they conclude that God is a priceless treasure, exceedingly valuable above all worldly goods?
12. When people observe your relationship with others, are they alerted to the power of Christ’s forgiveness of you that alone accounts for your forgiveness of them?
13. If you are complimented for some accomplishment, does the way you receive it drive onlookers to give thanks to the Lord?
14. Is your use of leisure time or devotion to a hobby or how you speak of your spouse the sort that persuades others that your heart is content with what God is for you in Christ?
15. Does your reaction to bad news produce in you doubt or fear, or does it inspire confidence to trust in God’s providence?
Would you add any questions? Share in a comment!
This post originally published on July 6, 2013.
Does your life look like Jesus’? Do you proclaim the gospel? Do you demonstrate the gospel supernaturally through signs, wonders, miracles?