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HEART CHECK….soul care for church planters.

January 20, 2009

Your heart matters more than anything else….take out your concordance and check it out. It would be a great error to throw your energy into planting a church at the expense of, or to the neglect of, your heart for God.

Here are some key diagnostic questions relative to your heart.

1. What thoughts do you ruminate on?….Matt.15:19

2. What are you likely to talk about when you are under stress? “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”

3. How often does your ministry (or otherwise) cause you to complain? I Thess 5:18

4. Are you generally at peace with your life? Ephesians 4:31-32

5. Is worship attractive to you even when you are not leading? Ephesians 5:18

6. Are you a content person? Philippians 4:1-13

7. Do you feed on scripture even if you are not preaching on it? Psalm 119

8. Have you demonstrated humility recently? James 4:6

9. What commitment have you made to holiness? II Tim. 2

10. Are you “all in” for Jesus? II Chronicles 16:9

Heart disease is caused by unresolved wounds (Matt.18) or failure to recall God’s goodness (Mk. 6). Church planters…leaders…are wise to pay attention to their cardio condition!