Have I? Reflections & Inventories of Life 2009
Have I?...Have I believed in 2009...?
"Faith is the immunization against fear"-Family Radio
Have I trusted in the messages/messengers of the world?... Or God?
Have people been changed because I am here?
Have the poor and needy known I am alive?
Have I touched the hand and heart of the poor and needy? In my community? In my City? In my world? Or in THE WORLD?
Have I turned the page at the need of another?
Have I allowed the OVERWHELMNINGNESS to keep me paralyzed?
Have I created with God ideas and investments for the poor and needy?
Have I let go of my life and let God pick it up?
Have my ears grown bigger than my mouth?
Have I depended on my word and not God's Word?
Have I given more than I've received?
How much have I kept...and how much have I given?
Have I given 10c for every dollar I've received?
$1 for every $10?
$10 for every $100?
$100 for every $1000?
Have you bought 1oo gifts too many?
How much have we bought of the things that come from the ones we won't reach out to? Chinese, Indians, Central Americans?
Have my children been exposed to other nations...peoples?
Have my children grown in selfishness and WANT because of my responses to their demands?!
Have I fed their selfishness/self centeredness by giving what they expect/claim as their right?
Have I taught my children of the needs of others in developing countries?
Have I been developing in my children/life/family a heart of prayer for the nations?
Have I avoided teaching them of greater values?
Have I been more upset about stains of furniture than the injustices of the World?
Have my children learned about me or about Jesus?
Have I fed my pride OR swallowed my pride?
Have I kept my word or muddied my word?...And thus His Word as well?
Have my children given away anything to the needy this year/this season?
...that had value to them themselves?
Have I given God my best or my leftovers? Have I given Him my first...or my best?
Have I considered "sacrificing" my gifts...with children this year to forge the value of gratefulness & revelation of needs & other values in my life & children?
Have my children learned that they have 90% more than what 70-80% of the world has?
Have I taught my children to demand..."their right" to have...be given what they ask?
Have I shielded my children from the reality of suffering & needs in the world?
Have I dedicated my child/children to the Lord...only to pull them back when they want to serve God in a way that I don't understand between my 2 ears? Or because it is too risky...too uncomfortable...too costly?
Have I shown my children that my/our life is more valuable because of how we spend our time/energy/money on??
Have I just scratched the surface with God...or dug for depths with God?, yet expect________.
Have I become more painful or prayerful?
Have I walked into Jesus or walked out on Jesus?
Have I embraced my pain, or has my pain embraced/encased me?
Have I embraced depression or His impression?
Have I reminded my face that I am a believer? Or do others remind me?
Have I walked a mile in someone else's shoes?
Have I demonstrated my anger and their faults?
Have I pushed my perfected blame and excuses on other people or perfected His love in me?
Have I waited for the applause of others?
Have I failed...ONLY because I gave up?
Have I listened to HIS voice more than the voice of others?
Have I pleased myself, others or the devil more than the Heart of God?
Have I allowed joy to overwhelm me and not the worries-problems?
Have I been remembered in 2009?
Have I been forgotten in 2009?
Have I been after the presence of God...or the presence of others?
Have I been radical or cynical?
Have I invested in myself...or others?
Have I counted how many CD's I have?
How many forks I have?...How many categories/brands/types?
Have I counted how many items I have?
(Count in the house-how many there are...to be reminded of how blessed I am?)
Have I counted how many times I, my children, Husband/wife/friend complains today? This week? This past month? Year?
Have I allowed myself the study of God's Word to see that actually 10% is not what He asks? But 100%...and that actually those in Leviticus actually gave 33% not 10%?
Have I been less materialistic and more God Realistic?
Have I allowed myself to see what I have... is not necessarily who/what I am?
Have I valued Hollywood and not the Holy-wood, of the Cross? (TV hrs vs. time with God & Kingdom)
Have I shown my light more than my fright?
Have my words been upright in building others...or downright cutting others?
Have I invested in my fears (they have great dividends don't they?!)
Have I become freer or become burdened?
Have I rehearsed my problems and frustrations and anger...or released my problems and others?
Have I valued living life on Earth...and yet living with Heavenly perspective?
Have I neglected my body & health because value is "greater" for Heavenly things?
Have I realized I need to repent?
Have I been awakened to the need of Jesus?
Have I come to see I need to be humble(ed)?
Have I spoke out the Reason for the Season YET without living out the Reason for the Season?
Have I been Jesus to people around me in this YEAR?
"GOD LOVES US AS WE ARE... NOT AS WE SHOULD BE...
BECAUSE NONE OF US ARE AS WE AUGHT TO BE!"-Brennan Manning
Have I felt guilt or conviction from this message or hope?
Have I realized that God's not done with me...and that's okay...as long as I am open to His promptings & obey...with a heart towards Him?
Have I reminded myself...allowed God to show me His perspective? Character?...
D i d I s h i n e i n 2 0 0 9 ?
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