Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Accountability list

I recently stumbled upon a new blog. She's a great Christian writer and has posted some really inspiring things. One of her posts was an accountability list that apparently was
"used by John Wesley, the noted 18th century theologian, with a group He called The Holy Club."
When I read that list it really hit me. I'll be saving a copy to keep me in check, I definitely need it. Thank a lot Mary for posting it.

With out further ado...

"Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you..." (2 Cor. 13:5)
  1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
  2. Do I confidentially pass on to others what has been said to me in confidence?
  3. Can I be trusted?
  4. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits?
  5. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
  6. Did the Bible live in me today?
  7. Do I give the Bible time to speak to me every day?
  8. Am I enjoying prayer?
  9. When did I last speak to someone else of my faith?
  10. Do I pray about the money I spend?
  11. Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
  12. Do I disobey God in anything?
  13. Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?
  14. Am I defeated in any part of my life?
  15. Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrustful?
  16. How do I spend spare time?
  17. Am I proud?
  18. Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican?
  19. Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?
  20. Do I grumble or complain constantly?
  21. Is Christ real to me?

John 15:8 This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.


Mary J. Yerkes said...


Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so thrilled to hear that this accountability list has been an encouragement to others!

You've got a great blog here! I'll be checking back:>


Marty said...

I’m glad I don’t have to answer these questions in front of every one. It is a very good reminder of the way we should live. I can say there are several of those that I really need to work on. I think I will be taking a copy of that list with me to help me remember to live the way God wants us to.