April 15th is just around the corner, which means we have officially entered the time of year known as “Tax Season!” Of course, this is a dreaded season for most people as they work to file forms on time and avoid IRS audits!
I have decided to use this time of year to conduct a “spiritual audit” of my relationship with Christ. This is one audit that I do not want to avoid! Psalm 26:2 says, “Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.” Let me encourage you to claim this verse. Ask God to show you areas of improvement in your spiritual life. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself as you perform this spiritual audit:
1. Am I growing as a Christian?
2. Do I have any dependents to claim—those I have led to the Lord this year?
3. How are my contributions—am I giving to the Lord my time, my talent, and my treasure?
4. Do I need to subtract any habits or sins in my life?
Lastly, do not forget to count your blessings! Our “refund” will consist of the blessings God bestows upon us as we stay faithful to Him throughout this year! Psalm 103:2, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”