Compared to other relationships in your life, where does your relationship with Jesus stand? (Luke 14:26)
Think about Jesus’ character: what traits do you excel at (ex., compassion, generosity, mercy)? Thank God for his ongoing work in your life.
In Mark 8:29 (& elsewhere), Jesus asks his disciples: “Who do you say I am?” Read the passage, and then answer the question for yourself.
Whenever? Does Christ get a few routine moments of your time before meals and bedtime, or is he welcome to join you all day long?
Wherever? Are there places you frequent day-to-day where Jesus is not welcome to join you? What would change if he came along?
After Peter denied Jesus, he went back to doing what he did in the old days: fishing. When we decide to follow Christ, let’s not look back.
What is “the whole truth” about your relationship with Christ? Are you all in, or do you only participate when it’s convenient for you?
Jesus advised the Pharisees that although they tried to puff themselves up and justify their greed, God knows our motives. (Luke 16:14-15)
My example may have sounded corny, but seriously, how would you describe your relationship with Jesus to someone who doesn’t know him?
When Satan tempted Jesus (Matthew 4), he could have responded with an uppercut to the jaw or fire from heaven. Instead, he quoted Scripture.