My Favorite Bible "Apps" - Part 5

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Posted by Angie

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"Spiritual Check-Up App"

Everyone wants to stay healthy & fit these days. The Smart phone has accommodated many people with their diet and exercise routines by adding a variety of Apps to assist them. One such App is the "Calorie Counter" by MyFitnessPal. It's a free app that counts calories from over 750,000 foods. It's especially helpful when your dining out and need to stay on track. There are quite a few apps that help you exercise and some that even track how many calories you've burned during your workout.

With all this focus on keeping the outside trim and fit, I thought we'd look at a Bible App that would work on keeping the inside healthy.

I find myself at times like the Psalmist in need of a "spiritual check-up".
Psalm 139:23-24 says "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
Sometimes we don't even know what's really in our own hearts. While it's not our job to go looking for something, at times, we need to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal anything hidden deep within that we need to address. I've had moments when I've reacted to a situation in a particular way, only to later discover that the circumstances just exposed my true heart and I needed to repent.

Maybe it's not repentance that's needed, but rather healing. Many of us walk around with an unknown wounded spirit as a result of some incident that left us feeling rejected, offended, disappointed, or even abused. In these cases, we turn to Jesus, who's very job description includes "healing the brokenhearted and binding up their wounds" (Psalm 147:3; Isaiah 61:1-3)

In any case, the first step is revelation - you can't move to the next step without knowing where you are now. Likewise, you can't be healed if you don't know what's broken. Let's face it, we're ALL wounded in some areas! However, we're walking this journey of faith and with every step, we're on our way toward wholeness.

So don't forget to utilize the "Spiritual Check-Up App" regularly and partner with the Helper (the Holy Spirit) to keep our insides as fit as our outside.
(1 Sam. 16:7 "Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.")

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