A spiritual arteriogram- Part 3

By Dave Henning / June 14, 2013

Pastor Kyle Idleman (Gods at War) concludes his spiritual arteriogram today with Questions 5-7 (the author’s words are in bold type).

5.  Where is your sanctuary?   In Psalm 46: 1-2 we read: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”  Yet, in the midst of our devastation following our ministry downsizing or career loss, we often forget King David’s words and look elsewhere for emotional rescue.  As Pastor Idleman observes, “the high ground we seek reveals the geography of our values.”

6.  What infuriates you?  Pastor Idleman states that everyone has a “hot button” or two- something that drives us crazy.  He asserts that the real issue here may be “the oldest idol of them all- the god of me.”  Pastor Idleman covers this god in detail in the concluding chapter of Gods at War.

7.  What are your dreams?  Daydreams- the places where we allow our imagination to go- are as revealing as nightmares.  While fantasies and aspirations are alright, the question that must be considered is why we aspire to those things.  Is our motivation glorifying God or self-glorification?

Today’s question:  Is the “spiritual arteriogram” a helpful assessment tool?  What insights have you gained from using it?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Door #1, #2, or #3?”

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