• John C. Richards, Jr.

The Importance of a Spiritual Audit


As we entered tax season, my wife and I decided to use a Certified Public Accountant (aka CPA) this year. Things just got a little bit too complicated for us to do them ourselves. The CPA knew little about us, but I recognized one thing when I began submitting the various items he requested. He could tell a lot about us just by looking at our spending.


"Why do you spend your money on junk food, your hard-earned cash on cotton candy? Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best, fill yourself only with the finest." (Isaiah 55:2) (The Message)


The truth is:


A person's bank statement can tell you a lot about them.

In the same way, our spiritual deposits (and withdrawals) can certainly tell others a lot about us. Be careful who you give access to your account. There are people in your life that constantly withdraw "funds." Somehow, they've learned your pin number and use it often. Let them go. If they aren't contributing to your "spiritual household," they are leeches.


If you did a spiritual audit of your life right now, what would your statement say? Is your life in turmoil because you're feeling "overdrawn"? The good news is that you have overdraft protection. But in order to take advantage of it, you have to notify your "institution". Talked to God lately about things that have been taxing you? You might as well. The heavenly CPA is waiting. He's already seen your statement. Who knows? You might just get a return.

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