Running head: SELF-ASSESSMENTSelf-Assessment PlanName of StudentCourse
SELF-ASSESSMENT2Self-Assessment PlanSelfcareSabbath God created the universe and all its creation and rested on the 7thday (Genesis 2: 1- 3 New International Version). In Genesis 1: 26- 28, a man was created in God's likeness and imageand obliged to follow in God's footsteps by resting on the 7thday. The fourth commandment requires man to observe the sabbath day and keep it holy (Exodus 20: 8- 11). Therefore, observing the Sabbath and keeping it holy is a demonstration of obedience to God's instructions. Vaughan (2003) argues that the best way to observe the Sabbath and keep it holy is to remain committed to Christian activities that grow your spirituality.I have observed the Sabbath by putting aside all the significant activities and attending church services or engaging in the various church activities. However, I realized I have performed some of my sabbath involvements as a routine and not wholeheartedly. I have put various strategies in place to help me grow. Since God judges the intentions of the heart have committed to deliberately guarding my heart against ill intentions to ensure that good intentions inform every sabbath engagement. I look forward to developing perfect standards of sabbath regard for my future ministry.Retreat In Mark 6:31, Jesus reminds his disciples of the importance of taking personal time to rest and have some leisure. Jesus states that his father's house is typical of many rooms that will give enough rest to all his servants (John 14:1 -31). According to Goldsworthy (2000), Christian retreat is an excellent opportunity for meditation and significantly contributes to spiritual growth.Vaughan (2003) asserts that retreating enables Christians to realize the potential by reminding
SELF-ASSESSMENT3them of God's purpose in their lives. My spiritual life has not been characteristic of retreat. I havepreoccupied myself with a lot of Christian work to the point of forgetting to set aside personal Christian time. I plan to develop a spiritual activity program or timetable and ensure that I allocate adequate time for retreating to enhance personal development. I have hope that I will be more intentional about retreating in my future ministry practice to promote meditation, thus actualize spiritual growth towards maturity.