The Bible describes spiritual growth or sanctification as a Spirit produced process. It is life long and involves both God’s part and our participation. Spiritual growth is never static but dynamic. Every believer is in the process somewhere of becoming who Christ wants them to be. Adullam is an extension of the church and is providing you the means of exploring, deepening your faith as well as connecting with others. We hope that it will serve as a foundation in your life and help you to maintain a life of surety in dealing with all kinds of situations you may face. If you have never encountered Christ, we invite you to pick up a Bible and read. We pray that the Spirit will open your eyes and open your heart to see Him as He is. After you have read and have questions, we encourage you to talk to your local pastor, minister or feel free to contact us at Adullam.com. We look forward to hearing from you for that is the reason Adullam exist, to be a resource and a guide in your spiritual journey with God. If you are a follower of Christ it is important for you to evaluate your current state. Life consist of four major domains one must manage: 1. Physical 2. Mental 3. Emotional/Social and 4. Spiritual. The spiritual domain is the most neglected in our society. Provided below is a spiritual assessment you can take to gauge where you are in terms of spiritual health.
Using a scale of 0-10: 0 being not at all and 10 being consistently true. Evaluate your spiritual life in the following categories below.
1) Living a Gospel-Centered Life
Read Romans 1:15-17; Romans 3:21-26; I Corinthians 15:1-4
- I am fully convinced of the truth of the gospel and of my salvation.
- I relate the truth of the gospel to how I live my daily life.
- I relate the truth of the gospel to my priorities and life goals.
- I actively seek to share the gospel with others.
- I understand the gospel well enough to share with others.
2) Understanding my new identity in Christ.
Read Romans 6:1-11; Ephesians 1:3-14; 2:1-10
- I know what it means to be a new person in Christ.
- I am able to relate my new identity to specific areas in my life where I have changed.
- I increasingly see new growth in the change in me since I have been saved.
- I feel confident going to God in prayer about my problems.
- I derive my self-worth from who I am in Christ and not my performance.
3) Experiencing the power of the fruit of the Spirit.
Read Romans 8:1-8, Galatians 5:16-23
- I believe and understand how the Holy Spirit lives within me.
- I increasingly see the fruit of the Holy Spirit evidenced in my life.
- I am able to yield specific areas of my life over to the Spirit.
- I sense the Holy Spirit leading me into deeper intimacy with God.
- I am sensitive and obedient to the Holy Spirit’s guidance and promptings.
4) Practicing Spiritual Disciplines.
Read II Timothy 2:15; Psalms 1:1-3; Isaiah 58:6; Philippians 4:6-7
- I have a regular and meaningful quiet time with God in prayer.
- I spend consistent time in solitude, and silence meditating on God and His Word.
- I spend time regularly studying the Bible.
- I donate my time, talent and resources to the Kingdom.
- I fast at least once a year.
5) Relating with others.
Read Romans 12:9-19; Ephesians 4:25-32,
- I experience positive friendships with honest communication.
- There is at least one person who I am able to confide in and share my secrets with.
- I am able to express and receive truth and grace in my relationships.
- With the people closest to me I am making a spiritual investment in their lives.
- I can see how God is using the people in my life to develop me spiritually.
6) Responding with faith in life’s trials.
Read James 1:2-5, Romans 5:2-5,
- I am able to give thanks for the difficulties in my life.
- I can see how God has used trials to develop my character.
- I have experienced brokenness and healing in my relationship with Christ.
- I have surrendered my will and given God the right to do whatever He wants with my life.
- After going through trials and struggles, I now trust God and obey His Word.
7) Demonstrating character and integrity.
Read Psalms 15, II Peter 1:3-9
- I am increasingly honest and truthful with others and myself.
- I take responsibility for my actions and seek forgiveness when I have wronged others.
- I am able to set healthy boundaries.
- I have a teachable attitude and positively receive instruction and correction.
- I attempt to do what is right even when no one is looking or the results of might be negative.
8) Serving in Kingdom Ministry
Read Matthew 25:31-40, 28:18-20, I Corinthians 12:4-13
- I embrace a servant’s attitude and commitment to Christ’s Kingdom.
- I understand the concept of spiritual gifts and I am using my gifts in ministry.
- I live a life that reflects Christ and is a positive witness to others.
- I regularly share my story of faith in Christ with others.
- I regularly seek to encourage and disciple others in Christ.
Read Hebrews 10:25, St. John 4:23-24
- I assemble with other believers regularly either in a formal or non-formal church setting.
- In Church, I focus myself on Christ when I worship.
- I worship God in my private time with Him.
- I worship God in truth. I search my heart and repent of any known sin I have committed.
- I am sincere in my worship of God.
Total all of your answers to get a cumulative score. Your total represents your evaluation of your spiritual health. Record the date so that as you take this test in the future, you will be able to track your spiritual progress.
0-9 Is poor spiritual health.
10-18 Is moderate spiritual health
19-27 Is above average spiritual health
28- 36 Is good spiritual health
37-45 Is excellent spiritual health
What was your strongest category?
What was your weakest category?
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