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.
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 am able to explain the gospel in a way others can understand.
- 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.
- Experiencing the power of the fruit of the Spirit.
Read Romans 8:1-8, Galatians 5:16-23
___I believe an 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 mediating 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?
What is your interpretation of your own sense of strengths and weaknesses?
How can you strengthen your weak areas?