Spiritual Life Self-Assessment

Before you start this 40 day adventure, it is good to know where you are in your relationship with God. Our goal at the end of this journey is that you will be able to say, “I am walking closer with Jesus now than I was 40 days ago.” We know this is subjective and sometimes hard to gauge. But hopefully, this assessment will give you some concrete ways to know if you have accomplished the goal.

We encourage you to share this assessment with your accountability partner. It is always good for you to be vulnerable and honest with someone. If you want to have a growing walk with our God, if you want more than just the façade, you’re going to have to be honest about it with other people. It means taking a risk. It means trusting others. It means being trustworthy with someone else’s revelation of the fact they don’t have it all together.

dock_blogpost1. Abiding – John 15:1-10; Romans 12:1-2 (Read these two passages before answering the questions.)

On a scale of 0 to 5, how are you doing at abiding or being with Christ? (0 – never, 5 – all the time)

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Do you feel like you are getting closer to God or getting farther away? What is hindering you from growing closer?

2. Joy, abundant life – John 10:10; Galatians 5:22-23

On a scale of 0 to 5, how much joy are you experiencing? By the way, “joy” is much more than extreme happiness. It’s more about a deep, unshakable contentment and peace that frees us from worry and lets us really “enjoy” life, no matter how difficult it may be that day. (0 – No Joy, 5 – Lots of Joy)

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Is joy a reality in your life? Why or why not?

3. Fruit – John 15:1-11; Galatians 5:22-23; Luke 8:4-15

Are you bearing spiritual fruit in your life?  (0 – No fruit, 5 – Multiplying out)

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Which fruits of the spirit are you seeing in your life, and which ones are lacking?

4. Studying the Word of God – Psalm 119:33-49; 1 Peter 2:2; 1 Corinthians 3:2-3; Acts 23:42

Are you reading and “chewing” on the Word of God? (0 – Not at all, 5 – I’m chewing)

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Are you spending time really feeding on God’s Word, or are you starving yourself? Why or why not?

5. Prayer – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19; Acts 2:42; Matthew 6:5-8

Are you talking with God? (0 – Not at all, 5 – All the time)

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What do you love about prayer and what stops you from doing it more?

6. Forgiveness – Matthew 6:14; Ephesians 4:26-27, 32

How easy is it for you to forgive someone who has hurt you? (0 – Easy, 5 – Difficult)

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Is there anyone you are unwilling to forgive?

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