10 Questions to Assess Your Spiritual Growth

There are many different means for evaluating our spiritual growth. Recently I have been working my way through and looking over a lot of different approaches to spiritual growth.

Donald Whitney, author and Associate Professor for Biblical Spirituality, put together a resource for assessing our spiritual health that is built around a series of ten questions.

As I look at the questions, I’d like your feedback on whether you think these questions are helpful, as well as which of the questions particularly hits home for you.

Here they are:

  1. Do you thirst for God?
  2. Are you governed increasingly by God’s word?
  3. Are you more loving?
  4. Are you more sensitive to God’s presence?
  5. Do you have a growing concern for the spiritual and temporal needs of others?
  6. Do you delight in the Bride of Christ?
  7. Are the spiritual disciplines increasingly important to you?
  8. Do you still grieve over sin?
  9. Are you a quick forgiver?
  10. Do you yearn for heaven and to be with Jesus?

So, do you think these are helpful questions for assessing spiritual health?

Also, which question hits home for you right now?

4 thoughts on “10 Questions to Assess Your Spiritual Growth

  1. Matt, I think all of these questions are spot on as they might say in England. The difficulty with any of the areas of spiritual growth is not knowing what I should be involved in to grow but in knowing “HOW” to do it. These ten questions could be a preaching series where you present the questions and then explain how one might have success. I suspect this is what you are already planning! Keep up your good work of challenging yourself and us.

    • Thanks, George. I’m hoping to incorporate some of this into the existing preaching series, but also am working on some other things. Thanks so much for the feedback. The “HOW” is always where the rubber meets the road, and often what we don’t think about with all this.

  2. I think this is a very helpful list. It’s diverse in its approach and incorporating sin (#8) is always a good sign. For me, #6 “Do you delight in the Bride of Christ” resonates with me the most as we are thinking through unity these days. That’s probably the one on this list I wouldn’t have thought to include, but seems like a very good temperature check on spiritual growth.

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