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Ten Questions to Diagnose Spiritual Health

I grabbed this list from Sojourn Community Church. These are ten questions you can use to diagnose your spiritual health. These could provide great fodder for a good group discussion, and maybe help your group determine the areas you need to work on to be more FORMATIVE.

1. Do you thirst for God?
What do you run to instead of God to fill your longings?
How can you grow in hunger and thirst for God?

2. Are you governed increasingly by God’s Word?
Do you love God’s Word? Do you long to obey what God says?
How can you foster love for God’s Word in your life?

3. Are you more loving?
Have you grown in love in the past years of your Christian life?
How would you like to grow in love in the next year?

4. Are you more sensitive to God’s presence?
Describe how you listen for God’s gentle voice through His Word or in your spirit.
How have you grown in sensitivity to God’s presence and work in your life?

5. Do you have a growing concern for the spiritual and temporal needs of others?
Who (besides your family) is in your life right now that you are taking care of spiritually or physically?

6. Do you delight in the Bride of Christ?
Are you bitter or angry at Jesus’ church?
How are you growing in love and delight for Jesus’ church?

7. Are the spiritual disciplines increasingly important to you?
How important do you see the spiritual disciplines as being in your life right now?

8. Do you still grieve over sin?
When is the last time that you were broken over your own sinfulness?

9. Are you quicker to forgive?
Are you still quick to hold grudges?
How do you need to grow in forgiveness?

10. Do you long for heaven and to be with Jesus?
How often do you meditate on heaven and the promises that will be reality to us when we pass from this life to the next?
Do you get excited about heaven?
What about heaven do you long for?
Read Philippians 1:19-26: How do you long to grow in what Paul is talking about in these verses?


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