TESTING OUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Psalm 84:10-12

For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. Psalm 84:10

You know you are maturing in your relationship with Christ when:

  • You are becoming increasingly aware of your sinfulness and weaknesses.
  • Your response to sin is quick and followed by genuine repentance.
  • Your spiritual battles are becoming more fierce, and yet you still rejoice.
  • You begin to see trials and temptations as opportunities for growth: “Lord, what are You trying to teach me?”
  • You view service to Him as an honor and not a burden.
  • You view everything as coming from God. He is sovereign, so He either brought it or allowed it.
  • You sense your faith growing stronger. It takes more to ruffle you.
  • You desire to spend more time in praise and worship. You are in love with the Lord and want to show it.
  • Your desire to obey Him becomes more intense, and sin becomes less attractive.
  • You are eager to share with others what Christ is doing in your life.
  • You experience more awareness of His presence at all times, not just in places like at church on Sundays.
  • You jealously guard your quiet times of prayer and Bible study.
  • You prefer to spend time with Him above all others. The more time you spend with Him, the more you become like Him.

Lord, I seek Your face and Your presence in all that I do. Search my heart and show me any impediments to my relationship with You.

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