Growing in Your Faith: 3 Questions to Ask

Recently, I've been thinking about what it means to check in on how you're growing in your faith. Am I staying the same? Am I further along now than I was last year? Unlike in school where you get grades, following Jesus doesn't come with a report card (and feedback from picky teachers who take off points for incomplete homework 😉 )...But it's too important to let it go without taking a minute to examine how you're growing. 

I shared before about these ways to refocus on Jesus during the day. But how do I make sure that I'm actually moving forward in my faith? And why should I see if I'm even growing? 

As Peter talks about Jesus' return, and ends his letter with this challenge:  Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18

Here's what I ask myself: 
  • 1. Do my actions reflect the fact I'm following Jesus? Am I loving/patient/kind/gentle/etc.? (Galatians 5:22-23
  • 2. What areas of my life do I need to turn over to him?
  • 3. Have I been consistently spending time with God (reading the Bible, praying, etc.)? (1 Thess. 5:16-18
  • *BONUS: What was I struggling with 3 months ago/6 months ago/last year? How has God answered those prayers/struggles? How did those issues impact my faith?

I want to know that my faith is deepening, that I'm not just staying the same! What would you add to this list? How do you make sure you're not just staying the same?

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