There are definite signs that let you know your child is growing? Their appetite increases, they fall asleep before bedtime, and their ankles can be seen from under the bottom of their pants. My youngest son is twelve. Lately he’s been growing by leaps and bounds. He’s 5’7, his foot is a size 11, and his voice is changing. I miss my baby! Nonetheless, the signs are visible that he’s growing into a young man.
How about you? How do you and I know when we’re growing spiritually? Just as there are sure signs your child is growing, there are sure signs that you and I are growing spiritually as well.
Here are some of the ways I measure my spiritual growth:
Do I have an increase hunger to know God more intimately?
Am I more aware of sin in my life?
Do I have a desire to be used of God for others?
I’m I trusting God more often than not?
Have I developed a deeper love for God and long to spend time with Him in His Word?
All these are sure signs that you and I are growing spiritually, but I have to be honest. Sometimes I fall short and don’t measure up. Like physical growth, we all grow at different rates spiritually too. When I don’t seem to be making progress, I find encouragement by looking back over the past year to see how far I’ve come. Even a little growth is a sure sign that you and I are growing into a spiritually mature child of God.