Scripture. Prayer. Community. Mission
One of the most challenging things to do spiritually is evaluate how connected with God you really are. Recently, it has been on mind a lot though -- and I have been trying to figure out if there is a group of questions you can ask to at least get you started. Here is what I have decided, and while the first two are like duh, and the third one is something we are typically aware of, I believe the fourth one is the major reason for why most of us are so unsure of our connection with God.
On a scale of 1-10
#1 - Am I spending a significant amount of time in scripture everyday, and allowing what I read to change my life?
#2 - Am I spending a significant amount of dedicated time to seeking the face of God through prayer everyday?
#3 - Am I accountable to anyone for my spiritual growth, spending a significant amount of time talking with them about what God is doing in my life, how I am struggling, and what I need prayer for?
#4 - Am I actively a part of a community that is devoted to working with God to complete His mission to restore humanity back to Himself?
Jesus says in John 15 that you know you love Him if you keep His commands. What are His commands? To love God. To love people. To seek justice. To speak His eternal truth into our temporary world. To live in purity. To be lead by the Holy Spirit. And as is evident in Acts, He always intended us to be doing these things TOGETHER>