Spiritual Assessment Instructions
This assignment has 3 parts that will be submitted as one paper in Module/Week 3. Each part is intended to direct you toward an assessment of your spiritual life in its current form. Without knowing where you are spiritually, it will not be possible for you to move forward; thus, this assignment will focus on an assessment of your spiritual life.
This assignment will challenge you to assess your spiritual life so that you can see how you need to mature. In order to accomplish this goal, this assignment will require a level of vulnerability and honesty which can result in growth (if you embrace the process). Approach this assignment prayerfully, asking the Lord to reveal to you how He wants to work in your heart throughout this course and over the remainder of your life.
This assignment must be 1,000–1,250 words.
Part 1: Describe how you practice the spiritual disciplines.
Part 2: Discuss the common temptations that you face on a regular basis.
Part 3: Evaluate your weaknesses and blind spots as they relate to your Christian walk.
Part 1: Practicing the Spiritual Disciplines
In this section, describe your current practice of the spiritual disciplines. If you need help knowing which disciplines to include, refer to Whitney’s textbook as an example. Specifically, examine which disciplines are commonly applied in your life and how regularly you apply them. Be honest here—dishonesty will not impress anyone, and your current investment in the disciplines is not part of the grade. How thoroughly you describe your investment is what will be graded in this section.
Part 2: Temptations
In this section, discuss the temptations you face. After reading through Killjoys, consider how the authors have described the common temptations that you face on a daily basis. Some of these temptations are just that—temptations only. In other cases, these temptations have become full-blown sins as you have given into temptation. Be specific and honest about which category describes you and what the common temptations are in your everyday life. Such sins may include laziness, anger, pride, covetousness, gluttony, lust, envy, and gossip. Be specific about whether these are common temptations or common sins, addictions, or bondages. You cannot begin to address these temptations or sins unless you are willing to admit the reality of their presence in your life.
Part 3: Blind Spots and Weaknesses
In this section, evaluate where the blind spots are in your life. If you need help identifying them, ask a close friend or family member. This is a very important aspect of this assignment as it will help lay the foundation for moving toward a spiritual growth plan.
This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3.