Your faith is as strong as your trust is in God. You can’t expect mountain-moving faith without trusting the One who has the power to move the mountain—Hello! Therefore, if you want to strengthen your faith, intensify your relationship with the Holy Spirit. When intensity occurs, a bond begins to establish.
It’s good to know, or at least have an idea, of the strength of our faith before being faced with challenging circumstances. When we know our weakest areas, it guides us where to place our focus for improvement.
Below is a sample faith test. The entire pre and post-assessments can be found in the Paulette Talks Faith Workbook.
Instructions: Note the number above each column that best describes you.
How has my faith grown over time?
|I didn’t know faith could grow.
|I see no growth in my faith. I don’t believe God will answer my prayers.||I see a little growth in my faith, but I don’t know how to receive help when I need it.||I see some growth in my faith, but I waiver if the circumstances become too challenging.||I see a lot of continuous growth in my faith. I am confident that God always answers my prayers.|
The Holy Spirit:
Do I have the faith to be guided by the Holy Spirit?
|I never think about the Holy Spirit.||I rarely think about the Holy Spirit. I never depend on Him to direct my life.||Sometimes I think about the Holy Spirit, but not for everyday guidance.||I often depend on the Holy Spirit’s guidance.||I always depend on the Holy Spirit’s guidance.|
Do I have the faith to recognize God’s voice?
|I didn’t know I could hear from God.||I never try to listen for God’s voice.||I usually can’t tell whether or not I’m hearing
|I often hear and try to obey the voice of God.||I always hear and obey the voice of God.|
Do I have the faith to fight a spiritual battle?
|I know nothing about spiritual battles.||I have a nominal understanding of spiritual battles.||I understand spiritual battles take place, but I fight physically.||I will sometimes fight a spiritual battle if it doesn’t get too intense.||I fight all battles spiritually.|
0-1 You are not aware that you can lean and trust God in your life.
2 You are skeptical of how God fits into your everyday life.
3 You are aware, but not fully committed to God in every aspect of your life.
4 You fully depend and trust God in every area of your life.
Based on this analysis, you can see where you need to focus.
For the complete assessment, along with hundreds of discussion questions surrounding faith, click the graphic or link below to purchase a copy of the Paulette Talks Faith Workbook.