I was asked to teach a Sunday school class a while back. The subject was "Spiritual Growth". I put a lot of thought and research into it; and, as always, I as the teacher learned more than anyone else, which was fine with me!
There are several aspects to an individual's life on this earth. There is the physical, the emotional and the spiritual. We really need to take care of each of these in order to function at a high level and to be healthy and happy.
Many of us take care of our physical needs by eating right, exercising, and being vigilant in other physical areas of our lives.
Our emotional lives are sometimes more problematic---involving interracting with others---and involves frustrations. Sometimes we end up trying to deal with these problems with drugs, alcohol, psychiatrists and the like.
Then, there is the spiritual health of the individual. This is by far the most overlooked area for most people. And yet, it is the most important. It is the one thing of this life that we CAN take with us!
Thus, it is important that we nurture and grow our spiritual life. It has been said that "We are spiritual beings trapped in a physical body".
I designed a chart to illustrate our growth. Filling out this chart allows us to track our individual progress through our lives.
Below is my chart. How is YOUR spiritual health and growth?