How do you know if you are progressing in your Spiritual walk? How does one ensure that it IS a growing relationship and not just a ritual or religion one follows? How to look for evidence of spiritual growth in your life?
Jesus longs for those who will see with their eyes, and hear with their ears. Jesus longs for us to gain insight, an understanding that is almost an "a-ha" realisation in our lives. We can train ourselves to regularly get insight, which will enable us to move into deeper spiritual understanding.
Requiring obedience from our children can be a challenge. Especially when they do not actually understand what obedience looks like. Do we as believers understand what the obedience that God expects from us, actually looks like?