Personal Spiritual Exercises
Each week we’re suggesting a couple of spiritual exercises. These are not required, but they may help us to actually live our faith and grow as followers of Jesus. Feel free to practice one or both of them. If a certain exercise is very helpful for you, maybe you can figure out a way to incorporate it into your daily life. Next week in your Life Group, take a few moments to share how either of these exercises may have changed your outlook on your daily life.
(1) Choose one of the four Gospels and read through it this week (or read as much as you are able). Write down anything that Jesus says or does that you have not noticed before. Reflect on those sayings and actions and ask yourself if these new insights change your understanding of Jesus.
(2) Before every opportunity you have this week to learn (reading the Bible, reading a book, listening to a sermon, attending your small group, etc.), take some time to ask God to help you be teachable. Ask Him to grant you the humility to be open to beliefs or behaviors you need to change.