Personal Spiritual Exercises
Just like physical exercises help strengthen and stretch our bodies for healthy living, these spiritual exercises are meant to move us spiritually in ways that may be new so we might experience inner growth. Since God longs for us to experience Him with our whole selves—mind, body, spirit—we invite you along each week to strengthen your souls with suggestions and prompts. Next week in Life Group, take a few moments to share how the Lord may have used this exercise in your life.
Journal Scripture: Sometimes we just need to visualize scripture to better understand what it is saying. In your own creative way (e.g., flow charts, tables, diagrams, pictures/drawings), visually define the four “He is…” statements found in the Christ Hymn. You may even want to take a deeper dive with each one by reading multiple Bible translations or cross reference verses.
Meditating on Scripture: Take time to listen to Andrew Peterson’s song, “All Things Together”, multiple times throughout the week. You can find his song on music streaming platforms. Use it as a way to fix your eyes on Christ and the hope of salvation. As you begin to internalize the words to the song, you are also memorizing Colossians 1:15-20.