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.
Study Scripture: Take a deeper dive into the letters of Paul as the topic of walking in accordance with Christ transcends across multiple epistles. Compare Colossians 2:6 with Galatians 3:1-5 to gain a more complete picture of our assurance of faith over legalism.
Look Inward: Take time to fully think through and list areas where you see legalism seeping into your life. Identify three tangible steps you can take toward fully living in accordance with Christ. Then enter into a moment of prayer to:
Praise God for His sufficiency.
Surrender your propensity to perform to earn God’s favor.
Ask that He would place someone in your life to hold you accountable.