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.
Reflection: Take time this week to give yourself a “job review.” In the areas that are relevant to you, write out an assessment of how you are doing as a husband/wife, parent/child, employer/employee. For each relevant area, list three things you are doing well and three areas which need improvement. What overall grade would you give yourself? What overall grade would your spouse, parents/children, employer/employee give you?
Prayer: Spend time every day this week praying for a family member or a person at work you have a conflict with. Do not ask God to change him or her. Rather ask God to bless that person. Ask God to reveal areas in your life which might be the source of the conflict. Ask God for wisdom in how to make whatever corrections are needed in your life.