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.
Prayer Focus: When we are in the hustle and bustle of life, it is easy to forget how God has kept us, provided for us, and sustained us previously. Recall one to three significant events or people in your life that could serve as reminders of His faithfulness during trials.
As you reflect on these moments, express your heart of gratitude to God, thanking Him for how He revealed His faithfulness to you in these moments. Possibly take things a little further by finding a meaningful way to mark or celebrate each moment.
Scripture Focus: Commit this week to learning more about the context of Exodus in the overall big picture of the Bible. A helpful place to start can be found at the beginning of Exodus in your Study Bible. There is often introductory content such as vital statistics, timelines, themes, outlines. Reading through this information thoroughly can help with your study of the book in the weeks to come.
Other great resources can be found at The Bible Project website. Peruse through their guide to the book of Exodus. These resources can be found at https://bibleproject.com/guides/book-of-exodus/