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.
Scripture Focus: Throughout Exodus, we’ve seen God’s will and power executed using water: parting the Red Sea and bringing it down upon the Egyptians, turning the Nile to blood, and even the meaning of Moses’s name alluding to him being drawn out of the water. Read, pray, and meditate through some of the other Biblical instances of God using water to show His power, authority, and instruction. Here are a few examples to get you started:
- Creation (Genesis 1:1-2)
- The great flood (Genesis 7:15-24)
- Jesus turning water to wine (John 2:7-11)
- The baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:16-17)
- The woman at the well (John 4:7-13)
- The restoration of Eden (Revelation 22:1-5)
Prayer Focus: Continue the practice of silence and stillness that we were reminded of in Exodus 14:14. Just as we did with our groups, take three minutes each day to be silent and pray over that promise: “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” And after you’ve taken that time to trust in Him, remember to look for any opportunities He has for you to take bold new steps of faith!