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.
Scripture Focus: God gives all kinds of good gifts. One of them is the identity that He gives freely to each and every one of us. For Moses, it was the identity of the deliverer of God’s people. This week, search through the Bible for who God says that YOU are (Ephesians 1:1-14 is a great place to start). Write down 3-5 passages that you find and take time each morning to remind yourself of their truth.
Prayer Focus: God expresses to Moses not only His intimate understanding of Moses, but also His divine plan over his life. Consider praying the prayer below each morning as a way of asking God to help you trust in His plan for you.
Lord, here I am.
I come before you to be loved and guided,
To be transformed and given a purpose.
I want to trust in your plan for my life
And to see the path you’ve set before me
Even when I don’t understand it.
I praise you for being a God who sees me and knows me well
As you’ve seen and known all your people through the ages.
Let me put my confidence in your character and your plan,
Not in my own works or qualifications,
And allow me to rest in your glory
Knowing that you are He who was, and is, and always will be.