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: Are you fascinated by genealogies in the Bible? When you come across a genealogy one of many useful tools is to draw a family tree. YES, draw one! It may get messy, but you will eventually see something different about the family, clans or people groups.
Take time this week to map out the family line of Moses and Aaron found in Exodus 6:14-27. Include the following details in your tree.
- names, clan, or people group
- Birth ages (if provided)
- Age (if provided)
- Death age (if provided)
If you want to take your drawing a step further, use BibleHub to search the names listed. All you have to do is type the name of the family member, clan, or people group in the search tool to discover places in the Bible where they are also mentioned. This will help with getting a better understanding of who they are and how they play a role in Scripture.
Prayer Focus: Recall a time when you noticed God teaching you something specific about His character. Take time to journal the details of that moment, and also remember how God revealed Himself to you little by little. Next, journal a prayer back to God as you meditate on His character. It is a way for you to acknowledge how He has been faithful to you in all things.