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: Read, mediate, and engage with Psalm 136 as it highlights memorable moments in Hebrew history (including the Exodus) next to the never-ending statement of God’s love. What are some divine highlights in your redemption story? In the style of Psalm 136, write down your redemption highlights and between each highlight insert the praise statement, His love endures forever.
Prayer Focus:As we learned in Exodus 13 the purpose of remembrance is to show that you belong to God, and to tell others how God has redeemed your life. Prayerfully consider this week how you can remember your redemption story in an authentic way that engages your hands, your mind, and your mouth. For with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt.