Personal Spiritual Exercises
Each week we’re suggesting a couple of spiritual exercises. These are not required, but they may help us to actually live our faith and grow as followers of Jesus. Feel free to practice one or both of them. If a certain exercise is very helpful for you, maybe you can figure out a way to incorporate it into your daily life.
(Upward Look) Begin your day reading Psalm 103. Notice the characteristics of God; write them down, repeat them back to Him, or form them into a prayer of gratitude.
(Inward Look) At the close of your day, find a quiet place and set aside 10-15 minutes to reflect on the activities, attitudes and emotions that shaped your day. Notice times that felt distant from God. What was happening around or within you to create that distance? Confess anything that comes to mind. Notice times that caused you to feel close to God or influenced by Him. Thank Him for His nearness.