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.
(Ask for an Opportunity) LBC’s founding pastor, Curt Lehman, used to pray this prayer regularly: “Lord, would you bring someone into my life and across my path today, that I could influence for you?” Consider praying this each morning and then look for the opportunities God might give you each day.
(Acknowledge the server/barista) This week try to acknowledge those to whom we don’t normally pay much attention. Acknowledge those serving—the waitstaff at a restaurant or your barista. Even if you are having a life-changing conversation with your friend. Stop, look the server in the eye and say, “Thank you so much.” Make eye contact with beggars even if you don’t have money to give them. See what kind of opportunities this may create.
Next week in your Life Group, take a few moments to share how either of these exercises may have changed your outlook on your daily life.