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.
(Write a “Thank You”) Write a letter or note of thanks to someone who was instrumental in your coming to faith in Jesus.
(Go to a different part of town) This week spend some time in a part of town you do not go to often; perhaps a part of town that makes you feel like an outsider. Do some shopping there. Eat there. Observe the people and pray for them. If you are more adventurous talk to some of them. After your visit, spend some time reflecting on the people you were around (in prayer, writing in a journal, or talking with a spouse or friend). Is there anything you sense God is teaching you about others who are not exactly like you?
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.