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 your Life Group, take a few moments to share how either of these exercises may have changed your outlook on your daily life.
Setting Your Mind on the Truth – choose a verse or passage that that invites you into worship with the Creator.
Exercise 1: Read Genesis 1 and 2 daily to remind yourself of the goodness of God in the creation story. Meditate on how God intended the world to be. Identify one way you can better reflect His image to those around you that day.
Exercise 2: Go for a walk outside and listen to Genesis 1 and 2 and experience the work of the Creator in your own neighborhood. As you walk and listen, mentally engage in the following heart work.
- Affirm your choice to worship Him.
- Surrender those areas where you are trying be your own god.
- Choose next to trust God rather than self and others.