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.
Prayer Focus: As you pray this week consider adding this simple sentence prayer to your routine. “Lord Jesus, please bring someone into my life or across my path today that I can influence for you.” Consider putting an alarm on your phone to go off twice during your day so you can return to this prayer for a few minutes.
Scripture Focus: Before we can make disciples of Jesus, we must make sure we are following Jesus and living as a disciple. Read Luke 14:25-35 and reflect on Jesus’ call to discipleship. What do you hear the Holy Spirit speaking to you about as you meditate on these verses?