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: Soul Searching Pastor Josh reminded us that when Jesus marks our life, we exemplify Him in following His ways. Spend some time alone in a quiet spot and ask the Spirit of God to reveal the marks of Jesus on your life. How did those marks come to you? What were those experiences or insights like?
- Pray with gratitude for the way Jesus is seen in your life.
- Pray to have words and actions that sound forth the gospel to those who are watching you.
Scripture Focus: Begin and end each day reading or reciting Psalm 23. This Psalm is a clear reminder of the goodness of God and the way He tenderly leads and provides for us. At the end of the week, reflect on how your relationship with God was affected by making time for this simple practice.