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: In your times of prayer this week, take a few moments for the following:
- Thank God for the people in your life that encourage you in your discipleship to Jesus.
- Ask God to bring one person to your mind and pray 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 over them.
Scripture Focus: Each day read Psalm 37:1-8 as a reminder of how to deal with persecutions or frustrations that other people may cause in your life. Maybe even put it on a notecard or as the wallpaper for your phone, so you can look to it more often to be reminded to trust God.