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: Paul commands us again to encourage each other and build each other up. Each day this week pray for a different person in your Life Group. Ask God to reveal to you how to pray for each person. Consider taking it one step further and after praying for that individual, send them a short text and let them know you prayed for them. (It will be encouraging to them!)
Scripture Focus: How does a child of light move through the world? Children of light is a regular image of the Apostle Paul. Over the course of this week, read Ephesians 5:8-16 several times, noticing the similarities to 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11. As you read, listen for which verses the Holy Spirit may be pointing out to you.