Soul Training Exercise:
This week come up with a plan that will allow you to read the book of Colossians. It is four chapters long but divide it up however works best for you. You can divide it up so you read all four chapters from Monday through Friday or Monday through Sunday. Pick whatever fits your life this week but make a commitment to read it all.
Before you read each day, take time to read over and take in the message of Hebrews 4:12. Read with this reality in mind.
As you read, notice anything God’s Word reveals to you about the condition of your soul, the true condition of your life. Be open to God helping you to see where your life is out of sync with the life He has for you. When you see something like that, take a second to write it down.
At the end of the reading of Colossians pick one thing you came to see about yourself that you can agree with God needs to change because there is truly a better way to live. Notice how that change will be of great benefit to you but also how it will be of great benefit to others you interact with. Learning to live life like Jesus lived His, ultimately becoming more like Jesus, always has this tremendously positive dual impact on you and others around you.
This is where we implement spiritual disciplines or a soul training exercise as we seek to adjust our lives to the life God has for us. This is what a soul training exercise does. It leads us to live more like Jesus lived as it shapes our inner person to become more and more like the person of Jesus. If you need help coming up with a soul training exercise that would help please ask for help. There are many people willing and ready to help you in this way. You can call the church office and we will connect you with someone or you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org.