What’s the first image or memory that comes to mind for you when you think of the word joy? Why do you associate that experience or image with joy?
ENGAGE IT – Spiritual Practice: Self-examination that empowers transformation
Begin: Allow a moment of silence to quiet your heart and mind.
Read: Galatians 5:22-25 aloud.
Allow 5 minutes of silence
Reflect: Review your day using the following questions to help you reflect on ways you lived according to the sinful nature or fully alive in the Spirit. ?
Love: Did I hurt anyone or hold back the unconditional love of Christ?
Joy: When and why did sadness or joy touch me today? Did I cause it for others?
Peace: What upset me today? Did I disturb the peace of others?
Patience: When and why did I lose it today? Did I overreact?
Kindness: Did I contribute any rudeness or insults to the life of another?
Goodness: How was I generous with God’s goodness today? Was I petty, selfish, or unforgiving in any way?
Faithfulness: Did I violate any trusts today? Did I lose faith in God or myself?
Gentleness: Did I hurt anyone today? To whom did I treat with gentleness?
Self-Control: Was I selfish or indulgent in ways that diminish others today?
Share: How was this experience for you? What was your biggest a-ha?