SOAP/Life Journal (daily reading)
*Introductory video regarding SOAP from Pastor Wayne Cordeiro of New Hope Church, Hawaii*
Join millions of people around the world using this reading plan. You provide the time (15-20 minutes per day). Life Journal provides the plan.- Hide
You will need:
- A Bible (free ones are available at The Info Kiosk)
- A Pen
- A Journal or Notebook
- A Reading Plan (provided online or at The Info Kiosk)
- A Calendar or Daily Planner
Open your Bible to the reading found under today's date of the Bible reading plan. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.
O for Observation
What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words, in your journal.
A for Application
Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
P for Prayer
This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out. When you are done, go back to the top of the page and give your daily entry a descriptive title. You will use this title to make an entry in your table of contents at the front of your journal. In the table of contents, write on one line the date, your title, the scripture reference, and the page number for that entry. This way, after a while you will have in one place all the daily things the Lord has been speaking to you.- Hide