WHAT IS SOAP
Our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word. We believe that reading the bible daily transforms our minds and our hearts, and helps us become more like Jesus.
SOAP journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It’s also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the ‘gems’ that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your connection group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important!
HOW TO SOAP
You’ll need three items, a Bible, Pen & Journal to SOAP each day!
S Scripture – Open your Bible to your reading for the day. Take your time while 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 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.
A Application – Personalize what you have read by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
P Prayer – This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or even a prayer for 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.