Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Let's get SOAPed up!

This is our plan for listening to God through scripture in 2008.

S for Scripture: Open your bible to the day’s reading. 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 passage? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write down the scripture passage in your own words.

A for Application: Personalize what you have read by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, a promise, or correction for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture passage can apply to you today.

P for Prayer: This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture passage 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.

This week's scripture passages
Monday: Mark 1:21-18
Tuesday: John 1:35-42
Wednesday: John 5:19-24
Thursday: Luke 10:1,3,17-4
Friday: Hebrews 1:1-12
Saturday: 1 John 4
Sunday: Matthew 3:12, 11:1-19, 14:1-12

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