Daily devotions train us to think differently and transform the spirit of our minds.
As we read God’s Word, we begin to see how God responds to things. When we face similar situations, we begin to respond in the same way. Below, you’ll find a guide of this year’s key chapters of the Bible to apply the SOAP practice to your daily devotions.
What Is SOAP?
Take your time reading each chapter and allow God to speak to you. Look for a verse that particularly spoke to you and write it in your journal.
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.
Personalize what you have read by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
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 and journal about it.
Journaling is an excellent way to record and process what God has spoken to you. Without writing it down, you may forget those blessings and some very important lessons! While journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your small group or mentors. Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight and even encourage others.