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Daily time in God’s word nourishes your soul, and strengthens you in your walk with God. Use the SOAP method as a practical tool to gain insightful reflections that will deepen your faith.

The S.O.A.P. Journaling Method

SOAP is an acronym and a method of studying God’s word, which teaches us to apply God’s word to our daily lives.

Scripture
Observation
Application
Prayer

Here’s how it works:

  • Each day, there is a selection of scriptures which we read through as a church family. The Daily Bible Readings can be found HERE.
  • After reading today’s scriptures, think about which verse(s) stood out to you the most.  Write this verse down in your journal as the ‘S’ (Scripture)
  • Take a few minutes to think about your Scripture, and what it is that caught your attention. Write this down in your journal as the ‘O’ (Observation)
  • Think about how this verse applies to your life, keeping in mind the context of the surrounding chapter. Pray for insight, of how God would like to transform your daily decisions through this verse. Write this down in your journal as the ‘A’ (Application)
  • Lastly write down a prayer ‘P’ in your journal, asking God for His help to live out the principles that you’ve learned today!

Survival Strategies for Crazy Times

In the middle of stress, anxiety, chaos, tensions, and even an assassination attempt today on a presidential candidate…today’s SOAP reading reminded of the Biblical survival strategy for crazy times. =======================================   Scripture Hebrews 10:23-25 23 Let us hold fast the…

What Happened?!

When I take the time to look at the enemy that God defeated on my behalf yesterday, it gives me faith to stand strong knowing that my Savior’s strength is no less today than it was yesterday. =================================   Scripture…

Heaven’s Conspiracy Theory

Heaven’s conspiracy is one of joy and hope: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…” Today I choose to focus my attention on heaven’s conspiracy theory, and let my heart by ruled by the…

The Divine Chess Strategy

My job isn’t to stress about the future, but simply to be obedient in the ‘now’…and trust that God is putting the pieces in place today, to fulfill a divine plan in my tomorrow. =========================   Scripture Micah 5:2 “But…

The Giver and Remover of Resource

God is interested in more than just my victory today: He wants me to learn that true victory is found only in him, and not in my accumulation of resources, wealth, influence, and power. ==========================   Scripture Micah 5:9-10 “Your…

Discernment

Today’s SOAP journal is brought to you by Stacey Fukushima:   Scripture Hebrews 5:14, But solid food is for the mature, for those who have the powers of discernment, trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. Observation A…

No More Counterfeits!

When my attention is on the counterfeit, the counterfeit looks pretty good! My heart begins to pursue and seek after the glitter of the enemy’s paltry offerings, and my attention turns from eternity to temporary. The solution, and my only…

Discipline and Blessing

I may not see the culmination of God’s plans right away, but I can trust that the end result of His process will be abundant life for me in his presence. This week I must make the decision to trust…

Fear and Anticipation

Like a freed slave who has not yet realized that his shackles are gone, I can still allow old fears and mindsets to keep me from walking in the full freedom which is mine in Christ. Today I choose to…

Let Freedom Ring!

I don’t want to become so focused on the enjoyment of my freedom that I allow it to separate me from the very source of the freedom that I have! Instead of using my freedom merely to pursue what I…

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