Journal: Select a scripture and SOAP on it.
S – Scripture O – Observation A – Application P - Prayer
WHAT DOES S.O.A.P. MEAN?
S – The S stands for Scripture – You physically write out the scripture. You will be amazed as to what God will reveal to you just by taking the time to slow down and actually write out what you are reading.
O – The O stands for Observation – What do you see in the verses that you’re reading? Who is the speaker and the audience? Is there a repetition in the words? What words stand out to you? Paraphrase the scripture in your own words.
A – The A stands for Application – Personalize what you have read. What is God saying to me today? How can I apply what I just read to my own personal life? What changes do I need to make? Is there an action that I need to take?
P – The P stands for Prayer – Pray God’s Word back to Him and write it out. If He has revealed something to you during this time in His Word, pray about it. Confess areas in your life if God has revealed some sin and ask for His forgiveness. Pray to draw closer to God today.