Daily walk with God…using SOAP
SOAP has been used widely throughout Christian communities to help people draw closer to God and be His disciples.
SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer.
For many people it is best that you journal your devotion, either in a journal book or using a computerised journal.
To begin grab your bible and your journal….
Each week we will have a list of daily bible readings, most of the time these will relate to Sunday’s worship service.
Read the text for the day, it may be best to read it twice, one time at a normal pace and then a lot more slowly.
What was God saying to you today through that scripture reading?
Was there a verse or verses that spoke more loudly to you?
Write down a summary of the reading in your own words.
Personalise what you have read by asking, How does this apply to your life right now?
Is God highlighting something to be thankful for?
Is God highlighting there is something I need to seek forgiveness from Him (and others) for?
Is God teaching me something?
Is God correcting me?
Is God highlighting a promise for me and my family?
Is God encouraging me and my family?
Begin a discussion with God, focussed around this scripture passage and what comes to mind during the times of observation and application. So your prayer may include thanks, confession, adoring and praising God, asking for clarification and guidance and placing your life and day into God’s life shaping hands. Write down your initial prayer thoughts but keep the conversation going throughout the day….keep reflecting on what God has said and your life as you interact with creation.