A DAILY RHYTHM REFLECTION
Originally Published by Church on Morgan
I just completed my first S.O.A.P. Bible study, so I considered it a bit of a divine coincidence to be asked to write about this simple and effective method of studying scripture for this month’s Daily Rhythm.
WHAT IS S.O.A.P.?
S – Scripture. Develop a daily habit of reading the Bible. More on this in a moment.
O– Make an Observation. Allow God’s Word to speak to your heart. Record your observation in a journal, share it in your missional community, discuss it a Bible study group…the goal is to be intentional about hearing from God in through the text.
A –Apply what you’re learning in how you work, relate or serve that day.
P—Pray. Prayer is the fuel to each of the steps before it: Pray before you open the Bible; ask God to show you what He wants you to see and also to show you where and how to put it into action in your daily life.
Today’s Daily is brought to you by the letter S, for Scripture.
I considered myself to be a Christian all my life, yet I had never owned nor read the Bible until I was in my forties. Once I finally entered its sacred pages, I was hooked.
Today I think of the Bible like a Verizon network for our souls. As I read, memorize and recall Scripture I can almost hear God saying, “Can you hear me now?”
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
Read the next post in this series: “O”: Open Your Eyes to Scripture
Each week’s email will be written by someone in our community and provide a few thoughts, insights, or experiences that have come from their own morning, meal time, and evening practices. If you would like to learn more about our “Shared Rhythm” you can read about it online or pick up a set of our “Daily Rhythm Cards” at Church on Morgan.
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