Why We S.O.A.P.?

Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer

At Discover Church, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus! S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It’s also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the ‘gems’ that you have received.

Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important revelation. Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your community or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important. Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others. All you need to begin is a Bible, pen and journal!


APRIL 2024 - JULY 2024

How To S.O.A.P.

S - Scripture                         O - Observation                     P-Prayer                         A - Application

Open your Bible to your                          What do you think God                            This can be as simple                    Personalize what you read

reading for the day. Take                         is saying to you in this                             as asking God to help                    by asking yourself how it

time reading and allow                            scripture? Ask the Holy                            you use this scripture,                    applies to your life right

God to speak to you. When                     Spirit to teach you and                             or even a prayer for a                    now. Perhaps it is

you are done, look for a                           reveal Jesus to you.                                greater insight on what                  instruction, encouragement

verse that particularly spoke                                                                                    He may be revealing to                 a new promise, or

to you that day, and write                                                                                         you. Remember, prayer                corrections for a particular

it in your journal.                                                                                                      is a two-way conversation,            area of your life. Write how

                                                                                                                                so be sure to listen to what            this scripture can apply to

                                                                                                                                God has to say!                             you today.