S.O.A.P.

What is S.O.A.P?

At RLC, 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 lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your connection group 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!

RLC SUMMER READING PLAN

MAY

May 1- N/A

May 2- N/A

May 3- John 1

May 4- John 2

May 5- John 3

May 6- John 4

May 7- John 5

May 8- John 6

May 9- John 7

May 10- John 8

May 11- John 9

May 12- John 10

May 13- John 11

May 14- John 12

May 15- John 13

May 16- John 14

May 17- John 15

May 18- John 16

May 19- John 17

May 20 – John 18

May 21- John 19

May 22- John 20

May 23- John 21

May 24- Acts 1

May 25- Acts 2

May 26- Acts 3

May 27- Acts 4

May 28- Acts 5

May 29- Acts 6

May 30- Acts 7

May 31- Acts 8

JUNE

June 1- Acts 9

June 2- Acts 10

June 3- Acts 11

June 4- Acts 12

June 5- Acts 13

June 6- Acts 14

June 7- Acts 15

June 8- Acts 16

June 9- Acts 17

June 10- Acts 18

June 11- Acts 19

June 12- Acts 20

June 13- Acts 21

June 14- Acts 22

June 15– Acts 23

June 16– Acts 24

June 17– Acts 25

June 18– Acts 26

June 19– Acts 27

June 20– Acts 28

June 21- Romans 1

June 22- Romans 2

June 23- Romans 3

June 24- Romans 4

June 25- Romans 5

June 26- Romans 6

June 27- Romans 7

June 28- Romans 8

June 29- Romans 9

June 30- Romans 10

JULY

July 1- Romans 11

July 2- Romans 12

July 3- Romans 13

July 4- Romans 14

July 5- Romans 15

July 6- Romans 16

July 7- I Corinthians 1

July 8- I Corinthians 2

July 9- I Corinthians 3

July 10- I Corinthians 4

July 11- I Corinthians 5

July 12- I Corinthians 6

July 13- I Corinthians 7

July 14- I Corinthians 8

July 15– I Corinthians 9

July 16– I Corinthians 10

July 17– I Corinthians 11

July 18– I Corinthians 12

July 19– I Corinthians 13

July 20– I Corinthians 14

July 21– I Corinthians 15

July 22– I Corinthians 16

May 23– Il Corinthians 1

July 24– Il Corinthians 2

July 25– Il Corinthians 3

July 26– Il Corinthians 4

July 27– Il Corinthians 5

July 28– Il Corinthians 6

July 29– Il Corinthians 7

July 30– Il Corinthians 8

July 31– Il Corinthians 9

How to S.O.A.P?

You’ll need three items (Bible, Pen & Journal) to S.O.A.P. each day! For more information on this concept or to see examples of journal entries, visit www.LifeJournal.cc.

S- Scripture

Open your Bible to your reading for the day. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.

O- Observation

What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you.

A- Application

Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.

P- Prayer

This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or even a prayer for a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.