How to Connect with God in the Bible using S-O-A-P
Here are the simple steps to connect with God in the Bible:
Open your Bible and spend time reading the portion of Scripture in your reading plan for today. [We recommend the 5 Day Bible Reading Plan]
As you read, ask God to highlight a verse(s) that speaks into your life and write the reference in your journal.
Make observations about what you just read and write them in your journal. What is going on? What is the context, or the people being spoken to?
Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your journal, in your own words.
What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Personalize what you have read by asking yourself how it relates to your life right now.
Write in your journal what you will do to apply what you just read into your life.
Write out a prayer to God in your journal. Your prayer should relate to the verse that you highlighted. It could be asking for help, thanking God, etc. Write down what your heart desires to say to God in response to his Word.