As a believer and follower of Christ it is important to spend time with God. To know Him, to love Him and hear His voice.
We want to encourage you in developing this life-changing habit and would like to recommend journaling on the Scriptures you read and what God speaks to you through them.
A simple process we suggest is using the S-O-A-P method.
- SCRIPTURE – Open your Bible and take your time reading and allowing God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you and write it in your journal.
- OBSERVATION – What do you think God is saying to you in the scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write it down in your own words.
- APPLICATION – Personalize what you have read by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write it down.
- PRAYER – This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture or it may be a greater insight on what He’s revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation. Listen to what God has to say and write it out.