Developing a Quiet Time with God

What is S.O.A.P.?

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. We recommend using the SOAP personal daily devotional method, which stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer.

As you engage in this practice, consider jotting down your thoughts in a journal. Journaling can help you remember the blessings and lessons that come your way, ensuring you don’t miss out on valuable experiences and wisdom.

How To Use the S.O.A.P. Method

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.

Suggested Reading Plans

Below are some Bible Reading Plans we suggest for you to start with. All of these are on the Youversion Bible App.