147,077 Fans   4,312 Followers  

{Re-Post} How To Soap Your Quiet Time

SOAP-Quiet-Time

I’m proud of you….I really am….I want YOU to know that.

I’m proud of you for making the commitment this session to be in God’s Word…..to be reading it each day and applying it to YOUR life……the beautiful life our Lord has given YOU.

Each session we create a study guide that goes along with the verses we are reading.  This study guide is to help you interact with God’s Word and learn to dig deeper…. slowing down to really read what God is saying to you that day.

Today I want to take the time and explain what the S.O.A.P. method is and WHY you should use it during your quiet time.

Why S.O.A.P. it?

It’s one thing to simply read scripture, but when you interact with it, when you learn to slow down to REALLY read it,  suddenly words start popping off the page. By SOAPing your verses you are able to dig deeper into scripture and “see” more than if you simply read the verses and then went on your merry way. Let me encourage you to take the time to S.O.A.P. the daily verses and see for yourself how much more you get out of your daily reading……you’ll be amazed.

What does S.O.A.P. mean?

S- The S stands for Scripture- you physically write out the scripture……you’ll be amazed that what God will reveal to you just by taking the time to slow down and actually write out what you are reading!

O- The O stands for observation- what do you see in the verses that you’re reading? Who is the audience? Is there a repetition of words? What words stand out to you?

A- The A stands for Application- this is when God’s Word becomes personal. What is God saying to me today? How can I apply what I just read to my own personal life? What changes do I need to make? Is there an action that I need to take?

P- And finally P stands for Prayer. Pray God’s Word back to Him. If He has revealed something to you during this time in His Word, pray about it. Confess if He has revealed some sin that is in your life.

Studying God’s Word like this can take as little or as long as you have time to give. Some days it can take just 10 or 15 minutes, other days longer.

How do I S.O.A.P.?

Here is a personal example….

Colossians 1:5-8

S- The faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

O- (Many times I just bullet my observations……what I’m seeing at first glance when looking at the verses)

  • When you combine faith and love, you get hope.
  • We have to remember that our hope is in heaven…….it is yet to come.
  • The gospel is the word of truth.
  • The gospel is continually bearing fruit and growing from the 1st day to the last.
  • It just takes one person to change a whole community…..Epaphras.

A-Something that stood out to me today was how God used one man, Epaphras to change a whole town!!! I was reminded that we are simply called to tell others about Christ……it’s God’s job to spread the gospel….to grow it and have it bear fruit. I felt today’s verses were almost directly spoken to GMG…..“all over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.” Isn’t it fun when God’s Word becomes so alive and speaks directly were we are at?!!!! My prayer today is that all the women involved in this Bible study will understand God’s grace and have a thirst for His Word.

God's Word SOAP

P- Dear Lord, please help me to be a “Epapras”…..to tell others about you and then leave the results in your loving hands. Please help me to understand and apply what I have read today to my life personally, thereby becoming more and more like you each and every day. Help me to live a life that bears the “fruit” of faith and love……anchoring my hope in heaven, not here on earth. Help me to remember that the BEST is yet to come!

_____________________________________________________

I’ll be honest with you and say there are many days I write on the front and back side of my study guide…..but you don’t have to. Just take it one day at a time, and write as you respond to what God has shown you through His Word.

The most important ingredients in the S.O.A.P. method is YOUR interaction with God’s Word and your APPLICATION of His Word for YOUR life.

I hope this explanation helps you today as you learn to dig deeper into God’s Word.

“I have a feeling that we would have revival in our churches if all true believers dared to live what the Bible teaches.”

 

Love God Greatly!

Angela

 

Subscribe to the blog. All the materials you will need (reading plan & study guide) will be attached to EVERY GMG email you receive from us after you subscribe and confirm your email. Once this new session begins, you will receive a GMG email on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays. http://feeds.feedburner.com/GoodMorningGirls

Don’t forget to invite some friends and join us on March 30th as we begin our new 4 week Why Easter Matters study! It just wouldn’t be the same without you!:)

Easter blog graphic

 

 

Love God Greatly!

Angela- Good Morning Girls

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Twitter Facebook Pinterest

Comments

  1. Lily Goodwin says:

    Yay looking forward to the study! You mean March, not January 20th?
    Thanks for your hard work girls!

  2. Mippy/Sabrina says:

    Thank you for giving an example of how SOAP works. I need one! thanks again! :D

  3. Ann Johnson says:

    Im looking forward to the Bible study

  4. Terry Williams says:

    I have been in the study for about a year now and I love it. I work nights s a independent caregiver and when I get up early before she gets up that is one of the first things I do is do the study during quiet time. I found out that I have to do it early in the morning or otherwise it does not get done with being so busy. It is a good start to the day which I love doing. Thank you for all the work you do. I love it.

  5. I am looking forward to this study. Will there be one created for the kids as well? I have 5 kids ranging in age from 15 down to 2 and would love to do this study with them :) thanks!

  6. Nice to see SOAP being used in studies. A friend who is a Reverend taught me SOAP years ago. ‘)

  7. Nice to see SOAP being used in studies. A friend who is a Reverend taught me SOAP years ago. ‘)

  8. I subscribed to the site but never got an email to confirm anything! Did I do something wrong??

  9. I Love the Pray and Communicate with God Because all tension and he knows well about our future and nice post by the way and I know the S.O.A.P meaning by your self providing here…Thanks

  10. I’ve been trying the SOAP but I don’t do very well. I guess I have issues with the application part. :) I read the verses and I don’t always get something that stands out for me. I’m still working at it tho.
    Can’t wait for the next study. Just finished Intentionally Focused. It was really meaningful to me. I liked that it was in Uversion and had a devotional part as well. As with the SOAP, I don’t always find what I am supposed to be getting.
    I found you on Pinterest and I just scour your site. I find so many things to keep me going.

  11. How do I join the blog for the Easter Bible study?

    • Almost to the top of this page is a “subscribe” button. Enter your email address, hit subscribe and look for their email in your box. I believe that you have to confirm it. then when they send their next blog out there will be somewhere on it to go to the site and download the materials. They have very good studies so I would recommend it!! Hope that helps.

  12. We are only supposed to SOAP the verses you tell us too, correct? Not the whole passage that we are reading for that day. I’m a newbie, please have patience with me.

Trackbacks

  1. […] you would like more information on the S.O.A.P. method of study check out this post on the GoodMorningGirls.org […]

Speak Your Mind

*

Hide me
Sign up below to receive free study materials!
Enter your email address:
Show me