Here at Life Church we use a Life Journal for our daily Bible reading. It is a tool that helps keep everyone on the same page and in God’s Word. Sermons, Wednesday small groups, even youth devotions come from our weekly Life Journal reading!
You can purchase or order your Life Journal at the Welcome Center every Sunday morning or click here to read it from the Life Journal website or the You Version app.
After you have read your daily Bible reading, we encourage you to use the Life Journal to write down what you have recieved from the Word for that day. The Soap Method is an easy way to journal about what you just read.
S for Scripture
Open your Bible to the reading found under today’s date of your Bible bookmark. 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 for 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. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words in your journal.
A for 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 how this scripture can apply to you today.
P for 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 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.