I can remember staring blankly at my Bible study journal, thinking:
“Is there a specific way for me to structure my Bible notes?”
“Do I write whatever comes to my mind or is there a outline that I must follow?”
“Oh, Lord! I’m afraid I’m going to do it wrong.“
I was lost. I was so set on making sure I wrote down all the right things that I lost sight of the real reason behind having a Bible study journal.
*Keeping a Bible study journal stores away all of your notes, prayers, questions, and any other faith-related material*
A lot of the time, I would discourage myself from writing anything in my Bible journal and would resort to reading my daily scripture and going on about my day. Not only was that a terrible way to study the Word, but I wasn’t spending quality time with God.
I conducted some research to find some ways to explore the Word effectively. I went through and thoroughly reviewed different Bible study methods. I came across one, the S.O.A.P Method, that I felt would work for me. Since learning and applying that method to my daily Bible study, I’ve found that I retain more of what I read, and I’m able to utilize my time with God efficiently.
For new believers, finding ways to study the Bible can seem like a daunting task. With there being so many ways to explore the Word, it’s challenging to decide which to choose. Let me start by saying that there is no right or wrong way to study the Bible. You should select whichever Bible study method that works for you.
Today, I want to demonstrate how to use the S.O.A.P Method. It’s simple to follow, and you can use it in your everyday Bible studies. I am not sure who created this method, but whoever you are, I want to say a huge THANK YOU! Now, let’s dive right into this method!
A Demonstration of The S.O.A.P Method
“For we live by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7
Just because I don’t see the things I’m praying for yet, that doesn’t mean my prayer was ignored or denied. I have faith that God heard my prayer and will answer in His timing.
No matter what I am faced with throughout the day, I will exercise my faith.
“Thank you, God, for being present in my life. I thank you for loving me and hearing me even on those days when my faith is low. I ask that You will continue to help me exercise my faith and know that You know what’s best for me. Amen.
Have you tried the S.O.A.P Method? How did it work for you?
Are you still using it?
Let me know in the comment section below!
Have a blessed day!