Click the Audio Bible above to either listen to or read a Daily Bible Reading or Click The Grove Logo to download a PDF of our Daily S.O.A.P. Reading Plan. Or you can download our GroveFC mobile app to access anytime on your Apple or Android mobile devices. You can also download the YouVersion Bible app below and add the "Life Journal" reading plan to follow along using various Bible translations on your mobile device.
As we read God’s word, we begin to see how God responds to things. Creating the habit of spending quiet time with Jesus re-patterns the way we think and transforms the spirit of the mind. That way, when we face situations similar to those Jesus did, we begin to respond in the same way.
Whether you jot or journal isn’t nearly as important as creating the habit. S.O.A.P. is an excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to us. It’s also a useful tool to help reflect on and review some of the “gems” that you have received. Without writing these down, you may forget the moments that God moved on your behalf! While creating the habit of spending time with Jesus is very personal, you may want to share some of your experiences with your Grove Group, or mentors. Through conversations, we are able to look deeper into what God is speaking to us, gaining new insights and even encourage others.
Simply write the accrostic S= Scripture, O= Observation A= Application P= Prayer.
SCRIPTURE - Open your Bible or Bible App. 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 down.
OBSERVATION - What do you think God is saying to you from that Scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you, and write it down.
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 correction for a particular area of your life. Write how the Scripture can apply to you today.
PRAYER - This can be as simple as asking God to help you to 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.
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