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What is SOAP Journaling?

SOAP is a daily Bible journaling method, created by Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, for applying God’s Word to your life in a practical way.

God is talking with us daily. The SOAP journal will help us to capture and catalog the lessons God teaches in a way that will help us to grow! It will encourage and remind us daily that God waits for us. Our faith will grow as we get to know God more. This method of journaling will help add the substance of faith to your life. It is not just knowing things that builds our faith. It is doing them! It is applying the lessons God is teaching us that brings a blessing. – Wayne Cordeiro

  1. Start with your Bible, journal (any kind of notebook will do), and pen.
  2. Go to the ONE YEAR BIBLE ONLINE Reading Plan.
  3. Before you start to read, ask God in prayer how to apply the reading to your life today.
  4. Read today's readings. As you are do, underline or write down anything that impresses you as a personal word to be applied. When you read with an open heart, God will give you words of encouragement, direction, and correction.
  5. When you are through reading, go to your journal and begin to SOAP as follows:
S write down the portion of scripture you will journal on. This is usually a short section that you have underlined or marked as you were reading.
O write down your observations on the passage.
A write down how you will apply this passage to your life today.
P write down a prayer to God about your experience today.

Remember! SOAP journaling is designed to serve you in your growth with Christ. You can be flexible in how you use it, but be sure to develop a healthy habit of spending time daily with the Lord.




















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