There’s nothing better then having the bible really come to life as you read. Following a daily reading plan is one way to help you read and discover truths that will change your life.

At Life, we encourage the use of the Life Journal Plan that will take you through the bible in a year. As well as reading scripture, it can really come to life when you’re thinking out how it applies to your life and journaling your thoughts (even if they’re only brief!)

With that in mind, we use the acrostic SOAP as we read and journal.

S: Scripture. Which passage particularly stands out? Be prayerful and expectant as you read..
O: Observation. What is happening/what are the main themes in the passage?
A: Application. How does this apply to me personally?
P: Prayer. With the above in mind, what is my prayer?

Here are journals from some of our people to help you get started ‘soaping’!

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S Ephesians 3 4b-6 (MSG) The mystery is that people who have never heard of God and those who have heard of him all their lives (what I’ve been calling outsiders and insiders) stand on the same ground before God. They get the same offer, same help, same promises in...

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Swallow your pride

S Proverbs 8:13 - All who fear the Lord will hate evil. Therefore, I (wisdom) hate(s) pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech. O Wisdom is not a friend of pride & arrogance. The two cannot exist together. A If I'm proud, then I'm not wise. If I'm arrogant,...

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Hard times develop character

S Eph 5 v 3-4 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. O This is an often quoted scripture that rings true every time I read it. I love the way The Message...

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