The benefits of reading the Bible are amazing. But so many people say they don't know where to start. We totally get that, so read along with us. We're currently reading through the book of Mark in the New Testament. We're using a method called "SOAP" or "Life Journaling". Here's how it works:
SOAP is an acronym that stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Simply read the assigned text, then journal about it.
S - Scripture - Write down a specific verse or 2 that stood out to you.
O - Write down what you observed (or what stood out to you about that/those verse(s).
A - Write down how that verse(s) applies to your life.
P - Pray about what you just read and how you'll use it in your life.
That's it! Super simple. Don't make it more difficult than it needs to be. When journaling, we recommend keeping it short. You're not trying to write a book (unless you are trying to write a book). Keep it brief and to the point.