Bible Reading and Journaling Initiative

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S.O.A.P. Method of Journaling

Take it slow and keep it simple. If you miss a day, the weekends provide for catch-up reading and journaling. The important thing is to show up for your daily appointment, because God is always waiting for you! It is a good idea to set aside a certain time in your schedule each day and find a quiet place where you own’t be distracted. It’s not important when you do your devotions, but that you make it a very important part of your day. Choose YOUR BEST each day and give it to Him. Jesus reminded Martha there is only ONE THING worth being concerned about, sitting at His feet and listening. Go discover it!

S for Scripture: a specific Bible verse which stands out for you

Open your Bible to the reading found under today’s date. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you, don’t rush. When you are done, look for ONE verse that is particularly spoke to you that day, and write in your journal. Writing the Scripture passage helps us to remember where the key verses came from so we can look back in our journal or memorize them and pull them up from our memory when we need them.

O for Observation: a general observation about what the Bible passage is saying

What do you think God is saying to you in this Scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words. Record the context of the verse. Knowing this information helps us to know the context of the passage. When we know what’s going on, we can feel confident that we understand the Bible accurately. Another approach is to pull the scripture apart phrase by phrase and examine each part.

A for Application: an application of the Biblical truth to your present life/situation

Personalize what you have read by asking God to reveal how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this Scripture can apply to you today. Knowing information about the Bible is important, but the real power of doing daily devotions is when the truth of Scripture changes our lives. Taking what we’ve read and applying it in practical ways helps us to grow in our Christian faith maturity and deepens our faith.

P for Prayer: a short prayer to God about what is most on your heart/mind today

This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be 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. Asking God for support, wisdom, guidance, or a strength helps us to rely on His power – not our power – to change. Praying is a great way to lean on God and it can show us how faithful God is.

 

Adapted from Pastor Wayne Cordeiro

 

Readings

January

Date Reading 1 Reading 2
Mon. Jan. 6 Acts 1, 2Revelation 1
Tues. Jan. 7 Acts 3, 4Revelation 2
Wed. Jan. 8 Acts 5, 6Revelation 3
Thurs. Jan. 9 Acts 7, 8Revelation 4
Fri. Jan. 10 Acts 9, 10Revelation 5
Mon. Jan. 13 Acts 11, 12Revelation 6
Tues. Jan. 14 Acts 13, 14Revelation 7
Wed. Jan. 15 Acts 15, 16Revelation 8
Thurs. Jan. 16 Acts 17, 18Revelation 9
Fri. Jan. 17 Acts 19, 20Revelation 10
Mon. Jan. 20 Acts 21, 22Revelation 11
Tues. Jan. 21 Acts 23, 24Revelation 12
Wed. Jan. 22 Acts 25, 26Revelation 13
Thurs. Jan. 23 Acts 27, 28Revelation 14
Mon. Jan. 27 Titus 1Revelation 15
Tues. Jan. 28 Titus 2, 3Revelation 16
Wed. Jan. 29 2Thess. 1, 2Revelation 17
Thurs. Jan. 30 2Thess. 3Revelation 18
Fri. Jan. 31 2Peter 1, 2Revelation 19

February

Date Reading 1 Reading 2
Mon. Feb. 3 2Peter 3, Romans 1Revelation 20
Tues. Feb. 4 Romans 2, 3Revelation 21
Wed. Feb. 5 Romans 4, 5Revelation 22
Thurs. Feb. 6 Romans 6, 7Luke 1
Fri. Feb. 7 Romans  8, 9,Luke 2
Mon. Feb. 10 Romans 10, 11Luke 3
Tues. Feb. 11 Romans 12, 13Luke 4
Wed. Feb. 12 Romans 14, 15Luke 5
Thurs. Feb. 13 Romans 16Luke 6, 7
Fri. Feb. 14 1 John 1, 2Luke 8
Mon. Feb. 17 1 John 3, 4Luke 9
Tues. Feb. 18 1 John 5Luke 10
Wed. Feb. 19 1 Cor. 1, 2Luke 11
Thurs. Feb. 20 1 Cor. 3, 4Luke 12
Fri. Feb. 21 1 Cor. 5, 6Luke 13
Mon. Feb. 24 1 Cor. 7, 8Luke 14
Tues. Feb. 25 1 Cor. 9, 10Luke 15
Wed. Feb. 26 1 Cor. 11, 12Luke 16
Thurs. Feb. 27 1 Cor. 13, 14Luke 17
Fri. Feb. 28 1 Cor. 15, 16Luke 18

March

Date Reading 1 Reading 2
Mon. Mar. 2 Gal. 1, 2Luke 19
Tues. Mar. 3 Gal. 3, 4Luke 20
Wed. Mar. 4 Gal. 5, 6Luke 21
Thurs. Mar. 5 Eph. 1, 2Luke 22
Fri. Mar. 6 Eph. 3, 4Luke 23, 24
Mon. Mar. 9 Eph. 5, 61 Thess. 1
Tues. Mar. 10 Phil. 1, 21 Thess. 2
Wed. Mar. 11 Phil. 3, 41 Thess. 3, 4
Thurs. Mar. 12 Jude 11 Thess. 5
Fri. Mar. 13 John 1, 2Heb. 1
Mon. Mar. 16 John 3, 4Heb. 2
Tues. Mar. 17 John 5, 6Heb. 3
Wed. Mar. 18 John 7, 8Heb. 4
Thurs. Mar. 19 John 9, 10Heb. 5
Fri. Mar. 20 John 11, 12Heb. 6
Mon. Mar. 23 John 13, 14Heb. 7
Tues. Mar. 24 John 15, 16Heb. 8
Wed. Mar. 25 John 17, 18Heb. 9
Thurs. Mar. 26 John 19, 20Heb. 10
Fri. Mar. 27 John 21Heb. 11, 12
Mon. Mar. 30 1 Peter 1, 2Heb. 13
Tues. Mar. 31 1 Peter 3, 4Mark 1

April

Date Reading 1 Reading 2
Wed. Apr. 1 1 Peter 5Mark 2, 3
Thurs. Apr. 2 James 1Mark 4, 5
Fri. Apr. 3 James 2, 3Mark 6
Mon. Apr. 6 James 4, 5Mark 7
Tues. Apr. 7 Mark 8, 9, 10N/A
Wed. Apr. 8 Mark 11, 121 Tim. 1
Thurs. Apr. 9 Mark 13, 141 Tim. 2
Fri. Apr. 10 Mark 15, 161 Tim. 3