SOAPS: daily devotion

It's a love relationship. It's meant to be intimate. It's going to take hard work and intentionality. It's meant to be honest. It's meant to be humbling. It will convict. It will remind. It will confuse. It's a conversation. It's learning about who He is to see His beauty more clearly to worship more fervently. It's a SOAP.

Okay well as amazing and romantic as that description sounds, if I am being honest, it's not always that pretty. It is not always going to bring you to tears or bring you to your knees. There will be days when you feel like you got nothing out of it and you will begin to question why you do it. But then you remember. You remember on the days when you lean into what you are reading and God speaks to you or convicts you or encourages you through his word. You remember why you spend 15 minutes every morning starting your day with Him and His word.

It is Scripture Observation Application and Prayer. I read simply a chapter a day and I write down the verse that stood out, my observations about the passage, the application for my life, and a prayer to God for that day. For me, it brings me back to remember what it's all about. It keeps me from simply going through the motions because it forces me to take time and be still and listen to what God has for me.

It is not always gonna be pretty, but it is always going to be worth it. I encourage you to give it a try.


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