When i received Christ, i had to understand as a believer studying the word of God is as essential as the air we breathe especially for the renewal of mind and growing spiritually. Study the bible…
Previously, i struggle to open my bible, most times its the consistency that becomes the problem sometimes the Bible looks so boring, sometimes it’s difficult to focus but I’ve discovered one way that works.
From research and experience, S.O.A.P method easier for a beginner or a struggling individual when it comes to study, i believe this will improve your study as it did to mine.
The devil doesn’t care if you read the bible or not, he only cares when you start applying it to your life — how do you do that?
Firstly, invite the Holy Spirit as a teacher, to enlighten the eyes of your understanding to know what has been freely made available to you, then proceed with the S.O.A.P method. #study the bible
S – SCRIPTURE: This is simply picking a Scripture from the bible, it doesn’t have to be a full chapter, it can just be one verse, slow down to read and understand, its simply just finding a Scripture and reading it the next step is…
O – OBSERVATION: This is taking(digesting) what you just read, observe/understand what the Scripture actually means.
Re-read it, understand the story of the context of what you read, for example, Isaiah 45:1 “I am the God that hides Himself” observe He said He hides Himself meaning He want you to seek Him and find Him, He hides on purpose that we may search for Him, He hides so that you can provoke investigation, once you observe you move to the next which is…
A – APPLY: Understanding the Scripture you just read, the next question is “how do i apply it to my life? And if i do, how will it change my life?”
The answer is spending more time with God, engaging yourself with anything that concerns Him, Submitting totally to His Lordship.
Does that make sense? This then brings us to the final step.
P – PRAYER: Once we read, observe, apply then we must pray, thanking God for teaching us something new through that scripture, pray that God enables you to apply it to your life that it wont just be a revelation but a way of living.
I pray this method be of help to you and if it’s a scripture you can tally with, pray it till manifests physical in your life. Study the bible…
Okay… I hope we did justice here, if it this helped please leave a message in the comment section for others to learn.
You are unstoppable!
Love X Uju.