Can the Bible
Change Your Life?
The easy answer is yes... but how? The SOAP Bible study method is designed to help you read God's word, and be transformed by it in practical ways. SOAP stands for: Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Practicing these 4 simple steps will help you not only read the Bible, but also be transformed as well.
Open your Bible to your reading for the day. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.
What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you.
Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or even a prayer for 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.