Daily devotions train us to think differently and transform the spirit of our minds.
As we read God’s Word, we begin to see how God responds to things. Then, when we face similar situations, we begin to respond in the same way. Below you’ll find a guide of this year’s key chapters of the Bible to apply the SOAP practice to your daily devotions.
This year we are encouraging people to read more of the Bible each day. As in the past, we have one recommended chapter, which appears first for each day and is printed in a darker font on the daily list. (For January 1, 2014 that is John 3). This year, we also suggested a supplemental chapter (either from the Psalms or the Proverbs) that is listed second for each day and appears in a lighter font. (For January 1, 2014 that is Psalm 1). We encourage you to read that supplemental chapter as often as you can – at the same time as the recommended chapter or at another time during the day. Reading your Bible is one of the best ways to know Jesus more deeply and intimately!
Take your time reading each chapter and allow God to speak to you. Look for a verse that particularly spoke to you 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. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words in your journal.
Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Write how this scripture can apply to you 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 and journal about it.
2014 DAILY GUIDES
Click a month below to download a list of chapters for each day of the month.
Journaling is an excellent way to record and process what God has spoken to us. Without writing it down, you may forget those blessings and some very important lessons! While journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling. Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight and even encourage others. Click here for a worksheet to aid you in your journaling process.