I am in the midst of packing anxiety. We are headed for a little adventure in a few days, and I am obsessing over what to take with me. Most of the time I wait until the last minute to pack, but I can't do that this time. I have to be ready TODAY.
Here are my dilemmas.....
I want to wear cute outfits, but I don't want to drag too many things with me.
Should I take a suitcase full of shoes?
I certainly don't want to pay extra for a too-heavy bag.
I will probably default to my way-too-frequent-traveling habit and wear the same cute outfit multiple days in a row since no one will know me, we won't see the same people twice, and I'm not a sweaty person, so why should I drag all that stuff around?
Oh the stress. wink.
I am giving my brain a little rest for a few minutes and checking in with some of my favorite people ever-you guys! Hope your week is going well and you are also looking forward to an adventure in your life.
I know many of you are Bible study girls and are onboard with the adventure of a life with your Heavenly Father. You don't have to be convinced to pick up the Word because you have already benefitted from it. You know the wisdom and life-changing words buried in the pages. You can attest personally to the fact that those words have transformational power.
Sunday we had a wonderful sermon and I just had to share what we were taught that will help us go deeper into the word of God.
According to this survey from the American Bible Society, most Americans agree with us that the Bible is a very special book.
The survey says.......
88% own a Bible
80% say the Bible is sacred
61% say they wish the read the Bible more often
I think those are some encouraging numbers, don't you?
However, we aren't called to just read the scriptures. We are called to DO WHAT THEY SAY!
Here is a way to study the scriptures that will make that more likely.
The S.O.A.P Method of Bible Study
Pick a scripture that stands out to you from the passage you read. Write it down.
What is this scripture saying to me? Write it Down.
How can I apply this truth to my life today? Write it Down.
Write a prayer asking God to help you make that application.
Most of us need to approach new information in multiple ways to really assimilate it. The S.O.A.P method does just that.
I love to take notes when I read and study the scriptures, but I've never written out the actual way I am going to apply what I learn and then prayed for help to do it. This could really change the way I study, and I'm giving it a try.
Want to join me?
If you already employ this method in your study, please tell us about it in the comments.
If you use another method, would you share it with the rest of us?
If you have tried to read the Bible but it just seems irrelevant and a waste of time, share that, too.
Can't wait to hear what you have to say-about Bible study or how many shoes I should pack!