Another writer sent the following note in response to my article, Keeping a Journal:
"I started a New Year's resolution last year. It was called SOAP. I read certain assigned scripture daily, made an observation, wrote how to apply it and then wrote a prayer. It was one of the only New Years resolutions I have been able to keep. I sometimes got behind, but I always caught up and today I finished. It has been a wonderful experience and I recommend it for everyone. The assignments were written out so that by the end of the year you have the entire Bible read. It is such a wonderful feeling to know I did it. Plus the real benefit is how much closer I am to God."
Her SOAP suggestion is excellent.
S - SCRIPTURE
O - OBSERVATION
A - APPLICATION
P - PRAYER
I'm going to try to use this method myself from time to time. Happy journaling!