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HOW TO HAVE DAILY DEVOTION WITH GOD

Daily Scripture reading is key to a growing relationship with God. Below you will find some recommended reading plans which complement our current teaching series.


Here are some keys to having a growing daily devotion with God.

1) Set a Repeating Appointment. Like an outing with friends or date with a spouse, put it on your calendar, select a time and place.


2) Pick a Reading Plan. Use one of them below, or start a plan that allows you to read through the Bible in a year.


3) Use the SOAP Method. (see below)


4) If you miss a day, don't miss two. Life gets busy and unexpected things happen. Don't get down on yourself, just choose to not miss the appointment with God the next day.

THE SOAP JOURNALING METHOD

This is not a "dear diary" journal. Just a short entry to record what you read, what it means to you, and a written prayer to God.


No matter what reading plan you use, or how much you read, you can use this SOAP method of journaling to strengthen your time in God's Word and track what He speaks to you each day.


S - Scripture 

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. 


O - Observation 

What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. 


A - Application 

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. 


P - Prayer 

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



Remember, this is for you. It doesn't have to be long, super deep, or well-written. But this discipline will help you strengthen your Faith.

Recommended Reading Plans:

This plan takes readers through the entirety of Scripture in one year, including readings from the Old Testament, New Testament and either a Psalm or Proverb each day. Combined with a daily commentary from Nicky and Pippa Gumbel, this plan guides us to engage more closely with God’s Word and encourages us not only to apply the teachings of Scripture to our everyday life, but also to move deeper in our relationship with Jesus.
Part three of a 12-part series, this plan leads communities through the whole Bible together in 365 days. Invite others to join in every time you start a new part each month. This series works well with audio Bibles—listen in less than 20 minutes per day! Each section includes Old and New Testament chapters, with Psalms scattered throughout. Part three features the books of Numbers, Proverbs, Romans, and Hebrews.
Ready to start living life like God intended, with purpose, joy and optimism? These selections from Joyce Meyer’s Power Thoughts devotional can help you change your thoughts and attitudes so that you can get rid of the “life-stinks-then-you-die” mindset and replace it with an “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” attitude.
When you serve a God of the abundant—why not expect MORE? He is a big God and is ready to do big things in your life—will you trust him with it? Read this plan and be challenged to change your mindset on finances, build up your faith, trust, and legacy, and see his hand bless you and all areas of your life.
This 7-day devotional is designed to shift our perspectives on what we consider successful in today’s world, and how we are measuring ourselves in comparison. The purpose is to restore a healthy, biblical mindset about the value of processing deep work, that is often hidden, to have more substance and impact in our lives. I hope this plan will help give you a more grounded, internal sense of security. Enjoy!
Join us as we center our attention on God’s truths for our lives in this 5-day reading plan from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. Each devotional is combined with a short video to help you visualize the message of Chambers’ inspiring words. Get started today and discover how you can grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus and allow Him to be the center of your everyday life.