Watch this encouraging thought from Pastor Ralph Clark (Massachusetts, U.S.) as you go into day 10 of your fast.
THE SOAP METHOD
Each day for the next 21 days we invite you to read one chapter of the new testament book of John and use the S.O.A.P. method. S.O.A.P. is a method of Bible reading and journaling. The Bible literally communicates Gods heart for humanity, tells us who He is, who we are and how we can co exist. The purpose of this book is to help you journey with Jesus and discover who He is at a much deeper level.
S for Scripture
Open your Bible to today’s reading (John Chapter 10) 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 for Observation
What struck you and caught your attention in what you read? 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.
A for Application
Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
P for Prayer
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!