Earlier this week, my teenage daughter walked over to me with an attractive looking notebook and shared the contents with me. When I read it, I saw the acronym “SOAP” used as a devotional tool. I asked her where she got it and she informed that it was shared with her by one of her school mates. After receiving the acronym and obviously understanding how to use it, she wasted no time and was able to plug in her daily verses and watch them unfold into awesome lessons.
I have seen many useful acronyms designed to help us engage with the bible more; most of which I cannot recall. SOAP resonated with me and I decided to put it to the test. My conclusion is that it is very practical. I will continue to use it.
I cannot fail to mention how proud I was of my daughter’s friend and my daughter. I love that they are focusing on investing in the word of God. It is certainly going to provide them with the safety net needed as they begin their last two years of high school, and prepare for more independence.
Below you can see how I used “SOAP” to nourish my mind today. As a matter of fact, I found myself singing a song that fell in alignment with the verse and so I added another “S” to the acronym making it “SOAPS”. Only one verse it takes and I am built up, encouraged and reminded of the truths that matter.
I wish to specially appeal to teenagers and young adults, both male and female, to embrace the word of God, it will surely do you no harm. As you face a new term, remember, God is available to you. You can choose to be led by Him.
It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Man has a chance to change because of a merciful God. His mercy never runs out; it is available every single day. That’s how faithful God is.
As I seek to live a life of obedience to God, I must remember that if I do sin God’s mercy is sufficient to forgive me. I must therefore live as if he is always with me, because He is and will be, through good and bad times.
Lord, please help me not to live in guilt or fear. Help me to remember that you are always near and ready to forgive me or help me through any challenge that may come my way.
He’s always there, when things go wrong. He’s always there, and He gives a song. He lifts me up when I ‘m in prayer. He’s never gone when I’m alone, He’s always there.
Have fun with bible verses!