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S.O.A.P. Bible Meditation by saykha S.O.A.P. Bible Meditation by saykha
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." Joshua 1:8

I'm sure we've all heard that we should "meditate" on the Bible. In all honesty, I never understood what "meditating" on a scripture actually meant, until one of my pastors explained it to me by using a technique called SOAP. I made the above deviation to explain how it works:

You start off by reading the Bible until you find a scripture that really talks to you. You then write down the scripture under the title Scripture (Step 1).

You then observe the scripture: What is it saying? What does it mean? What implication does it have towards you? You then write all of this down under the heading Observation (Step 2).

Now, you think of ways you can apply what the scripture is telling you: How can you act on what you've learnt from this scripture? What must you do practically? You write this down under the heading Application (Step 3).

After you've figured out what the scripture is saying, and how you can act on it, you pray about it. Ask God to help you do what He has just told you to do through this scripture. You can write down this prayer under the heading Prayer (Step 4).

And there you have it - this is a practical way of MEDITATING on scripture. Keep going back to this scripture until you have succeeded on doing what the scripture tells you to do on a daily basis.

For those who keep a prayer journal: You can add your SOAP entries to your prayer journal every day. Remember to add the date to every SOAP entry as well :aww: For those who would like to learn how to keep a prayer journal, please read the tutorial here :pointr: [link]

Meditating on scripture is advice God gave us to do so that you may prosper and have good success (Josh 1:8). I'm sure this is something we all want, so please make it part of your daily routine to meditate on scripture. There are different ways to "meditate on scripture", I have merely given you one practical way to do so. If you have any questions about this, please leave a comment or send me a note.

Edit: I'm afraid I used a journal background by mistake for my previous version of this deviation's background. I have changed the background to something else - It looks nice too so I hope you guys don't mind :heart:

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tylerneyens Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice!  This reminds me a lot of a technique called Inductive Bible study that Intervarisity Christian Fellowship teaches.  The steps there are O. I. A. or "Observe, Interpret, Apply."  I have found this method to bring unimaginable depth to my scripture study.  Thank you for sharing your version!
saykha Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student Writer
It's only a pleasure :hug:
el-L-eN Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Really well put! And I like the background :love:
saykha Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you :hug:
fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this!!!
SteveSonOfGod Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Amen!!!! will use this one for the ministry!!!! :) Awesome work sister!!! :D
saykha Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Writer
That's great news :D
SteveSonOfGod Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Amen!! they really are!!! :D
violetasilvestre2011 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
All a real and useful concept!
GioFo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been wanting to know how to meditate on the Scripture, this made it clear, thank you :heart:
saykha Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Writer
It's only a pleasure :aww:
TabiCat2012 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Red-London Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Mh... well, have fun ^^
I prefer S.E.X.:


Meaning: Live your life free, do whatever brings you happyness, without rules, except for the laws we have to abide to enable a working society.
There is no right or wrong, to good or evil, just advantages or disadvantages. Think about the consequences first, though.
GuineaGirl106 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this makes sense... BRILLANT!!! :clap:
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