Happy Friday, all!
So recently I felt like I needed to dive in to the word more. Granted on a regular basis I don’t read my bible. I subscribe to a daily verse email from Joel Osteen, and I read that everyday but embarrassed, I must tell you thats the max I read the Bible. I just confess I don’t even go to church anymore. Thats a story for another time. Anyway, I don’t know where this thirst for the word is coming from but it’s there and I wanna quench it. The question is, how do I do that?
Now, I must tell you I have a supremely busy life with law school. Time is of the essence. So for me daily studying needs to be quick and painless. Naturally, I started my search with Pinterest. Searching Bible Journaling, Bible Studying and Prayer Journal. None of that seemed to be what I wanted; it didn’t satisfy my curiosity. What did intrigue me was two fold.
What I Found:
1. First thing was the SOAP method where (as I understand it) you read a portion of the bible write down the things that stick out to you (Scripture), then write out (Observations) then (Analysis) and finally (Prayer).
2. Second was verse mapping. Where you take a single verse and decode it, with definitions and meanings to you and such. Here is a picture of what I am talking about.