Noo! We’re not talking about that kind of soap.
I follow this wonderful blog and social media package called Good Morning Girls. Today’s post was about using the SOAP method. Scripture, Observation, Application & Prayer.
I’ve fallen away from reading scripture every day with the business of summer, but have renewed a commitment with myself to resume blogging, and switching my bible reading time to the morning.
Over the summer i’ve taken on reading the Psalms. Today I’m up to Psalm 5 which gives you a raw confession of how far I am behind. But God reminds us that we can always come back to him! Hopefully this time I will stick around for a while :).
A few verses this morning struck a cord with me:
Psalm 5:1-3, 11-12.
S. O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but you. Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. For you bless the godly, O Lord; you surround them with your shield of Love.
* We can come to God with our requests
* We don’t have to say beautiful, poetic prayers to God, crying out and groaning out to God is beautiful to him.
* Pray to no one but God.
* David is praying in the morning.
* God gives us protection
* God loves
A: I can go to God with anything. I don’t say anything specific, as God knows my heart and I can get raw with God. God alone should have my attention, and anything filling that space will need to be re-prioritized. Try switching my devotion time to the morning for a week and see how it goes. See if i’m not moved with starting out with God instead of social media. God will protect me, and God loves me. This isn’t to say that nothing bad will ever happen, but I can always rest in the comfort of the Eagles Wings.
P: Father, help me to radically change the way I live my life for you. Help prompt me to go to bed earlier so that I can spend even more time with you in the morning. Thank you for all that you do, and for giving us another day. Let me be your hands and feet today and live my life for you.