At Epic Church we strive to help all ENCOUNTER God, but this is not just a once a week endeavor. Our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. We can daily re-pattern the way we think, transform the spirit of our mind, and help us become more like Jesus! S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God is speaking to you and your reaction to what He is saying through His Word. It’s also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the ‘gems’ that you have received.
Without writing S.O.A.P down, you may forget those blessings and important revelations. Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your community or spouse, so having a written record becomes important. Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others. Your experience with God helps others, and their experience helps you. All you need to begin is a Bible, pen and journal!