The LifeJournal Process

At LifeCenter, we read the Bible together.  Using our reading plan, you can read with us through the whole Bile in a year.  More importantly, we use the Life Journal method to help us study and apply God's word to our lives.  If you don't have a Life Journal, ask for one at the welcome center in the church lobby or order online at: http://store.lifejournal.cc/journaling.aspx

For the reading plan, click here:   http://www.lifejournal.cc/bible/

For an introductory video about the Life Journal process, click here.  http://www.enewhope.org/nextsteps/journaling/

To start the process, you'll need a Bible, a Life Journal or just a blank piece of paper. Now you're ready to follow the S.O.A.P process!

Scripture: Take time to read through today's reading (see reading plan above).  If a verse, paragraph or theme catches your attention, underline or highlight it.  That's the verse or concept you can write in your journal about. 

Observation: What do you think the Holy Spirit is trying to say here? What's this all about? Is there a command to obey? A lesson to learn? A promise to claim? A warning to watch out for?

Application: How does this apply to my life right now.  Is there an attitude I need to change? Is there a sin I need to confess? Is there a step of faith I need to take?  A good application is practical and starts with, "I need to....."

Prayer:  Ask God to help you apply what He's just taught you.  Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so it's good to listen quietly.  Tell Him what's on your heart. If you need to confess something, write it down.  Don't run off so quickly. The best prayer times take a little time....