Welcome to my "How to SOAR" series! As a Christian, I want to encourage you in your walk with the Lord. In this series, I want to teach you the SOAR method so you can use it whenever you need direction from God. Let's get started!
The first step is Scripture. Before you begin, pray and ask God for His guidance as you read through His word. Then, find a quiet place to focus on what you're reading. As you read, pay attention to which verse or passage grabs your attention. God likely has something special for you in that particular scripture.
Once you've found the scripture that spoke to you, it's time for step two, Observation. In this step, you'll want to take a closer look at the scripture and answer some questions about it.
- What does God seem to be revealing to you?
- Who is involved?
- What happened?
- Where did it happen?
- Why is it important?
If you want to go deeper, look up the Hebrew or Greek meaning of the words used in the scripture and cross-reference different scriptures with a familiar topic. This will help you better understand what God is trying to say to you.
After you've spent some time observing the scripture, it's time for step three, Application. In this step, you'll begin to apply what God has shown you in His word to your life today. How can you live differently in light of what God has spoken to you? What changes do you need to make to obediently follow Him? Pray over these things and ask God for His wisdom and guidance.
Finally, step four is Reflection. Be still and let God show you how He wants you to walk out this scripture. Write down any thoughts or insights He gives you during your time of reflection. And don't forget to thank Him for His guidance!
I hope this series is helpful for you as you spend time in the Word reading and listening for God's will in your life.