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The upcoming year marks the beginning of a new season of growth for us here at Potter’s House. We feel the leading of God to pursue Him deeper as individuals, as families and as a church community. We are marking this next year with an emphasis on uGrow — growing deeper in prayer, worship and reading the Bible.
One of the ways we can start growing deeper is in our personal daily devotions. We encourage you to use the SOAP personal daily devotional process. SOAP is an acronym: Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer. While doing this, write your thoughts down in the journals we’ve made available or one of your own. Journaling is an excellent way to record and process what God has spoken to us. Without writing our experiences down, you may forget those blessings and some very important insights. Here is what SOAP is all about…

Scripture

As you read each chapter you’ll find out God’s heart for you. Look for bible verse that particularly spoke to you and write it in your journal.

Observation

What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words in your journal.

Application

Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.

Prayer

This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say and journal about it.

Below is a reading plan to help you with daily reading of the Bible. Click on each month to download a free bookmark with that month’s reading list.
You can also follow along with all the uGrow series teaching by subscribing to our podcast using the link below.