How to use the Life Journal

Choose a time you can be uninterrupted. Read the daily Bible selections located in your Life Journal. The reading plan will take you through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice in a year.

Journal your findings using the S.O.A.P. format:


SCRIPTURE: What was one verse that stood out to you? Write that verse down.

OBSERVATION: What is the big idea of this verse? What is God saying? Write down your observation in a few sentences.

APPLICATION: How does this verse apply to your life? How will I be different? How will I change? Write down the personal application in a few sentences.

PRAYER: Finish by turning your observation and application into a prayer to God. Write out your prayer.


When in a Life Journal Group take one more step and read out loud your journal entry to the other people in your group.

Pick up your own Life Journal at the Connect Table on Sunday Morning