I learned this from a blogger for Women Living Well, Courtney Joseph. She has wonderful studies. I love them because you actually read through the entire book of the bible rather than just skipping around. My favorite study by her is the Ecclesiastes study. You can find it on Amazon and I suggest you do. She is currently working on another in-depth study which I can’t wait to hear more about.
Courtney does the S.O.A.K method on her site. I changed the K to P for Prayer for my simple mind… 😉
S – Stands for SCRIPTURE. I usually write out the scripture that stands out to me in the chapter. Sometimes it is one sentence, sometimes it is several scriptures. I love this though, because writing is retaining.
O – Stands for OBSERVATION. What you observed through the reading and what does it tell us about God?
A – Stands for APPLICATION. How can we apply what we’ve learned to our daily lives?
P – Stands for PRAYER. Pray and ask for God’s guidance, wisdom, love, and strength to help you live out His word. Thank Him for what you’ve learned through the reading of His word.