Connect to God | SOAP

Debbie McClarin


Take a moment to read this passage from God’s Word

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
Acts 3:1-10

Challenge for the day

You are encouraged to grow closer to God through His Word, the Bible. Try using this SOAP method to focus on what God wants to say to you, discover more about how you can apply God’s teaching to your life, and increase your use of Scripture in offering prayers to Him.

Pause and talk to God right now about something that is on your heart and mind.

Talk to God and tell Him your desire to grow closer to Him through His Word. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to understand and learn as you read the Bible. Seek His help in applying what you learn. Thank Him for His work in your life.

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