Here at Palmdale UMC, we believe that God speaks to us through the words of the Bible. Sometimes, however, it can be quite an overwhelming book to read and understand. But it doesn't need to be!
We'd like to help you read the Bible "devotionally" (ie. listening for an insight/inspiration from God). When you read the Bible, it's as simple as S.O.A.P.:
- S - Scripture... write down one word, phrase, or verse that stands out to you as interesting. It can be anything!
- O - Observation... make an observation about what that verse says about God, life, humanity, etc.
- A - Application... How does this apply to your life personally? How will you be different now that you've read this?
- P - Prayer... write a short prayer to God for what you've learned.
Click here to get the READING PLAN that we're using at Palmdale UMC. Palmdale_BIBLE_READING_PLAN.pdf
You can read Pastor Jim's own scripture journal entries on his blog.