Each of the following steps should be written out either in a journal or in the notes provided below. In addition, it is recommended that you use a paper Bible and consider highlighting or underlining the Scripture that stood out to you.
S– The S stands for Scripture. You physically write out at least one Scripture. You’ll be amazed at what God will reveal to you just by taking the time to slow down and write out what you are reading!
O– The O stands for observation. What do you see in the verses you’re reading? Who is the audience? Is there a repetition of words? What words stand out to you?
A– The A stands for Application. This is when God’s Word becomes personal. What is God saying to me today? How can I apply what I just read to my personal life? What changes do I need to make? Is there an action that I need to take?
P– And finally, the P stands for Prayer. Pray God’s Word back to Him. If He has revealed something to you during this time in His Word, pray about it. Confess if He has revealed some sin that is in your life.
Studying God’s Word like this can take as little or as long as you have time to give. Some days it can take just 10 or 15 minutes; other days longer.