Here is a guest SOAP journal from Mandy, Administrative Assistant for TSCM.
SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Deuteronomy 1.
“Yet in spite of this word, you did not believe the Lord your God.” –Deuteronomy 1:32
Moses is addressing the Israelites and reminding them of their journey from Egypt until this point–the 40th year of being in the wilderness. Moses reminded them of how God went before them, fought for them in Egypt, carried them through the wilderness, and guided them by day and by night. Yet, they still did not believe the Lord when He told them that they’d defeat the Amorites.
God is always with me. He goes before me, He lives in me, and He works in all things for the good of those who love Him. He’s changed me over the years and grown me. He’s seen me through difficult times and transitional times and has blessed me immensely over the years…yet, it’s so easy to forget His goodness and faithfulness when I’m not focused on Him.
Lord, help me to remember Your faithfulness, Your goodness, Your love and Your mercy. May I never forget that You are not only with me–You’re in me. You give me the strength and power to live a life worthy of praise. Thank you.