SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Isaiah 8.
“The Lord has given me strong warning not to think like everyone else does..Make the Lord of Heaven’s Armies holy in your life. He is the One you should fear. He is the One who should make you tremble…Preserve the teaching of God; entrust His instructions to those who follow Me.” –Isaiah 8:11,13, 16
God’s ways are different, and therefore, we who follow Him are to THINK differently, and have a different motivation (the fear of the Lord). And I am to pass that teaching along to those who want to follow the Lord.
I do think differently from the world and live to please God, but I can and must continue to press on in these areas. But I must also be pro-actively and aggressively entrusting these things to others–particularly my family, my interns, youth conferences and the campuses.
Father, I love Your teaching. Help me to THINK Your thoughts, to know Your ways and to cling to them with all my heart. And might I proactively and unashamedly teach Your truths to the next generation so that they might walk in Your ways.