SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Isaiah 12.
“And in that day you will say, “Give thanks to the Lord, call on His Name. Make known his deeds among the peoples; Make them remember that His Name is exalted.” –Isaiah 12:4
- What are the great deeds of the Lord? Creation, Redemption (the cross) and Resurrection stand out as His greatest deeds.
- Declare these to the people. Remind them/make them remember that God created them (they didn’t come into being by evolution).
- Jesus’ Name is exalted above all others. Every knee will bow to Him (Philippians 2:10-11).
- Because of His great deeds and exalted Name, we should give Him thanks and call upon Him!
- Stand firm in declaring He is our Creator, His death and resurrection. Make His deeds known.
- Call on God’s Name. What a privilege!
- Be thankful and express it verbally.
Father, You are awesome! You made this beautiful and incredible world that bursts forth with life! You sent Jesus and then raised Him from the dead. I praise and thank You! I call on You today; give me strength, wisdom and love as I declare Your deeds to the people and urge them to follow you!