SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Galatians 3.
“So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?” Galatians 3:5
God works in response to faith in Him. The implication here is that “works of the Law” (i.e., my ability to live a certain way and do good things) don’t impress God. Faith gets His attention. Faith unleashes His power.
History shows God is willing to use deeply flawed people if they believe Him. He is transforming us to the image of Christ, and this is important. But this, too, is done by faith in Him rather than my self-effort.
GROW IN FAITH!
BELIEVE HIS WORD!–HIS PROMISES AND HIS COMMANDS!
Test Him and PROVE Him every day!!
Father, thank you for Your ways. Thank you that You choose to honor and respond to FAITH! Make me a man of faith! Forgive me for the pride that trusts in myself–my experience, my wisdom, my knowledge, my character, my money, etc. I trust You!! Show Your power in me and through me, I pray, and be glorified by doing so, I ask.
In Jesus’ Name,