SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Isaiah 54.
“Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords and strengthen your pegs. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations and will resettle the desolate cities.” — Isaiah 54:2-3
God has always wanted His people to expand their territory and thus, expand the Kingdom of God.
“Be fruitful and multiply…” Genesis 1:28
“Go and make disciples of all the nations…” Matt 28:19-20
And here, enlarge…stretch out…lengthen…spread abroad…possess nations…
Spare not! Keep advancing the Kingdom. Do not fear for God is with me! No weapon formed against me will prevail (vs. 17).
Father, You want to bring the whole world back to Yourself and have followers in every nation. Thank you for raising me up to be a gospel worker. Use me in my remaining days/years to expand Your Kingdom with great zeal, courage and wisdom. Might I spare not, but give it all I’ve got. I know I won’t regret it!
In Jesus’ name,