I meet with a couple of Church leaders once a month in our local town. We meet to talk, eat and pray. I always leave our meetings feeling much better than when I arrive. Great encouragement.
At our last meeting one of my pastor friends shared how he is taking his Church through reading the New Testament in a year. one chapter a day, Monday to Friday with the week-end to catch up. He copied an idea called ‘daily soap.’ I have now nicked it and follow the bible readings, and am loving it. You simply do this:
- S: Read the Scripture.
- O: write down any Observations.
- A: Apply what you read to your life.
- P: Pray!
It is a great take on the old practice of Lectio Devina. Taking a portion of scripture, meditating on it and asking God how you may apply it to your life.