“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
— Romans 12:2 NIV
It was about 15+ years ago now that someone introduced me to a simple daily Bible reading strategy from Pastor Wayne Cordaro called SOAP. I included this in our Following Jesus book, And I also created an expanded daily Bible reading and journaling book to support myself and you in engaging The Bible daily in a way that will transform your life!
The reason why I believe you’re going to love this reading plan and devotional book is that it will help you move past just hearing about the Bible to putting it into practice. It’s too easy as a follower of Jesus to read or listen to the Bible and let it go in one ear and out the other, but when you intentionally take time to journal and pray and lean into the reading for the day, you’ll be surprised at how the Holy Spirit will speak to you and help you put into action what you’ve just read.
It’s not specifically necessary, but you can also get a copy of the Following Jesus book and or the 52 Bible verses for new believers to, along with the Following Jesus Journal. You can see in the images below to get a glimpse of what the journal pages and reading plan look like.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
— Matthew 7:24-27 NIV