John Piper writes: Don’t let summer make your soul shrivel. God made summer as a foretaste of heaven, not a substitute.
If the mailman brings you a love letter from your fiancé, don’t fall in love with the mailman. That’s what summer is: God’s messenger with a sun-soaked, tree-green, flower-blooming, lake-glistening letter of love to show us what he is planning for us in the age to come—”things which the eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered into the heart of man, God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
It is easy in the midst of summer fun to let our time in God’s word slip. If you are in need of accountability, I want to invite you to join me as I follow this summer reading plan for moms.
This reading plan follows the “S.O.A.P” method and I will be using it alongside Sally Clarkson’s book The Ministry of Motherhood.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE SALLY’S BOOK TO JOIN ME!!!! Reading God’s word is first priority. There will be videos over on Good Morning Girls.org that accompany this reading plan. We’d love for you to join us – come alone or come as a group!
What is the S.O.A.P method? The S.O.A.P. Method stands for:
1. S- Write out the scripture passage for the day. (I have a shiny new notebook where I will be writing out the verse/s of the day.)
2. O– Write down 1 or 2 observations from the passage. (After I write out the verse, I will write what I learned from the verse.)
3. A– Write down 1-2 applications from the passage. (Then I will write out how this verse applies to me if it is applicable.)
4. P- Pray over what you learned from today’s passage. (Then I will pray this verse over myself and my family.)
As you go through this study, if you come across a verse or passage that you don’t understand, I recommend Crosswalk’s Bible Study Tools found here: http://www.biblestudytools.com/ On this page in the lower right hand corner, you can find links to Bible dictionaries, commentaries (I like Matthew Henry’s and John McArthur’s), concordances, and other Bible translations, etc.
I need accountability. If you need it too just print out the summer reading plan here.
And if you are a blogger and would like to share this with your readers – feel free to copy and paste this little button and link it too http://www.goodmorninggirls.org/
If you don’t have a blog – I invite you to spread the word to your family and friends – share the link to this post or Good Morning Girls.org with your facebook, twitter or email friends.
Walk with the King and let him knock your socks off – he loves you so!!!!