Spending time in the word of God is essential to knowing him better. You can read a verse today and see one thing, but two years from now, you could read the same verse and see something more — a deeper, maturer understanding of the Holy Spirit’s revelatory power.
Today I’m merely challenging you to S.O.A.P. your anchor scripture again. We did it for the first time on Day 8. My belief is that your experiences in the last 10 or more days, will reveal some growth and possibly the revelation of a new goal. Working to clean ourselves up so that we can better serve our Lord is good practice. We should continuously look to Father for his guidance and include him in every decision, conversation, or presentation that we’re a part of. Ask for clarity — even in the little things.
Now, let’s get ready for the wash. Remember, that we already added lots of water yesterday. For me, some of that water came in the form of tears. Today we’ll add S.O.A.P. and let it soak. Write out your scripture; or better yet, record yourself reading it slowly. Use all of your senses to observe what’s being illustrated for you today. How does this message from God apply to you on Day 18 of this challenge? Are you still struggling to relinquish your power over a situation in your life? Until you let go and pry that worldly custom out of that fifth pocket, you are doomed to repeat this cycle. You will eventually replace God with whatever is in there. The more you hold onto it, the closer it gets, and it drives a wedge between you and Father — our real power source.
2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. ~Romans 12:2 AMP
Looking at the amplified version, really helps to clarify the inherent growth mindset message. The reciprocal relationship between me and God yields maturity and discernment. As I lean in and obey, he rewards me with a deeper understanding of his purpose and plan. So, go ahead and add a little more S.O.A.P. to the wash, and share what the word of God reveals today. May blessings abound! <3
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