Apparently it takes approximately three weeks to create a new habit regardless of whether it’s a positive or negative one. We are nearing that wonderful time each year when we make promises for the New Year about how we are going to do things differently. Well, I don’t know about you, but I need to re-create some new habits and I want to get in training now. With busy schedules, it’s easy to put aside God’s Word, so whatever I do needs to be achievable. So I’m making an accountability plan through this blog to spend time in God’s Word…daily.
On this basis, I’m inviting you to join me as I read one chapter of the Gospel of John each day, starting tomorrow. This plan is not about the quantity of reading, but the quality of spiritual understanding and application to our lives. John happens to be my favorite Gospel and is an ideal place to learn more about the life of Christ. Furthermore, it has 21 chapters, that’s exactly 3 weeks of training to create a new habit!
I will seek to update the blog daily with my thoughts by using the acronym S.O.A.P. which some of you may have used before:-
- S – Scripture;
- O – Observation about the scripture;
- A – Application to my life;
- P – Prayer of consecration.
Trust me, there are areas of my life that need S.O.A.P. and my prayer is that by the Grace of God, those areas will be washed clean in the Blood of the Lamb, for God has promised us all “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” – Isaiah 1:18.
Share this blog with your friends or perhaps you could study together. However you choose to do it, I welcome your thoughts and comments as we embark upon this journey together.