Are you too busy to spend quality time with God every day?

Like many people, I was busy.

My life was a whirlwind from 2013 through 2016.

With an ongoing  Master’s degree and four kids, including twin toddlers, and a baby, I grappled to keep all the plates spinning.

I was often pressed for time, short on sleep and constantly walked on a treadmill of chores. However, the faster the plates spun, the faster my impatience grew.

 

Until one day,  an incident changed my life.

That Autumn morning, I scurried into the kitchen as I always did, juggling to feed my four kids before I would hastily ship them off to kindergarten. I would have then rushed off to the train station, so I wouldn’t miss the train that took me to my school, the University of Oslo, Norway.

That fateful day, in the middle of that busy morning, my oldest daughter — around age  6 or 7 at the time — flopped her hands and spilled her cup of milk onto the floor.

Now, at this point, steam was pretty much coming out of my ears. A few minutes I waste and I’ll miss my train.  I hate to admit it. but without thinking,  I lashed out like a mad woman.  And I spanked my daughter.

 

A mountain of guilt haunted me over the next few days. How did I become this surly and irritable mother?

That was when I knew things had to change. I finally heeded the Lord’s prodding to prioritize daily meditations in the Word. To meditate first thing every day even if my house was dripping with chores.

Read Amaka’s Story of How God Helped Her Through a Tough Study

That time was when I discovered and started using the SOAP (Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer) bible study method. I devoted 30 minutes daily to studying the scriptures.  As I meditated daily I improved in three (3) striking ways.

  1. I learned more about God and myself, and I maximized my time.
  2. Impulsiveness reduced, as I processed my thoughts and emotions better.
  3. I became a lot more focused, structured, and efficient in my other responsibilities.


That’s why in this blog post, I share below an example of the SOAP bible study method  + FREE
SOAP printable resource (Bottom).

See the infographics below ( click the infographic and the next arrow for the 2nd page)

 

I pray that this blog inspires you to prioritize God’s word every day. Opt-in below on this page or click here to receive your FREE SOAP Printables.