November 17 – Praise and Gratitude Day 17

In November, we are spending 30 days in praise and gratitude of our Almighty God as we prepare ourselves for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. This reading plan comes from Sarah Ann at the Proverbs 31 Mentor blog (https://proverbs31mentor.com/).

You can join us in this study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Feel free to share your SOAP in the comments too! Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you.

I am thankful for salvation.

Scripture:

Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 Peter 1:21 – Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

SOAP Note

I Am Saved & Safe | Marianne Toovey

Scripture

Romans 5:8, 1 Peter 1:21

Observation

God didn’t wait for me to be perfect. He saved me while I was still deep in sin. And because He saved me, I can trust in Him. I can place my faith and hope in Him.

Application

He hasn’t led me astray thus far, so I can continue to place my hope and trust in Him. I know He’ll work out my concerns and I know I’ll turn out fine, because the God who chose to save me when I didn’t deserve it is the same God who’s in control right now.

Prayer

God, I still struggle with letting go and letting You handle this for me sometimes, but I know, I truly believe You are good, You are in control, and You can handle it. I thank You for Your provision and healing, and also for Your peace and confidence. I love You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Discover One Thing main website has more resources on the SOAP method of Bible study. Click HERE to go to the website.