October 23 – God’s Promises Day 23
Join us in October as we do a 31-day theme study in God’s promises from the Bible. Shannon from the Sweet Blessings blog put this reading plan together. Check it out HERE.
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. We are excited to be starting our 5th year of the Discover One Thing online study!
Scripture: Philippians 1:3-6 (context vs. 25-30)
Thanksgiving and Prayer
3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Thankfulness and Prayer | Rebecca Hoyt
My bible notes that one gets a glimpse of the deep love Paul had for the Philippine believers, whom he considered to be his spiritual children. Paul thought of them often, for they were in his heart. And yet, Paul did not spend time merely thinking of his spiritual children; he spent time praying for them.
I’m writing this on my 45th birthday. Every birthday I like to think back over the years, and I’m so thankful for all the people God has placed in my life. I am so thankful for all my family and friends. I need to remember to pray for all these wonderful people, and to let them know I’m praying for them.
Dear Lord, thank You for everyone You put in my life at different times over the years I pray each one knows they are loved and appreciated. I’m so thankful for Jesus. Amen.
The Discover One Thing main website has more resources on the SOAP method of Bible study. Click HERE to go to the website.