Mark 1 – SOAKing the Bible

  
I recently read Mark as a part of my year read through the entire Bible, though I did not pause to SOAK it like we are now. As I expected, there were so many verses I could have chosen to write about–I was a bit overwhelmed after Job where I often struggled to connect to even 1 verse in each chapter. The one I chose this read through Mark 1 is verse 35 because I am on a mission to be more Christlike. In this first chapter we see the importance of prayer/Bible time as Jesus started His day in prayer. We should all strive to be like Christ, praying, loving, serving, caring for others. We are some people’s only glimpse of Christ and while we cannot ever be perfect, we have a responsibility to others to help them see Christ so they will recognize their need for Him and want to be His. If we want to be successful fishers of men (verse 17), we have to be like Christ. Plus, our time in the word transforms us. I can personally attest to this based on my experiences in the last year in my walk with Jesus.

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Mark – Starts March 7th!

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I’m so excited for this! After Job, I’m ready for some Jesus! Are you in an online group? Do you want to start one? I’d be happy to help you get started. Ideally groups are no more than 25 people. You read 1 chapter a day Monday-Friday using the SOAK method.

SOAK stands for:
S-Scripture (pick a verse or 2 from the chapter that stood out to you).
O-Observation (what is happening in this section).
A-Application (how does this verse apply to you right now, why do you connect with it, any other thoughts).
K-Kneeling in prayer (write a prayer that can relate or not).

This is a simple method of digging deeper and all you need is access to a Bible and paper or a journal. If you want to see examples from Job, go on Instagram and search the hashtag ‪#‎GoodMorningGirls‬. You don’t have to have a group, but it makes it more fun and meaningful.

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