Next week's notes are a little bit different, more structured, and were really encouraging for me this week. I spent more time in the bible (something I've really struggled with now that the sun is so warm and the days so much more fun) this week, focusing on Him and on the gold nuggets of wisdom in the words that the book of John has for us.
The S.O.A.P. method. You can find lots of different examples and takes on how to do this in a Google search. Some helpful (here), others overwhelming (here). But as always, my notes for your eye candy:
The verse of the week for you:
"Whoever belongs to God hears what God says.
The reasons you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
I pray that this week the verse encourages you to be especially dedicated to the act of listening, to remember that you belong to Him and in belonging, He is speaking, singing, humming over you. Maybe for the week think on, pray about, hope in what song it is that He's singing like an encouraging soundtrack to you life.
Links in the name of encouragement (and furthering this week's readings):
This song makes the drive to work in the morning a little more jolly. (Sarah Reeves)
I believe bible study happens best in beautiful places. Here's to beautification. (Oak & Oats)
Summer can be a time where your body goes under fire. Don't let it be. (Naptime Diaries)
A week that talked so much about judgment is enriched by this take on removing the black and white. (Storyline Blog)