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Devotion is for our faith to grow deep and strong as you read the Bible and spend a time with God.

"Jesus came out and proceeded as was His custom to the Mount of Olives." (Luke 22:39)
"Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed." (Luke 5:16)

Devotions was a habit for Jesus. As Jesus spent His time with the Father, let us follow His footsteps to spend the time with God every day!





We encourage the people in our church to do "journaling" for according to our daily Bible reading. Journaling is writing down what God says to you. "This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says; "Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you." (Jeremiah 30:2)
Your journal is the garnering of wisdom, the gathering place of divine insight you’ll receive from the mentors of the ages. You may not be familiar with the program in the beginning, but we challenge you to develop this new habit. It changes your life. Please keep trying one step at a time! Soon You will start hearing His voice personally.


SOAP Method


ジャーナリングといっても、聖書のどの部分を読み、何を書いていいのか、わからないかもしれません。そこでニューホープでは、SOAP方式という方法を推奨しています。SOAPは石鹸という意味の英単語ですが、Scripture(聖書の言葉), Observation(考察), Application(自分への適用), Prayer(祈り)の頭文字で構成されています。

We reccomend journaling with SOAP method which is the accronym of Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer.

1) Scripture (聖書の言葉)


Open your Bible to the reading found under today's date of your Bible bookmark.
When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal. (Link: Bible Reading Plan)

2) Observation (観察)


What did you observe as you read the scriptures? What did God speak to you? Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words, in your journal.

3) Application (適用)


Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.

4) Prayer (祈り)


Write out the prayers which came to you through journaling that day.