Back to Day 5
Today in the 30-Day Challenge we read…
“For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.” – Col. 1:9
Your Day 6 Challenge is to prayerfully create a LIST of 25 people that you know and interact with regularly (some who are saved and especially those who are lost). Pray for them today, asking the Lord to prevent Satan from blinding them to the truth of God’s living Word. Pray that they will turn from sin and follow Christ.
Also begin reading Matthew 5, 6, and 7 daily. Ask the Lord to reveal to you which 1 – 4 verses that you should focus on today. Write out those verses word-for-word. Afterwards, paraphrase these verses in your own words. Ask the Lord how you should apply those verses in your life today as well as for strength, courage and boldness to put it into practice. Ask Him with whom He would have you share these 1 – 4 verses.
Watch this short 2 minute video (below) that frames the relationship between you and those you are trying to disciple.
When we say, “read Matthew Chapters 5, 6, & 7 and ask the Lord to reveal to you which 1-4 verses that he wants you to focus on for the day,” we’re really describing what Eric D. calls “SOAPS.” Here’s the way it works: Write out those 1-4 Scripture verses word for word. Now based on Observation, write out a paraphrase of those same 1-4 verses using your own words. Ask the Lord how He would have you Apply the truths of that Scripture in your life today. Listen to the Holy Spirit and write down what He tells you. Now Pray for what He just revealed to you, ask Him for strength, courage and boldness to put it into practice and for anything else He leads you to pray. Ask the Lord with whom He would have you Share these 1-4 verses today. Go apply and share. (Notice that the above steps can be summarized by the letters S.O.A.P.S) Make SOAPS a daily habit.
Here are some further resources, tools, and blog posts to help you tackle today’s Challenge more effectively.