Growing up I always struggled with retaining or even getting into the word. Honestly it felt super boring to me, and I never knew what to read or how even to begin.
Years later... I was introduced to the book "The Divine Mentor" by Wayne Cordeiro and that's where I learned the SOAP method and it changed my life/the way I look at quiet times with Jesus. I enjoy it alot more and look forward to my quiet times.
HOW TO S.O.A.P
Open your Bible to your reading for the day. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.
What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you.
Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or even a prayer for a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.
I hope this helps you hear God's voice through the work of the Holy Spirit as you spend time reflecting on God's Word. ✌🏾