I did not expect to have another blog post this soon; but after this mornings Bible study with my son, and with his permission, I have decided to share what he taught me today. I am posting below Noah’s notes from this morning… in his exact words. We use the SOAP method in our home when studying scripture. S: scripture O: observation A: application and P: prayer. The assigned scripture reading was Ephesians 1: 3-7. Noah chose the scripture that spoke to him.
S: Ephesians 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
O: Because God put us in his heart before he made the whole entire world
A: I should put god in my heart before my family and the world
P: Dear God, Thank you for putting us in your heart before the world. I will put you in my heart before my family and anything else. Thank you for food thank you for family and thank you for a home. Please heal people who don’t have anything a home, clothes, toys and people who don’t believe in you. In Jesus name Amen.
Noah has no idea how much I learn from him, and how much this time means to me. It is calming to my soul to hear how scripture speaks to him. His prayer speaks volumes to how we all should pray. He starts out with complete thanksgiving to the Lord…and he ends with praying for people. His prayer is selfless…he not once asked for anything…
A child’s understanding is so simple….and pure.
Misty and Noah