As we enter this season of thankfulness, I'm reminded of how thankful I am of the spiritual support that I receive from the Camp Lookout staff during summer camp. I've been thinking of ways that we can continue our spiritual growth together as a camp community throughout the year and ran across a weekly scripture study that Camp Skyline facilitate's for their camp family. I hope to develop a similar scripture study for the "The Lookout." Each week, I will post a passage of scripture that we, as a camp community, can set aside our work for a short time to meditate on and discuss for some midweek inspo!
So, say hello to #lookoutlivingword!
When studying the #lookoutlivingword of the week, feel free to use whichever strategy works best for you, but like my mom always told me--remember to use soap! Also suggested by Camp Skyline, I believe that the SOAP method helps to focus on the scripture while still bringing it to life. Shall I spell it out?
S- Scripture Read the scripture through once or twice, and notice which verse struck you or stuck with you throughout the passage. Take a moment to copy this verse down.
O- Observation Make some observations about this verse: what's going on around it, who is the speaker, whom they are addressing, or what is the purpose of the verse. Record your observations.
A- Apply Apply this verse to your life. How can you carry this verse with you throughout the rest of the day, the week, maybe even the rest of your life? This is the most important part--consider the real-life application of this verse and commit to it. Don't forget to take this down.
P- Prayer Finally, write out a short prayer of your meditations and the truth this passage has revealed to you.
For our first #lookoutlivingword, I chose a passage that we often refer to in the summer, Psalm 139:1-16, A psalm of David that reminds us of God's deep knowledge and love of us. Contribute to the conversation of this passage by commenting on the blog or creating your own social media post with the #lookoutlivingword. I am so excited to see what we discover within ourselves and about each other! So, prepare your heart clear out the clutter of your mind, whip out a pen and paper, and remember to use SOAP!
Walk in Love,