Welcome! We are thrilled you are here! This blog has been created by a team of Jesus-loving, Bible-reading men and women who have found daily devotions using the soap method of journaling to be the key to a richer, deeper, more personal walk with Jesus. Our desire is to encourage you to read His Word daily with us. We have discovered that when we are reading together and sharing it with each other, it inspires us to continue to choose His Word daily and apply what He is personally revealing to us.
The name ‘Discover One Thing‘ has two-fold meaning…
- “But Martha was distracted…There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:40, 42(NLT). According to Jesus there is ONE THING worth being concerned about. Sitting at His feet and listening to Him.
- Each day we search for ONE THING that God is illuminating for our day. There is no pressure to understand, or even complete, all the reading every day. The goal is one thing. One verse. One application. Just one thing for today that God has for us to put into action. The goal is to know God and His character and to know our identity in Him. People study the Bible their entire lives and don’t understand it all. Approach your time with Him looking for one thing He wants you to understand today, just one gem!
Q: Why are you here?
A: We all love the Lord and love His Word. We have found the discipline of daily devotions and SOAP journaling to be life changing and would love to share this with others. We are not Biblical scholars. We are just ordinary people who desire to know God and make Him known through His Word. We spent time in a small group together sharing our lives and our walk with each other. We hope to encourage others to do the same! Grab a friend or 2 or a living room full and join us by reading God’s Word every day and sharing what He reveals to you. Check out our Soap Group tab if you need some pointers for getting a small group started.
Q: What if I don’t have time?
A: We don’t have time NOT to sit and listen to Him today. We need His perspective, His guidance, His freedom, His priorities, His peace.
Q: Where do I start?
A: Do what is comfortable for you! Check out our Reading Plans tab for some ideas, or just jump into the Life Journal plan wherever we are right now. You don’t need to start at the beginning!
Q: What if I miss a day, or a week or 2, and I get behind?
A: Just read today’s reading today. Maybe if you have some extra time you can catch up, but don’t let getting behind paralyze you. Just read the plan for today. The point is to hear one thing He wants to tell you today!
Q: What if I don’t understand it all?
A: Well, join the club. Even if you only understand a small nugget or 2 it will be the nugget God needs YOU to understand today. Come expecting Him to speak something into your daily-ness, pray He will reveal Himself to you. He loves to answer that prayer! The longer you choose the discipline of daily devotions the more you will understand, but you could read this living book every single day and mine new treasures out every single time. “Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things.” 2 Timothy 2:7
Q: Do I HAVE to journal? I’m not a writer.
A: Over and over again God instructs people to write things down as instruction, so we don’t forget, to share with others, as a record of where He has taken us. We have found that writing slows down our thoughts and brain enough for God to feed in what He wants us to understand. God unfolds His message one nugget at a time to me. It may not feel at all natural at first, but it is a crucial step. It makes His message incredibly personal.
Q: Do I have to do devotions every day?
A: We all have the tendency to drift. If we only focus on the Lord and His Word once a week for an hour there is lots and lots of time to drift away. For your body to be healthy you need to feed it daily, for your soul to be healthy you need to feed it daily, too.
Q: Can’t I use a devotional book instead?
A: “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” Hebrews 4:12 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 His Word is alive, active, powerful and inspired. The Holy Spirit knows what we need to hear today. God does not promise to personally breathe life into any other book!
Wherever you start, however you start…just start! Contact us if you need any help at all! info@DiscoverOneThing.com