When my 3 boys were young, but old enough to shower or bath or their own, I would often ask them a standard question as they exited the bathroom, “Did you use the soap?” No surprise to you I suspect, they often turned around, headed right back into the bathroom for round 2, this time with soap.

The 28 day journey you are about to embark on is an effort to remind each other to use the S.O.A.P. as you meander through life. Life gets messy, sometimes real messy, and S.O.A.P. will be necessary on a frequent basis if you are going to stay clean. Just no way to live in this world without getting some dirt on you from time-to-time. And some of that dirt just doesn’t rinse off easily, only a real scrubbing with S.O.A.P. will do the job. The anacronym is as follows:

  • S.   Scripture ~ God’s ‘how to’ manual for the brave at heart.
  • O.  Observation ~ Careful observation of others radically engaged in obedience.
  • A.  Application ~ Custom built ‘do this’ for each individual.
  • P.  Prayer ~ Requesting divine assistance for the steep climb ahead.

Thus the invitation to journey with others in a authentic conversation about what it means to fervently seek after the cleanliness of righteousness, Christian Holiness.  But undressing and showering in front of others has always been awkward, so awkward, most public schools don’t even allow young men and women to do so anymore. Or the young people simply refuse to do it.  Either way, the water rarely runs in the showers of public schools. Sadly, a pattern for life is set as privacy rules the day.

Nonetheless, here we are, S.O.A.P in hand, ready to clean-up, together, hand-in-hand, on our climb toward Christlikeness.

Just a couple guidelines as you move forward. If possible take your time. These devotions are not meant to be rushed. Visit daily, 28 consecutive days of discipline. Share an insight into your own life via the comment boxes. And finally, encourage someone along the way. And remember, this is a place of ‘conversation’, not indoctrination. Join the conversation as we trek on after the Serving King…

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Mark 9:28-29
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The Final Frontier…

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The Illusion…

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Incompetence…

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Luke 6:46-49
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Dead And Buried…

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Subtle Sin…

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Holiness Default…

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The Pointer…

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The Transaction…

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Disposition Of The Son…

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Application: The Art of Doing
Luke 6:46-49
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Limitations…

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The Journey…

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The Noon Day…

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Master No Longer…

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Resisting The Shadow

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