Soul Deep In God's Word
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer on December 21st, 2015

​“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

For awhile now, I’ve been praying the same prayer, every day.
It’s short. It’s simple. But it’s soul deep. And it’s a prayer, I feel, God finds joy in answering. 

So I’ve put together this Scripture Journal for me to use each day, and I thought I would share it with y’all and invite you on this journey with me as we dive #souldeep into God’s Word.


How It Works

Every morning in January, we will share a scripture on social media (our Facebook page, in our SoulFriends Facebook group, on Twitter, on Instagram and on Pinterest) related to January's topic: #NewLife - and they range from new life in Christ to renewal after destruction.
You can then use the 2-pages, for that day's scripture, to reflect on and map that scripture.
We would love to hear about what God reveals to you through His word, so please come join the conversation with us each day and share what God is teaching you.
Click here to download the #souldeep Daily Reading List for January - #newlife


#souldeep Scripture Journal

Everything you will need, we have put together in our 70 page #souldeep Scripture Journal, which you can purchase, then download, print and place in a binder.

It is designed to allow you to go as soul deep as you desire in discovering the beauty of God's Word. Even though for each day we have only selected a single scripture, our encouragement is for you to go beyond that one verse.

To truly understand the lessons of a scripture,
  • we should take in the surrounding verses to capture the context,
  • read the same scriptures in other Bible translations, and
  • read cross-referenced scriptures.
The #souldeep Scripture Journal includes the Daily Bible Reading List, a #souldeep Scripture study page pre-printed with each day's scripture, a Verse Mapping page for each day's scripture and a set of scripture cards printed with each day's scripture.
Purchase  ​your #souldeep Scripture Journal - #newlife ($5) by January 15, 2016 and receive 2 free scripture printables!  (That's a $10 Bonus!)

#souldeep Scripture Journal page

​The #souldeep Scripture page includes 5 sections:
  1. Read: today’s scripture
  2. Reflect: what does this scripture mean (use the verse mapping exercise)
  3. Relate: how do I apply this scripture to my life
  4. Pray: talk to God about today’s scripture and topic
  5. Remember: what is today’s key take-a-way

Verse Mapping page

The Verse Mapping page allows you room write out the day's scripture and really make it personal.
  1. Read the verse.
  2. Write out your verse. (in this box, leave plenty of space around it, between the lines and between the words.)
  3. Personalize it:  replace words like “you”, “we”, “us”, “them” with your name.
  4. Mark, circle, underline, highlight words and phrases that stand out to you. Any words make you want to dig deeper? Look up and define any words that need clarification.
  5. Read the verse in context: read the preceding and following verses or whole chapter. See how it ties in to the verses before and after it.
  6. Read the verse in other translations: note which words or phrases help you understand or apply the verse.
  7. Cross-reference the verse: find, list and read other verses which speak about the same topic.
And we'll be sharing more information about verse mapping as we go through our study.

Do I need to purchase the journal to participate?

​If you are wondering if you must purchase the #souldeep Scripture Journal to participate, the answer is no.  Blank journal pages are available for you to download free of charge.

Click here to download the #souldeep Scripture and Verse Mapping blank Journal pages.

You may print multiple copies of these blank pages. 

God has spoken to our hearts that spending time in His Word with Him everyday is a priority. But just like you, often our daily routines, schedules and family responsibilities do not allow either a consistent time slot or an extended time slot to sit with God. 

The exercise of using the #souldeep Scripture Journal is more for consistency and accountability. It's a simple guide to aid us when we sit with God's Word. It gives us a place to go, a starting point, a conversation starter with God. 

Whether the morning affords only time enough to read the scripture or an hour to sit at His feet, we want to encourage you - as well as ourselves - to daily read from the Bible. 

So we invite you to join us each day as we dive #souldeep into God's Word

Blessings Soul Friends,
This blog post is part of our #souldeep series on #newlife
​Jana Kennedy-Spicer is a wife, mom and Nana who is passionate about inspiring and encouraging women on their daily walk with Christ. A woman rescued and repaired by the grace of God, she loves to share about the realness of God's love, redemption and faithfulness. Embarking on a new life journey, she is dedicated to using her blogging, Bible teaching, writing, photography, drawing, painting and graphic designs to bring glory to the Lord. 

Posted in Soul Deep Scripture    Tagged with #newlife, journal, printable


Susan B Mead - December 21st, 2015 at 7:50 PM
Jana - December 21st, 2015 at 7:57 PM
Thank you sweet friend!!!
Jodie - December 21st, 2015 at 7:55 PM
Sooooo excited! I love when things are so beautifully put together!
Jana - December 21st, 2015 at 7:58 PM
I'm so excited for this too Jodie!!! Thank you for all our help!!!
~ linda - December 22nd, 2015 at 1:38 PM
This is wonderful and a special gift. Thank you.
May your Christmas be filled with all Who Christ is.
Caring through Christ, ~ linda
jana - December 28th, 2015 at 8:30 PM
Thank you Linda!!! Blessings, Jana
Kristine - December 23rd, 2015 at 7:55 AM
Love love love!
Nancy Gladwin - December 26th, 2015 at 12:40 PM
From one wife, mom and nana to another - thank you! I'm looking forward to doing this with you.
jana - December 28th, 2015 at 8:29 PM
Looking forward to you joining us Nancy! Blessings, Jana
Betsy de Cruz - January 1st, 2016 at 11:33 AM
This looks great, Jana! Pinning and tweeting today to get the word out. :-)
jANA - January 1st, 2016 at 11:39 AM
Wonderful!! Thank you Betsy!!
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