The first job I ever had was as a chiropractic assistant. Part of that job was taking notes for the doctor as he adjusted and worked on the patients. The specific note-taking technique for billing purposes were called SOAP notes: Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan.
These notes would help organize what the patients were feeling, as well as the doctor’s findings, treatment, and individualized therapeutic plan.
During my time as a graduate student, I would use the same acrostic while counseling clients.
As we prepare for a new year, there is often a time of reflection over the things that worked, as well as those that didn’t throughout the year. For me, I am personally taking time to reflect on my Bible study habits. I have found reading the Bible is not as much a problem for me as the depth of studying Scripture.
Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”