This is an easy, effective way to study scripture! SOAP is an acronym for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer.
S - Maybe begin your time by reading a chapter of scripture. Choose one, or more, verses that stand out to you and write it down.
O - Write down what you observe is happening in this scripture, maybe even use a commentary or study Bible to help you understand the context.
A - Once you've taken some time writing down your observations, shift your focus to how you can apply this scripture to your own life. How is God speaking to you through this verse?
P - After you've journaled and reflected on your observations and applications, spend some time in prayer. Ask God to help this scripture take deep root inside of you.