How to SHAPE

how to shape

Here at Legacy Church, we have a Bible reading program called SHAPE. It's a great way to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus. SHAPE stands for Scripture, Hear, Apply, Pray, and Exalt.



Start by finding the sections of the Bible for the day and read them. Mark in your Bible, highlight, underline or star the verses (Scripture) that speak to you. Then write one or two of them in your journal.



Next, take time to hear from God what He has to say to you about this verse or verses. Write down what you believe the Lord is speaking to your heart and write it as if it was God saying it. A good way to start is by writing the phrase, "My Child, whom I love, today I want to tell you..." When we read the Bible, it is God's divine word, and we expect God to speak to us.



Now, write down how you are going to apply what you’ve just read and heard to your life today. What are you going to do, how are you going to be different because of what God has said to you through His written Word?


Take some time to write out a prayer to God of what is on your heart. Ask God to help you, encourage you, and strengthen you to follow through on your commitments and desires for the day.



Exalt means "to lift up" or "worship". Take time to praise God and to be thankful for the blessings you have received.