Romans 8:28 Reflecting on "His Purpose"


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28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

This week in our online group we learned that in order to truly live according God's purpose, a person must SEEK to have a Heart Like Christ  :)


Today, let's dive even deeper into this verse by using the SOAP strategy.  This can be done by writing in a plain notebook or on a printable SOAP sheet found here:



What SOAP stands for:

  • Scripture:  Select a verse or verses that stuck out to you in your reading.
  • Observation:  What did you observe about the scripture that struck you. This can be one sentence or a whole book.
  • Application:  How can you apply the observation so that it affects your life today.
  • Prayer:  Write out a prayer to God based on what you just learned and ask him to help you apply this truth in your life.






Here is a poem to help you reflect:


The Heart of Christ ~

let-this-mind-be-in-you CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Oh, to have the heart of Christ, to love one and all . . . to forgive the one who stumbles to lift up the ones who fall.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus, I’d see others deepest need I’d minister to the lost their souls to heaven I’d lead.

Oh, to have the life of Christ, to see all in His saving light to heal the ailing hearts to give all eternal sight.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus, I’d take His Word across the land I’d lead others to His Kingdom deliver the unsaved into His hand.

Oh, to have the heart of Christ, beating deep inside me . . . to have the mind just like Jesus oh, how wonderful that would be!


Philippians 2:5 King James Version

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:”

Copyright 2014 Deborah Ann Belk