“Do Wrong Thoughts Run Your Life?” October 22

 

Do Wrong Thoughts Run Your Life? - What do you think about? What hurts are you nursing? What disappointments? What cares? Will you let Jesus come into those broken places? Will you submit to God's way of thinking or will you let wrong thoughts run your life? What do you think about? What hurts are you nursing? What disappointments? What cares? Will you let Jesus come into those broken places? Will you submit to God’s way of thinking or will you let wrong thoughts run your life?  Continue reading

“Truth & Lies” October 21

 

Truth & Lies - Jesus called Satan the father of lies and He warned the religious leaders of His day that they were listening to the wrong voice. In the garden Satan sold Eve a bill of goods and in Jeremiah’s day, he spoke through false prophets who told the people that the consequences of their sin wouldn’t be so bad. False teachers and false prophets are saying much the same things today. Others may propagate lies because they are misinformed and listening to the wrong voice themselves. Each of us is responsible to rightly divide the Word of God, to know how to study it and to examine what we hear in light of it. When we don't we, too, can fall prey the the enemy's lies.Jesus called Satan the father of lies and He warned the religious leaders of His day that they were listening to the wrong voice. In the garden Satan sold Eve a bill of goods and in Jeremiah’s day, he spoke through false prophets who told the people that the consequences of their sin wouldn’t be so bad.

False teachers and false prophets are saying much the same things today. Others may propagate lies because they are misinformed and listening to the wrong voice themselves. Each of us is responsible to rightly divide the Word of God, to know how to study it and to examine what we hear in light of it. When we don’t we, too, can fall prey to the enemy’s lies. Continue reading

“Abortion, Unborn Babies & the Tribulation” October 20

 

Abortion, Unborn Babies & the Tribulation - Is there forgiveness for an abortion or are there some sins for which we never find redemption? And what if you're contemplating an abortion? Have you justified something that you know is wrong? Have you bought into the world's philosophy in this area? Or are you scared and don't know what else to do? Also read about the Rapture, the Tribulation, and how believers can be a part of what God is doing in the world.Is there forgiveness for an abortion or are there some sins for which we never find redemption?

And what if you’re contemplating an abortion? Have you justified something that you know is wrong? Have you bought into the world’s philosophy in this area? Or are you scared and don’t know what else to do?

Also read about the Rapture, the Tribulation, and how believers can be a part of what God is doing in the world.  Continue reading

“Words & Attitudes Matter!” October 19

 

Words & Attitudes Matter - Words and attitudes matter! Whether we’re nagging or encouraging, praising or criticizing, they matter. They matter in our relationships with the people in our lives. Words and attitudes also matter in our relationship with God. Will we be patient and faithful in times of tribulation, as well as blessing, or will our praise quickly turn to anger and bitterness? And if we realize our words and attitudes need to change, where do we start?Words and attitudes matter! Whether we’re nagging or encouraging, praising or criticizing, they matter. They matter in our relationships with the people in our lives.

Words and attitudes also matter in our relationship with God. Will we be patient and faithful in times of tribulation, as well as blessing, or will our praise quickly turn to anger and bitterness?

And if we realize our words and attitudes need to change, where do we start?  Continue reading

“9 Ways to Live like Jesus Is Coming Back” October 18

 

9 Ways to Live Like Jesus Is Coming Back - Do you believe Jesus is coming back soon? Does your life reflect that belief? How should you live in light of that truth?Do you believe Jesus is coming back soon? Does your life reflect that belief? How should you live in light of that truth?

The alternative is to live like the people in Jeremiah’s time who needed God’s rod of judgment, as we will see in our Old Testament reading. As we dig deeper into Psalm 119, we will see how knowing and contemplating God’s Word can help us steer clear of sin and grow in our understanding of God and His will.  Continue reading

“Vampires, Eternity & the Living Dead” October 17

 

Vampires, Eternity & the Living Dead - To say I'm not a fan of the vampire, living dead crazes would be an understatement. I think it contributes to our society's loss of shock about the things of darkness. Many of us have witnessed so much death, blood, and wickedness on our TV screens that we are no longer repulsed or shocked by it. But could there be an even more deadly reason for people's fascination with fictional eternal creatures. There was, however, a time when the dead did come out of their graves and it will happen again. Imagine, if you will, your family sitting around the dinner table one night when there is a knock at the door … and there stands “Uncle Joe,” whose funeral you had attended a few years before?To say I’m not a fan of the vampire, living dead crazes would be an understatement. I think it contributes to our society’s loss of shock about the things of darkness. Many of us have seen so much death, blood, and wickedness on our TV screens that we are no longer repulsed or shocked by it. But could there be an even more deadly reason for people’s fascination with fictional immortal beings?

There was, however, a time when the dead did come out of their graves and the Bible says it will happen again. How should that influence our thoughts about eternity?

Imagine, if you will, your family sitting around the dinner table one night when there is a knock at the door … and there stands “Uncle Joe,” whose funeral you had attended a few years before?  Continue reading

“I’m Going to Hell Anyway!” October 16

 

Have you ever heard someone say, “I might as well live it up, I’m going to hell anyway?” Or maybe that’s you. No matter what you’ve done, God is willing and able to forgive you, but you must come to Him. Don't let another day pass. None of us is guaranteed tomorrow.Have you ever heard someone say, “I might as well live it up, I’m going to hell anyway?” Or maybe that’s you. No matter what you’ve done, God is willing and able to forgive you, but you must come to Him. Don’t let another day pass. None of us is guaranteed tomorrow.  Continue reading

Mondays @ Soul Survival + LINKUP – October 15, 2017

 

Mondays @ Soul Survival

This has been a busy week. My husband has been on vacation and we’ve been trying to get some extra things done, including purchase a new desk for my office. Then I decided I should clean out and shred files before I put my office back together. So here I am not finished with the post I’ve been working on for today’s LINKUP.

And, honestly, right now I feel more like a nap. 🙂

I’m sure you have all been there! Anyway …

 

Welcome to Mondays @ Soul Survival

 

I hope you’ll linkup and enjoy one another’s posts. And next week, God willing, I’ll have a new post on “How We Grow & Change.”  Continue reading

“Witchcraft, Halloween & Conscience Issues” October 15

 

Witchcraft, Halloween & Conscience Issues - Magic, mediums, spiritists, witchcraft & Halloween: What does the the Bible have to say about these things? What about Christians and our participation in Halloween? What does any of this have to do with a biblically informed conscience? How does your family handle this holiday and why?Magic, mediums, spiritists, witchcraft and Halloween: What does the Bible have to say about these things? What about Christians and our participation in Halloween? How is this a conscience issue?

And what about the increase in the interest of magic and the occult in the world today? Is it becoming more and more normal? Has the evil eye replaced the cross as the trendy new thing to wear and why?  Continue reading