Skip to main content

Is anything worth more than your soul? Mark 8:37


Mark 8:37 Is anything worth more than your soul?

As the world crumbles before our eyes, I feel disbelief and sadness. I grew up knowing right from wrong.  I’m not saying that I grew up in the perfect family – indeed – we were far from perfect. But I recall the LORD and the family instilling in us a deep sense of what was right and wrong. My maternal grandmother ultimately turned our lives over to God.

But I drifted into sin and acceptance of the status quo even though I had an outwardly very successful looking life. I remember those dark times of sin when my soul was troubled and devastated because I knew better…but sin blinded me with instant gratification in so many areas.

Occasionally I’d wonder where God was because the hole in my heart was so deep. I didn’t want to sin, but it was easy, enjoyable and everyone was doing it.   

After many years of living in sin’s desperate grip, I found peace, joy and freedom in being loved and accepted by Jesus Christ. God chose to reveal himself to me and my eyes, heart, mind and soul came alive.

Fast forward to the great debate on marriage

I never thought I’d see the day when a company was threatened because its owner is a Christian who believes in the sanctity of marriage – between a man and a woman.
I’ve been criticized as well for being cruel, unloving and giving Christians a bad rap because I don’t accept the homosexual lifestyle. I cannot lovingly go along with those who practice homosexuality and those who look the other way and say that it’s fine.

Sin is sin. And I, sinner, will continue to speak out.

Many people say Jesus would be fine with the gay/lesbian lifestyle. I disagree. The Lord made it plain that he forgave the person for sinning, but he also said, “Go and sin no more.”

Our society is crumbling away as we get further and further from God. We’re seeing violence, disease, belief in all sorts of gods and more instability than ever before. The farther away we get from Christ, the closer we get to the final days.  

I know that I and those I love cannot survive without the grace of God. Nothing is more important than my soul. 

Consider your soul in your long term planning.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

America will never be normal

How to stay young and youthful all your life

How to stay young and youthful all your life Word of Instruction from Dr. Charles F. Stanley These are my notes from today's broadcast.
Scripture: Psalm 92:12-15
Psalm 92:
12 Good people will prosper
    like palm trees,
    and they will grow strong
    like the cedars of Lebanon.
13 They will take root
in your house, LORD God,
    and they will do well.
14 They will be like trees
that stay healthy and fruitful,
    even when they are old.
15 And they will say about you,
“The LORD always does right! God is our mighty rock.”

Keep learning – a lazy brain is a decaying brain Keep loving – don’t be bitter Keep laughing – 😊 Keep leaving your past behind – don’t live in the rear-view mirror of your life Keep longing Keep dreaming about the future – it’s a matter of attitude Keep looking your best Keep laboring and working – there’s no retirement in the Bible Keep learning, depending, and trusting in the Lord Keep listening to God – to know His will and avoid temptation Keep having confidence for your life You …

Resources for citizen activists in Houston

Houston - we have a problem
I confess that before the 2016 presidential election, I wasn’t interested or concerned about participating in government or politics.  
That changed on Nov. 8, 2016.  
It’s now painfully clear how important it is to know what our elected politicians are doing on local, state and national levels. It’s time to shake ourselves out of complacency. We must be involved in directing our basic American rights, our policing, our healthcare, our financial lives and more. Our families depend on us.
The best way to do this is to get to know your elected officials and to vote.
Consider running for office or supporting someone you think has the gifts to be a politician. Our families are in crisis, our healthcare is in crisis, immigrant families are in danger and law enforcement may not be serving the interests of people of color   We need people who serve the interests of the majority of our communities
These are my recommendations: Get together with your family, friends and…