Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Soul Talk-Part 2

The mind is that part of the soul where ideas are generated. It is also that part of the soul that Satan attacks with his lies. What we think affects how we act and what we write. If we think thoughts that line up with God’s Word, we will act as Jesus acts and write what Jesus wants us to write. If we think thoughts that do not line up with God’s Word, we will act as Satan acts and write what Satan wants us to write. 

Thoughts are the lifeblood of our writing. They give shape to words that are then put on paper for the reader to read. When our thoughts are based on truth, we will convey truth to our reader. When our thoughts are not based on truth, we will convey the lie to our reader. 

Ours is an awesome responsibility to know the truth. Whether we write fiction or non-fiction, we are conveying a worldview. Let us be sure that our worldview agrees with God’s worldview so that we will not, in any way, lead our reader astray. 

God’s Word says that we have a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7), the mind of Christ (I Corinthians 2:16). Let us stand on that Word and write as though it is true, because it is. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Soul Talk-Part 2

  1. Where do non Christians figure in your world view and how distinguish Satan from human egoism at its worst?

    May 6, 2009 at 8:34 PM

  2. True, Mary Ann – we fiction writers must know that great truths can be told in our stories. Our job is to convey a message without the reader knowing. We need to craft a great story with characters we care about. The reader must be able to live the story with the hero/heroine … and when they close the book, sigh and say, wow, that was a great book!

    When we write like that, it stays with a person and our message is given and kept safe by God in the hearts of our readers.

    What could be better?

    May 7, 2009 at 8:59 AM

  3. Your blog today reminds me of the verse: “Let that mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” If we do that, we’ll be faithful in our writing. God bless you!

    May 7, 2009 at 2:55 PM

  4. Hello, Paul,

    Welcome to The Write Power! You ask two excellent questions.

    Non-Christians figure greatly in my worldview. Non-Christians are the people whom God desires so much to have as part of His family but who have not yet accepted His invitation to become a part of His family.

    Christians, on the other hand, are already part of God’s family because they have already accepted His invitation to become part of His family.

    Interestingly, Christians at one time were non-Christians. But once they learned of God’s invitation to become a part of His family, they accepted the invitation. Non-Christians have not yet accepted His invitation. Some will and some will not because God has given each person a free will.

    In my worldview, non-Christians are as deeply loved by God as are Christians. You see, God’s love is not based on whether one is a Christian or not. God loves everyone with the same kind of love. There is no partiality in Him.

    Because of His love, God has provided a way for each person to become a part of His family. That way is Jesus Christ. No one can become part of God’s family without believing in and accepting Jesus Christ.

    You probably are wondering why one needs to accept Jesus Christ in order to become a part of God’s family. To see my detailed answer to this question, please go to

    As for how to distinguish Satan from human egotism at its worst, this too is an excellent question. Human egotism at its worst is supreme self-centeredness.

    Satan’s essence is self-centeredness, so any time we see human egotism, we are seeing a characteristic of Satan. Indeed, it is Satan who is behind all human egotism. The egotistical person has chosen to allow himself to be controlled by Satan.

    I hope this helps to answer your question. Again, thank you for writing.

    Warm regards,

    Dr. MaryAnn

    May 8, 2009 at 10:08 PM