Coffee Talk: A Question of Salvation

Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. If you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

My biological father died eight years ago last month and my biggest regret is that I didn’t take his last phone call. I saw his number on my caller ID and thought I’ll call him later. Later turned into days and those days turned into months, until one day I got the call that he was gone. I sat there stunned. Trying to remember the last conversation that I’d had with him. Did I remember to say “I love you” at the end? Did we laugh at a childhood memory? What exactly did we talk about?

Despite not remembering our last call, I do know that my dad knew that I loved him. I had shown him over the years… There were phone calls, letters, pictures, and the occasional visit.

In the time since my dad’s passing, I’ve cried as friends and family have received devastating health news. I’ve talked to them and told them they need to make sure they say what they need to say and do what they need to do. If they love someone, they need to say it. If they need to ask for forgiveness, they need to confess.

But, I’ve come to the conclusion that these are things that need to be done and said before one is ill.

More than that, while you’re healthy, you need to think about where you will spend eternity. Heaven is very real. So is hell.

Salvation is a free gift from the Lord. The only thing that you have to do is acknowledge that you’re a sinner and that you believe that Jesus Christ was born, lived, died, and rose again to save your soul.

Romans 10:9~10 says:

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

That is all.

This word has been weighing heavily on my heart and I hope and pray that you’ll listen and make your decision today. This is the most important decision you’ll ever make. Please make the choice before it’s too late.

Sipping my coffee while you talk,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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  • Very important subject matter. Salvation is crucial. Thanks for opening up.

    • It is. I think it’s a topic that gets overlooked in the day-to-day stuff of just living, but *oh my word* forever is a long time… It’s important to know where you’ll spend it.

  • I’ve been thinking about salvation and just making sure that as a Christian I’m being more purposeful about doing what God has called me to do. I definitely want to make sure that my actions, words and thoughts are more pleasing to God than they have been in the past. While death has always been all around us, with social media and technology is more in our face and just keeps me reminded that no amount of time is promised to any of us. When it’s my time to go, I want to be able to go in peace knowing that I’ve earned my place in Heaven.

    • Amen. I don’t want Him to say that I had this incredible opportunity and space to share the message of His love and I failed. I want to hear Him say “Well done.”

  • Kelly

    You have such strong faith Daenel and I can tell you mean every word of the post whole heartedly-i believe in letting loved ones know how much they mean to you just in case….one just never knows. Xo

    • My faith is incredibly important to me. The past few months have made me even more aware of how much my faith, family, and friends mean to me. No one is promised tomorrow. xoxo

  • Don

    God bless you and your sweet soul Daenel.

    • Thank you, Don. My prayer is that someone reads those words and makes the decision to give their heart to Christ.

  • Audrey McCulley

    Its a life saving changing choice!..Great post sis??

  • Juanita

    The lessons we learn in life are not for nothing. Such a great post with the gospel message. Know that someone, some day, will read this when they most need it. Hugs…

    • This has been a tough few months… And the result is that this has been weighing heavily on my heart and soul. I believe that word is for someone. I hope and pray they listen.

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