Challenge doesn't begin to describe many of our days. Take a look around at those who once were among us; but no longer find us, or faith, or God, appealing.
What happened to these?
For many, the Kingdom terrain became wearisome. I don't fault these. I merely point out that church casualties exist; and they are significant in number.
The church can be compared to a head of lettuce which Satan strives to peel away a member injured over this; while yet another is neglected over that. The reason doesn't matter to him. The fact is the peeling is constant. And we must fight it.
I wouldn't know of the many Survival Kits available to us. I use one; Philippians 4:4-9.
We must constantly give attention to our thinking patterns. It seems that as the mind ponders the heart follows....and then the feet. We must emphasize--as the text calls--to live with great thanksgiving and then to let healthy thoughts fall upon our mentals.
Every generation of every background of every age will always benefit from these directives to think right and to think faith and to think gratitude. Otherwise, Satan will hand us an excuse to quit on a silver platter.
This Survival Kit it not purchased with money. It was purchased with blood centuries ago. We honor His expenditure. We will survive. We will live in enormous gratitude for He alone knows how to get us through.
What would be your Survival Kit? Tell us. Yours might be just what another really needs....now.