Well Soul Podcast

Seana Scott

Sometimes life leaves our souls feeling weary, parched. Come away for a few moments to drink in Scripture, reflect, and pray. Seana Scott, a seminary-trained writer and speaker, guides you in this weekly devotional podcast designed for you to connect with God. Refresh your soul at the Well of Living Water that never runs dry. read less
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Episodes

Ep. 88 | When You Walk Through the Valley of Life (Psalm 23) | Eastertide
Apr 29 2024
Ep. 88 | When You Walk Through the Valley of Life (Psalm 23) | Eastertide
When we walk through life's valleys, we might believe that we walk alone—but Pslam 23 reminds us that God walks with us. He will guide us and provide for us through the darkest valleys of our lives. Listen to this week's passage and gain confidence for your journey, no matter how difficult.------JOIN THE WELL SOUL LIFE EMAIL LISTNever miss a post on living the well soul life and gain access to bonus content.NOTES FROM THE TONY EVANS STUDY BIBLE: (a great Bible to have in your personal resources) 23:1 David started out as a shepherd (see 1 Sam 16:11–12; 17:15, 34–37), so he describes his relationship to God in those terms.23:2 God met David’s spiritual needs. The cares and struggles of this world can leave us exhausted. Such times are opportunities to realize our dependence on the Lord for spiritual refreshment.23:3 God met David’s directional needs. Sheep are prone to wander and become lost; they need guidance...Through his Word and his Spirit, God leads us along the right paths in life—and reroutes us when we foolishly become wayward. Why? For his name’s sake—that is, so that others can hear us say, “My God has brought me here.”23:4 God met David’s emotional needs. He provides comfort with his rod (used to beat wild animals that attack the sheep) and his staff (used to guide the sheep and pull them back from harm). When life takes you through the darkest valley, receive consolation in knowing that your divine Shepherd has power in one hand and grace in the other.23:5 God met David’s physical needs. God fed him when he hungered and anointed him with oil when he needed healing. God’s provision never runs dry. That’s why David’s cup overflow[ed].23:6 God met David’s eternal needs. Shepherds often have sheepdogs that keep the sheep from wandering. The divine Shepherd has two sheepdogs named goodness and faithful love. Sometimes they bark and nip at you when you wander from the fold. But they do so with the intent of driving you back into fellowship with your Shepherd, so that you may eternally dwell in the house of the Lord. Tony Evans, The Tony Evans Study Bible (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible, 2019), 613.------HOW HAS THE LORD MET YOUR NEEDS THIS WEEK?HOW DO YOU NEED HIM RIGHT NOW?Take a moment to praise him and call out to him. CONTACT:seanascottwrites@gmail.comWEBSITE
Ep. 76 | Why Did Jesus Have to Die? | Story of the Gospel
Feb 5 2024
Ep. 76 | Why Did Jesus Have to Die? | Story of the Gospel
In this episode of the WellSoul Podcast, we delve into the question of why Jesus had to die. We start by reflecting on the story of the Garden of Eden and how sin entered the world through Adam and Eve's disobedience. We then explore various scriptures that shed light on the cost of sin and God's provision for forgiveness.----SUPPORT THE PRODUCTION OF THE PODCASTBuy Me A Coffee HereSETTING NEW YEAR GOALS?Download your WELL SOUL RHYTHM GUIDE to help you seek God in establishing your goals and habits for the new year.HOW TO HAVE A DEVOTIONAL TIMEDownload your Guide here.JOIN WEEKLY EMAILS with reflections and resources to live with a well soulLIST OF SCRIPTURES FROM THIS EPISODEHere is a list of the Bible verses used in this episode:Genesis 2:15-17Genesis 3:6-7Genesis 3:15Genesis 3:21Matthew 1:23Hebrews 4:15Romans 3:232 Corinthians 5:21Matthew 6:26-28Hebrews 9:22bActs 4:11-12Romans 10:9-10Romans 5:8These verses were used to explore the concept of sin, the need for a sacrifice, and the role of Jesus as the Messiah and Savior.--------00:00:00-00:00:33: Introduction00:00:33-00:01:49: Setting the Stage: Recap of Previous Episodes and Jesus as the Messiah00:01:49-00:02:40: Reading and Reflecting on Genesis 2:15-17 and Genesis 3:6-700:02:40-00:03:20: Reading and Reflecting on Genesis 3:15 and Genesis 3:2100:03:20-00:04:11: Reading and Reflecting on Matthew 1:23 and Hebrews 4:1500:04:11-00:04:57: Reading and Reflecting on Romans 3:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:2100:04:57-00:05:59: Reading and Reflecting on Matthew 6:26-28 and Hebrews 9:22b00:05:59-00:06:33: Reading and Reflecting on Acts 4:11-12 and Romans 10:9-1000:06:33-00:07:36: Meditating on the Cluster of Passages and the Cost of Sin00:07:36-00:08:48: Understanding the Need for Jesus' Death and His Role as the Perfect Sacrifice00:08:48-00:09:30: Reflecting on God's Love and Jesus' Sacrifice for Us00:09:30-00:10:14: Conclusion and Call to Reflection and PrayerCONTACT:seanascottwrites@gmail.comWEBSITE
Ep. 75 | Who Do You Say Jesus Is? | Story of the Gospel
Jan 29 2024
Ep. 75 | Who Do You Say Jesus Is? | Story of the Gospel
Join us as we meditate on the words spoken about Jesus in the Gospels. From demons to disciples, their declarations reveal the true identity of our Savior.------SUPPORT THE PRODUCTION OF THE PODCASTBuy Me A Coffee HereSETTING NEW YEAR GOALS?Download your WELL SOUL RHYTHM GUIDE to help you seek God in establishing your goals and habits for the new year.HOW TO HAVE A DEVOTIONAL TIMEDownload your Guide here.JOIN WEEKLY EMAILS with reflections and resources to live with a well soul Episode SynopsisWelcome to another episode of The WellSoul Podcast! In this episode, we delve into the different perspectives of Jesus as revealed by those who witnessed his ministry: a demon, a prophet, a disciple, and the religious.We begin by reflecting on what a demon said about Jesus in Mark 1:23-24. The possessed man in the synagogue cried out, acknowledging Jesus as the Holy One of God. This encounter reveals the power and authority that Jesus possessed, even over demonic forces.Next, we examine the perspective of the religious rulers in Matthew 9:32-34. After witnessing Jesus casting out a demon from a man who was unable to speak, the crowds were amazed. However, the Pharisees attributed Jesus' actions to the ruler of demons, refusing to acknowledge his true identity.Moving on, we explore what John the Baptist proclaimed about Jesus in John 1:29-34. John recognized Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He bore witness to the Spirit descending upon Jesus and affirmed him as the Son of God.Lastly, we consider Simon Peter's declaration in Matthew 16:13-16. When Jesus asked his disciples who people said he was, Peter boldly proclaimed him as the Christ, the Son of the living God. Peter's confession demonstrates the disciples' growing understanding of Jesus' true identity.Throughout these passages, we observe that the demons, John the Baptist, and Peter all recognized and declared Jesus' true nature. However, the religious rulers remained closed off to the truth, attributing Jesus' actions to demonic influence.As we reflect on these different perspectives, we are prompted to ask ourselves: Are we closed off to the truth of Jesus? Who do we say Jesus is? Our answer to this question has a profound impact on our lives and our relationship with God.In closing, we offer a prayer of worship and gratitude to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, acknowledging God's goodness in revealing Jesus to us. We invite listeners to download a free resource on how to have a devotional time, available in the show notes.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting The WellSoul Podcast by buying us a cup of coffee. Your financial support helps us continue this ministry of encouraging others to know God's Word, walk with God, and live with purpose.We dedicate this episode to the memory of our late friend, Brian Vasquez, whose support made this podcast possible. May God bless you, and may you continue to seek and know Jesus for who he truly is.-----00:00:00 - Introduction and Call to Support00:02:23 - Meditating on What a Demon Said about Jesus00:03:10 - Meditating on What the Religious Rulers Said about Jesus00:04:21 - Meditating on What John the Baptist Said about Jesus00:05:48 - Meditating on What Simon Peter Said about Jesus00:07:46 - Reflection on the Different Perspectives of Jesus00:08:10 - Questioning Our Openness to the Truth of Jesus00:09:40 - Prayer to Worship aCONTACT:seanascottwrites@gmail.comWEBSITE
EP. 74 | The Gospels Pt. 2 | Story of the Gospel
Jan 22 2024
EP. 74 | The Gospels Pt. 2 | Story of the Gospel
As Jesus ministered to people, he demonstrated his identity through his actions. In this week's podcast episode, we consider John the Baptist's question to Jesus and how sometimes we can't see God at work because we are blinded by our own expectations of how he should work. Is he at work in our lives right now and we are missing noticing?------SUPPORT THE PRODUCTION OF THE PODCASTBuy Me A Coffee HereSETTING NEW YEAR GOALS?Download your WELL SOUL RHYTHM GUIDE to help you seek God in establishing your goals and habits for the new year.HOW TO HAVE A DEVOTIONAL TIMEDownload your Guide here.JOIN WEEKLY EMAILS with reflections and resources to live with a well soul------Isaiah Verses Quoted in Matthew by Jesus in response to John the Baptist's question. Excerpt taken from ESV Study Bible:Isaiah: the blind receive sight (cf. 9:27–31; Isa. 29:18; 35:5), the lame walk (Isa. 35:6; cf. Matt. 15:30–31), lepers are cured (Isa. 53:4; cf. Matt. 8:1–4), the deaf hear (Isa. 29:18–19; 35:5; cf. Mark 7:32–37), the dead are raised (Isa. 26:18–19; cf. Matt. 10:8; Luke 7:11–17; John 11:1–44), and the good news is preached to the poor (Isa. 61:1; cf. Matt. 5:3; Luke 14:13, 21). Jesus’ deeds gave sufficient proof of who he was and that the prophesied time of salvation had come (“the year of the Lord’s favor”; Isa. 61:1; cf. Isa. 62:1).-------OTHER FREE RESOURCES·       Is it okay to question God?·       S.I.M.P.L.E. Guide to Inductive Bible Study.·       4 Simple ideas to read Scripture when you don't have time.·       1 Practice to walk closely with Jesus.CONTACT:seanascottwrites@gmail.comWEBSITE