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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A Few Things We Are

We have revival at my church this week. And though we've only had two days so far, God has definitely dealt with my heart. He hit me really hard Sunday night.
The preacher talked about salt and light. (Something a lot of us bloggers have been discussing lately, so it's been on my mind.) What he said though really hit me.
He pointed out that Jesus didn't say that believers SHOULD be salt and light. We ARE salt and light. Every believer has a witness to the world. Every believer has a chance to season the world with salt. Every believer has a chance to shine their light to the world.
It's just a matter of if we are doing it or not. He talked about bad salt and how it's useless. And he talked about how a dim light can cause people to stumble.
Then he talked about the purposes of salt and light.
Salt first of all seasons. Without salt things taste bland. Christ is life to the Christians. Without Him we are nothing. We are to be the salt that spreads Christ to others and shows them that there is a purpose to life.
Secondly salt preserves. We are living in a dying, decaying world. We as Christians know how those dying, decaying souls can be saved. It's our job to spread some salt on those lives and show them the hope of new life.
Lastly, salt irritates. Have you ever gotten salt into a cut? It burns. A person living in sin should not feel comfortable around us. Yes, we are to treat those people with love. But we are not to compromise our beliefs. If we are living like a true salty Christian, the ungodly will not want to associate with us for long. That's because a true Christian life should bring conviction to others. A true Christian life should make others feel like they are missing something.
And that's where the light comes in. See, light shines on the truth. When salt has done it's job and others realize that there is a difference in us, the light shines on the reason. See, the light points to Christ.
We as Christians are to serve one purpose. That purpose is to bring honor and glory to God. So the question is has your salt lost it's savor? Is your light nothing but a dim spark?
If so, go to Him today and ask Him to make you what you ought to be. This world needs a lot more salt and light!


At 9:55 AM, Blogger aggiejenn said...

Powerful thoughts, Heather! We ARE salt...we should be acting like it!

At 12:47 PM, Blogger Susanne said...

Wow! Big difference between "should be" and "are". Powerful!

At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Heather

Great to hear what God is doing in your life. Just one thing though re your comment about "the ungodly" not wanting to hang around long, here in the UK this tends to be because they just find us irritating, and I don't mean the kind of positive irritating you mentioned. Anyway, Jesus seemed to have the oppisite effect in that it was the religious types that had most difficulty with him not the so called "ungodly." Keep pressing on Heather.


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