Are you salty?

Jesus said that we were to be “light of the world” and “13 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” So why does it seem that the world today doesn’t want what we have? Most of the world rejects the absolute Truth of Christianity and every precept that we teach as well.

For one thing, the church is the people who inhabit the church when there are services and it seems that we are keeping the “salt” inside the shaker. We aren’t taking the Word of God, the message that Jesus gave to His disciples, outside the building. We are not letting our light shine into the dark world around us. But…that is what Jesus told His disciples to do! We can’t keep this gift of love and grace to ourselves.

The love that God showed to all of humanity through His Son and His Son’s sacrifice cannot and should not be hidden. God loved us long before Islam or any other religion came into the world and He determined that He would bring salvation to all who would accept it. Through His Son and His sacrifice, He made it possible for the salvation of mankind to be available to us because we can’t be perfectly sinless. Our nature prevents it.

But, even if the world doesn’t want Christianity and the benefits that it brings to the world, it is our duty to our King and our Savior to take His message to as many as will receive it. We cannot hide our light or the Light of Jesus from them. We have to let people know that they are loved dearly by the Creator of the Universe!

Don’t trust your own understanding

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 KJV

Make sure you listen to His leading in your life and follow His wisdom because His Wisdom is far above your wisdom or mine. Seek His advice (wisdom) for everything that you do. Yes! I do mean everything! God wants to be your Guide in every part of your life.

Wait on God’s timing

This is the one thing that this generation has a lot of trouble with. They’re used to microwave food, single serve coffee in a minute or two, instant oatmeal, etc. Why can’t we learn to wait? Think about how long the Church has been waiting for the return of Jesus Christ! That’s why many people don’t think He’s coming back. It’s been over two thousand years, that proves that the Bible is just an old book. He’s not coming back!

The only proof that this amount of time has gone past is that God is patient and waiting for all of those who will give their lives and their hearts to Jesus before He comes for the Redeemed of Earth, the true Church. He is not slack in His timing but He is patient because of His love toward us. After all, He sent Jesus to die and pay the penalty of our sins in order that everyone might have a chance at eternity with Him.

But…there are many even within the Church who have not given their hearts to Jesus. They go through the motions and say all of the right words but their heart isn’t in it. Many of them are trying to uphold the “light that is in them” on their own strength rather than allowing the Holy Spirit to change their hearts and live through them. We are not able to live as Christ lived without the Holy Spirit giving us the strength and changing our hearts to be more like Him, but many people try to do it all the time.

There are others, usually young people, who think that because they grew up in the church or their family went to church regularly that they are saved. They believe this because they know some Scripture and they attend church more than once a month or because they’ve “always been in the church”. It is a false statement and a lie that Satan is telling them. He is getting them to believe this and many are, but it is leading them down the wrong pathway.

Just because one path is rough and hard to follow and one is smooth and easy doesn’t mean that the easy one is the best one. Satan will lead you down a smooth pathway and it may be close to the rough path but it will eventually veer off toward a wider path that leads to hell. Make sure of the pathway that you are on and that it is following Jesus toward the reward that we all desire. Life with Him.

Be strong and courageous

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9 KJV

God never leaves you alone. If you are born again, you always have an angel or two nearby.

He is worthy to be praised!

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11 KJV