Matthew 5:13-16 (MSG)
Salt and Light
“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
Every where I go i’m very observent of my sourroundings. It never fails God always show me where there is need. This need comes in many forms from monetary, to physical need, to emotional and eternal need. I can see it and sometimes I wonder to myself, “God are you asking me to help”? Last night we went to a local fun center here in town where it’s full of video games and bowling, lazer tag and so on. This place was full of people, I mean so many where you were bumping into people. We were with the kids and I had a blast in lazer tag, I was first place by the way. But God was at work and I began to notice the faces of the people, there were people there who were tired, looks of fustrustation, and ofcorse those who were having fun. I began to feel God moving me, and I said to God,”what can I do here God”? I felt I could do nothing all by myself, how could I be a repersentive of God all alone. God showed me, a huge youth group came in and this was a huge youth group and they were wearing their “Church Youth Group Shirt”. I was like, “WOW! God called in the troops”. I learned something yesterday I want to share with you today. When you feel overwhelmed by large crowds or just the stuff of life, never forget to call on God. Psalms 57:3, “He sends from heaven and saves me”, you see we are the Light of the world and wehere ever we go we are to shine our light, the light of Christ that lives in our heart. Today where every you go look for the needs in people God will send you as a reperesentive of Hope, Peace, Love, and Help.
Pray: God help me today to shine my light where ever I go. You have blessed me in my life, help me to be a blessing to others today. Lead me to those who have needs. Amen