This is my first official post! I’m so excited!
Because my blog is called Salt and Light, I wanted to go deeper into what that term means.
Matthew 5:13-16 ~ You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
We’re not here on this earth with no purpose or meaning. God has us here to be salt and light to the lost souls.
To me, being salty and not letting our saltiness fade away, reminds me of our walk with Christ.
If we start to neglect our walk with Christ, our relationship with Him fades, our godly attitudes fade. We start to work and act how the world does when we lack spending our time wisely in God’s Word and in prayer. Our light starts to fade. The saltiness starts to diminish. God wants us to always be salty, to continue in growing deeper in Him and in His Word. We are the salt of the earth, and when we’re not salty and full of the Lord, what are we good for? What example are we leaving?
Also, being salty means that we are the hope of this earth.
Being salty to me also means that we are different than the rest of this world. We’re salty and full of Christ and His love, and the world isn’t. They need that saltiness. They crave for something more, which we can share with them.
We are also the light of the world, and our light should always be shining.
If we aren’t shining God’s light, how will the world know we’re different and that we’re living for Christ? Does the world wonder why you act the way you do, why you’re so full of joy and hope? The light of God is not meant to be hidden, it’s not something we hide away because we’re ashamed of it. Instead, it’s something we can proudly wear and shine before others so they can see Christ in us. Shining God’s light and being radiant has nothing to do with ourselves, but has everything to do with God. It’s about submitting all you are to God and delighting in Him. It doesn’t matter if everyone hates us for shining the light of Christ, because God still loves us and applauds us when we do so, even if the world doesn’t.
Being salt and light to this lost world isn’t easy or capable without God.
It takes surrendering all to God, and truly diving deeper into your relationship with Him. It takes cultivating a life and attitudes that show Christ with every move you make. Don’t let your saltiness fade – dive deeper into knowing God and into prayer. This can be as simple as setting aside more time each day to spend in God’s presence, getting to know the Lord better.
Also, don’t let God’s light fade, and don’t let your candle ever stop shining. When we stop shining, we’re just like everyone else. Shining God’s light can also be simple – you can show God’s love to someone you know who is in need, send an encouraging text, email, or letter to a friend, etc. With God’s help, we can be the salt and light to the lost world that needs something more.
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