Matthew 5:13 “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 by men.”
I TRULY gave my life to Christ 5yrs & 7months ago. I remember it so well because I was SOOO on “FIRE” for the Lord and I had the mind-set of out with the old in with the new. At that time I was single and I can remember my passion for WALKING by the SECOND for the Lord being an “ATTRACTION” to my now husband. For the next year & a half I began telling & “SHOWING” anyone I came in contact with about MY GOD. In that time I got married and instead of my wedding being about ME ME ME it was SOLELY FOCUSED on what GOD had done. I stopped partying, drinking, cussing, & the LIST GOES ON. I was STRIVING DAILY to clean out ANYTHING/ANYONE that wasn’t ENCOURAGING my spirit to get CLOSER to God. Colossians 3:1-2 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” I was reading, praying, in ministry, and attending worship service and bible study on a REGULAR. I can honestly say I never MISSED the things of the world and I think it was just ME being COMFORTABLE where I was in my walk.
OK, let me explain I went from ALL OF THE ABOVE to going a couple of days without reading then weeks and falling asleep without praying then after a while praying every once in a while and this was the KICKER I began missing service one Sunday after another(I became COMFORTABLE with sleeping IN) then I just STOPPED. Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” For about a year this went on and I’m NOT going to SOLELY BLAME the enemy(Though I know played a part in it) BUT, I’m accepting RESPONSIBILITY for MY ACTIONS!!! Not accepting personal responsibility for your sin, separates you from God. God departs from you when you do not acknowledge that you have sinned. His spirit leaves you. With unacknowledged sin, we live defeated lives and cannot face the enemies in our lives. Joshua 7:12 tells how the Israelites could not stand before their enemies because they had not taken personal responsibility … One day I woke up and had a LONG conversation with my cousin(Latrice) and explained to her how I felt DISTANT from God and that I KNEW I needed to “Light my lamp” again.
Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” PERFECTLY SPOKEN!!!! PLEASE READ IT AGAIN!!!!! Today, I KEEP these 4 verses in Matthew SUPER CLOSE to my heart because I feel in MY WALK I have come TOOO FAR to turn back now & I have INVESTED my spirit, my mind, my heart, my soul, and the IMPORTANCE of being a LIGHT in this DARK world; therefore, I’m PRESSING FWD in Jesus Name.
Today, I want to encourage SOMEONE to keep focus on this verse when seeing yourself SLIPPING BACK or JUST PLAIN GOOONE. 1 Peter 1:14 “As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance”. That’s WORD!! You see that’s why it’s good to STAY in your word because…..Do you think it’s a COINCIDENCE that the BIBLE tells us things like that we SURELY CAN RELATE TO or do you think it’s because God KNOWS ALL & He KNOWS what WE’VE BEEN THRU are IN RIGHT NOW & are GOING to GO THRU and He’s PREPARING us thru HIS WORD…COME ON YALLL!!! Keep that FIRE BURNING for Jesus it’s SOOO WORTH the rewards(Here on EARTH & ETERNITY). So, when you ACKNOWLEDGE that your “SALT” shaker is getting LOW….CHECK YOURSELF!!! YES, CHECK YOURSELF(BEFORE GOD CHECKS YOU & HE WILL) & get a REFILL thru PRAYER, FELLOWSHIP, & MOST IMPORTANT “YOUR WORD”. LET’S GET IT!!!!! BY PRESSING FWD & KEEPING YOUR SALT SHAKERS FILLED IN JESUS NAME!!!!!
Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good. Blessed is the person who takes refuge in him.
Be FLAVORED in Jesus Name
Be Pressing FWD 4 the PRIZE
Be FOCUSED on KEEPING YOUR Lamp “LIT” for Jesus………..