Have You Lost Your Flava???…

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!!!!!

Be B

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good. Blessed is the person who takes refuge in him.

Be Bold

Be ENCOURAGED

Be FLAVORED in Jesus Name

Be Pressing FWD 4 the PRIZE

Be FOCUSED on KEEPING YOUR Lamp “LIT” for Jesus………..

    *Monisha Starr Carter*

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6 Responses to Have You Lost Your Flava???…

  1. iNDIGO says:

    My my my!! Thanx for reiterating. LETS GOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2011 and BEYOND…pressing towards the mark. Love my Bold and Fabulous sister!

  2. Mom Dukes says:

    This subject is a confirmation of God’s love for me and His determination that I remain in Him. Lately I’ve found my saltiness “diluted” and my eagerness to connect with the Lord through his Word distracted by the situations going on around me. I literally had to allow the Lord to “shake” me, through whatever means necessary, until I clearly saw the answer to the matter at hand, which, as you’ve stated so plainly Monisha, is to “press forward and keep my salt shaker filled (and my salt fresh) in Jesus’ Name.” Consider me shaken… and I’m humbly thankful… What are those infamous words “…and a child shall lead them…” Love you….

  3. Campus Security(Dad) says:

    Moe, you are on point and I thank you. I have gone through the thing of lazy reading and you know it does not take much for me to get sleepy. I have notice that when don’t spend time with the Lord, I am running on my own strenght and that is dangerous because I am at my weakest point and don’t even know it. My patience is low and my words are many. And my distance from the Lord is clear, but that still soft voice is gently calling. When I stop and answer the voice, He lovingly turns me back to Him. That is Love, Everlasting, And Forgiving, Alway Hope, And Enduring, Never Felling, Alway Bearing. Love Ya

  4. Faith Brinkley says:

    Good stuff. My mother wrote something a while back on salt and light…

  5. HANK LLOYD says:

    What Does God Want In Every Situation?

    The longer you walk with God the more important the word becomes to you. The scripture says be careful, for when you think you stand you will fall. Sometimes due to their longevity in the church, some people say to themselves, I know all that already, that’s elementary, I don’t need all that. About that time they will fall flat on their face and say, “Oops, I made an error in judgement somewhere, God forgive me.”
    The longer you walk with Him the more important the word becomes to you, why? Because it is the rudder, not the pulpit but the Bible, is the rudder to the great ship of life directing you to where you’re going and where you are going to wind up. This Book is the rudder. As you know, the ship is huge, the rudder beneath is relatively small in relationship to the ship itself, but it’s the rudder that determines where that thing is going to go. “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my pathway.” “I will hide thy Word in my heart that I might not sin against God.” “Thy Word, O Lord, is eternally settled in Heaven.” It will assist you in getting where you are supposed to go and nothing else that I can think of at this point in time can do that for you.
    All scripture, even the ones you don’t like, all scripture, even the ones that cause you to be uneasy, all scripture, even the ones that rile you, all scripture is given by inspiration of God, that means it is God breathed. God spoke to holy men of old and they wrote as God directed them to write. All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable. It is profitable for any number of things. It is profitable for doctrine, but doctrine is not its entire purpose. It’s also profitable for reproof. Let me tell you about the word reproof. The word reproof is when God says to you, what is going on in your life, I don’t like. That Word reproves or rebuffs you and gets a hold of you and shakes you up. That’s reproof. It is also profitable for correction and instruction; however, let me say this to you very candidly, this Book and this scripture, or the Word of God, is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction for instruction in righteousness. The Book is not to tell you how to raise your cat. There are other books by other authors on how to raise your cat. This Book is a book of instructions as to how to live in righteousness. This Book is not to be trivialized, not to be made fun of or to be made light of. If you get in the word, you can keep your flavor with God.
    Love Dad

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