While living in a world full of distraction and evil , we are called to be the Salt and light of the World. If you believe in Jesus Christ His light will shine through you, wherever you go and most importantly, is that you remember : you will not be overcome by darkness.
(John 1:5 NIV)
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome”
You have either heard the following Bible verse in church, at your youth group or through someone, the options are endless! Personally I feel this Bible carries a huge deal of weight, especially if you are a believer, mainly because it is a commissioning statement.
Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV)
“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.”
Jesus , used this concept a few times but what does it mean?
Back then , salt was used to preserve food in the desert as technology has not yet been development . In the same way, we are to be preserved in a world full of sin and evil. Secondly salt is used to add flavour to food and create a joyful meal experience, this meaning , we are called to bring a pleasant flavour to the world through our lives by being Christlike and selfless. Where there is strife, we are to be peacemakers; where there is sorrow, we are to be the ministers of Christ, binding up wounds, and where there is hatred, we are ton exemplify the love of God in Christ, returning good for evil ( Luke 6:35 ).
I attended the Schoenstatt winter camp and clearly remember a sermon on being the light , that said : “Like a candle that lights up the room , gives warmth to the people and shines bright for all to see , you are to be the light and a blessing to all you encounter“. Where there is darkness in your life, God will shine his light through you and on your situation . Being a christian calls you to be a happy and joyful person , because the joy of the lord is your strength.
So many times, we say that we are Christians but our faces are filled with frowns and we worry about EVERYTHING!, becoming everything that we are not called to be. Yes, we are all just human , and we are allowed to feel down and as a girl , I have many emotional days , where I do not feel like being happy and joyful, and at that stage I just feel like being alone and really I mean really emo!! Ha ha ha
My advice to myself and you , whoever you might be , when the day arrives and you feel stressed , overworked , tired , sad , hurt and emotional. Become aware of the light that is inside of you and the Power of the Holy spirit that is within you .
Never give up on being the light, just keep on trying and pray , better days are always coming!
” when the enemy starts messing, God starts blessing “