Do you have questions about what God wants you to do?
Do you have various options but you aren’t sure which one is the right one?
One of the huge benefits of faithfully reading God’s Word is how clearly God answers these questions for me. God is constantly pointing out my priorities.
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” Mathew 22: 36-39.
These are the top two. Love God. Love others. I need to do these – all day, every day.
Earlier in Matthew, Jesus has some more clear directions to those of us who have put our faith in him.
“You are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13.
“You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:14.
How am I supposed to be light? Our dark world needs a lot of light, doesn’t it? I am Christ’s hands and feet on this earth. When I share his love and truth, I am spreading his light. When my life and attitude are different in a positive way from the darkness that is quickly spreading across our country, my life shines for Christ.
How am I supposed to be salt? I need to be engaged in my culture, sprinkling God’s love over the people around me. When I’m living my faith out loud I bring the flavor of Christ – his caring, forgiveness and truth – with me where ever I go.
When I have options and choices, these scriptures help me decide. Which option helps me show my love for God and love other’s the most? What choice is the best in making my life salt and light in my corner of this earth?
What about you? What does it mean to you when Jesus says you are the salt and light of the world?
He challenging us – are we accepting that challenge?
There is no time better than today to do it!
Please light up our paths, Abba Father, and guide our steps.