“Now Is The Time To Shine” By Kirk Hunt
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 NKJV
Please also read Matthew 5:1–20
Roman-occupied Israel was not quiet, placid or especially righteous. Despite the occupying pagans, and corrupt leadership, Jesus commanded His followers to shine out in acts of faith and service. Then, as now, Christians have a prime opportunity to put their salt and light to good use.
The darkness of this present age has inflicted pain and suffering. God’s people have been equipped and empowered to respond. Do we have a heart to bless? Do we have a mind to obey?
Salt preserves. Light guides. All of His true followers and disciples are simultaneously salt and light. Through Scripture, Jesus commands us to reach into the darkness and save the lost.
We are commanded to serve. We are to use our faith-fueled acts of service to show God to a dark and dying world. If there has ever been an opportunity to reach out to the lost and hurting, this is that time and place.
Reach out to the men and women around you who are wounded and confused. Regardless of their faith, creed or activities, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the answer. Prove, through faith-fueled acts of service, that the God you serve loves everyone, without exception. Pour out your salt and light until they see God.
Think: I can show God to men and women through acts of faith-fueled service.
Pray: “Lord, help me to obey You and Your commandments.”
Copyright © June 2016, Kirk Hunt
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