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Living as salt and light for Christ

August 13

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

“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.”

Matthew 5:13-16

Many years ago, England’s leader Oliver Cromwell was looking for silver to feed the economy of Britain. So he called some of his leaders together and said, “Let’s put some more silver in circulation to boost the economy!”

The leaders responded, “Sir, the only silver that remains in England is the silver in the statues of the saints, which are in the churches!”

So Cromwell stood up and said, “Well, then melt down those saints and put them in circulation!”

That’s exactly what needs to happen to followers of Christ, God’s saints, today. The church needs to get into circulation for our Lord where God has put us. We need to be the salt and light that God has called us to be to a world living in darkness!

So here’s a little exercise I want you to do: Take a pen and a piece of paper, and make a list answering the question, “Who am I?” Your list may include “husband,” “wife,” “son,” “daughter,” “worker,” “boss,” “volunteer,” etc.

Then, to the right of each item on your list, write down how you are being salt and light for the Lord in that particular category. How do you do ministry in your role as a spouse? As a sibling? As a parent? Or in the workplace?

Once you begin to answer that question, you’ll start to understand how you can make a bigger impact for Christ in every area of your life!


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