Spiritually Seasoned

salt

 

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavour? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. Mathew: 5:13

 

While meditating on the above verse I was trying to google for some properties of the Salt, and I found this interesting one,

“It’s been proposed that adding salt to food enhances other flavors by tying down water molecules. Basically, salt might stop water molecules from diluting all the other flavors in your food. In this case, salt isn’t there to add a salty taste, but rather to hide bitterness.”

It is fascinating to know that, how a pinch of salt can turn a tasteless dish into a delicious one.

Now how does that apply to us in real life?  How can we be SALT? Being a salt (Born-again/Spirit-filled Child of GOD) can bring a huge difference to this world. Specially when you are out in the world be it your classroom, workplace or even a park, you will definately make a diffference. You will stand out in the crowd when you are a Salt. Your words will be different full of kindness and love, your actions would point out to JESUS and your behavior would not be the same as others. This can be easily noticed when you’re are standing in a queue or in traffice when others are getting annoyed and swearing, you will still be putting up a big smile because of the joy of the LORD in you.

Thats when people will notice theres something different about you, something contagious, something that they will also long to have.

There’s 1 more interesting fact about salt, the more you add salt to your food, the more you have the need to drink water. Salt makes us thirsty.

Just like eating lots of salt makes one thirsty, your attitude, behavior and handling things will also make the world thirsty for what you have.

Make the most of every opportunity. Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out. Colossians :4:6(The Msg)

I love the above verse, part of being Salt is to bring out the best in others. Bring out the best in your spouse, your child, your friend, your colleague, your neighbor or any stranger that you come across.

The Bible gives us the examples like Joseph and Daniel, who stood out from the crowd because they had an excellent Spirit and everyone around them noticed that the SPIRIT OF GOD was with them. Everything they did was different than that of a worldly person and it brought great glory and honour to GOD.

Today lets make the decision, ask the HOLY SPIRIT to help you and guide you to be a Salt to this world. It pleases our GOD greatly to see His son and daughter doing HIS Will and fulfilling their calling by being a Salt and not just getting diluted in the world!

Let’s start seasoning the world!!!!!

 

PS: As salt absorbs water, so will our spirit start longing for more of the HOLY SPIRIT! Today soak yourself in the HOLY SPIRIT! (Courtesy:Arunesh :))

Spiritual Glow

 

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Mathew:5:14 “You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”

Its easy to make our face glow through facial and other treatments, but what JESUS is telling in the above verse is that we are meant to be the light of the world. HE is the  ultimate light(John:8:12) and if we have HIM in our hearts and when we start walking according to HIS Word we shine in this dark world.

Years ago i read a testimony of a former agent of satan, that when a Christian is filled with the Holy Spirit, he/she actually glows. They can be brighter or dimmer based on their walk with GOD. The evil spirits see us as walking lights in this dark world. Here is an exert from his testimony,

How Christians are Known?
The born again Christians are not known by the Bible they carry always or the many fellowships they attend. They are known in the spirit world by the light that shines continuously like a very bright candle in the heart or a circle of light around the head or a wall of fire around them. When a Christian is walking along, we see angels walking along with him/her, one by the right, one by the left, and one behind. This makes it impossible for us to come near him/her.

Heres the link where you can read the entire testimony,

http://www.divinerevelations.info/dreams_and_visions/dilivered_from_the_powers_of_darkness_by_emmanuel_eni.htm

So i encourage you today to never ever stop praying in the SPIRIT. The more you are filled with the HOLY SPIRIT the more your light will shine. To those who are wondering if you have the HOLY SPIRIT, the truth is when you accept JESUS as your personal Saviour, the HOLY SPIRIT comes and resides in you.

Psalms: 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet
    and a light for my path.”

Spending quality time studying the Bible, actually helps and guides us to make the right decisions in our life.

Proverbs:13:9 “The life of the godly is full of light and joy,
    but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.”

May you let your light shine brighter than ever today by your walk and talk with GOD.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

Let it Shine 

Let it Shine 

All the time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ’s wardrobe

Have you ever wondered about GOD having a wardrobe???

Yes, He does have a wardrobe. What is more fascinating is that HE wants us to use His choice of clothes for our day to day life.

Colossians:3:12-14(The Msg) says,

So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.

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I love the fact that the basic garment for our Spiritual dressing up is Love. It says NEVER BE WITHOUT IT.

How often do we make up our mind to love others the way GOD wants us to. It’s so easy to love those who love us, but what Jesus says is to love our enemies and to do good to those who persecute us.

Mathew: 5: 44,45,

But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45. In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 

So let’s go out of our way to try to love someone who’s been mean to us, maybe our spouse, friend, family member, neighbor, colleague or a stranger.

I have found out in my personal life that its very easy to be nice and kind to someone who has been the same way to us, but it takes real courage to be nice to a rude person or show love to someone who hates us. Today I encourage you to take up this as a challenge and with the help of the HOLY SPIRIT to try to love everyone by putting on the basic layer- LOVE.

May you have a love filled day and may you look pretty/handsome as well as fully covered up with GOD’s clothing.

GOD bless!

Compassion

                                            Kindness

                                                                                 Humility

                                                                                                                      Quiet strength

                                                                                  Discipline

                                                          

                                                          Even-tempered

   

Content with second place

                                               

                                                           Quick to forgive an offense

 

Clothe yourself with the LORD JESUS CHRIST

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Yes! you heard me right “Clothe yourselves with the LORD JESUS CHRIST”.It says in Romans:13:14,

“Clothe yourself with the Presence of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.”

In ‘The Message’ translation it says “Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!”.

I believe being up and about is spending time with the LORD 1st and foremost thing in the Morning. Dare not put your feet down unless you put on the LORD JESUS. I heard Joyce Meyer say, “Going out without praying is like going naked”. Spiritually you are vulnerable to the enemy.

What can putting on the LORD JESUS actually mean in literal terms?

We cannot agree more with the saying “Show me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are?” The more you spend time with GOD the more you tend to become like HIM. More of HIS Divine character rubs off on you. You start walking, talking, thinking and doing things like JESUS. What other way to please GOD than being in HIS Presence.

There are sooo many benefits spending time in GOD’s Presence and reading HIS Word.
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