So with the election winding down. I have been thinking about us Christians and how we spent the last 4 years. Well let me be more specific, how I spent them.
I realized on Wednesday after the election that I was pinning my hopes on one “political”individual. This individual has my personal and religious values at heart. So This made me “fat, dumb and happy”. This was something my father would say after dinner. I was more me centered then we centered. This made me lazy to an extent. I did the“ required” things to keep my relationship with Christ vibrant ie, reading, praying and attending church. However I think that when I was out and about in the world my walk was more benign or non-descript.
Let me share a personal story with you. I woke up early in the morning to realize that my candidate was behind. I casually told the Lord that I trusted Him. A split second later the Lord asked me “ do you trust me”? I knew the nature of His question. He was asking if my candidate does not win will I trust Him. The more I think on that moment the more profound the question becomes. I think at that moment, I knew a little of how Peter felt when Christ asked if he loved Him. I was a little hurt by the question. Tough questions help us identify areas we need to improve in.
I knew I couldn’t just answer without internalizing it. I did answer with “I trust you”. However this began to make me ask questions. The first question was, what did I do with these last 4 years? Was I the salt and light that He calls me to be?
Unfortunately I had to answer this question with a “no”. So I began to pray and ask Him how I can be “salt and light” in the coming days, weeks, months and years. Jesus has begun to show me the path to take to be the salt and light that He needs me to be. We have to remember that we are all called to His purposes. This will look different for all of us.
Even though this is not the New Year, begin to reflect if you are salting the world or if the world is salting you. If the world is doing the salting then dig into Him and ask how you can make a difference and fulfill Matthew 5:13-16.
Salt and Light
13 “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.14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
God bless you and have a great day, Jym.