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All followers of Jesus live lives that tell a different story, a story meant to be heard & seen... you have influence. Moms, you have been given a special & unique place of influence... We appreciate you & want to encourage you in the often hard, but world changing work you do. The rest of us also carry the gift & responsibility of influence. Jesus says you are the ones who salt the earth & light the world. - You have influence. So protect that influence, commit to purity, to being more like Jesus than anyone else.
Scripture to read.
Mt 5.13-16 “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.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
John 8.12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
questions to ask.
What do you think about being “salt” to the people and world around us? Think specifically “the purifying and prevention of decay”.
If the purpose of “light” is to bring light in the darkness, and not be hidden, what might that change about how you live out the light of Jesus inside you?
What changes can you make this week to protect your “saltiness” and bring light to those around you?
See Section C for further reflection.
application | challenge.
What is God speaking to you about?
What is He calling you to do?
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