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Diana and I have learned to embrace these roles proactively. On our way to any party, retreat, charity event, concert, wedding or funeral service, we always rehearse to one another what our roles are to be, commissioned by Jesus, to make a difference. We don’t attend these events as spectators, but as proactive participants!
The 2nd role given by Jesus is: You are the light of the world. A city 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. (Matthew 5:16)
NOTE again Jesus says, “You ARE the light of the world!” Salt has a powerful, invisible nature to it; light has more of the visible presence of God. Salt must be sensed; light must be seen! Light counteracts the darkness!
The visible presence of God consists of the energy of salt and the expression of light-IT MUST BE ATTRACTIVE AND AUTHENTIC! The core of this light can be found in loving your neighbor as yourself.
We are beyond the point where mere talk-no matter how sound-can make an impression. Demonstration is required. We must live what we talk, even in places where we cannot talk what we live. We stand again at Mt. Carmel (I Kings 18:20-40). THE TEST IS REALITY-AUTHENTICITY-THE GENUINE!
You ARE the salt of the earth and you ARE the light of the world; you ARE the invisible and visible presence of God on planet earth. Don’t become tasteless as salt and don’t dim out or cover up your light! Allow Jesus to be sensed and seen in you. This is the way of the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven!