Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Salt and Light.

Flip flops are not a shoe I wear. They lack support and just don't look good on a 39 year old man. As in life, flip flopping on a position looks good on no one. With this in mind, I'm not about to do this about anything I've written before, even the edgy stuff. It is to put this and my own beliefs, into perspective.

I've been into bible prophesy lately and to a great extent, this is not going to change. However, the focus always should be on the Lord and His work. If He's first in our lives, as Christians, then other things will fall into place. I don't need to know the identities the Antichrist or false prophet to have eternal life. As a pre-tribber, this would not be something in mine not to mention the Lord's game plan.

In fact, as I've written before, anything that takes glory away from the Lord and/or places it on man is probably going to be a falsehood at best. I'm curious about who things work. This is why I'm a handyman, after all. Nevertheless, Christians are supposed to be salt and light in this world. It doesn't matter whether we're bankers, lawyers, teachers, garbage collectors (sanitation engineers) handy people (home service specialists). We are Christians first and foremost; that is our job.

I want people to see the difference in me, even if they can't put a finger on it. I don't have a fish on my car, or carry a King James the size of an attache' to the shopping mall (although I've taken to wearing Christian tee shirts lately). It could be that look of encouragement, or the fact that we've taken a moment out of our busy day to help someone with the door, or given someone some money who's a few dollars short at the register.

We should never have the mindset that just because, well, you know, that what we do here doesn't matter. It matters a whole lot to those who need it the most; including our brothers and sisters. I for one don't even want to find myself so engrossed in what could be that I don't address the here and now right in front of me. As always,

Our Father, who art in heaven,hallowed be thy name.Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. for ever and ever. Amen

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