Wednesday, June 24, 2009

do something

Mark 4:19 (nlt) --- But all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.

I have heard this all my life.  "Use it or loose."  If we do not use what we have been given we will loose it.  Do you agree?

That verse says a lot about what happens when we hear God's truth and don't do anything with it.  It literally gets beat out by the other things in our lives.  It could be pushed away by sin or busyness or hundreds of other things.  What is keeping you from using what you have?  The money you have.  The abilities you have.  The family you have and more.

One question we may need to ask is what we really think is important in life and around us.  We will have lots of different answers.  But here is one truth that we can not dispute.

Matthew 5:13 (nlt) --- You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.

We either lead people to God or away from Him.  God has made us the salt of the earth.  Salt gives flavor, it makes things last longer and has thousands of uses.  When Jesus says we are the salt of the earth, He means we literally have the best of God and His life to give away to other people.

And what are we doing with that life.  No, I do not believe we will lose our salvation, but I believe we risk loosing the abilities and opportunities we have.  So our choice is this ... use or loose it.  So now, just DO SOMETHING!  Do something with what God has given you.

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