God speaks to us in many ways and I know it is Him because that which I believe He is speaking to me is corroborative and lines up with His Word. I read a devotional this morning about not losing your light because you need it to guide others. Then, I read another devotional about being transformed to the image of Christ and not repaying evil for evil, and loving people in spite of how I am treated. Finally, I stumbled upon an article about how to handle anger. Is anyone else sensing a theme?
In my quest to be more like Him, God doesn’t just point out the obvious things that I do that are displeasing to Him, He also shows me the little dark places that I don’t often think about like my attitude towards others. The Bible says, “Be angry and sin not” (Ephesians 4:26). When I allow how people treat me or holding grudges to transform me from salt and light to a salty light, I am not honoring God. There is nothing wrong with discipline and correction, but it has to be done with love. We are of no use to God when we stop caring about being like Him or when we get so bogged down in anger or depression, that our salt loses its flavor and our lights dim. We are human beings, we are going to be frustrated, but our reaction can be the difference between guiding someone to the fulfilling, tasteful Living Bread or pushing them into the tasteless darkness of a sinful world. Join with me in my mission to be salt and light, not a salty light. Ms. EV