“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under the foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matt. 5:13-16
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
When I wake up, I have a ritual. I take my mood “temperature” and then I make my fashion selections for the day accordingly. My ensemble choice may just be a pair of simple grey workout pants and a vintage T-shirt. But one thing is for certain—I wear my heart on my sleeve—literally. I wear what I feel.
Matt 5:13-16 is a wonderful illustration of this simple concept. When we say we love God and we claim to be one of His people, we will feel compelled to wear the markings of Him. We all know that God has famously defined Himself as: LOVE.
Our life is like a moving, walking, talking advertisement for the God we claim to follow. Is our mouth saying one thing, and our lives a reflection of the complete opposite? This may be the reason so little people are not drawn to God. They cannot SEE Him in YOU. Things can change if you take your temperature with God and ask Him to light the fire in your heart to start being a good advertisement for Him.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I want you to rule in my heart. I have been serving you with my changing moods. I have not been consistent in my walk with you and that is why I am not really making a difference in your kingdom. I am tired of going on my feelings. I want to show the world your love and mercy and that means I need to get brave and really start walking in the ways that Christ instructed. Help me to love my brother, just as much as I love myself. We both know that is a LOT. In Jesus’ precious name, I want to be a good reflection of you, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s daily devotional. Please check back and see what we have for you tomorrow!
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan