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“He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment – to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.”

Ephesians 1:9-10

God has recently been speaking to my heart about missions. I have always felt a strong draw to missions, but recently God has been pushing me to take a more active role in my community. The first step God pressed on my heart was to start our Adult Missions Group back up in church. We had a interested parties meeting yesterday right after church…I had about 8 people interested! I thought that was GREAT! I have asked that they go home and spend the next week or so praying about their role in the group and what God is telling them this group should be focusing on. My top priority is glorifying God in all we do and I want us to work together as a single unit.

I’ll be honest, I’m scared to death. When I asked the last leader of the group for any suggestions all she said was “Its hard.” So thats a little nerve shaking. I want to make my God smile…I want to make His name glorified! I want to expand His kingdom beyond all human imagination! Glory to the God on Highest! There are a lot of wonderful Christ-filled people interesting in being a part of the group.

Please be in prayer with me as I pray for direction. I know God has called me to this and I only have to trust Him and He will lead us. Any positive ideas for how our group can impact our community would be great! I was thinking about visiting the elderly in the nursing homes and volunteering at homeless shelters…My God is driving and pulling me to impact our community positively! Our time is short! We should feel a pull for not only our personal lost but those we don’t know…because God tells us we are ALL His children. Join with me in impacting our community! everyday.

Father God,

Thank you for the opportunity to serve Your people and Your name! Father, truly You are the Most High God! I praise Your might and grace! Lord, please be with me in the time to come as I strive to bring new glory to Your name! Direct me O’ God in the paths you want this group to take! Show me the path to follow…Be clear with me God! I am an ignorant and sinful creature. Forgive my shortcomings and us me for Your Will! Thank You again Father for this wonderful opportunity!

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.”

Psalms 139: 23, 24

The Gospel of Matthew 5:13 tells us to be “salt of the
earth.” It also tells us that if we are not going to be
the “salt of the earth” then we are “…no longer good
for anything but to be thrown out”. Jesus said that in
the ways that salt seasons and preserves food, we should
be godly influences through our attitudes, words, and
actions. If we neglect opportunities to exercise our
influence as believers, then we become useless to God’s
work in our communities and might as well be “thrown
out.”

We are to guard against being a couple of things when we
ponder being “salty” believers. We need to be sure not
to be like impure salt, never making the godly qualities
that Jesus taught about an intregal part of our lives. If
we are impure, we run the risk of “turning people off” to
Christ and thus damning them to an eternity without
salvation. You know the type I am talking about, the
Christians that are rude to others, pushy, unkind, who
like the salt leave a bad taste in your mouth. These
type of believers do nothing to further the Kingdom and
only hinder the Good Work.

What about believers who choose remain in the “salt
shaker”? What good are they? They also do nothing to
further God’s kingdom. Believers that never use what they
know and believe are wasted. In order for salt to change
the flavor of food it must be touch the food. In the
same way, believers must “touch” their community to
change it.
Think about the place you will be this week–in your
home, community, or workplace–how can YOU be “the salt
of the earth” in those places? What can YOU do to change
the flavor of the world around you?

Matthew 5:13“You are the salt of the earth. But if the
salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown
out and trampled by men.”
New International Version —www.crosswalk.com

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