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Salt of the Earth

It’s amazing how salt adds flavor to food? It’s also amazing how salty foods can make you thirsty. And, water is a great beverage to quench a salty thirst. Every born again believer is the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13) and they are responsible for adding flavor to the lives of people they encounter daily. Are you a believer, what kind of flavor do you add to the lives of others? Is it wisdom, unconditional love, encouragement, salvation, peace, healing, faith or strength? Or, is it jealousy, envy, bitterness, complaints, or criticism? What flavor of salt do people you encounter thirst for the most? The flavor of the spirit or the flesh? God has given every born again believer a gift or talent to add spiritual flavor to a flavorless world. In addition to adding flavor, salt is used to preserve and heal. The Blood of Jesus Christ has preserved every believer from: 1) the power of sin; 2) eternal damnation; and 3) the power of Satan. God would like His children to use their gi


A husband would never have to ask his wife to submit if he’s submitting his will to God. And, it’s quite challenging to surrender your will to a man who doesn’t know his mission for God, his life, and family. God called man to be the head (leader) of his family; not the boss! There is a difference. When husbands recognize and acknowledge God’s will for them to lead like Jesus led, (i.e., without coercion, but by example), their family will follow with honor and respect; without resistance.


Define your identity as a vessel for God; not a vessel for society. Identify your uniqueness as a blessing from God who’s constantly unfolding your beauty. Identify your shape, complexion, and size as priceless authentic fine art that can never be duplicated. The antidote to an identity crisis is to define or re-define your being in the sight of God and not man. Your identity will be recognized by the fruits they bear. God’s disciples are identified by the love they show to others. Your behavior will define your identify. So, let not your good be evil spoken of. Be not dismayed if you’re not identified as an important member of an ‘elite’ social group. If you’re one of God’s children, He identifies you as royalty and joint-heirs to Him.

A Free Gift

Whenever you have to buy something in order to get something for free, are you really receiving a Free Gift ? If you think about it, the gift that’s supposedly free has been paid in full by the required purchase. One of the most valuable gifts an individual can receive is the gift of Salvation. There is a price for this free gift ; however, the wage was paid in full by the death of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23). You see, something was given in exchange for this precious gift, and it can be obtained by confessing with your mouth, and believing in your heart that Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead. (Romans 10:9). The gift of Salvation seems to be the most difficult gift for some people to receive freely. Who would rather choose death and not life? Who would rather leave this earth not knowing where they would spend eternity? When God created man, He created Man in His image (Genesis 2:26-27). God’s image (i.e., God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit), and the imag


Find time to commune with God daily. Allow your mind to be accessible to God to free you from past negative thoughts, hurts, and sins. Make clear the pathway to your heart so that God may create a clean one in you! God needs available vessels to be used for His glory and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Make your ears available to God to hear His divine calling. Make your eyes available to God so He can show you where He wants you to go. Make your temple available to God so that He can make it holy. Make your spirit available to receive spiritual truth for spiritual growth. Make yourself available to God to receive His power to enter into a full relationship with Him!

Do Not Worry!

There are struggles in life that can become emotional strongholds – things that hold you hostage and keep you from wholeheartedly serving and trusting God and experiencing the abundant life He has promised. One of the most damaging strongholds is worry. It is available for every age and is an obstacle to moving forward. When it is a stronghold in your life, it is a way of life. We worry about so many things – what do people think about us, do we look fit, are we healthy, and do we have enough money. If you are prone to worry, there is no limit to the possibilities to worry about. People cope with worrying in a number of ways – some drink to dismiss it, others shop for a distraction, some take naps or go to bed early to avoid it. None of these remedies work because the panic still sets in. In Matthew 6:25, 31-34, Jesus stated three times, “Do not worry!” The Greek word used for “worry” is the concept of being strangled or choked. It leaves you frustrated when you ought to be free an


Be responsible for your actions. No one can make you behave the way you do. Be responsible for your thoughts. No one can make you think what you think. Take ownership of your feelings. No one can make you feel good or bad. Be responsible for your life. No one can make you have a fulfilled or dreadful life. Be responsible for your well-being. No one can define who you are or your purpose for living. Be responsible for how you’re treated. You’re treated the way you allow yourself to be treated. Be responsible for how you treat others. No one can make you be respectful. Be responsible for your relationship with God and others. God and no one can make you love them. The choice is ultimately yours.

Character Assassination

”And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set amoung our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the curse of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.” (James 3:6) ”But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessings and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.” (James 3:8-10) The danger of the tongue. James compares the tongue with fire because it cannot be controlled and the damage it causes cannot be reversed. And, sometimes when water is added, it spreads the fire instead of putting it out! When I worked in the corporate world, a manager attempted to assassinate my “working” characteristics with lies about my inability to perform tasks in a male-dominated career. The manager also stated, “I was not a team player and did not like to be critized.” I conf

The Plant, Water, and the Sun

Some plant leaves were drooping, withered, and turning brown. The leaves were in this condition because the plant had not been watered for over a week. When the plant was watered, rotated, and placed in an area to receive sunlight, it was restored to its original state. It’s amazing how nutrients like water and sunlight can revive neglected plants, and keep them healthly and alive. The sun, water, and plant are symbolic to: 1) mankind (the plant), 2) the Word of God (water), and 3) the Son of God (sun). Saved individuals can end up like droopy, withered, brown-edged leaves on plants if they neglect to daily feed their souls and spirits with the word of God, and stay in the presence of His Son. How many of you have family members or loved ones you believe need a relationship with the Lord, but you have given up because the more you talk or pray for your loved ones, the worse off they become? Or, how many of you no longer go around your family members since you’ve been saved? Do