What is Your Life Message?

life-messages

Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV)

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 underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

What statement is your life making?  Every person testifies to personal beliefs and priorities by the way he or she lives their lives.  Jesus said that to the watching world, believers should be like salt and light, which simply can’t be ignored.  If we add salt to soup, the improved taste is obvious, and when we bring light into a room, darkness goes away.  Our character, conduct, and conversation should make a loud and clear statement about the importance of God, the necessity of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.

To live a life of significance that brings glory to the Lord, believers must begin by reading and studying the Scriptures.  As we meditate on His Word, God reveals Himself, and we gradually absorb His principles into our daily living.  This is how God slowly changes and transforms us from the inside out.  This enables us to make a greater impact on the world.  It enables us to make God’s light shine into the world.

One good way to learn Scripture’s lessons is by researching the lives of great saints like Abraham, Moses, Daniel, David, Esther, Mary, and Paul.  A person could spend many weeks studying each one’s life message, as revealed in the Bible.  Their stories have much to teach us about the way they coped, what they discovered from mistakes, and how they interacted with God.

We can also find some godly people that we know and talk to them.  Learn what they do to intentionally live godly lives.  Let them be your mentor and let them help you in your own efforts to move in a more godly life message.

From these biblical accounts as well as other passages, we learn that our heavenly Father has a goal for our lives.  He desires to conform us to the image of His Son Jesus Christ.  Recognizing this, we can set an example of successful godly living for others to follow.

Corinthians 11:1 (NIV)

11 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

In this passage, Paul is asking us to follow his example.  My challenge for this week is to take the time to learn a little more about the example Paul is talking about and put into motion some rhythms in our lives that will bring us a little closer to living an example similar to his.

This will not be an easy task, but it will be so worth it.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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