March 2, 2016
Living Life Above Mediocrity
Christians should go into every situation and make it change for the better. Just like salt used by an expert chef, we are the salt of the world being used by the Executive Chef. We have the power to heal, cleanse, preserve, create thirst (for Christ), keep things afloat like the Dead Sea, enhance an experience, repeal unwanted pests and add flavor to something that is otherwise bland.
Salt is a small seemingly insufficient ingredient but, it is necessary if we want to change the outcome of something we are cooking or cleaning. Salt can changes things for the better or the worse. We have to be careful how we use our saltiness when we’re dealing with others. If our lives don’t represent the different Christ can make and we’re not salty enough and the person will be left underwhelmed. Too much saltiness and the relationship will be ruined beyond repair.
Mediocrity says: “I’m me all the time. No one should look at me and expect to see Jesus. I’m a work in progress and in process. If they want to follow somebody they should follow a pastor or some big time preacher. They get what they get and I still can tell everyone I’m a Christian. Sometime people expect too much for me.”
Above mediocrity says: “God’s word says I am the salt of the world; therefore I am because I believe I am everything God says I am. Everywhere I go, everyone I come into contact with should be changed by their encounter with me because of my encounter with Christ. I am an ambassador for Christ to bring about reconciliation for sinners back to God. (Matthew 5:13; I Corinthians 11:1; II Corinthians 5:20).
During this Lenten Season let us purpose to allow God to put any lost spiritual savor back into our spiritual lives so we can go out and change our world for the better!
Living above mediocrity,
Min. Anita Wamble
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