YOU ARE THE SALT & LIGHT

Mat 5:13
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor,
how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to
be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

Mat 5:16
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Jesus called us the salt and light of the earth.
These are two interesting descriptions, I decided to look further at
some of the functions of each and explain

The functions of Salt

To give taste & flavour 
As one who gives flavour & taste one needs to remain relevant in
this ever changing culture, Christ followers need to remain
consistent & dynamic all at the same time.

To preserve
As relevance is important preserving the good & the important things
is just as important, as salt preserves and keeps fresh. Christ’s followers
need to keep fresh and preserve the good aspects of our culture.

To sterilize or kill germs
In case of a wound salt is used to clean the wound this is unpleasant and can
sting but it needs to be done in order to heal a wound. As Christ’s followers
we need to know when to clean the wounds in our culture even when its
unpleasant and give it a chance to heal.

The functions of Light

To expose or illuminate
Light is used to bring out what is hidden, light is necessary in order
to see what is around. As Christians we are to be the light, to be able to
bring out what is hidden and light the world around us for the glory of God.

To direct & guide
When in a journey light is needed to guide in dark places so that
one can reach their destination. As Christians we are to be the light that
gives direction like a light house in the ocean and guide many to safety in the Lord.

To penetrate
Light in the form of a laser can penetrate without causing much harm to the body.
Like the laser treatment for eyes the use of light to operate is said to be a
revolution and healing is faster for the body. As Christians our light should
penetrate the sick parts of our world to remove the blindness and help heal it
faster without causing much harm.

This is a high calling that only God can give you the strength to fulfill.
Be the salt & Light where you are located.

Nyakio

 

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IN THE BEGINNING

In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God that’s what John in the bible says. We are told that God formed the world by His words and He made man in the bible in Genesis. In the same way He formed the world with His words, He can form your world by His word. It is everlasting, ever powerful when applied and it is sharper than a two edged sword that cuts the bone and the marrow. His word is the one thing that never changes & the one thing that He guarantees to perform when spoken. He is the God who is the beginning and the the end, yet He has no end nor does He have a beginning and He does not live in the confines of time, He is infinite.

Amazing God He is and it is only in Him we can live and be fully fulfilled even in this world that is not perfect as He would have wanted but He was gracious to have a plan that would redeem us in the end. Truly God is the Master planner and gracious Lover of us all.

As the year begins let us begin with Him as our Master planner and gracious Lover who will be with us throughout this next season and get ready to be amazed at the journey that He will take us through.

As a Master planner He thinks ahead and goes before, preparing the way I will go even before I get there. I just have to trust Him, obey Him, believe in Him and follow His lead.

I know He will lead & guide me to what is good for me and He will direct my paths and make what is crooked straight; with Him I will always have a new start everyday not just every year, for His mercies are new every morning & He is faithful even when I’m not; not that I want to be unfaithful, but when I am I know He is gracious and loving.

Its a new day, a new year, a new season may His word be the compass and the builder of my life & yours.
Have a Happy new year.

Nyakio

What Money Cant Buy

There’re numerous things that money can buy
We are told money Answers Everything
Ecc 10:19 A feast is made for laughter,
And wine makes merry;
But money answers everything.

But there’s something that money can’t buy
Somethings that we need to earn and can’t
buy our way to get them.

You need to earn respect:
It’s not about a title because respect is not about
entitlement. Its about your character

You need to earn Honour:
You may come from an influential family
but that doesn’t guarantee you honour
It’s about your character

We are told that a good name is precious
Pro 22:1 A good name is to be chosen rather
than great riches, Loving favor rather
than silver and gold.

Choose what you will earn &
how you will earn it.
Character is the currency of exchange for
Respect & Honour
With them comes a good name.

Nyakio

Raise your voice in Worship

The earth is the Lords & all that’s in it, the sun & moon shine all day.
The trees swing and sway as the wind blows its unknown way.
The rivers flow the oceans & seas rise and fall.
The birds sing His sweet melody all in worship of Him.
Let us raise our voice in praise of the great I Am & worship
Him who made & formed the earth whose breath,
we breathe & life we live, praise Him He is worthy of
our worship, rest in His presence.

He knows, hears and answers. You are worth more than
the sparrow, you were bought at a very high price
you are a precious rare jewel.

Nyakio

EACH DAY

Each day count the blessings given to you by God.
Eyes to admire His wonders, a nose to enjoy
the wonderful scents of nature, a heart to love,
hands to hug your loved ones, a smile to
brighten someones day and so much more.

What’s even more amazing to know is that
He sent us His only son to the world for
the good of mankind.

This is the day that the Lord has made
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Celebrate each day as it passes by & remember to thank
the Lord for the blessings you have received so far.
Have a lovely day.

Nyakio

HE HAS THE BEST IN MIND FOR ME

As the year comes to an end we reflect.
Many times we set goals and resolutions
Some we achieve others we don’t.

In 2014 there was this great hit song
“when Jesus says yes nobody can say no”.
Then I asked what happens when Jesus says no?
when I pray and the answer is not what I wanted to hear.
I was just thinking about it. We make our plans, but the
Lord is the one who guides our steps.
Pro 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way,But the LORD directs his steps
Then I thought there are times God says not now, wait,
not that way and No. So what do I do?

Then I thought He has the best
in mind for me, so when I came across a prayer titled
“thank God for unanswered prayers”.
It got me thinking, I started to thank God for the
doors He shut and the paths that He changed,
because I know even when He says No to my prayers,
I know He has the best in mind for me.
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,
says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil,
to give you a future and a hope.

I am thanking God for the doors He shut because
He has the best thoughts in mind for me.
I’m thanking God for changing the route plan that I had,
because He has the best route in mind for me.

As I get into the new year I give Him all my plans,
thoughts, goals, wishes and desires, knowing that
He has the best in mind for me. I get into the new year
knowing that His promises are true.
2 Cor 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes,
and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

May you get into the new year confident in His promises,
Whatever answer He gives I know He has the best in mind for me.
Have a wonderful Christmas and expectant new year.
Eph 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
to Him be glory in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen

Nyakio

THINK ON THESE

I said to my mind
Do not think of  them,  in a way I would not speak about them.

I said to my mind
Do not think of them, in a way I would be embarrassed to explain.

I said to my mind
Do not think of them, in a manner that’s not pleasing to God.

I said to my mind
Do not hold a grudge, think a curse, or be unforgiving.

I said to my mind, think on these things:

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Phil 4:8

I said to my mind
I will not think of you,  in a way I would not speak about you.

I said to my mind
I will not think of you,  in a way I would be embarrassed to explain.

I said to my mind
I will not think of you, in a manner that’s not pleasing to God.

I said to my mind
I will not hold a grudge, think a curse, or be unforgiving.

I said to my mind, think on these things:

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Phil 4:8

Nyakio