‘“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.’
Matthew 5:13-16 NLT
In order to be the salt and light we have to recognize that without God, we can’t be. We need God. The fruit of the Spirit does not come naturally to our flesh. We have to be born again of the Spirit. We have to keep coming back to God, remaining in Him to be filled and renewed continually.
‘Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.’
John 15:4 NLT
I cannot live a Sermon on the Mount lifestyle- the holy, set apart life I’ve been called to- without the Holy Spirit.
Lord, help us to be all you’ve created us to be. We need you, help us to stay in step with you to always remain in you. ❤