TOPIC: Real Thing
Scripture: You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? . . . You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. – Matthew 5:13-14 (AMPC)
Message: When people learn you’re a Christian, they want to know if you’re “for real.” Many people have tried religion or church, and had a bad experience with someone who wasn’t really reflecting Jesus in their attitude or actions. God is making His appeal to the world through us (see 2 Corinthians 5:20), which is why it’s so important for us to love people like Jesus does.
Do you know anyone who just lights up a room? Like that person, Christians who let the light of Jesus shine through their love for people can change the whole atmosphere around them. Unbelievers should feel something different (in a good way) about us—even if they don’t understand why.
Wherever you go today, aim to be salt and light (see Matthew 5:16), so those around you will know that your relationship with Jesus is the real thing, and that His love is for them, too.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for equipping me to love people like Jesus today. Please help me reflect You well in everything I say and do, so the people in my path can eventually find You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 9th February 2021 Monday Message – Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children.