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Matthew 5:13-16

Gospel Mt 5:13-16 Jesus said to his disciples:
"You are the salt of the earth.
But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?
It is no longer good for anything
but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;
it is set on a lampstand,
where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father."


Thoughts:

We need to let our light shine.  We are to bring our Christianity to others.  We should be an example to others and the way we act will draw others to Christ. 

Pray:

Heavenly Father help me to be a light in this dark world.  Help me to be a true follower of You.  Please show me the way.  I pray this in the Name of Jesus.

Amen.

Ch 89 Curiosity of One's Salvation

Reflection

Do you know that you will be awarded eternal life?  How do you attain heaven?  Are you a true follower of Christ?  These are all questions that may come to mind when one thinks about the end time.  Stay firmly planted in God and believe in him.  He wants to have a personal relationship with you. 



Pray

Heavenly Father, please bless me this day.  Help me to realize that heaven is within my grasp.  My life is fleeting and it will come to pass soon enough.  I pray that one day I will be with you in paradise.  I pray this in the name of Jesus.

Amen.

Ch 88 Curiousity about People

Curiosity, curiosity, curiosity.  How many of my daily dealings deal with curiosity of others?  The saying, "curiosity killed the cat" should also be mindful of what curiosity can lead to.  I should avoid gossips of others as much as possible.  I should worry about myself and not my neighbor.

Pray:
Heavenly Father, give me the strength and fortitude to avoid the temptation of gossip.  Worrying about myself first and foremost and blocking out the noise will lead to future successes.  I pray this in the name of Jesus.
Amen.

Ch 87 Curiousity of the Eyes

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Curiosity of the eyes takes a huge amount of self control for a man such as myself.  I captured this image a while back on what power the eyes have on the mind and feel it connects with today's readings.  



 As you can see the eyes are directly programmed into the brain.  From there it is like a drug and directly gets injected by one's internals.  The eyes are the windows to the soul is indeed something to ponder.  
Pray:
Heavenly Father, give me self-control as it is a gift of the Holy Spirit.  I can not do it by myself, but need your love and support.  Please help me to over come sins of the flesh and bring me to everlasting life. I pray this in the name of Jesus
Amen.

Ch 86 Needless Curiousity

Do not interject yourself into the daily dealings of watercooler gossip.  Who cares about the meaningless aspects of others lives.  Be more productive and avoid distractions.  Concentrate on items that directly affect my life.

Pray:

Heavenly Father, please assist me in avoiding the daily gossips of the day and help me to make the most of my day.  I should be worrying about myself and not my neighbor's dealings.  I pray this in the Powerful name of Jesus.

Amen.

Ch 85 The Folly of Worldliness

Thoughts:
Do not be blinded by the world's ambitions, titles, and allures.  God has a plan for you.  Please  accept His Will.  If you follow the world ways it will ultimately end in bitterness.  Worldly pleasures do not bring true happiness.  On a death bed one does not worry about material possessions, but is more focused on their loved ones, their previous life, and getting their heart right with God.

Pray:

Heavenly Father, thank you for the gifts, talents, and resources you have given me.  Thank you for my friends, job, and family.  I pray that I may make good use of these items for Your Greater Glory and Honor.  I pray this in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

Ch 84 Unchartiable Criticism

It is human nature for people to criticize.  How do I react when criticized?  I should not engage in gossip and one should change the subject if hearing so.  Speak of others as you would want to be spoken of when absent.

Pray

Heavenly Father.  Thank you for this day and Thank you for Your Love.  Helmp me to have an inkling of your love towards others to include those who I inherently do not like.  Protect me from my enemies.  i pray this in the powerful name of Jesus.  Amen.