Many believers really don’t know the spiritual tools they have received. They got the ‘fire insurance package’ but that may be all they think they have. There is more available on our spiritual tool belts. As a believer, you also have the tools of SALT and LIGHT. Matthew 5:13 and 14 (ESV) says, “You are the salt of the earth”, and “You are the light of the world.” Be sure you carry a salt shaker and a flashlight in your tool belt.
Being the salt of the earth is being a believer who goes about his life sprinkling the goodness and love of Jesus to those they meet. Salt enhances the flavor of our foods. Jesus enhances the flavor of our lives. You have the flavor additive that someone else needs. You also carry His light as you lovingly point to Jesus. When the way is dark for some, you carry the light of the revelation of His love, forgiveness, and grace. They won’t stay in the dark when you’ve given them light that will last forever.
These spiritual tools are necessary in life. Be sure they’re stored in your tool belt for easy access and distribution.
You are light in Jesus so how should that change your life? “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8 NKJV). You were darkness, but now light so walk as children of light. The word walk is a present active imperative meaning to walk daily. Your walk is how you reveal Jesus in your daily life. Paul says you are a child of light so that should be revealed in how you live out your life. J
esus told His followers to believe in the light. “While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light” (John 12:36 NKJV). Sons of light is what Jesus called the New Covenant believer. It is what they could become after the Cross. The scripture reveals what a child of light looks like. The fruit of the Spirit is a good place to see what fruit is manifest in a believer’s life. A child of light is like His Father. See Jesus, see the Father. It always comes back to Jesus.
Jesus was light everywhere He went. Is the Jesus light in you shining through?