We have a little fish bowl that holds just one goldfish, but the water in that bowl becomes dirty and cloudy and must be changed often.
I was thinking about that one little fish, and my mind went to the ocean and all the myriad of fish that live in the oceans, and have lived there down through the centuries.
Yet, the water stays the same. Why?
Because it is salty, and salt purifies. No wonder Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth.” (Matt. 5:13)
The world is an evil, dirty place, and our hearts are often burdened with the events we see on television….but we are the salt….we are here so that, in our small way, and in our corner of the world, we may be a force for good, and for God.
Fish are not found in stagnant waters. No life can live there.
The person in whom the Holy Spirit dwells by the New Birth is not translated out of this world, but remains here to be salt…a purifying element.
This was written by Gladys on 11/12/2006 and a re-post on LWT
Sitting on our dining room table is a lovely plant of white daisies. We have had this lovely plant for almost a month and it has thrived at our house. However, last night I noticed the petals were drooping and looked withered.
“I’ll have to water that tomorrow,” I said. But, just to be safe, I got a glass of water and wet the dry soil.
This morning I was greatly surprised – for that plant that was withering and dying was REVIVED! The flower petals that were drooping were now lovely once again, and once again it was a thing of beauty. As I looked, I thought about the Water of Life. Many of God’s children who should be alive and vibrant in Jesus are dull and complaining about life. IN their spirit, they have wilted. There is no longer the Fragrance of Jesus.
What is the remedy?
Just an outpouring of the Water of Life, which is Jesus, poured into that spirit, and that life will revive and look new again.
We used to sing…”Let the Beauty of Jesus be seen in me…..” That’s a prayer I want to pray today.
(Gladys Johnson ~ April 8, 2006)