”You are the salt of the earth—You are the light of the world” [Matthew 5:13,14]
Breaking the old mold of ‘church’ being what happens on Sunday has been in the hop since the death and resurrection of Christ. The crucifixion happened ‘outside’ the city because the city was governed and ruled by the religious leaders. You can’t change a heart unless the head gets out of the way, but when it does the ‘church’ is everywhere you are.
Salt preserves and purifies it makes something palatable and releases the energy necessary for growth. Light warms and exposes. This is your task in the market place it is as influential on the workshop floor as it is in the corporate executive suite. Dr. Peter Wagner has said that the workplace movement has the potential to be as significant as the Protestant Reformation because it reaches those in society who have the power to make changes in society”.
Yours is a front line ministry and battle fatigue is the enemy’s prime weapon—here is God’s promise to you. Wait on the Lord! “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak…those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength…they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”. [Isaiah 40:29-3] You are called and chosen to stand in the ministry in the market place. “If I am in living personal relationship to Jesus the things that make the common affairs of life become conveyors of the real presence of God”. [Oswald Chambers]
Further Reading: Matthew 5; Psalm 1; Proverbs 1
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