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All of these have been on top of the envelopes of junk mail that have found their way into my mailbox. I suppose you have seen your fair share also, whether it be through delivery from the Post Office or on your computer. Most of us have received Junk Mail. My immediate response is to rip it up and discard the remains into my trash can or to tap the "delete" button on my keyboard. I suppose this is the reaction from most of society who are subject to the daily barrage of frequent mass mailings, bulk email, and spam that have become a part of our lives. As Christians, we are read daily also. Ask yourself this question; "Am I providing good reading material, or am I just adding to the never-ending pile of junk mail they will likely discard without giving a second glance." Lets begin to live our lives so that the goodness of God, our Father, is shining through. Make sure that every contact we have clearly identifies us as G(OD)MAIL and not JUNK MAIL.
Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[b] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven
This is one of my favorite stories from the bible found in the book of Matthew Chapter 5. Jesus goes up on the mountain and sits down with his disciples and begins to teach them. He gives instruction in the ways to provide good witness; a list of, if you will, what to do and what not to do. Verses 13-16 really hit home with me. We, as modern-day Christians, should heed this advice too since we are disciples as well. If we go around proclaiming ownership of a kingdom, which we long to reach, ruled by our Omnipotent Father, whom we long to see; shouldn't we live our lives in this world to reflect the greatness of what we long for? The answer is a resounding "YES!"
People read us everyday. If we are to lead others to God, then we have to live in the likeness of God. Society does not need more junk mail, this can be found everywhere. What they do need and long for can only be provided through the Saving Grace of God; a life less ordinary and more extraordinary, unmeasured peace found in a chaotic world, and the abundance of His everlasting Love. What this world needs is GMAIL! Be what people need to read, not just another piece of garbage.