Salt Of Earth Light Of World

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:12-17

Abba Father

Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father." Galatians 4:6

Recently my son was feeling ill and we prayed all night for healing. He seemed to have a fever and he felt nauseous. I laid my hands on his head and over his stomach and asked the ultimate physician for the restoration of his health. The next morning he woke up feeling restored! I told him to remember to thank Jesus and he said, “You know what I’m saying in my head? Thank you daddy!” When Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane before he was arrested he prayed, "Abba, Father, everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will." (Mark 14:36) His relationship with the Father was so intimate that he referred to him as Abba which is Father. Sometimes we think of the word father as formal and often when using this term the emotion we have for God is reserved. In our language Daddy usually brings a feeling of security and is an intimate expression. For those who have a disconnection with their earthly father it may be hard to know God as Daddy. He is more than what we define as a Father, He is the architect of our lives and not just a contributor to our existence, but our Creator. In Matthew 18:2-4 Jesus had called out to a child amongst the crowd and said, "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Like my son; a child has an expectant faith, one that produces results, a child is able to love unconditionally and without judgment, a child can believe in God without doubt, and a child can know God as Daddy!


Roxie said...

Praise the Lord! You have been touched by the hand of God. I love to see how on fire you are for the Lord.

santoshi said...

Yes Iam familiar with the word 'ABBA' which means father and 'Ammi' which means mother. I agree with what you had to say in your post. i really admire your style of writting.

Patti said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments on my blog. I so love what I do and am blessed that it shows in my work!

Evangeline said...

I am so glad I came across your blog, I just come looking for your words everytime I need to remember that we live of faith

SeaSpray said...

Beautiful post and I agree with you 100%~ :)

I am a Christian and find that I have allowed distance to come between Abba and me.

I got sick in winter of 2006 and instead of drawing closer like I always would have, things happened and I got more worldly... and yet...I KNOW better. And I am not mad at him because I got sick. I know better than that.

If you don't mind...i will visit you from time to time. :)

Maybe someday I will post about the day I asked God to be the earthly father I didn't have. :)

KureKong said...

interestingly, the words "thee/thou/thy-thine" are all informal 2nd person addresses and these days about the only place they're found are in the Lord's Prayer. Rather than saying "You" (which would be from Ye, or Latin Vos, using the plural to express formality) people recite "Thou" which expresses familiarity with the Lord.

Some people will argue that it has nothing to do with closeness or familiarity but simply reflected the difference between singular (thou) and plural (ye/vos).

I think it has to do with the level of intimacy people are supposed to have between themselves and God.

My Stehlar journey said...

God is the architect of our lives...WOW, I love that!

Jill said...

Love your blog post.Your love for God shines through and will be helpful for non-believers to get to know God as a person, not just as an invisible possibility. Your words can be understood by people whom are not yet Christians (not to churchy)and for those of us who are believers.Thanks for what you are doing to help lead people to Christ. JillMe (Twitter)

Matty said...

Christ came to make us God's children. Notice how he teaches us to pray, "Our father, in Heaven.."

In the Old Testament though, He was a King more than a father.

A king rules but laws, thou shalt not.. A father leads by compassion..forgive us our sins.. and expects us to forgive others.

Thanks for these inspired thoughts.