PUT LEGS ON IT
You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.”—Matthew 5:13
I have been searching for ways to put my thoughts and words to work in action. The term “put legs to it” was said in discussions lately and I realized that is what I and we need to do. Word, thought, and belief all stay on the written page until we put legs to them and put them in practice.
Some things are told and some things are taught verbally but the best messages, I believe, are lived. We can give a message but the best way to communicate it is to live it. We all know that practice makes perfect as the saying goes. We learn more by doing and by doing and through repetitions.
So we need to LIVE good works. DO good things. They are called action verbs for a reason. Be that person known for concern for others. Living out God’s message for others to see with cheerfulness and kindness will be a message that will stick and resonate.
Be that person that goes the extra mile and becomes the steadfast one upon who all can depend. Be known for hard work. I have heard people say that they do not necessarily agree with what I believe, initially….. however they know me to be trustworthy and honest and good. I hope that is the case. Being the good person and a godly person opens the door sometimes.
Once in the door, the opportunities will come. Communicate constantly with all people in all phases. Some may be just about to come to Christ and some may be very far away from Christ. Be persistent and consistent in your love and sharing with ALL people. Pray for wisdom. Be the truthful, godly and loving person that attracts people. You can deliver the truth of God’s message, the freedom of God’s message to those who are drawn to you.
The verse today talks of us as the salt of the earth but what good is salt if we have lost our flavor? Live your message, God’s message. Stimulate the thirst all people have. Live it! It is well DONE good and faithful servant Not well Said!!
“Well done is better than well said!” Benjamin Franklin