Salt and Light

This weekend was relaxing, had a fun time making dinner together with Sean on Friday, then Saturday was a little beauty day, getting my roots touched up. Yesterday was church and substituting for a 6th grad Sunday school class.  I have to say those 6th graders are a tough crowd and any of you bloggers who are 6th grade teachers, well teachers in general, I give you props for what you do!

I have been loving our pastor's sermon series lately, which is Salt and Light. As Christians, the Bible calls us to be salt and light to this world, to let the light of God shine through us and to be the salt of the earth. Or as my husband says he wants to be the pepper of the earth ;-) yes that is my husband for you, the jokester. 

God called me to be according to the Bible in Matthew 5:13-16 NIV  
“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 underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built 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 others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

To remind me to be the salt and light, I created a board on Pinterest and will work on daily learning more about God by reading His word and diving deeper into how He wants me to be the salt and light. 

Just a few images for you as a gentle reminder.














48 comments:

Chelsea Leigh said...

LOVE THIS! That verse is one of my favs!!!! Have you heard of Israel Houghton? He sings a song about being the salt & light! AHHH... So good! :) Thanks for sharing!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

I love that you created a Pinterest board geared toward this!
Going to follow it now :)
Love this post, girl!

Happy Monday!
xo

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Aw this is really cool that you did that! And I am definitely going to follow you on pinterest now!!

Tonia L said...

I love those mason jars hanging with candles in the first picture...they are just wonderful!

Valerie Griffin said...

one of my FAVORITE verses :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

I love this, and it's a great reminder Meg :-)

Shannon Marie said...

Thanks for that reminder! I love when messages truly hit home. I'd never thought to find photos to go along with them, but I think that would be such a great way to truly remember what I've learned in a lesson, reading or church. Thank you!

Carlie said...

Great reminder! Your pastor sounds like a smart guy! I love when pastors/bishops/church teachers teach the "basics" like this so we can remember to do the little things!

CALLIE said...

"You are the light of the world" strong words! God really has major faith in us, doesn't he?

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Love this post and I can certainly use a reminder now and then. Good for you for pinch hitting with the 6th graders!...... I'm a mom to one so I applaud your efforts! :)

Ruthie Hart said...

what an awesome idea to make a board to continue to be inspired by the Lord.

Simply LKJ said...

Love how you put this together Meg!! Great verse!!!

marie said...

What a lovely thought followed with equally lovely images.

Alexa said...

Beautiful Meg. That "salt" sweatshirt is awesome by the way. Good find!

Josie said...

What GREAT inspiration, Meg -- it's always nice to have a fun reminder!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Kate @ Daffodils said...

What a sweet post, Meg!

Val said...

I heart this post....I'm a salt addict!!! When people come over my house and they ask why my food tastes good. I usually say SALT. People, just don't use this goodness enough.

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Love this! I'm off to follow you on Pinterest! :)

miki said...

What a good idea for a pinterest board. It is funny how you can look at boards for fitness, craft or cooking motivation, but not many for "salt and light" inspiration! Beautiful!

Kristen said...

I love this! What a great reminder!
Happy Monday :)

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Love this post... It's always nice to hear spiritual messages!! You are amazing!! :) Also 6th graders... I think that was my sassy year, I bet it is tough.... Loves

Sarah said...

Great message and lovely pics my dear=)


- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Rheana said...

That is a beautiful verse and a great one to live each day by! Those pictures are a wonderful reminder! :)

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

I love the idea of making a Pinterest board as a reminder.

Audrey
www.puttingmetogether.com

Crissy B. said...

I love those verses! Such a good reminder!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

That is a great verse! Sounds like an interesting series your pastor is doing. Our church is doing a series on how to bring God into your work but we missed the first sermon of the series.

Lauren said...

such a great reminder....and God bless you for working with 6th graders, I certainly couldn't do it!

Inés said...

Love the reminder!Beautiful pics!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Hope you’re having a great start to the week

Big hugs!
Inés

SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

This is such a wonderful idea, and great reminders to what the word says. Thank you for sharing this with us today, sounds like a wonderful series your Pastor is doing! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

This is a wonderful post and I love your pinterest idea. I need to do more boards like that instead of everything being so materialistic.

amy b.s. said...

i am loving all of the light. and salt for that matter!

Lyndsey said...

love this idea!

Amy Collins {Fresh and Fancy} said...

Love this post Meg...such a great message & loved how these pictures are a reminder of that!

Samantha said...

Great reminder, Meg! I can always count on your blog for having something uplifting! :)

Sam

Allison said...

Sounds like a great series...and your husband's comment cracked me up. I love that you made a pinterest board inspired by the sermon. So sweet and such a great reminder!

BeckyJo606 said...

Such a great verse! I love the sweatshirt with the Morton's salt girl on it! So cute!

sherri lynn said...

I love your idea to create a board on pinterest to help you remember these verses! That is such a good idea! I might have to steal it and do the same thing with some of the passages/verses I'm working on learning/living out! Hope your week is off to a great start! :)

Emily said...

What an uplifting post! Love this :)
Oh - Fancy That.

Stephanie said...

What a great idea to make a pinterest board on this! Love it!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a sweet post! So inspirational :)

And I love these pins. I am a sucker for candles and mason jars. And that sweater is too cute!

Torie said...

I love these reminders! I love that idea for a sermon series, it's fantastic. I'd love to hear more about it. Those are two things I think all Christians should strive to be. If there was more focus on that, I believe a lot of the negative connotations that go along with being Christian could be wiped out of mainstream media. :) Happy Tuesday!

Unpublished Life said...

This is one of my favourite quotes. It is hard to live your life surrounded by non-believers (most of my family this side of the world don't believe) and it can really get me down, because I don't feel it is my place to be telling them about God and faith. But, I do feel that by following this passage, being the light and letting it shine, that the light will eventually fall on them ... thanks for sharing!

http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.com/

Jenna said...

What a great idea - pinterest and the bible working together = brilliance :)

Hope you're having a great week my friend!

xxx
Jenna

Kristina Gulino said...

:) Love this. Yay Jesus!

Kristina
Nook & Sea

Allyson said...

What a great reminder! So inspiring! :)

Summer-Raye said...

Ive been obsessed with outdoor candles this year.

Paul Borovay said...

Hey There,

I was looking at your site (love it by the way), and I was wondering you got one of the picture/sweatshirt of the Morton Salt Girl holding a snail. My girlfriend LOVES the Morton Sale girl and I was hoping to find out where I could buy it. Any chance you know?

Thanks so much!
paulborovay at gmail dot com

Paul Borovay said...

Hey There,

I was looking at your site (love it by the way), and I was wondering you got one of the picture/sweatshirt of the Morton Salt Girl holding a snail. My girlfriend LOVES the Morton Sale girl and I was hoping to find out where I could buy it. Any chance you know?

Thanks so much!
paulborovay at gmail dot com