Monday, 4th March, 2019
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:7-16
We are in a period in which people’s hopes and expectations are crashing day by day; many are approaching the brinks of desperation; but your case is different. Your focus should not be on what is happening around you, rather you should focus on God’s word that says, “When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person” (Job 22:29).
Everyone else around you may be complaining that times are hard; but functioning in the Dominion Mandate will distinguish you and give you a different testimony. Catherine Pulsifer said, “We can turn our focus to looking for the positive in the problem, and, there is a positive to every problem. Sometimes you just have to stop and look for it."
Every problem encountered by mankind is an opportunity for those that will focus and discipline themselves to find the solutions to the problems. When such solutions are found, they engender enormous goodwill. Beyond this, they could also generate enormous resources as people are willing and eager to pay to obtain solutions to their problems. People are willing to pay for food in order to solve the problem of hunger. People are willing to pay for houses in order to solve the problem of lack of shelter. The more biting the problem is, the more likely it is that the discerning and creative ones will turn around their own situations, and go forward by providing solutions for others.
Disconnect from the crowd of complainers and agitators and begin to provide solutions to the problems. Never forget that you are the light of the world and the salt of the earth.
• Pray for comfort, consolation and divine guidance for many that are hurting at this time.
My light will shine brightest in the present gloomy circumstances; I will add taste to the lives of many.