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Well, friends, the last 5 posts have been so fun for me to research and pray over and talk about. I thought I would add this one last post in here as a summary and a quick reference to the others in case anyone missed one of them.

God has made it possible for the world to smell, taste, see, touch, and hear Him through us, if we are living by His Spirit.  We are the salt of the earth, the light of the world, the aroma of Christ, the body of Christ, and a royal priesthood declaring His praises.

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God’s children are:

Fragrant People

Salty People

Shiny People

Connected People

Praising People

What a privilege to be called sons and daughters of God, and that is what we are! What a privilege to represent God in so many varied ways. And can I just say that God is sure creative? I am just in awe of the stuff that He puts in the bible. I have read so many times about the salt of the earth and the light of the world but until now have never noticed that He was touching on all of the five senses. It makes me wonder what else is in there just waiting to be discovered….

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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9

Did you catch that? We, as God’s children, are a royal priesthood. And our priestly duty is to declare the praises of the Father! Hebrews 13:15 makes it even clearer by saying: Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.

This is what priests do: offer sacrifices to God.

This is what kind of sacrifice God’s children offer as priests: praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name. 

The sound we make is our voices declaring God’s praises. We worship in spirit and in truth and declare the greatness of the One who has redeemed our lives from the pit. We are always prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks us the reason for the hope that we have. We speak with gentleness and respect and testify to the Truth. 

So, be bold! Go and live out your royal priesthood. Fight hard against discontentment, timidity and the self-centeredness that sometimes keeps our mouths closed tight. Instead, declare the praises of your heavenly Father and don’t be afraid to speak the truth in love.

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Now the body is not made up of one part but of many…But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body…If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Cor. 12:14,18-20,27

God’s people are often described in the New Testament as the Body of Christ. By using this metaphor to describe us, God is pointing out our need for an emotional connection, spiritual support, and physical help from each other. He could have handed out His gifts in any way He chose. He could have given each of us a full load of every gift, but He didn’t. Instead, He divided them up among us so we would need each other in order to be complete and grow up in Him. I think He knew that there would be times when we would lose sight of Him and find ourselves wandering in a spiritual desert. At those times, we need another of God’s children to grab our hand and lead us back onto the path of righteousness. We need someone to remind us that God is present even if we don’t feel Him. And God uses each of us to comfort, teach, help, and love the rest of us. We are a body. We are held together by the Head, that is Jesus, and together we are growing up into Him.  In addition, the picture of God’s children as a body reminds us that we are to be Jesus’ hands and feet in this world that He has temporarily left behind. We are to touch the lonely, feed the hungry, and clothe the naked. We are a body and together we can physically show a hurting and lost world the love of Jesus.

Please enjoy your weekend, my friends, and seek out some connection with the Body of Christ. Come back Monday for the last piece of this puzzle…the sound that God’s children make! Peace out.

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