The Salt

"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father who is in heaven".
[Matthew 5:13-16]

Yesterday, I attended ACFYAC (African Christian Fellowship Young Adult Chicago) and we had a discussion on what it means to be "the salt" of the earth, and what you yourself are doing to be "the salt" of the earth.

In His sermon on the Mount, Christ was teaching the multitudes and in Ch5 of Matt, v.13-16, He delivered the above passage. What was the interpretation?

In our discussion, we said that the purpose of salt was 1. to add flavor, 2. to preserve, 3. to season, etc... Christ has called us [His disciples, His followers, His messengers of the Gospel] to "flavor, season and preserve" the lost world, reconciling them back to the heart of salvation. But if the light of the world, lacks the salt as its catalyst, how can a lost nation be restored?

A catalyst is 'the subtance' that initiates or speeds up a reaction without itself being affected. Matt 5v14 says that we are the light of the world, but again, what good is the light if it doesn't brighten or illuminate the world it was meant to impact? Or what good is the light if it first brightens its setting, then burns out quickly?


Matthew 28:19-20, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you".

The Gospel of Mark 16v15-16 states this: "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creations. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned".

Back to the matter at hand.... Can people look at the light you reflect and praise God? Or can your light shine in the midst of their darkness because your actions are seasoned with the flavor of God? Does God's inscription stand out in your reflection?

We were created in His image [Gen 1:26] to be ye imitators of God [Ephesians 5:1]. If our personal life in our walk with Christ is not reflected in the public view, how will others willingly be attracted to a light that never stays lit...because where there is no darkness, light serves no purpose.

As one member stated, what good is a lit candle in a room full of light?

Comments are welcome and encouraged :)

Be blessed,

Beloved

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Landed in Chi-City!

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She came, she captured, she delivered! B.O.U.Q.U.I. took us away [3/19/2010] with her chart topping hits and her captivating presence! She debuted at Kingsword International Church last year and this year proved to be no different! B.O.U.Q.U.I. has begun a journey with no end in the near future! The world is yet to discover such talent!

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Moisture, Moisture, Moisture!

So.... I did the oil rinse two days ago for the first time and I loved it!!!!!!!! My hair is thriving already [yes it's only been 2 days and I could be overly enthusiastic and excited, but it is...me smiles, CHEESE]

My hair is so moisturized, soft and easy to comb, seriously...no shedding... Looks like I have a weekly staple... Below are the pics of how I've worn it....


If you know me, you know I'm not a fan of ponytails [on me, not on others], but this time, it wasn't so bad.... so enjoy!


BTW, if you're in Chicago, stop by @Kingsword International Church tonight @7p.
Nigerian Artist B.O.U.Q.U.I is LIVE in concert tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beloved


Oil Rinse

Hair Update:

So....last night around 10p or so, I decided to do an oil rinse....

Here's a link explaining what an oil rinse is....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nj_HlSEWwg

I did the shortened version so I just soaked my hair in olive oil, [normally would use EVOO but just wanted to see if there was such a big difference] then twisted it up into about 6 big sections, wrapped two plastic bags around it ['cause I ran out of plastic caps] and put my bonnet on and went to sleep [new pre-poo treatment]. It's now 2:47p and I'm about to go rinse it out, shampoo/condition. I just found out about the treatment, but so far I love it....

No tangles, easy to comb, ridiculous amount og shine and my hair is super soft. Ahhh, ALL SMILES SO FAR. I'm just loving this.....I'll keep you posted on the results :-)

Below are some pics... don't judge the before look! Be happy with the pics, just look at that shine and that defintion. Woot woot!....

O yea...the conditioner I used was Hypo-Allergenic Fragrance Free Conditioner [gentle hydrating conditioner] by Naturelle. It's a generic brand that I picked up a while ago from Sally's, comes in a white bottle, if you're interested.

Beloved


Let me re-introdude myself!


Finally, it's here!!!!!!


So for some time now, my friends, and myself, have been thinking that I should start a blog, and I kept saying I would, but just never got around to it....but here it is!!!! YAY! Aren't you proud? I am :-)


So, it's me :-), Beloved Osaruchi...

FYI, People are asking if Osaruchi is my last name and no it's not, it's my middle name..... And Ruth, my first name, means Companion or Beloved. So that's how the name came about....Yippee!!!!


Umm....so what to expect.....some of everything really, NATURAL HAIR [whoa....not shouting, just saying ;-)] crocheting, knitting [yep, the two...it's not just for the elderly, sheesh] random posts, God's revelation, special features, etc....


So yea...that's all for now, just a bit of an intro...I'll start blogging when I actually have something to write about....which will be soon, hopefully :-


See ya soon!
O yes, shout out to Omowunmi....my crazy chica who I couldn't go through the days without...she's nuts, but gotta love her, heck I do!!! Whoo-hoo


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