How to Be Salt and Light

How to Be Salt and Light

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke.

How to be salt and light

A good woman is taking a stand to be salt and light during this year’s election where the majority of Christians may have given up on being a voice for God in the voting booth. Liz Lemery Joy’s first book How to Be Salt and Light: The Christian’s Guide to Vote beacons evangelical Christians to take a stand for God when they vote.

Statistics show that few Christians fully embrace their god-given right to vote. Here are the statistics:

Only about 50 percent of Christians in America are registered to vote.

Of those, only 50 percent show up at the polls, meaning 75 percent of all Christians are not taking advantage of one of their greatest privileges.

If every Christian would register to vote and then do so, candidates who share their beliefs and values would win the presidency in a landslide.*

75 % o Christians are not standing up for their beliefs and taking action in the voting booth. Often the stumbling ground is

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Liz Lemery Joy being interviewed in Washington DC.

the personalities in the presidential race. Liz Lemery Joy says,”Too often people get sidetracked by the personalities who are campaigning. Your vote does not have to do with whether or not you like a candidate. Concentrate on casting your vote as an ambassador of Jesus Christ. Be heaven’s voice in the voting booth.”

How to Be Salt and Light: The Christian’s Guide to Voting

After a completing a Daniel Fast, God spoke to Liz Lemery Joy’s heart about writing a book that would help people to “vote the bible.” As she took a stand to obey God, doors began to open on radio, television and social platforms. She is motivating Christian voters to vote biblical on the issues of the election.

About Liz Lemery Joy:
Liz is a mother of four, author, speaker and blogger in New York State. She started a ‘Vote the Bible’ initiative corresponding with over 500 churches in her State in order to help Pastors, Ministers and Clergy become active in the political process through biblical voting. She has been on numerous radio shows, Trinity Broadcasting Network in NYC, and worked closely with a New York Senator to host several prayer events and promote active Christian voting.

How to Be Salt and Light: The Christian’s Guide to Voting is being published by Life Bridge Press, A division of Detweiler LLC. If you would like to interview Liz, contact her directly at info@lizlemeryjoy.com or LizLemeryJoy.com.

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  • Accessed on September 25, 2016 at “Your Vote Matters” at http://www.providenceforum.org/yourvotematters.

Overcome Temptation

Are you able to overcome temptation or do you stumble when you face your first trial?

The book of James is clear. Temptation comes from our own desires which entice us and drag us away.  These desires give birth to sinful actions and when sin is allowed to grow it gives birth to death.

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If you and I face these testing challenges head on in faith we are able to prove our loyalty and our love for God.  Our reward will be abundant life in all that we see and experience.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.”

James 1:1-18

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Differences Attract

Are you able to come into agreement with someone who is so different from you?

Differences attract.  If you are married it is likely that you are very different from your spouse.  My husband Wayne and I are opposites.  At the beginning of our marriage that meant that we experienced quite a bit of conflict, but we began to learn that the real root of our conflict was our own selfishness and pride.

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When we each humbled ourselves and were able to appreciate our differences then those differences added spice to life.

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Careless Words

Do you have trouble controlling your mouth?

It only takes a spark remember to set off a forest fire.  A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do just that.  By our speech we can ruin the world.  We can turn harmony into chaos and throw mud on someone else’s reputation.

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We can send the whole world up in smoke and then go up into smoke with it.  Put out the fire before it starts by taking every thought captive and not speaking any careless word out of your mouth.

“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.
It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire,
and is itself set on fire by hell.”

James 3:6

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Anchor of Hope

Do you hold steady when you are going through a storm in your life?

Like a ship in a storm we need hope to anchor our hearts.  If you base your hope in God it doesn’t matter how tough your trial is you will prevail.

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Hope allows you to honestly look at your present circumstances while you’re on your way to something better.  Disappointed is apart of life, but hope heals wounds and waters faith.   Put your hope in God.  He is trustworthy.

“Israel, put your hope in the LORD,
for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.”
Psalm 130:7

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Obey Right Away

Do you obey right away?

Often we teach our children to obey right away without delay.  However, as parents we don’t often practice what we preach.  Especially when it comes to obeying God.  God’s a good Father and he wants us to obey so that our life will be great.

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Learn to listen to God’s voice and learn to let Him lead you. When we make mistakes, He’ll also show you and I how to push the reset button so that we can start over again — walking daily with Him.

“And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands.
As you have heard from the beginning,
his command is that you walk in love.”
2 John 1:6


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Bitter or Better

When things are not going well for you are you joyful?

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None of us are naturally joyful when things go wrong let’s be real. I get upset about all sorts of things and you probably do too.  It’s only when Jesus takes up residence in our hearts that his ability in us is able to overcome stress filled lives.

Trials can actually make you stronger as long as you don’t go through them alone, you need to go through them arm in arm with God.  When you do you won’t become bitter, you’ll become better.

“See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God;
that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble,
and by it many be defiled;”
Hebrews 12:15

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