Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Salt and Light...

I am in the Thumb once again visiting my family for the rest of the week... also attending a SU class on Saturday morning... looking so forward to that... haven't been to one in awhile.

Sorry no pictures or projects to share today... although you should checkout Women to Women Sharing Jesus... I have a devotional on there this week, but don't just check it out because of that make it a regular habit.

I have a real salt “addiction”… I admit it... I could go without sweets and chocolate before I could go without salt. This morning I was reading the verse  Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.” 

I know as a Christ follower I am here to be salt and light in the world, but I guess I really never gave the salt part much thought. Salt is important to life… it can preserve… it can heal… and it gives flavor. As Christians we need to preserve God’s word to a lost world… we need to share Christ’s healing love… and in order to do that we need to add “seasoning” to the world around us. I know I might possibly overdue salt sometimes, but salt is added to food to bring out the naturally good flavor… have you ever tasted a potato chip without salt??? Yuck! Use the saltiness God has given you… if you don’t share it… like the verse says, “it is good for nothing.” Heaven knows wasting salt to me is unthinkable… *Ü*… I hope I will feel the same way when it comes to sharing Christ to the lost people around me. I won’t look at salt the same way again, how about you? Oh BTW, my salt use does not affect my blood pressure… it is very low!

with a grateFUL HEART, carin

2 comments:

Just Me said...

I love how the Bible has such relevant word pictures that we can easily understand!! Great post, =)

Kevin Gwyn said...

Good Word Carin, I came across your blog because of the book you read. The Original Sanctuary. Is that the book written by david Terry and Marc Owens? They are very good friends of mine. I was just curious to what you thought about it
Kevin Gwyn