* Salt of the Earth

Salt is a seasoning. It adds flavor to any dish you cook and keeps it from tasting bland. You have to add salt slowly until you get just the right amount. That’s important. Some people like more salt than others and you have to respect that in your cooking. Our lives are like that, too.

Left alone without God, our life is bland and we don’t experience all the goodness He has to offer. There are times in our life when we do not want anything from anyone. No salt, please! But those are the times when we need help the most from both God and others.

 If we’re smart, we’ll be patient while He keeps adding and adding just the right amount until we realize it is so good that we really do want it. Sometimes He allows us to go without “salt” just so we can appreciate how much we do indeed need it. It can be in the form of sickness, loss of a loved one, a personal crisis or many different things. When it is taken away, our body craves it and tries to find a way to bring back the flavor.

Sometimes He expects us to be the one who does the sharing, especially if we have experienced the same hardship someone else is going through. In essence, it’s our turn to be the salt of the earth. My daily prayer is that I can be salt and light so that I will be able to help those in need.

Blessings, Cindy J

Matthew 5:13-16 NIV

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

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