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Friday, February 19, 2010

A Little Salt Goes a Long Way

We find salt in most everything we eat, without it food tastes flat. Used in small amounts it brings out the flavor. The difference with and without is significant. Too much will make us gag.

Viewing the Truth of God’s Word in the same way, doesn’t it makes sense to delve it out in small amounts? People are usually more receptive when we do. As we scatter grains of Truth the Holy Spirit works behind the scenes to add Christ’s perfect, pleasing blend. A blend that’s easy on the palate, full of love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness.

If we try to force feed Truth on those we come in contact, we’ll make them gag, a difficult mess to clean up. We may turn them off from trying more of what we have to offer when they're hungry. If we’ve grown up under legalism, we really have to watch how we witness. No matter what kind of family we grew up in, some of their idiosyncrasies may linger in our mannerisms.

As the salt of the earth we want people to crave the Word of God and see that He is good.

Matthew 5:12: “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 by men.” NIV

5 comments:

  1. I came to visit from CWGI's email. I'm not even sure why I clicked, just an impression in my spirit led me here.

    So glad I did. I'm writing a book about our identity in Christ, each chapter taking a look at a "little i am". One chapter is "i am salt." I so identify with your post on salt. Also, my last chapter is "Here i am, Send Me" just like your prayer in the hospital.

    Somehow, I think we'll be friends :)
    Susan

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  2. Great. I came from CWGI's email as well. This doesn't say where you are from. The photo's look like Washington State. I love all the purple. That's my favorite color.

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  3. Hi Susan,

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Isn't God good ... I just love God connections. They're always so sweet. He has so many tricks up His divine sleeve, waiting for the right moment to surprise us. I just friended you on your site. Let's keep in touch! :)
    Danie

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  4. Cher'ley ~ Pretty name! Great to see you here, too. CWGI has been quiet of late, as well as the critique group, which I moderate. I'm glad though, because I have a lot on my plate right now...
    Danie

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  5. Sorry, Cher'ley, I forgot to mention that I live in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and it is beautiful here. The picture of the white victorian is our home as well as the pics of the rainbow. The rest were taken while on vacation in Colorado, and Mauii.

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