Thursday, August 30, 2012

Salty enough?

This past Sunday we had a guest speaker at church.  He is a resort ministry missionary.  He is in Big Sky, Montana, and he skis, snowboards and ministers to people on vacation and working/living at the resorts.  Sounds fun, huh?  

One of the main points I got from his sermon was to remind us that we are to be salt in the world.  I never really ate much salt until I moved to Georgia.  It seems here that salt is used with everything!  So, I have learned a little about not having enough salt or having too much salt in my cooking.  One thing that I really thought about after church is that if there isn't enough salt in something it can be bland - and it doesn't change the taste of the dish.  Jesus telling us to be salt is like telling us to change the flavor of the world.  If we taste more like the world than we taste like the salt of Jesus, we can't flavor the world. It is a thought that convicts and challenges me.  Am I being salty enough?  Hmm.  That may be my new motto.  What do you think?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Music Monday

Music Monday is back from it's long summer's break.  I first heard of Andrew Peterson when his song Dancing in the Minefields came out.  It is a sweet song about being married and loving each other through the years.  So I was extra interested when I heard this song.  It is called Rest Easy and it speaks to me so strongly.  The lyrics say, 

You don't have to work so hard,
You can rest easy.
You don't have to prove yourself, 
You're already mine.  

The verses are powerful too.  I hope it speaks to you the way it does to me.  Reminding us that we can't do any more or any less to make God love us and accept us.  We're already His!  Doesn't that just make you want to cry with thanksgiving?

Andrew had a contest for a video for this song and this was the winning video.  You may need a kleenex nearby.  I did.