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?

4 comments :

Cari Watts-Savage said...

Sarah, I love how you explained that. I hadn't thought of it that way! I think that's a great motto.

Salena said...

Thanks for sharing this. It's a great reminder for how we should live our life daily. From time to time, I am reminded that my name means salt. When I was a kid, it wasn't all that exciting, but now I understand that God needs us all to be salt to the world.

Salena said...

Thanks for posting this. My name means salt. When I was a kid, I wasn't very excited when I learned this, but now I understand the importance of being salt to the earth.

Eric Spivey said...

Thanks for a really nice biblical reflection on worship. I'll pass on your blog post to Brad. It will make his day! Thanks for making me think this morning too!