5/18/15

We Are The Salt (Guest Post)

To start off the week, A Tiny Traveler has a guest post by Anna of She is Joyful. Anna is a musician, aspiring teacher, and a joyful soul. She wants to encourage others and spread the joy that Christ gives to as many readers as she can. I am so excited to have her guest blogging today!

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If you've been in church much, you've probably heard that Christians are to be the salt of the earth.

Jesus talks about it in Matthew 5:13 saying, "“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet."

Basically Jesus is saying a Christian should have a lot in common with salt. We should add good "flavor" where ever we are. It's obvious when something has been salted and when something has not been. So, it should be obvious if you are a Christian or if you are not.

There shouldn't have to be any guessing when other people look at your life. Hopefully, by the way you live your life, they will know that you love Jesus. It should be as easy as knowing if a dish has been salted or not!

But another aspect of salt I was thinking about was how it is best used when spread evenly throughout a dish. You don't want all the salt on one spot or it will taste bad. Similarly, Christians should spread out to do the work of the gospel. We are to take this message to the ends of the Earth!

So, don't stay in the Christian bubble with all Christian friends and all church activities. Branch out and spread out -- salt the earth & do it evenly so we don't leave places lacking!

Also, don't feel like you have to be doing what every other Christian is doing. Use your own gifts and talents for the glory of the Lord. If we all try to serve Him in the same way, the result won't be what he intended.

So work closely beside other Christians, and don't go at it completely alone (one grain of salt is useless). But definitely find your own niche way of serving the Lord.

Be salt.

2 comments:

  1. Ooh, this is a great post. I never thought about that passage before-- you can tell when something is salted, so you should be able to tell when someone is Christian.

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