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Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.”
Have you ever eaten a perfectly seasoned steak? One in which the beef has just the right amount of seasoning, just the right amount of oil, cooks at just the right temperature and for just the right amount of time? Those who have experienced this know what it’s like. You don’t ask for steak sauce, because it isn’t needed. You don’t sprinkle on more salt, because it isn’t needed. Instead, you just cut the steak into small savory bites and enjoy the meal.
Those in Jesus’ day may not have thought of steak in the same way we do, but the illustration for His followers to “…be the salt of the earth,” would’ve been easily understood. It’s His gracious invitation for us to bring life and wonder and creativity and laughter and peace and love into the lives of the people around us. The invitation for us to bring light into a world full of darkness. Not so that others get to see us, but so others have an opportunity to see and praise Him.
READING & PRAYERS:
QUESTION: What is one way God may be inviting you to bring life and wonder and creativity and laughter and peace and love into the life of somebody else today?
Take a Step: Remember to continue utilizing the One Minute Pause app throughout the week. If possible, begin to explore and practice the 3, 5 or 10 minute pause to more deeply root yourself in Christ.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, today’s reading was a great reminder that You have invited me to bring life and wonder and creativity and laughter and peace and love into the lives of the people around me. Wow, what a privilege it is to be invited to participate with You in bringing life into a broken and fragile world. May I accept Your invitation and be an encouragement to others today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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