I have read the parts in the Bible where it talks about salt. In Colossians 4:6 where our speech is to always be gracious so that we may know how we ought to respond to each person and then in Matthew 5:13 when Jesus says "You are the Salt of the Earth; but if the salt loses it's flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men." Which I believe he is talking about how God created us from dust of the earth and he meant for us to be full of flavor, good and pure but when salt loses it's flavor which is Sin then that is what is good for nothing and should be thrown out and trampled on as Jesus said.
And then I had a revelation with how the analogy of Salt works in another way, with Faith.
As many of us know that faith is all about not knowing one hundred percent if we should take the leap because we don't know if we would make it to the other side, we could fall into the pit below but having true faith is believing that God will be on the other side to catch you and pull you in, that he will also support you during the in between as well, and all because we just had faith that is what get us to the other side. But with Salt there is another analogy and I felt I must share it.
Just imagine. You are at a restaurant and order food but before it arrives you need to use the washroom and so you ask the waitress to sprinkle salt on top of the food for you, Now when you are away do you worry that the waitress will forget? Maybe... but mostly you trust that she will do what you asked. Then you come back and you look at your food to see if she put salt on it but of course you can't see the salt on it can you? So you dig a fork in it and take a bite and Ta-Da! You can taste the salt. She did what you asked.
Now how does this relate to Faith? Well First, think of asking the waitress as a prayer request to God and while you are doing other things and continue to live life all the while you are thinking of what you had prayed for but you know God will deliver but how? You don't see him deliver it right? Just like the waitress, you didn't see her sprinkle on the salt for you, you just trusted that she would like we trust in God that he will answer our prayers. Faith is the same as Trust.
And Second, when you arrive back you are faced with your prayer and you're not really sure that what you are seeing is the answer from God (Is the salt really on the food?) But you take a chance and take a bite out of it and once the food hits your tongue you taste it and know that God had answered.
It's all about putting our faith into our Heavenly Father in knowing that he will always provide for you even if you thought it should go a certain way, God sometimes shows you a better way and in that we must trust Him because of course he knows best, just like a parent knows best for their child.
Another analogy you can use with Salt and food, is sometimes when we taste certain food it can be bland, nothing going for it and maybe not edible or has made our stomach nauseous. Until you add salt and then all of a sudden what once was bland now is full of flavor! And you want more of it.
That is the same with our lives. Sometimes in life it can be bland, boring, miserable and just not enjoyable and there is no real purpose. Until we let God into our lives and suddenly once we accept it, it's like we look at the world in a whole new way. Like I had when I first accepted Jesus to come into my life. The world didn't seem all that gloomy to me anymore. God sprinkles the salt on to our heart and soul (Like the Holy Spirit) and we are flavored with hope, a purpose, peace and joy! And we want more of it!
Thanks for reading today! Hope God has seasoned you with salt!
Lots of Love!
Reminder: That this blog and these posts are my own opinion, beliefs and journey and you don't have to apply anything that I have shared. I am just sharing what I have and am experiencing.