Good morning, Lord Jesus. Be my wisdom and my strength, as You lead my spirit and direct my path through the moments of my day.
"You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot" (Matthew 5:13).
We say someone is "the salt of the earth" as a way of saying they a good person, trustworthy, thoughtful, considerate, and kind. When they're around, life tastes a little better. When they are around, you feel better. They are the mom or dad all the teachers love because they thank them and encourage them. They are person you work with who is helpful and nice.
I want to be salty Lord, salty for Jesus. Salt preserves what is good, melts what is cold, and adds a little flavor. I want to be found faithful, "worth my salt" because I'm secure in my identity as a son or daughter of God, destined to be alive and strategically positioned by my Creator in my generation for such a time as this. Make me saltier still. Let me be the “seasoning salt” to the lives of others of that gives them a taste of "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22). Let me give them a taste of you Jesus.
You're my Savior so I can be Your salt. Give me grace to make life taste a little better today for everyone around me. Remind me that salt flavors nothing when stored up. Remind me as your disciple that my being salty at Community Dinners or Monday Night Worship on Monday, House Church on Wednesday, at The Gathering on Friday or other church gatherings I may attend does nothing to change the “flavor of life” to those around me. Encourage me to release myself, to be a "salt shaker" sprinkling salt everywhere into my community so my neighbors, co-workers, strangers, and friends can "taste and see that the Lord is good" because they taste and see a little bit of You in me (Psalm 34:8). Let me share a "salty kiss" of love to many. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
My ODC family, I pray you'll be salty for Jesus today in your neighborhood; the salt of the earth, worth your salt, full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; all by the power of the grace of God at work within you, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friends!
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