Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Full of flavor

Ever ordered a meal and it had no taste at all?

What about on the other hand you order something and wow your mouth is filled with all kinds of wonder?

I am reminded this morning of the text from Matthew 5:13 ~

"You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses it saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men."

Jesus is in the middle of sharing the Beatitudes with the crowds.  The BE's as I like to call them.  Jesus is sharing things we need to be, which requires action.  It means taking care of business.  We have to do something.

Simple verse it seems taken at face value.  Let's pick it apart together.

Do you still have your flavor?  Are you still effective?  Are you still serving your purpose?  Are you still adding some wow to the dish?  Are you still making people think?  Perhaps your message is par for the course no flavor, no challenge, no stepping on toes, well perhaps we might need to add some salt and even a little pepper to our service.  We might need to even need to add some new flavors to the dish...something a little outside our comfort zone to allow God to grow us even more.  Growth is not always comfortable or easy.

So today I leave you with this thought...are you adding flavor to the message?

Sweet blessings,

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