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"Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart" (Proverbs 7:3).


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Is Your Salt Shaker Clogged?

Recently I picked up a salt shaker, turned it upside down, shook and shook and nothing came out. I had the brilliant idea to open the top and look inside and find out what was wrong. It was full of little clogs that were too large to go through the holes. The salt had been in the dispenser so long without being used, it had clumped together and now had become useless.

Jesus tells us me I am the salt of the earth. I are here to season the world and make others want what I have that tastes so good. But if I don't get out of my salt shaker I become clogged and nothing comes out. Sometimes the clogs sneak up on me. I become too comfortable in my own little world and suddenly I realize I'm not making much of a difference.

How do I make sure my dispenser is shaking out the salt of the Word and not sitting there with no purpose?

  • I need to get out of the shaker. I can take a stand when something isn't right. I don't have to just go with the flow and have the same opinions everyone else has.

  • I can show love and kindness by finding ways to help others around me. I need to become aware of people's needs and meet them whenever possible.

  • Most of all, I need to stay in the Word so "my speech can be with grace seasoned with salt that I can know how to answer each one" (Colossians 4:6).

If I can keep my saltiness unclogged, I can make others hungry for the bread of life and thirsty for living water.

What about you? How do you stay unclogged?

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