“Pass the salt. This dish doesn’t have enough salt.” I am sure that you have probably said that before.
I love salt. I love the flavor that it gives to the food that I eat. I would hate to think that I ever had to eat food without a little bit of salt. It would be so boring and bland!!! Don’t you agree?
Food needs flavor, and food needs seasoning. Otherwise, it is just blah!
Have you ever been around someone who was blah or boring? Most of us do not wish to be around someone who lost his/her flavor.
In Matthew, we are told that we need to be salt and light to the world. This past Sunday, Pastor Pete was talking about curing meat. In Mexico, he said that his dad would cure fresh meat by putting salt on it. If his dad did not put salt on the meat, it would spoil after a few days. Salt helped to preserve the meat so that the family could eat it at a later time.
Pete said that we are supposed to be the salt of the earth. We are to attract others to God by being this salt. However, if we lose our saltiness, we will spoil.
Any part of us that is not salty enough will attract flies. Those pesky flies will lay eggs on the unsalted part, and you know what hatches from fly eggs! Maggots! Gross! Double gross!
Most of us have some part that is not salted enough and is exposed to the flies of the enemy. What part of you is not salty enough? Is it anger? What about fear? What about substance abuse? Pride? Greed? Jealousy?
Whatever is not salty enough needs to be turned over to the Ulti-mate Salt Shaker, God! We need to be so salty that the enemy fly cannot land on us. Amen?
We need to continually seek after God so that we don’t lose our saltiness. We don’t want to have a spot on us without salt. We don’t want a part of us to be taken over by the flies and maggots. Yuck!!
What if we have walked away from God, and quite a bit of us is covered by the flies of the enemy? It is like this,… You are never so far from God that He will not take you back. He will wel-come you with open arms right back close to Him.
Not only are we to be salt to the world, but we are to be a light that shines in the darkness. Our light cannot be hidden under a basket. We are to be a light on a hill.
In John 8, Jesus says that He is the Light, and that we are to be the Light also. We may need to recharge our batteries, but all we have to do is plug into His power source.
The Bible also says that the darkness cannot extinguish the Light. Did you hear that? The darkness cannot extinguish the Light. It cannot put out my light or your light. We are to live as people of the Light and produce that which is good and true.
We are to let our light shine. We are to be salty. We are to do what Jesus would do. WE are to show the love.
In Acts 18, It says, “Do not be afraid. Do not be silent. Keep on speaking.” What does that mean? We need to quit worrying about what in the world others think about us. We need to continually being sharing the love of God to others. Don’t let others shut us down. We need to keep on keeping on.
We don’t ever know who might be ready to come to know Jesus. We don’t know who may just be on their last leg and need to hear about His Love.
We need to stop letting the enemy fill our mind with fear, and we need to be bold. We need to tell the enemy what he already knows, but he is hoping that we don’t figure it out. We need to tell him that he has to go in the mighty name of Jesus, and for him to get his filthy, stinking hands off of us and those around us. We need to tell him to take his lies and leave us and never come back for we are the children of the most high God. We need to cover us and those around us with the Blood of Jesus.
We need to start acting like the children of God, and we need to share His love wherever we go. We need to set the captives free and help them get healed, delivered, and and set free. Amen?
Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who is the administrator at Crimson Academy as well as one of the pastors at Holy Spirit Freedom Fellowship.