Genesis 19:26 But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
Lot’s wife wife had a past that she just couldn’t get over. Like her, we all have one, but when we only focus our mind on the past, we get stuck there and become unable to move forward. All that is in us then pours out in one pile, leaving us immobile, a pillar of salt, not for flavor, but deemed unsalty.
Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
I, for one, LOVE salt, to the point where my loved ones nag me about my use of it.
However, it is not just the salt that seasons my food that I wish to have. There is a yearning within me that wants to utilize every story, every piece of my journey, as a way to Glorify God. That’s the “salt” of my life that is most flavorful.
Colossians 4:6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Have you ever tried salt on watermelon? You may be thinking, Gross, salt is just for veggies and meat, but In actuality Salt is a seasoning that brings out the flavoring on anything it is placed. Now don’t go over board, letting it all pour out, but just enough salt makes anyone want to go back for more.
Make your words a reflection of His Words, seasoning each story with tastes of His.
Have you ever noticed that when you utilize salt you become thirsty for water? The only way to quench that thirst is to pour a nice cold glass and wash all the salt down until your thirst is quenched.
Just think about when you season your words with the salt of Christ and those around you keep wanting more until they get so thirsty they try to drink of the water of this world but they find all that will satisfy them is the water given to them by Jesus.
John 4:13-14 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Your life should reflect His Story so that the Joy and Hope you exude will be like a seasoning of His Glory drawing the desires of others to Him.
So what are you waiting for? Stop yearning for the past, but utilize your past. Let it be the stories as salt that seasons your present and future, causing those around you to say, “More Salt, please.”