How to Sav(or) a Life: Being Salty Is A Good Thing

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Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” - Mark 9:50

Sometimes the way to savor this life is to savor it.

Shelly, you're not making any sense.

Let me try again.

Do you take the time each and every day to really glory in what it means to be a Christian? Are you savoring the promise of salvation? Are you reveling in the peace that following Christ brings into your life?

O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! - Psalm 34:8

Or are you bored with it all? Feeling humdrum about our awesome adoption? Tired of supposedly missing out on the fleshly fun the enemy uses to taunt you?

For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them. It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.” - 2 Peter 2:21-22

Have you lost your saltiness?

Every grain offering of yours, moreover, you shall season with salt, so that the salt of the covenant of your God shall not be lacking from your grain offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt. - Leviticus 2:13

 Let our love be seasoned with grace. Our speech be seasoned with love. Our thoughts be seasoned with moderation. Our actions be seasoned with patience.

 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. - Romans 12:1

May our days be salted with prayer. May our nights be salted with song. May the pleasing and salty aroma of our worship and praise lift continuously, O God. 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5:22-23

Being salty is a good thing, not something to be tempered or hindered or hidden away. Let the Spirit shine through every aspect of your life.

And savor.

Dear Lord, we pray that we may be a pleasing and salty sacrifice to You, each and every moment of each and every day. Thank You for, well... everything. In Christ's Name, Amen...


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Lessons from the Eunuch: That First Step

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And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. - Acts 8:29-31

Oh, this is sooo good, isn't it?

Last week, we talked about how God keeps His promise to be found by those who seek Him. Today, we see how powerful following the Spirit really is.

Philip is about to guide the eunuch through the first step of Salvation.

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. - Romans 10:17

And Philip does this in such a beautiful example to us all! He starts right there where the eunuch is already reading and he asks a simple, yet profound question.

Do you understand what you are reading?”

That always hits me right in the heart. It takes a moment to absorb that. I don't think I've ever asked anyone that question. I don't know if I'd have the courage to... but the Spirit, it makes us bold, doesn't it?

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The eunuch replied with what can be called a “duh” statement:

How can I, unless someone guides me?”

Indeed.

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. - Mark 16:15

 Did you know you have creation out your back door? Did you know that when you're doing mundane tasks like grocery shopping, making a bank deposit, or visiting the doctor, you're interacting with creation? You don't have to go far away to go into all the world. Part of the world is right where you are.

Simple things like sending a card, making a phone call, granting a smile or a hug, can make a huge impact for Christ.

And every once in a while, don't forget to ask, “Do you understand what you are reading?” Or some equivalent.

For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ. - 2 Corinthians 2:17

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There are seekers out there.

And you, Dear One, are the answer to their prayer.

Start simple. Start right where they are. Never pass up an invitation to come up and sit with someone who needs to hear about Christ.

The Spirit will lead you. Just.... go.

If you are someone who needs to understand. If you are a seeker... please feel free to contact me at shelly@reneweddaily.com and we will study the scriptures together. <3

Heavenly Father, make me brave. Give me courage and conviction. I wish always to follow the Spirit's leading. Thank You for Christ. In His Name We Pray, Amen...


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