If you were in church yesterday, you’ll recognize this verse. If you weren’t, well why weren’t you there? Just kidding? Kinda… We miss you when you’re not there. And we really do think it’s important for us all to be there every week. Not because we like the room to be full, but because it’s something we need. We need to gather together and worship and learn and fellowship as a body. If you missed it, you can listen to it here.
Today, as you start your day, let me encourage you to have grace-filled conversations. Season your conversations with a little salt of the wonderful life you have received in Christ. What good is salt if it just sits in the shaker? What good are towels that are just for decoration? The point is, if you are the salt of the world, but you never salt anything – what’s the point?
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
You have someone in your 8 to 15, (if you’re not sure what 8 to 15 means, click here…) who needs you to sprinkle a conversation with a little salt today. They are at a point where they need a word from someone who has something to offer that is bigger than the crisis they are currently fighting.
Remember though, we must be wise in how we act toward them. We must not be so over-the-top in the our salt sprinkling that we ruin everything. Salt isn’t the main course. Salt is a seasoning added on top. We can’t ruin any future hope of being the salt by being too salty now. Sometimes we need to do things with them in their comfort zone and be in their world to rub shoulders with them in a meaningful way. You might need to do that this week.
Whatever it is you do this week, don’t let another week go by without sprinkling a little salt into some conversations with your 8 to 15. The word doesn’t do any good if we hoard it all to ourselves after Sunday. We must hear the word, believe the word, speak the word and do the word. Hearing is just the first part. It’s an important part, but there’s more to it than that. Don’t let it sit in you and get stale. Let it out. Let it do what it was supposed to do. Start today!