Have you ever grilled a big, thick, juicy steak? Before you throw it on the grill, you sprinkle it with salt and pepper to season it.
There’s something about salt that brings out all of the flavor and creates a mouth-watering piece of meat that you can’t wait to sink your teeth into! Simply adding salt just makes it better!
As Christians, living on this planet, our job is to make things better everywhere we go. Jesus says we’re to be like salt. In Matthew 5:13 (MSG) He said, “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.”
We’re to be “salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors” everywhere we go. That means when we show up, we cause things to get better—in our neighborhoods, our schools, our places of employment, and our communities.
When Jesus showed up, things always got better—people were fed, people were healed, people were forgiven. As Christians, every person we interact with and have relationship with should be better because we have Christ in us, the hope of glory, and we walk just like Him!
AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP
We have that opportunity to put this lesson into action today.
Louisiana has been hit by devastating flooding in areas across the state causing large scale damage. Over the last two decades, Joe has had the honor to speak at churches around the state. When checking in with some of the pastors this week, they shared details of damage to their church and communities.
Listen as Joe shares how you can help these churches as they help their communities.
THE TAKE AWAY
Ask yourself: Do I leave people better than when I found them? Are they strengthened and encouraged when I leave? Do I have a positive or negative influence on those around me? Determine to live in a way that leaves people better than when you found them!