Some use salt and pepper, and then there are others like myself that likes to use a little Tony's, for those of you who eat bland that would be Tony Chatchere's pronounced (sat chur rees). You should try it, it will add some spice to your life.
Speaking of our lives, we as Christians are suppose to be the salt and the light of the world. We are suppose to go out and season the world with the Word of God. We are to take the Word to those who need healing, who need to be delivered from the enemy's attacks, who need to be delivered from lack in their lives. Those who are lost and can't seem to find their way in this world.
We are told to share the love of God with all of our neighbors. Far and near. The people we work with, the people we see in the grocery store, the people we see at the gym.
You never know who is walking around in darkness, and then when you let your light shine, when you flavor their lives so to speak with your salt, then you just may be keeping someone from destruction by the enemy. You see the enemy can't stand to be around the light. He is blinded by the light. The light throws him off track. So if we keep our light shining brightly instead of hidden under the bushel basket like the word talks about, then we can show someone the way out. It only takes a small beam of light to break darkness. AMEN!
Then the next step is to share our salt. Share the word with them, so that they may be well seasoned the next time the enemy comes up against them. Invite them to church with you, and if they have a church already, encourage them to read the word each day, so that they may stay strong.
I am going to give you the scriptures out of the message bible today, so you can get a good picture of what the word is saying.
Matthew 5 v 13-16....."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.
Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I''m putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hill-top, on a light stand----SHINE! Keep open house, be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven......
For those who don't need that much spice, here is the word in the NKJ version.
Matthew 5 v 13-16....."You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.....
God will get the glory when you shine your light and salt the earth. So don't be afraid to use your salt, be generous with it. You will never over season with God's salt. AMEN! And there can never be too much light when darkness is trying to take over. AMEN!
Like our pastor said Sunday, if you never pick up the salt shaker and sprinkle it on your food, you will never taste the salt. It doesn't do you any good just sitting on the table in its container. AMEN!
You need to share your seasoning with others. Make sure your seasoning is good seasoning and not something that has gone bad. In other words don't share the bad news, only the GOOD NEWS. THE GOSPEL. AMEN!
STAY IN THE WORD!