13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Anyone who suffers from POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) knows the importance of salt. We all take in in varies ways whether it be in food, drinks, pills, or IV therapy. We need salt to stay alive and balance out our bodies natural lack of it. Our faith is like that too, we need God’s guidance to balance out our lives as well. I was just meditating on this yesterday and wanted to share it with you all. The more salt and water we take in, hypothetically- I say that because it isn’t always that black and white, will increase our blood volume and decrease our symptoms such as racing heartbeat, dizziness, dehydration, blood pooling, syncope, etc. We don’t even question having a high salt diet/regimen because we want to have the greatest quality of life.
From a biblical standpoint, Christians are meant to be the salt of the earth. In biblical times, salt was used to preserve, grow crops, and flavor food. As Jesus points out above, salt can lose it’s flavor. Our chips (or in my case high sodium popcorn) can go stale, and ultimately one singular salt pill isn’t going to stop symptoms long term. We have to take them daily. This is how we should view our relationship with Christ. We need to be learning from Him through scripture and communicating with Him through prayer. Just like we take salt pills daily we need Him daily. Praying once isn’t going to keep my saltiness with Lord, but talking a couple times a day and spending time with Him will reduce the symptoms associated with life (i.e. brokenness, failure, frustration, depression, anxiety, and hopelessness.) It won’t just reduce those symptoms but will replace them with joy, peace, kindness, love, understanding, gratitude, hope, and comfort. This will also give us the greatest quality of life here on earth.
Christine Caine talks about in her devotional: “Jesus clearly states that our role as Christians on the earth is a transformational one. We are called the “salt of the earth” and salt essentially does three things: It adds flavor, it preserves, and it heals. So our task is to bring flavor, preservation, and healing to the world around us. This is why it is imperative that we ourselves be personally transformed from the inside out. If we have not been changed, we cannot bring out the “God flavors” of this earth.”
So my question for you now is this, are you a salty spoonie and salty christian?