Are You Being Salty?

Have you been wearing your Jesus goggles this week? 

Last Sunday I challenged us to see each other as if we are wearing Jesus goggles. Instead of seeing each other through our own lenses, to see each other the way that Jesus sees us. 
With love, compassion and grace, instead of sometimes being irritated, frustrated or infuriated, with each other. 

Sometimes it’s easier said than done, isn’t it?

In Matthew 5:13, Jesus Says;

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” 

Salt’s great, wouldn’t you agree? 
It can be used for so much, melting away the snow and ice. 
Salt can be used to purify or to clean, it can kill some bacteria. 
It can also be used to preserve, and it just makes our chips taste so much better!

But what was Jesus talking about salt for? 

We are different. 
When we come into relationship with Jesus, we receive His Spirit and that means we look a bit different from the rest of the world. 

God gifts us with so much. 

We can have patience, when in our own strength we have none. 
We can have grace that abounds. 
A love for those people who before would have got right up our nose.  

But we have a choice to make, we need to press into Jesus, we need to practice those giftings. 

When we stop leaning into Jesus, when we stop pursuing His way over our way, when we stop wearing our Jesus goggles as we encounter others, we start to lose our saltiness. 

It’s like pouring out tasteless grains on chips. 

What would it look like for you to submit your will to Jesus’ will this week? 
Would any of your interactions change? 

The best part of all of this is we aren’t doing it in our own abilities or strength. When we let go of the controls and say less of me and more of you Jesus, He pours out Himself for us. 

Be salty this week and may all your interactions be super seasoned. 

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