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2nd Kings 2:19 – 22
One day the leaders of the town of Jericho visited Elisha. “We have a problem, my lord,” they told him. “This town is located in pleasant surroundings, as you can see. But the water is bad, and the land is unproductive.”
Elisha said, “Bring me a new bowl with salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then he went out to the spring that supplied the town with water and threw the salt into it. And he said,
What the world needs now could be for you to have a Paradigm Shift. A change in the basic assumptions. change in a certain thought-pattern.
Elisha teaches us that God has the answers and sometimes the answer is to use a little salt. Salt has been used for thousands of years to add flavor, disinfect, preserve, eat through, melt our icy roads and much more.
Jesus give you a compliment in Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth."
What does Jesus mean by this? Ever thought about it? Here are a few things I can think of that will help us to be helpful in our world.
#1. Salt Arrests. It can restrain things and keep them from rotting. You can be salt in someones life and help them from continuing in their addiction, depression, anger etc. People need someone to come into their situation sometimes with the love and power of Jesus to be strong enough and compassionate to help them get out of trouble.
#2. Salt Is Useless Unless It Leaves The Container. The average american consumes 15 pounds of salt a year. We love salt. (Thats to much by the way) . Share a little of your faith at the right time and you will be welcomed by your friends and family. Most people are desperate for someone to care. Allow God to shake you up and shake you out.
#3. A Little Bit Can Go A Long Way. Top Chef is one of DD and I's favorite shows. Amazing chefs from around the country compete on a high level each week and at the end of the season there is only one Top Chef.
People often win and lose when it comes to seasoning. They will work for hours creating an amazing dish and we have heard over and over, "It just missed the mark, it needed a little salt."
Don't be the person that never shuts up about your beliefs. That person drives people away. Be sensitive to the Spirit and see where He wants you to share just enough of your faith with someone.
#4. Salt Make You Thirsty. Keep this in mind. Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth." Your life should be lived in an honest way that makes others thirsty for more of what you have inside of you. There are 9 things the Bible calls the fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22 - 23 The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Pray that God would help you to exhibit these 9 things in your life. Without God I think it would be impossible. But with God, all things are possible.
#5. Salt Is So Tough It Can Eat Through Metal. If you or someone your know has a situation that seams as tough as metal remember salt can eat through it just like it did to my sisters Subaru Brat. (What year was that car?) Tougher situation sometimes take longer to conquer but trust God and never give up. Shift the way you think.
It’s Time for A Paradigm Shift In Your Life.
Replace the former way of thinking with a different way - a biblical way of thinking. We are here to help - Love, Pastor Max