“This is what the Lord says: I have purified this water. And the water has remained pure ever since, just as Elisha 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
3/10/2014 09:18:46 am
Awesome sermon, Max! Thank you.
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Pastor Max Marcoux
DD and I have been married for 26 years. We have 4 children and have pastored since 1999. We believe with God in the center of our lives, our marriage, our parenting and our church, life is so much better. We hope you discover God the way we have.