Monday, August 22, 2011

Senses ~ Taste

We’ve come to the end of our senses. Sight, Hearing, Touch, Smell and now Taste. You know, the thing that makes eating such a delight…especially chocolate. Yep, that’s the one we’re talking about today. (Taste, not chocolate)

Now as much as I’d love to be a sweet taste to this world, God has other ideas. He’s asked us to be salt. For a girl who’ll choose sweet over salty any day, I wasn’t too sure about that. I mean, sweet sounds so...well, sweet compared to Old Salt. But I don’t get a choice, God’s pretty clear here. Matthew 5:13 says—“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.” (The Message)

Um…I’m not too fond of the garbage. I’d really rather not end up there. So as much as I like sweet, I figured I’d better learn about salt.

It didn’t take much—thank-you Google. Here’s a little of what I found. Salt preserves. It makes things last. It cleans out wounds. It can be used to smooth rough edges. Are you starting to see why God compared us to it? I don't see chocolate cleaning out my wounds. Yep, salt has many, many uses, but here was my favorite one:

Salt makes you thirsty. Now we're talking! Because when people are thirsty, we have the perfect drink to satisfy...Living Water. Fill them a cup until it's overflowing.

How's your saltiness today? Are you enhancing the God-flavors of this world or do they not even know you're there? Our taste should't blend in, it needs to stand out. It needs to leave people thirsty for more. Get salty.


  1. Oh my stars, Susan, this post is lovely. (Except the part where I envisioned my hubby toting me outside in a trash bag!)

    "Get salty." Love that! Great post, Susan! Thanks for sharing a new slant on this passage.

  2. Wow! This is a great post, Susan! So glad I stopped by today. : )

    Thank you so much for reminding me to "get salty." That's GOOD!!

    Have a blessed day,

  3. Doris - :) Hope he doesn't carry you out that way! And great to see you Michelle. I've really enjoyed your "sweet" blog:)

  4. Wonderful post, Susan! Love the fact that salt indeed makes us and others thirsty. Thirsty for the Living Water. While being salty may take us out of our comfort zone, we have to rely on the One who made us salty in the first place to do the work. Have a beautiful week, writing for Him!

    Thanks for stopping by Life Lessons. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has done this! A new garage door, huh? Did you back into yours? Good to hear you can at least smile about it now! Enjoy your day. Hugs and God bless! :)

    *Thanks again for the Liebster Blog Award! I've added it to my site!

  5. Thank you for saying so, Susan! That means a lot to me. : )

    And hi Maria! Thank you for stopping by. : )