by Pastor Tim Burt
Renee and I were out to lunch one day and I had a bowl of soup for my meal. I had never eaten this restaurant’s soup before, but as I took my first taste I wasn't pleasantly surprised. It was really bland tasting. I did what I think most people do: I added some salt but that didn't help. Then I added a little pepper. Still no improvement. So, I started grabbing whatever I could to spice it up.
Sometimes the world around us can feel that way—like a bowl of soup that isn't very tasty and needs spice. You can be that spice! As a matter of fact, God's word exhorts you to be that spice. Colossians 4:6 (NIV) says, "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."
You are the one that can help them experience a touch from the Lord by bringing someone into the saving knowledge of Jesus. You are the one that can be led by the Holy Spirit to bring hope and prayer to the hurting, lost or discouraged. 1 Thessalonians 5:11) NIV) says, “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” This is the Apostle Paul’s way of saying to you and I, “Spice up each other’s lives. Give them a taste of Heaven here on earth!"
One day, Jesus will renovate this earth and live here to rule and reign. Life will truly be glorious in that day and need no additional spice. But until that time, our God-given destiny is to be the spice in life this world so desperately needs. So... “Pass the Jesus, please!”
Isaiah 50:4 (NLT) "The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will."
In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt