Matthew 5:13 NKJV
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
You have heard of the saying; “You can take a donkey to the river but you cannot force it to drink the water!” Right? Well the bushmen may not agree with you. During seasons of drought, the Bushmen have an impressive method to get the baboons to lead them to a hidden source of water. First they find an ant hill and they dig a hole into it ensuring that the opening is narrower than the inside. Because baboons are curious animals, the bushmen ensure that the baboons are watching when they do this. Then they drop some seeds into the hole and walk away. As expected the baboon comes and reaches into the hole for the seeds but when they grab the seeds their hands form a fist that cannot come out of the tiny hole. All they have to do is let go of the seeds but they don’t and that is how they are captured. Then the bushmen will feed them with lots of salt making the animal thirsty and eventually they will release the animal which will lead them to where the water is.
Salt creates thirst. Yes you can lead a donkey to the water and if you make it thirsty it will drink the water.
Is our saltiness creating a thirst for God in the lives of the people around us? One of the questions we constantly need to be asking ourselves is this; “Is my Christianity salty enough that those I interact with on a daily basis want to know this God that i serve?”
Jesus said that he came that we may have life and life abundantly. This means we ought to be living life on a whole different level than those who do not have Christ. A life of freedom, a life of adventure as we walk with God, a life filled with hope even in the midst of hardships. It is when people see that kind of life in us, one that is connected to God not just by mere words but also demonstrating the power of God, then they will be thirsty for this God that we serve.
Think about this, movie theaters sell popcorns with lots of salt knowing that if you feast on them you will be thirsty and eventually buy a drink!
May our lives be so salty that those we interact with, develop such a thirst for the God we serve!
What is your testimony of Gods faithfulness and how much do you share it with those in your circles?
Who was the last person who developed such a thirst for God simply by observing and interacting with you?
What must you do for those around you feel more of your saltiness?