Hold The Salt!
As most of my readers know I was tagged with another title three weeks ago. Heart patient! I went to the hospital on August 21 and on August 22 I was told I had congestive heart failure. Shocked? Yes, I was. My hospital stay involved several firsts! A CATscan. An Echocardiogram. An ambulance ride (they transferred me to the big hospital in Greenville). A heart cath. Blood Pressure meds. And, I came home with a 24-7 “life vest” .
To say life changed is an understatement!
Reduce the Sodium
I heard these words at every turn. Now, do I like salt? I have never liked too much salt. We use pink Himalayan salt only and NEVER Morton salt – ever! I’m not one of those who likes food with their salt – I’m a moderate salt user. Now, my husband, the grocery shopper, comes home with NO SALT ADDED items. One may as well eat cardboard! Disgusting!
I have always been an ‘everything in moderation’ kind of person. Let’s face it – if you consume too much of anything you will have consequences.
The Bible says…
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…Matthew 5.13
Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.” Mark 9.50
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Colossians 4.6
Can flavorless food be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? Job 6.6
I love the scripture above from Job. I mean, have you ever tried to eat an egg without salt? Yuk!
I don’t know about you but I do not want to be a bland follower of Jesus. I want to be a little salty – I do not want to be “good for nothing.”
I want to be well-seasoned in The Word.
I want my beliefs to be flavorful and I want to live in peace!
I want my words to be gracious, well-seasoned and I always want to be able to answer as to the source of my Hope!
And, I definitely don’t want to eat eggs without salt (like Job).
How about you? Are you salty?