Monday, April 25, 2011


Not only am I the wife of a chef...but I am a mommy, a daughter, a sister, a friend, but most importantly I am a Child of God.  I love the Lord with all of my being.  The more I study the Bible and the more I learn about God and the more I love Him and feel loved by Him.

In Bible Study this week we were studying the book of Colossians and I was struck by Colossians 4:6.
"Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt so that you may know how to answer everyone."  Paul was talking about spreading the message of Jesus, and how it should be our life's mission to share the gospel!  In this verse he is talking about sharing without being too overbearing or too intense, while still sharing and answering to everyone.  It is my joy to be a person who has Jesus inside of me and now I want to share like a perfectly seasoned meal.  Of course...I brought it back to food :)

I started thinking about salt in connection with sharing God's Word.  Have you ever had something that was WAY too salty?  I remember going out to eat and having a piece of fish and it was sooo salty I couldn't even eat it, it was gross, I pushed it away and had no desire to partake in it.  This can be very much the same for Christians who are constantly pushing their faith on to others.  A non-believer looks at us like a freak, fanatic, "bible-thumper" and wants to be nothing  like us.  Instead of seeing us as a new creation in Christ we are viewed as someone too extreme and we are unattractive.  Then there is the opposite.  There is when you get a meal that is completely under seasoned, or not seasoned at all.  It just doesn't taste right, it is lacking, something is missing and the meal leaves you wanting.  I find in life this happens way too often (in both food and Christians)!  Too often as Christians, we become stagnant in our lives and we just go along through the motions of life without sharing, without being salt in the world.  When we are living this bland life, there is nothing special about us, we are lacking and we are not fulfilling our potential.  Why would this life be appealing to an unbeliever? 

Now, what do I want to be?  I want to be like a perfectly seasoned steak (or whatever it is you like to eat)!  I want to be the kind of streak that when you take your first bite the salt floods your mouth and and makes you melt away into that moment.  The steak that makes you sit back in your seat and forces you to let out a little groan "ummm".  The steak that the rest of the restaurant is noticing and wants a little taste for themselves.  The salt enhances the meat, it makes it better, its so good that I just want to eat more!  I want to be that type of Christian, the kind who stands out, who constantly has the taste of Christ in me.  I want to share the truth without being annoying, yet not compromising.  I want for people around me to notice there is something different about me, and make them want to have what I have.  I want people to see my joy and be comforted by the truth I have to share.

So, let me rephrase the verse in Colossians so that it can be my prayer today "Lord, let my conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt so that I know how to answer to everyone."

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully written, Melissa!! :). Made me think of Psalm 34:8 "O taste and see that the Lord is good!! I have LOVED being in Bible Study with you this year!! Xoxo (and I have really enjoyed your blog, too!). (this is from Laura!)