Recently in my Sunday school class, the topic of salt was brought up and the question asked "What is the purpose of salt"? Preservation, seasoning, and cleansing were given as answers and this is what we are to be the the world, "Ye are the salt of the world". (Matthew 5:13). But another thought occurred to me and that was thirst. When you eat something salty (like fries) they tend to make you thirsty.
Creating a thirst in the world
I wondered if that was something else we are to be to the world. Does my life cause people to thirst to know God more, to be curious to read His word and discover how they too can be His child? As I have chewed on this thought I am convinced the answer is yes. Our life is to be a reflection of Christ, to make a difference wherever we go. Salt is distinct and makes a difference simply by being present. My life should be the same, it should be noticeable different wherever I am. If I am in the workplace, my coworkers should be able to tell that there is something different between my life and their own. This difference should cause them to ask questions, to learn the why, to thirst to know more.
Encourage others to be thirsty
While we are to cause a thirst to arise in those who are lost, there is one other aspect to this idea of salt that I would like to consider. We should create and encourage other believers to thirst for God's Word. There have been numerous times when someone has shared what God gave them during their quiet time that has caused me to want to dig deeper into that same passage. By sharing what God has laid on their heart my soul thirsted to know more. We are to strengthen each other in the Word and one way to do that is to keep that thirst alive. If we are not thirsting after God ourselves, how can we create a thirst for the lost to know Him?
Be a thirst maker
We are here for others, not ourselves, and these others include both saved and lost. I want to be known as someone who helped others have a greater thirst for God. I want to be encouraged by the truths from those around me, ones that make me thirst for God more. Let's create a thirst for the world to know God and a thirst in each other to continue to thirst after Him.
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 42:1-2
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I am just an ordinary girl who is loved by an extraordinary God and I seek to love others the same way. I love to bake, read, do puzzles, watch Hallmark movies, and go shopping with my mom! This blog was created as a place where I could share some thoughts that the Lord has shown me and to be an encouragement to others who desire to know Him in a deeper way. My prayer is to learn to sit still and trust God with my future.