|Author: Ese Ehimare Dave|
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it Be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. (Matthew 5:13)
In 2007, I went on a house to house evangelism. I saw a group of young men discussing. I approached them and talked to them about Jesus Christ. One of the young men, who I think was in his 30s, stunned me with his response. He said he started out just like me, preaching to people, but he was no longer preaching to people. Then he said "don't worry, soon you will get tired and be like me." Well, thanks to God for His grace, I haven't gotten tired of sharing God's Word and living His life.
While the beginning of our journey of being valuable in the body of Christ is very important, the end is much more important. Salt adds taste to the food it is applied in. Just like the salt, we are to add taste - value - to the lives of people we encounter for God. But when the salt loses its savour, it's of no relevance. Don't ever loose your relevance before God. God wants you to continue adding taste to people's lives. He wants you to continue being relevant to His kingdom.
One of the reasons we could lose our relevance is when we stop fellowship with God's Word and Spirit. Fellowship is what brings the fragrance and sweetness of God to our lives and with it comes spiritual growth, which not only makes us relevant, but also much more relevant. We end up being stunted in growth and dry when we stay away from fellowship with God's Word and Spirit. It also leads to us loosing that special connection with God that makes us valuable, which makes us loose our relevance to Him. Stay in fellowship. Don't loose your savour. Remain relevant to God's kingdom.
Keep winning daily.
Dear Lord, thank You for making me relevant to You and to our kingdom. I ask that You help me to always keep my savour and relevance, even as I stay in fellowship with Your Word and Spirit. I continually grow in grace always, in Jesus' Name. Amen.