I declare in Jesus’ mighty name I am salt to a dying world. Today my words and actions will cause others to thirst for God’s love and forgiveness. I will speak life and bring the flavor of the Lord to my circle of influence.
THE INFLUENCE OF GOOD
I like good food and, over the years, have become a bit of a gourmet snob when it comes to eats. Sure, I like my down home southern favorites–gravy is a beverage at my house–but I’ve learned to appreciate the nuances of the flavors in fine dining.
One thing I’ve discovered is that a little too much seasoning, or not enough of a certain ingredient, can really affect the flavor of a dish. It can smell good and look pleasing to the eye, but if it doesn’t taste good, it’s missed the mark altogether.
It’s like that with kingdom living. You are supposed to love good and hate evil. If you practice goodness, you should be seasoning every aspect of your life with it. Home, work, church, school, Facebook, the grocery store or the stop light, all are places where you have the opportunity to influence the world for good in the mighty name of Jesus.
Be a thermostat, not a thermometer. A thermometer has no other function than to measure the temperature of the room. A thermostat, however, changes the atmosphere for the better! Wherever you go, change the atmosphere. Influence it with praise, thanksgiving, kindness and generosity.
And whatever you do, don’t be famous for what you stand against. That’s what religion does and religion does not have a love for God or even for what God deems important. Instead, be known for how you stand with Jesus.
Flavor everything you do with Jesus so a world starving for goodness can “taste and see that the Lord is good!”
“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.” – Matthew 5:13
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BRING LIGHT INTO DARKNESS. BE A THERMOSTAT AND TURN UP THE GOODNESS IN PLACES WHERE EVIL ABOUNDS.
From my book: Good Overcomes Evil