Before we dive into the topic at hand, I want to take time to give a shout out to this hair. This protective style has been my saving grace since removing my braids.
I love my braids, but I also love the ability to get to my scalp when wash day comes around by simply removing this unit!
Praise God for synthetic hair that slightly mimics my own.
If you want to read more on my go to protective styles click here.
I believe that divine revelations can be found in the mundane. God can pretty much use any situation in our day to day to bring to life His word, we simply need to pay attention.
I personally see a manifestation of His grace through my children. My girls are cute ( biased opinion of course) but there’s nothing cute about them when they wake up before the sun does, or worst; when they have tantrums and don’ get their way. But you know what? I love them the same, even through their rebellion and disobedience.
Over the weekend, God revealed Himself to me through meat LOL . As crazy as this may sound, I beg you to stick with me, it will make sense as you keep reading.
My husband and I have pretty demanding schedules, we both work full time jobs, run our business;add kids on top of that and it’s a wrap.
With that being said I try to maximize my family time! One of the ways I do so is by meal prepping/planning on Sunday evenings.
Things were no different this weekend. Late Saturday night I took some meat out from our deep freezer and placed it on the counter to thaw… and forgot about it.
As I was upstairs getting ready for church the following morning ( Sunday) I remembered the meat I had left on my kitchen counter. I thought to myself “Lord I’m about to poison my family” so I yelled to my husband who happened to be in the kitchen to give me a status on said meat.
He replied it ” looks fine” LOL
I asked him to smell it!
He said it “smells fine”!
I’m guessing the fact that it was frozen prior to me sitting it on the counter slowed its decomposition. I immediately asked him to (sea) salt it, cover it and refrigerate it and that I would deal with it once we returned home from church because we were running late.
We’re now at church and the pastor leads us into scriptures: Matthew 5: 13, which reads:
” You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It it then good for nothing but to be thrown out ad trampled under foot by men.
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven “
What a powerful scripture! As I type this, I see so many powerful gems that I need to dissect but will leave it for another post, this go round I want to emphasize on salt.
Salt has transformative power.
It has the power to preserve meats from forming bacteria, it has the power to transform foods from bland to tasty, it also has healing properties when used on wounds as a natural remedy.
As most of you know, I recently traveled to Puerto Rico where I swam in the majestic salty waters of the ocean, which got me to thinking; what would happen to the ocean if it lost its salt? It would undoubtedly be disastrous, so I googled it!
- Extinction – most life in the sea would die out almost immediately
- Short of breath – atmospheric oxygen will take a nose-dive because between 50 and 80 percent of the world’s oxygen comes not from trees, but from marine algae – the same marine algae that is now dead.
There are many other things that would take place but the two mentioned above are the ones who stood out most to me.
Which leads me to ask you what ways are you using your transformative power? Are you salty, are you lit like the proverbial lamp in the book of Matthew , are you a city built on a hill for all to see God’s glory in you?
As I always say, the posts I share with you are also for me. We all tend to forget who we are. We have transformative power through Christ to bring about positive change to the folks we encounter, and truth is the transformative power that I speak of requires very little effort from you. It requires you being who God has called you to be, and sprinkling that God given dopeness everywhere you go.
Salt knows it is salt all by itself, it does not need to be mixed with anything else to bring about flavor, simple as that.
Know who you are in Christ ( through His word) and season the people around you! Quick read on who you are in Christ here.
Until next time.
P.S. We had pizza for dinner – out of fear of giving my family bad meat LOL