Grace and Salt …

Wednesday.

“Halfway to the weekend” day.

“W2W” day (women 2 women).

“Community Care” day.

“The Power of a Woman’s Words” by Sharon Jaynes, day.

I’m currently studying that book, with a group of, roughly, 100 other women.
Last week’s chapter discussed the power of a woman’s words to… the world. What could we really do for the world and through the people of world if we were 100% conscious of our words – with everyone we met.

E V E R Y O N E.

Our words can be encouraging, or not. Positive or not. Rude or not. True or not.

And,
no
matter
what
we
say
we affect our world. Because our words affect the people in our world. And those people affect other people and so on and so on and so on (remind you of a shampoo commercial from days gone by?)

The effect our words can have is, really, rather staggering.

Check out Colossians 4:6 with me.
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

This verse is discussing opportunities we have to share about God’s love, specifically. However, I believe if we uncover it a wee bit more, there is potential for a much broader application.

“…so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
That is HUGE. Who wouldn’t want to know how to answer everyone?

The right answers can literally be on the tip of our tongues IF we “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt…”

There it is. Grace and Salt.
Grace means not being treated in a way that the deepest, darkest, ugliest parts of us deserve. Salt does three things – it flavors, heals, and preserves.

Have you caught the broader application?
It’s not just about WHAT answer we give. It’s also about HOW we answer everyone.

Can you imagine what our world would be like if we answered everyone with grace and salt?

You and I chat with many people. And we enjoy giving good advice, helpful advice, right advice. The Bible says that if we are full of grace and seasoned with salt, we will know how to answer everyone. What we say will be spoken out of love and will be purposed to heal, flavor or preserve.

Oh, that this would permeate my very being.

Grace and salt.
Grace and salt.
Grace and salt.

October 27, 2010 - 11:30 am

Kimberlee - So very true Lisa. Thanks for making me think on the rainy morning. Blessings

October 27, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Anonymous - amen!

November 9, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Janna - i like this Lisa, and its so easy to forget.

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