I’m a sweet-salty kind of girl.
Mix the right amount of sweet, with the right amount of salty, and I’m all over it. Some of my favorite desserts and snacks are the perfect mix of both.
Too much of one or the other, however, and the deliciousness is ruined. Not enough of one or the other, and I’ll find it bland.
Ever felt a bit bland?
Not so long ago, if someone would have asked me to describe my faith in one word, bland would have been it.
bland :: not highly flavored; mild; tasteless; lacking in special interest, liveliness, individuality, etc.; insipid; dull; unemotional, indifferent, or casual
Without consciously realizing it, my faith had become a going-through-the-motions kind of faith. The flame that once burned bright within felt nearly snuffed-out. Sure, I still loved Jesus, but my love for Him was buried under a pile of life’s yuck.
Becoming aware of the state my faith was in, I knew I needed to take action.
I desired to excavate my buried, bland faith, and bring it back to life.
Don’t be like salt that has lost its taste. How can its saltiness be restored? Flavorless salt is absolutely worthless. You can’t even use it as fertilizer, so it’s worth less than manure! Don’t just listen to My words here. Get the deeper meaning. Luke 14:34-35 VOICE
I knew my faith as worth more than manure, but at the time, it sure didn’t feel like it.
I understood I couldn’t season my bland faith on my own, but I knew it had to start with me.
So, I prayed. I asked God to revive the vibrant faith I once had in Him. To help me to unbury it, and to breathe life back into it. To give it the perfect seasoning to make a difference for Him in this world.
I asked Him to guide me to do my part, and allow Him to do His.
I began to daily dig into God’s Word, reading it, pondering it, allowing it to sink deep into my soul. I began again to apply it to my daily life. I discussed it with others, and shared what I was learning.
It wasn’t a quick fix, but over time, my bland faith became seasoned again. A perfect mixture of sweet and salty, created by the Master, Himself.
Today, my faith life is far from perfect. But I continue walking it out on this adventure with God. The time I spend with Him keeps me seasoned, and our relationship vibrant.
If our faith becomes bland, it can be re-seasoned.
Is your faith feeling a bit bland? Good news! Unlike salt, when it loses its flavor, when our faith becomes bland, God can re-season it to be a perfect mixture of sweet and salty. My favorite.
The process of re-seasoning starts with us, but the power to do it resides in Him.
Isn’t our God simply amazing?!
God bless you, friend. I’m glad you’re here.
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Great encouragement, Julie! I think all of us find ourselves a little bland in our faith at times. So thankful that God doesn’t give up on us, but re-seasons us when we seek Him with all our hearts. Love the photo–so colorful and bright…just like our soul when God gets a hold of it! 🙂
Hi Sabra! I’m with you… so thankful He doesn’t give up on us. I deserved that a long time ago! Hope you and your family are well! Have a blessed week, my friend!
oh yes! The process of re-seasoning starts with us, but the power to do it resides in Him.
Coming to you from #livefree #39
Thank you for stopping by and for sharing. I’ll stop over to your place too! Hugs.
Love this insight, Julie! I ponder a lot of things but definitely need to ponder God’s word more to be re-seasoned! Loved this! Cindy #livefreeThursday
Hi Cindy! I’m pondering right along with you. Bless you and your week!