Flavour Sensation

Proverbs 17:22; A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing...

 

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “a teaspoon of sugar helps the medicine go down”. Truthfully for me, sugar helps almost everything go down! I guess you could say sugar brings joy to my tastebuds. As believers in Christ the bible often refers to us as having a flavour, in fact Jesus said “we are the salt of the earth”. We are to bring a flavour into our world which will cause those around us to crave more of what we have to offer. Our scripture reference continues by saying “A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” Everyone one of us are born broken and born into a broken world. Jesus offers the fixing ingredient we need in our lives. Jesus fixes our relationship with God and this world. Jesus is like the sugar that makes everything go down. However He is only one part of the recipe to our lives, as we carry flavour also. We hold other ingredients that make up the flavour that others taste from our lives. Our thoughts, our speech, our attitudes are all ingredients that add to the recipe that make up the flavour of our lives. Jesus is an attractive flavour to someones tastebud but if He's mixed with our foul thoughts, speech or attitudes, the fullness of our flavour gets spoiled. Jesus said “if the salt loses its saltiness, what is it good for?” Our thoughts, actions, attitudes and speech need ingredients such as the the fruits of the spirit in our lives; love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. It doesn’t matter how much sugar you put in the mix, if these other ingredients aren’t there, it will just taste sour to those around us. Paul wrote to the church of Philippi, "whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellent, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these thing." Ask for Gods help with your ingredient mix as you prepare the flavour others are going to taste today. What can you do to provide the medicine and healing that someone may need? Choose to be a flavour sensation! 

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