Somewhere up in the cloud there is a story that goes something like this:
A friend asked me, “If we take a glass of water, and put a big spoon of salt in this glass of water, would you be able to drink it?”
I said, “No, it’d be quite hard to drink a glass of water with a big spoon of salt in it.”
“How about if I put it in a pitcher of water?”
“I think it will be a little bit better.”
“However, put it in a big, you know, a big, let’s say a big cauldron of water. How about that?”
“It’ll be even easier,” I said.
“How about if I put it in a lake of water?”
I smiled and said, “You wouldn’t even notice it.”
“But notice the amount of salt and change…”
What changed? The water changed.
Salt represents the challenges in your life, the problems in your life, all that is not working in your life. And the water represents how grateful you are. For what? For what is right in your life. If salt is that which is wrong in your life; water represents that which is right, all that is already good in your life. How the salt affects us is very much a function of how much we choose to focus on what’s right in our life.
Scripture Reading: Joshua 1:9
“I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
What’s going “right” in your life right now?
What does courageous look like to you?
How do you deal with disappointment?
Prayer: Holy God, you surround me with goodness, and yet it’s the disappointments I notice more. Remind me that you are with me wherever I go. Amen.