During my devotion time the other day I was reading where Jesus said we are, (are to be) salt and light. As I thought about that I thought of some things regarding salt. Things that are common. Things we all know. First, salt purifies. Lord knows in this world in which we live we are in desperate need of some purification amongst all the perversion we are surrounded with. Second, salt permeates. When salt is added to something it infiltrates and permeates the item to which it is added. It can greatly enhance the flavor. Third, salt creates thirst. Jesus said that if the salt loses its savor, it is good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under foot. I am concerned that we have lost our savor. So many things have gotten mixed in with the salt it does not purify as it should, it does not permeate as it could, and it does not create thirst like it would if everything was alright. While those things are true, something else dawned on me. I believe one of the biggest problems with the “salt” today is it is remaining in the shaker. Salt remaining in the salt shaker does not purify, permeate nor create thirst. It cannot do any of those things for which it was designed to do. That is one of the many powerful truths of GCRC. It is about getting the salt out of the shaker. We may be stunned at how much purification and permeation occurs and how much thirst is created by simply making the salt get out of the shaker. For salt to do any good whatsoever, it must get out of the shaker.
Let GCRC help your church get out of the shaker and into the places it can do the most good in and through your church. Contact one of your Regional State Missionaries.