¹³Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. (Matthew 5:13-16)


What is it that will be cast out and trodden under foot of men? Is it the salt, or is it possible Jesus is speaking about the world? If we as believers lose our preserving influence, if we fail to walk in the power of our redemption in Jesus, then there is no way He can reach out to the lost. The lost will be dominated by people who don’t know Him or His salvation.

God works through His people. Another way of saying that is that Jesus works through His body. Although it is not our power that saves and heals and delivers people, it is His power in us. He cannot do anything without us. We are in a partnership.

Many believers spend a lifetime praying for God to move, not understanding that He is going to flow through them. It is not God who is failing to intervene; it is His people who are failing to cooperate and let Him flow through them.

Today you have Jesus living in you, and He wants to do amazing things through you. That means you are carrying around other people’s miracles. Do not hinder or stop the miracles-big and small-that Jesus wants to do in you and through you. You are His salt. You preserve and give flavor to this putrefying world. So get out of the shaker, and let His life and love flow to someone who needs Him.