Dirt—you would never think of putting dirt in your drink but we do it every time we sip on a delicious glass of lemonade. Where do lemons come from? They come from lemon trees. Where do lemon trees come from? They come from lemon seeds. The funny thing is you need dirt to grow lemon trees; therefore, lemons are a product of dirt.
If we think of ourselves as a product of dirt, we understand that our humanity is both human and divine. Since God formed man from the dirt he had to include many other ingredients to make us fully human. One of the elements in our human structure is salt. We are literally “salty” by nature. Our saltiness gives us something that we cannot live without therefore it is essential to our lives. In the same way, salt is essential to our spiritual lives. We are said to be salt and light because we operate from Kingdom principles which govern the way we live among our fellow man, the way we do business, and the way we worship. When the world is around us our salt should be left behind as residue. People should literally feel better after they leave our presence. An experience with a salt-man should leave us thinking more deeply and feeling more compassionate about the world around us. If you leave out the salt, you have a bland, mediocre dish. No one wants to eat what’s being served if it doesn’t contain salt.
Your challenge on Day Five is to look at your environment and see where you could add your saltiness? Could you stand to be more involved in your children’s school? Does a local charity need a new volunteer? Is your evangelism team missing a vital team member? Your salt is necessary so let's start sprinkling!