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Rock Salt Anyone?

Colossians 4:6
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

I know I have salt.  My conversations are definitely full of truth to the point of being stabbing. My conversation isn’t seasoned with salt, It’s drowned in rock salt.

If I made cookies with the wrong proportions, they would come out horribly.  My wrongly proportioned conversations are pretty horrible too. Somehow I need to get the mix better.  Keep some salt, but find a way to get the grace back in the mix.

But it cannot be fake.  I don’t do fake.  I don’t do pretending to fix things and I don’t do socially correct actions just because they are the “right” thing to do.  My actions do not change my heart because my actions come from my heart.  Faking grace doesn’t build grace because it is a selfish action.  It is about making me feel good about what I am doing rather than the real work of addressing the sin in my heart.

Instead, I spend the time with God to figure out what is getting in my way and allow God to change my heart.

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Jennifer Vanderlaan CNM MPH is the author of the BirthingNaturally.net website. She has been working with expectant families since 2000, training doulas and childbirth educators, and midwives. She has worked with midwives in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her interest in public health grew in 2010, and she is now a PhD student in a nursing program learning to become a producer of knowledge.

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