Saturday, 5 January 2013

Salt & Cedar

   

Be Salt. Be Cedar in 2013. Flavour & Fragrance your world

For the first time in a long time, I had a good dream. For almost a year, its either I don't dream or I don't like the dreams that I dream. Or I don't understand it. This time, I not only understood it, I liked it and I thank God for it. God is truly an awesome wonder and if only we would pay attention, he is ever willing to communicate with us. Even when we are sleeping. My dream is for my information only so won't be sharing that. However, there is something that is personal to me that I believe I can, I must share with you. It is really up to you what you do with the information. But I pray, that like me, you will act on it in 2013.

You know I am Salt. It is not just a name God gave me last year. It is what God has called me to be. Salt is who I am. Salt is what I want to be. If this world were a bowl of pepper soup, bland and tasteless, I want to flavour it. If you called me up on the phone feeling blah, I want you to hear the smile in my voice and  feel the love in my heart so clearly that your blah gives way to 'booyah!' If  you visted my blog feeling dull and ordinary, I want my blogs to ginger your swagga a little, to spice you up and get you excited about the wonder you are and the future you have. In Christ. In 2013, more than anything, I want to be what God has called me to be - Salt, flowing freely in love. Not clumped up by regret, sadness, bitterness, anger or any other negative that will only end up diminishing the intensity of my divine flavour.

On top of this, this year, through another medium, God has also explained to me that I not just Salt, He has also called me to be Cedar. I have always read about us being the Cedars of Lebanon in the Bible and I always just had this mental picture of some awesome looking trees standing majestically in the forest. I was not wrong but I was not totally right either. Not only are Cedars beautiful to behold, they bless the atmosphere with a wonderful fragrance. They perfume the air. In short, Cedars smell good! God has sent me out into 2013 to perfume the atmosphere around me. God wants me, He wants you to smell good in a world gone rotten. And you know this has nothing to do with your Tresor or Givenchy or Angel or Paco Rabanne or Daisy perfumes/colognes right? Yes, it is good to smell good physically, but God wants us to smell good spiritually too. Smell good on the outside but smell even better from the inside.

And for me, the best part is knowing that God is really not asking me to climb Kilimanjaro to do this. I have this quiet confidence that, in God's road map for me,  'my world' is right here where I am. It is my nuclear & immediate family, it is the lady I meet at the salon, it is the cleaner at work, it is the gentleman standing behind me in the queue at the bank, it is my colleagues at work, it is you reading my blog right now. You are 'my world' and all God is asking me to be to you in 2013 is Salt and Cedar. True, he might have some bigger, more grandiose plans for you and that is great and be sure you seek his first so that he guides you on that path. As for me, as far as I see it for this year, God has called me to do just two little big things for him.

He just wants me to Flavour and Fragrance my world.

And, as the Lord lives on the inside of me, I shall.

How about you? How will you be Salt & Cedar in 2013?

As you think on it, I would like to, once again wish you a truly fulfilling & God-ordained 2013! May God bless you in all the ways that matter the most to you in Jesus name. Amen!



  

19 comments:

  1. Beginning the year with a good dream is something to be thankful for. I can't do without salt even for one day o.
    Happy New Year!

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  2. @ Eya: I really feel grateful cos it was a truly symbolic dream that made perfect sense it being a new year and taking into consideration all that has been going on in my recent past.....I thank God so much...


    Do you mean me Salt ot Salt as in for soup? Lol! Either way, Daaa lu o!

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  3. Amen to the prayer, and big thanks for sharing this love of God. May He bless you too, in all that matter the most to YOU!

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  4. Happy new year Salt!

    More flavour n' fragrance to you!

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    1. I love that Tamie!!! More flavour and fragrance o!!!!

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  5. Hello there! This post couldn't be written any better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I most certainly will send this article to him. Pretty sure he's going to have a
    good read. I appreciate you for sharing!
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  6. Great to begin the year knowing I have a big aunty somewhere adding flavour and fragrance to my life...And for you ma! help will always be available for you from our collective master and friend, Jesus Christ and the blood that flows from Immanuel's vein will cover us with mighty grace...Happy New year Ma!

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    1. What a great prayer. Thank you so much!!! And of course a big and loud AMEN! For all I want to do and be in 2013, I need divine help. We all do to be honest......Happy New Year o jare!

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  7. Soeur Salt.
    Okay, everything you have written here is just a confirmation of sorts.
    To borrow Tamie's words above, more flavour n fragrance to you!

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    1. Amen Zee. Thanks and more to you too!

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  8. Congratulations on your dream aand the positive impact it has on u lolz. The excitement in your article cannot be mistaken! @

    Impacting my world starting from my immediate sphere of influence positively this year is key for me. Of what use is salt if it does not change the world around it?, of what use is a fragrance if it does not change the putrid odour around us?.

    one step at a time, we can conquer the world for Jesus Christ, through our good works so that men may see it (our good works) and glorify our father in heaven!

    Keep the salt flowing dear..., let all who come here never forget the fragrance of your blog!

    God bless you.

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    1. One act, one person, one day at a time.....powered by God's love. You are so right Bernnie, nothing sadder than being less than what one was created to be.

      Amen!!!! Let all who come by this blog be touched by its flavour and fragrance. Thanks Bernnie.....

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  9. Salt and cedar ... you've definitely given me something to ponder as I head into the new year. How will I be flavor and fragrance to others, flavor and fragrance that God wants me to be. I love that He has given you this new name!

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  10. Hi Hope!!!! What a lovely name. One of my favourite words ever. Thanks for coming by my mental spa. Yes, me too, I was named Salt at the end of a horrific experience and it simply proved to me that God does not think like man. To be called Cedar in 2013 is just an extension of being called Salt. It completes me. You know?

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  11. Wonderful!!!
    Oh Lord,pls gv me grace to be Salt and Cedar and enrich this woman's life whose blog I'm reading right now. May her Salt nt only season us but may it keep re-kindling the Salts in all of us in Jesus name amen. happy new year Salt

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    1. I just love the way you prayed just now Sugarspring. I really do. Thank you and Amen!!!!!! Amen for me, Amen for you. May we always enrich lives as we strive to be Salt & Cedar....In fact, scratch that PapaGod, we shall not strive, it will come to us naturally. Being Salt & Cedar will be part of our DNA. It is who we are in Jesus name. Amen! Happy New year dear. Love it when you come by!!! How far? Hope you have had some time off o!!!!

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