Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I Taste Like Him!


Salt, when dissolved in water, may disappear, but it does not cease to exist.We can be sure of its presence by tasting the water. Likewise, the indwelling Christ, though unseen,will be made evident to others from the love which He imparts to us.”~ Sadhu Sundar Singh ~

I’ve always been really shy. I’ve come a long way (with age) but still if given half a chance I will try to stay in the background (the proverbial wallflower) and hope that under no circumstances will I become the center of attention. That’s my biggest problem with public speaking; the idea of all those eyes focused on me always made me want to dive under the nearest table and hide. One wouldn’t expect that God would call someone like me to preach the gospel but such is my mission in life. I like to think of that verse of scripture that says that he uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise because it seems foolish that God would call mousy ole me to spread His Word. I like also that He gets the glory. When people taste of me they know it’s not me but God in me that they taste. Personally, I like to be like that salt that has dissolved water and seemed to have disappeared.

I saw a message by Bishop T.D. Jakes on Sunday and his message was that there are people that are normally in the corner (I can relate) but now God is calling those people out of their corners and into the spotlight. He does that to us. His presence in our lives can hardly be hid. We are the salt and He brings people to us so that through us they can taste of Him. The Bible says that a person wouldn’t put a light under a bushel but on a mountaintop for all to see. For all my shyness I feel that way too. Having Christ in me I want the entire world to know about Him and know that I have Him. All that He has taught me I want to share with the world. The love He has shown me I want to share with the world in whatever way I can. This provides a balance to my shyness I think and is allowing me to put myself out there when my natural self just wants to dissolve in the background. To God be the glory!

7 comments:

Sissy B. said...

The more I read every one's interpretation of this quote, the more I am beginning to understand perhaps the point the author was trying to make. Thanks for giving another smidgen of insight into this perplexing quote. :)

Susan said...

As someone who is shy I can relate to this. I find it so hard to break the ice, and yet I find that God gives me situations I can talk for him, and ways in which I can show his love.
Thank you

Laurel Wreath said...

I believe the Lord does that so we know it is ONLY by HIS power we can step out and speak, not of our own.

great post.

Sharon said...

"This provides a balance to my shyness I think and is allowing me to put myself out there when my natural self just wants to dissolve in the background." Isn't God wonderful? Thank you for sharing!

Amydeanne said...

very good point! :)

Heather Smith said...

Great thoughts! I want my thoughts and desires to disappear and Christ to shine through for all the world to see!

Camy Tang said...

I totally think that when you're out of your comfort zone and speaking to people about Christ, your humility--the very things that make you unsure and uncomfortable--probably make people relate to you even more! God uses all our insecurities for good things, strange as it sounds!
Camy