Everyone Will Be Seasoned

“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice seasoned with salt.” Mark 9:49

Jesus says everyone . . .not just some.

Jesus, please help us to see You in the fire of our hardships so we can be seasoned and not burnt. And here’s a simple poem . . .

A Fired-up Faith

I used to think knowing You
meant I’d be exempt from pain
but now I understand
that is not Your aim
so as I enter in each fire
You shield me from the flame
and despite the heat I feel
a deeper faith is gained.


  1. I may not please the taste bud of all
    but I’m honored the Master Chef prepared me
    — cut, seasoned, baked, shared.
    It’s no wonder stuffed roast chicken taste good.
    It’s seasoned, filled in and put through heat.
    Would it offend me if I’m called chicken?
    Cluck cluck cluck!

  2. This is dope. Great poem and biblical quote.

  3. Wow, Deb!

    This is a really, really nice poem!

    The salt and fire are so important for our growth … and there are no options either. Every one will go through this. Every last one of us. Not one of us will miss this these very important processes.

    “Jesus, please help us to see You in the fire of our hardships so we can be seasoned and not burnt.” Thanks for the lovely prayer too. I’m a-praying!

    Rea, I’ll never think of chicken the same way again πŸ™‚

    Seasoned with Grace,

  4. Deb, Thanks for the reminder of the Lord’s purpose for the fire. It was just what I needed on a day I was wishing I was a cold salad. Peace, Linda

  5. So glad that He seasoned you just the way He did and prepared you in such a special way. You are a prize winning chicken, a mother hen, and a sweet sacrifice for all. Thank you for flapping over to spread your sweetness here!

  6. I can tell that He has been with you in the fires. You leave the aroma of grace with each comment and post. πŸ™‚ thank you, Ann!

  7. Linda, your comment was so honest and real. Thank you! I will pray for you and you pray for me as we get seasoned. God bless you!

  8. A fine line indeed Deb, between seasoned and burnt. heh. funny. But true. And I have to add, sometimes he brings the fire on himself, because he loves that much. I always smile at your insights. Merry β€œseasoned but not burnt” Christmas πŸ™‚

  9. Thank you for appreciating! God bless you, yours, and your writing too! πŸ™‚

  10. That was funny, Craig! haha! And I’m ahead of my posts, at the part of Jesus being crucified . . .He definitely got burned for us. I struggle through this part in the gospels each and every time. God bless you and yours this Christmas and always! (I know He does!)

  11. This was so good and so important. I have always liked salty food. I couldn’t imagine eating an egg or some meat without salt. I am so glad the Lord promises to transform all who have put their faith in Him. πŸ™‚


  12. I love how you put that . . .the seasoning is us being transformed. πŸ™‚
    Last month, my hubby had a heart attack. They used some “substitutes” on his food there and he couldn’t eat it! There are no substitutes for Him in us and all that produces! God bless you and His work in you!

  13. “You shield me from the flame…” Comforting words, indeed! It took me a while to see, but I know that God is in the middle of it with me (medium-well, that’s me πŸ™‚ ). Thanks for your words!

  14. Medium-well is a great way to be! πŸ™‚ Especially if He is there to pull you out, just in time. Trusting Him with you! God bless you and yours!

  15. Okay, I just couldn’t resist. I remember when I was a kid I learned a song in church. It was called “Prayer Bells of Heaven”. I think it had four verses. Here is one of them; it is based on the third chapter of Daniel.

    Three Hebrew children to the flames were thrown
    Because a mortal king they would not own
    Jesus delivered and the king then saw
    Prayer bells of heaven beat a man-made law πŸ™‚

  16. I am sorry about the heart attack. 😦 I will pray about that.

    God Bless you, too, Deb.

  17. I’m so glad you couldn’t resist!!! That is so good, so perfect and I’m so blessed for you adding it here! πŸ™‚ You remember sooo much, so much good. πŸ™‚ Love that! Love you!

  18. Oh and thank you for the prayers! Hubby is doing very, very well! He was saying he recovered so quickly and did so good because he’s in such good shape. It was a fluke. I told him it was because God loved him so much! ha! πŸ˜‰

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