Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Preserving the Saltiness - Poem

Is Your voice calm?
Is it the still small voice?
Is Your voice raging?
Is it like a roaring storm?

The cares of this world,
the ever increasing want-list
made me sweat
for fear of being left behind.

I forgot how to follow
the lead of the Spirit.
With each sunrise and sunset,
I was drawn to wasting away.

I cried out for help,
and my friend led me to the light.
And by the chasteness of Your Word
I learn to light the lamp for others.

Preserve my saltiness Lord,
Let me wear the aroma of God-flavors
on my head like a crown,
and wrap it around my being without blemish.

As deep calls unto deep,
I kneel before your throne,
and receive the mandate
to promulgate the promises of your Holy Word.

(c) Jennifer Ehidiamen

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” Matthew 5:13

Jennifer is a Dis Generation Columnist on THE NATION (on Sunday) Newspaper. She can be found on She is a passionate Journalist, Social Entrepreneur and an active global citizen committed to working for a positive change. She quotes "I love to keep myself excited, challenged, productive, learn new things and grow through life. For I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". The name of this poem is called "Preserving the saltiness" as she wrote it especially for this blog. A very big thank you to Jennifer for stopping by and hopefully you all enjoy this poem.

Stay blessed
Preserve your Saltiness


  1. Such a beautiful poem. I literally could feel her heart. "Let me wear the aroma of God-flavors
    on my head like a crown" (I liked that line).

  2. "And by the chasteness of Your Word
    I learn to light the lamp for others."

    I love that...reminds me of the passage - who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.(2 Cor 1:4)

  3. preservingthesaltinessJuly 10, 2010 at 5:00 AM

    Well said Jhazmyn, I realised thats how alot of things work in the kingdom of God, everything he gives us is for us to give/share with others.

  4. preservingthesaltinessJuly 10, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    yeah Jaycee, think that was my favorite line too--used it as the excerpt on my facebook--:) Glad u liked it!

  5. i love the theme of this blog
    and this poem very relevant indeed

    have a good weekend

  6. Nice. Just started following on twitter courtesy of Jaycee :)
    I love this poem. I'm about to go stalk the rest of the blog.

  7. preservingthesaltinessAugust 10, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    Awww--thanks--Jennifer does an amazing job writing poems like this.
    Glad u stopped by!

  8. preservingthesaltinessAugust 10, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    Yay!!--suzanne I see u on twitter!!
    Happy you liked the poem, im sure the writer is happy to!.
    PreservingtheSaltiness is glad to have u stalk it--:D

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