Recently my wife and I began doing an extended water fast. Unfortunately, at day 5 we both began cramping. Then, this is when we discovered the need for both salt & light. Perhaps, some of you already know this about our bodies especially those in the medical field or learned. So, this will be a review. For those of you that may not know, it may be news to you, but be assured my intentions are good. Now, If you allow me, I will put the light on the subject of salt and light.
Now, If you allow me, I will put a light on the subject of salt and light.
Firstly, what is salt and why does our bodies need it?
Let’s begin with salt. What is salt and why does our bodies need it? Most assuredly, salt is essential as it contains minerals that our body needs to make use of vitamins and conduct electrical signals from our brains. Lacking salt in our bodies can cause diseases and eventually leading to death.
Technically, salt contains mostly sodium and chloride which are positively charged electrolytes. As a bonus, naturally occuring salt, like Himalayan salt, contains even more minerals that are also electrolytes like Potassium and Magnesium. Surprisingly, there are said to be 84 total minerals in Himalayan salt and many are known to be electrolytes.
So, what are electrolytes and how does it help our body to function?
Simply put, each electrolyte serves a different purpose. Furthermore, electrolytes aid to regulate H2O distribution, administer acid base stability, and communicate nerve impulses. Finally, they contribute to energy generation and blood clotting. Besides, since our bodies are made up of an average of 60% water, water alone cannot make the body run.
Astoundingly, simple water without electrolytes, which has a very low ion content, cannot conduct electricity. But, when an electrolyte solvent is added it form ions in water. Thus, it is called electrolyte water, making the solution a strong electrical conductor.
Still, impulses from our brain are electrically charged and require the water to transmit these electrical impulses. Thus, making the intake of both water and minerals detrimental to a healthy functioning body.
An electrolyte solution makes simple water a strong electrical conductor.
Secondly, what is Light and how does it help our body to function?
Truly, scientific studies show light is good for our human bodies. In particular, sunlight helps the body to produce vitamin D which improves our moods and strengthens our immune system.
Sunlight Entering Our Eyes
As sunlight enters our eyes it goes through the hypothalamus to regulate the circadian rhythm through complex pathways that include melatonin, serotonin, and body temperature. Most notably, circadian rhythm has dramatically positive effects on your body and mood.
Thus, sunlight benefits are:
Better night’s sleep
Now, let’s look deeper into God’s word so we come out with a more knowledgeable understanding. Turn to Matthew 5:13-16 and let’s see what Jesus, The Creator, is really talking about when He was quoted in the following text as saying…..
JESUS said, “you are the salt of the earth and you are the light of the world.”
Initially, let’s read this scripture as it is written.
Matthew 5:13-16 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
13 You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
Now let’s’ read it with the definitions added for Salt and Light.
Matthew 5:13-16 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (added definitions for salt and light)
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
13 You are the salt (positively charged electrolytes that make water in the body conductive) of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. 14 You are the light (helps the body to produce vitamin D which improves our moods and strengthen our immune systems) of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
Are You Questioning Your Faith? Know This, Jesus Came to Set the Captives Free!
Are you ready? Are you willing? If so, you can say this simple prayer and this time be genuine and know Jesus came to set the captives free.
A Plan for Redemption
If you are like me and need to examine the things you are allowing to take up your time and make an effort to ask God to show you what needs to be removed and what needs to be added. You can begin by saying this simple prayer…..
I am a sinner. I’ve done a lot that is wrong or evil. I cannot do anything good in my own power. I need your love and forgiveness. Lord, I am sorry for all the sin that I have committed in my life, and that I know I will commit in the future. I want to live my life for You, doing what is right, and pleasing to You. I need a Savior, because I can never pay the debt that my sin has incurred. Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross, and shedding your blood to pay the price for my sin. I accept that You did this for me, and I ask that You extend Your eternal grace to me. Lord, please transform my heart and my life in Your image, write my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and fill me with the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your love, Your righteousness, and Your infinite mercy. Thank you for saving my soul.
Today, I desire to go all in with you, Jesus. I want that set-apart life that leads me to wholeness and real happiness. I desire peace beyond understanding as your word promises.
In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior,
Now that you received Jesus and placed your faith in him it’s time to know that He has given you His authority. You are a son or daughter of the most high God! Begin using seeds, words, that build yourself and others up and expect them to bring the peace that is promised to the sons of God.
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