FRAGRANCE: “WORTH CONSIDERING” 4/9/19 (Across my desk this morning from Joel.)
“For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which ascends] to God…” (2 Corinthians 2:15, AMP)
Did you know that your life is a sweet fragrance to God? Think about how a wonderful aroma affects you personally. When it’s springtime and the flowers are blossoming, everything feels new again. The sweet aroma in the air tells you that the flowers are fresh and alive. It catches your attention! It makes you want to take a deep breath of the sweet fragrance.
God feels the same way about you! He loves wonderful aromas, and when you are living your life to please Him, it’s a beautiful fragrance that captures His attention! Just like the aroma in springtime tells you that the flowers are alive, the aroma of your life is a sign that Christ is alive in you. It is pleasing to the Heavenly Father! The next time you experience a fresh fragrance, remember that your life is a fragrance to God. You can rest in knowing that He is pleased with a heart that seeks after Him. As you continue to seek Him, you’ll be that sweet fragrance, and you’ll experience His wonderful hand of blessing in every area of your life.
A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, today I choose to honor You by honoring the people You have placed in my life. Show me how to love others the way You love me so that faith will grow stronger in my heart. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
You know, a problem with this is, that we tend to get use to our own smell, good or bad, and it is difficult for us to know how our smell is effecting others as they don’t want us to know. Us guys that have been married for a while know what I mean when the little lady of the house, gently nudges us that “you don’t have enough dirty clothes” or “are we out of hot water” or just simply, “you need a shower.” The world tends to collect on us like dirt in the same way in the spirit. The LORD reminded Peter that he needed to get his feet washed from time to time, John 13:12, Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never my feet. Jesus answered him, If I thee not, thou hast no part with me.
So part of smelling good is keeping clean, 1 John 1:
And especially at my age, I need to keep a healthy attitude about keeping clean so my wife will feed me and also so that the LORD will receive me in the 1st Resurrection. This is worth considering, hope you take it to heart that “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” And out of a true heart Cleanliness comes the fragrance of Christ Jesus. It is HIS FRAGRANCE that draws the world to HIM. That is what brought me to Christ Jesus in 1955. I could smell the sweet fragrance of Jesus on Floyd, a young 19 yr. old church caretaker who was way under paid but way full of GOD’S PEACE and JOY.
Be Blessed in your Day, Ken<>< (Access to past Blogs may be found: www.Trinity-Aloha.org look for the link below: “WORTH CONSIDERING.”
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