Be blessed to live as God’s soothing aroma. Prayer requests?
Ephesians 5:2, “and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”
Ever awakened early for a dash to the local bakery to catch newly baked bread, kolaches, donuts or pastries fresh out of the ovens? Delightful aromas capture your senses and draw you through the front door and scrumptious tastes deliver. It’s well worth lost sleep and the puffy eyes that accompany it. The fragrances often recapture old memories and clutch onto new ones. After all, smells evoke some of the strongest memories and emotions.
Maybe that’s why God uses the descriptive words, “soothing aroma” when referring to Old Testament sacrifices and “fragrant aroma” for Christians in the New Testament. Isn’t our life (behavior and attitudes) supposed to be pleasing to God? And, shouldn’t it elicit positive memories and pleasantly productive emotions in those to which we wish to minister?
Each morning offer your life as a soothing aroma to The Lord God. Delight Him, draw others through His front door and deliver His greatest goods – eternity through Jesus, the sacrificial Son of God.
Walking as His Fragrant Aroma of Love, PJ
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