Monday, June 29, 2009

A Pleasing Aroma

Fragrance, you know; perfumes and colognes, candles, air sprays, diffusers, scented oils, the list goes on and on. Rows within certain stores are loaded with scents of many varieties, As a matter of fact, there are specific stores that sell nothing more than fragrances; the stores where you exit not being able to smell anything for a while to the sensory overload!

There are many speculations about our collective desire to have and to present pleasant scents.

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.

A funny thing about fragrances is that once you are exposed to a new fragrance for a few minutes you no longer can smell the fragrance. In the same condition is our perception of the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him. Understand what scripture has to say about this aroma

It is His manifestation through us. We cannot sense our own sweet aroma.

Paul continues his discussion:

For we are the fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma of death to death, to the other an aroma of life to life. ( 2 Corinthians 2:14 & 15)

Wherever you go, people respond to your presence; they don’t even know why. Most of us are totally unaware of this concept ourselves.

Much like the artificial sources of fragrance our “sweet aroma” fades in the “open air”. Everyday encounters within the natural world diffuse our fragrance. To remain pleasantly fragrant to some and grossly smelly to others we must choose to abide with the source of our aroma.

Seek Him earnestly and passionately! The rest is up to Him!

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