(c) 2006, Kathy Fannon
Have you ever walked into a coffee shop and smelled the coffee brewing? You breathe deep through your nose to take in as much of the aroma as you can, exhale it all back out and then breathe deep again. Oh, that smells so good!
How about Thanksgiving when you go to your mom's house and the aroma of turkey and potatoes knocks you over as you walk toward the house? There's nothing like that smell! It makes you salivate and your stomach rumble! Just get me to the table!
But what about you? Are you an aroma? I'm not asking if you need a shower, but are you an aroma of life to those around you?
Do they put their noses in the air and sniff as you pass because you live a life so sold out to God that you bring a fresh fragrance wherever you go?
Are you as lilacs in the spring or burning leaves in the fall? Do people want to be around you?
God has called us to be a witness for Him. He wants us to minister to the hurting, the broken, the lost. Are we doing that? Or are we stagnant in our church pew and have forgotten about the world outside, therefore becoming a stench in the nostrils of God?
- II Corinthians 2:14-16 "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. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life..." (NASB)
Live your life as a "perfume" of life to those around you and you will be a pleasing aroma to our Father.