“Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing”.2 Corinthians 2:15 (NLT)
I have always been sensitive to different smells, very quickly noticing if something has gone bad in the fridge or the fruit bowl or if someone in my family doesn’t smell quite right! I am also very aware of the opposite; when something or someone smells amazing, I am naturally drawn to them.
It’s cool to know that as a Christian we have a specific aroma that we omit to the world. Have you ever noticed how some people are instantly drawn to you while others keep their distance? 2 Corinthians 2:15 says this aroma we have as Christians will be perceived differently by those who come to Christ verses those who do not.
When Christ is evident in our day to day lives, we will naturally give off this Christ like aroma as we talk to people about God, as we serve, as we work, and as we just simply love others as Christ loves us! “But thanks be to God, who uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him everywhere.” 2 Corinthians 2:14.
Prayer for today
Lord, it gives me great honor to serve you and to spread the aroma of your knowledge to everyone I meet. Continue to guide me and give me the courage to do this for your kingdom. I love you, in you holy name Amen
Questions to meditate on today
What is it about you that you hope others think is a “sweet fragrance”?
Jesus, I thank you today for…. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Lord, you have blessed me with…. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Jesus, I am really struggling today with… ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Jesus, what I need today is…. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
I am a sweet fragrance to God!