Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What do you smell like?

2 Corinthians 2:14-17 (NLT)

Ministers of the New Covenant
 But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. 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. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume.
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These were the verses in my devotional today.  I chuckled as I was reading it a little thinking to myself "what do I smell like?" Think about a believer you know that when you come into contact with them it's like a breath of fresh air.  But I can imagine those same people can get under the skin of non-believers, because of the same hope and joy they have in their lives.  I hope that I am like a breath of fresh air to the believer that I come into contact with but right now I don't feel like I am because I am in a completely new environment and it takes me a while to open up.  However, there are sweet older ladies who come up to me every week and hug me and say they are praying for me and they "smell sweet to me." Are there believers in your life that you can "smell sweet" to? I hope that God reviles that person to you this week...I'll be praying for that this week! 


  1. Thanks for stopping by today Meg!! Thanks so much for the prayer too! I really need it today. I'll post more about it tomorrow. I'm a little stressed out today! :0) It's really great to know I have you gals to count on! :0)

  2. Hmmm...good food for thought. I want to smell sweet to the world - even if I don't personally touch people's lives, just walking by I want them to catch a "whiff" of joy (or love, or peace, or any other Jesus scent!). :-) This will be on my mind today!

  3. These are good thought. Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. your blog is presh. adorable. full of cuteness. i love it. i'm so following you. i have so many sweet smelling women to look up to. i'm very thankful for each one of them. most of the time, i feel like i stink. thank the Lord for His beautiful grace.