Morning Inspiration – Do You Wear a Christ-like Fragrance?

“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.” 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 NLT

I start my mornings reading a devotional in a book by Dalene Reyburn titled Walking in Grace. My daughter gifted it to me this past Christmas. The scripture above is the one from yesterday. I love these two verses. I can envision a sweet aroma, pleasing to God spreading through a world that stinks of rot, and decay.

My daughter also gifted me a fragrance set from Bath and Body Works called Snowflakes & Cashmere. Oh, how I adore the scent. But I’ve become aware that wearing fragrance when one ventures in the company of others can trigger allergic reactions in others. Now I spray the fine fragrance mist all over my body on the days I’m spending at home. Problem is, I quickly become attuned to the scent and the aroma alludes me.

Many of us forget that we are still spreading knowledge of Christ even when we don’t actively speak of our faith constantly. People watch us very closely when they know we are Christians. How we handle situations and show our faith in trusting God, sharing the fruits of the Spirit speaks volumes. Lifting my cup of tea this morning and thanking God for this beautiful morning He has provided. “The cold never bothered me anyway!”

By Carol Ann Erhardt

I'm a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and best of all a child of God. The beautiful colors in God's world lift my spirits and give me inspiration. Every morning is a new beginning, and a blessed gift from God! I enjoy a cup of tea each morning and give thanks to my Savior for life eternal.