But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the 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…2 Corinthians 2:14-15
Have you ever thought about having a spiritual aroma? Our perfume smells like Christ to God. I know what Christ smells like, I think. He is the scent of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. That’s what God smells!
So, if we are fragrant with the knowledge of Him in every place, then, others can smell that on us. It’s like meeting someone who is exuding the nicest perfume you’ve ever encountered. When that happens to me I know I’m going to like that person and want what she has. In the same way other’s will want what we have when we are ‘wearing the fragrance’ of God.
This little story explains this concept very well. It was written by Dr. Chris Edwardson, from Dallas, Oregon, in the Pentecostal Evangel:
One day a judge came to my office. I asked him what he was really in for because his leg cast didn’t need to be checked.
He said, “I just thought maybe you could give me a reason to live.” He broke down and cried. I led him to the Lord.
I asked him what prompted him to tell me that. He said, “When you walked into the room, I saw something in your eyes that told me you had what I wanted. Something told me you knew the answer to life. I look in men’s faces all day long, judging the truth. I could see that you believed with all your heart that what you were telling me was true. It was enough to convince me I needed it.
My prayer is that our Faith Fragrance is so powerful it can’t be missed by anyone!
Blessings to you and yours!
Loved the story you shared from the Evangel. It also brought back such fond memories of my parents reading that same magazine they picked up each Sunday in church. They still bring them home each week 🙂 May our fragrance draw others to Him! Blessings!
Amen and amen! Blessings to you and yours! Marie
Hi Marie, nice to meet you, thank you for your visit to Oh My Heartsie Girl! What a profound statement to your story!!! Thank you….Karren
Hi Karren! I’m so glad you liked what you read and hope you’ll visit often. Blessings to you and yours! Marie
Thanks for linking this post to Good Morning Mondays, it is really inspiring and thought provoking. Thanks again. Blessings
My pleasure! Looking forward to linking up often.