Warm and toasty greetings friends. If you're stopping by after reading today's Proverbs 31 devotion, welcome.
After the sweetest time ever with the ladies at Cornerstone Christian Church in Wyckoff, NJ (I'll post some pictures in a few days),
I'm on my way to Michigan to spend a few days speaking to the wonderful ladies of Ada Bible Church.
I'd venture a guess that your home is filled with the heady scent of pine boughs, sugar cookies and other seasonal favorites today. I just love the scents of this season, don't you?
In today's devotion I used the metaphor of fragrance to describe our spiritual lives.
This reminds me of the first time I met my best friend Lisa B.
Lisa was new to the neighbor and set out to meet her new neighbors. The first woman she met was kind and gracious in welcoming Lisa to the neighborhood, but she did have one warning for her. "You will want to stay away from the house on the corner there." "The lady who lives there is a Jesus Freak!" Lisa thanked the lady, then headed for the house on the corner. She made her way up the sidewalk, stepped on the front porch and rang the doorbell.
I answered the door and invited the new neighbor in. As Lisa stepped through the door, she turned and sniffed the air. She paused a moment then said "I smell Jesus." "I've been praying all morning that the Lord would lead me to a neighbor who loves Jesus, and here you are." Yep, I smell Jesus on you." Needless to say that was the start of our 23 year friendship.
What about you friend, is your life fragrance inviting and pleasant to Christ and to others?
During this season of warm and welcoming scents, I would ask you to abide in Christ in order to spread the sweet fragrance of His goodness.
Will your family and friends smell Jesus on you today?