On a recent speaking trip I had the great honor of spending a few nights with a new ministry friend who graciously opened her home to me.
Her hospitality was especially precious as she too was flying in from some back to back travel. We actually drove to her home from the airport together. Hosting guests is a challenging enough process without adding not having been home yourself for 10 days.
As we stepped up to her front door a big FedEx box waited to greet us. My friend squealed with delight as she realized it was some perfume she had ordered online. “It’s my SIGNATURE scent” she announced. “They don’t carry it in stores much anymore so I have to seek it out and order it”. That particular scent mattered so much to my friend that she took the time to SIT and SEARCH and INVEST in wearing it.
I remember as a brand new follower of Christ I attended a Bible conference with a friend. At some point during the conference a woman who was seated behind me, tapped me on the shoulder and handed me a piece of paper with 2 Corinthians 2:15 written on it. She said, “The Lord told me to give this to you and to tell you that you smell good to Him.
Wow! I was stunned.
I was brand new to God’s Word and had never read this verse. It not only blessed my heart to think that Jesus thought I smelled good but that He TALKED to this lady!! I knew she must be somebody really special.
I still have that note marked in my Bible 30 years later.
I have learned so much since that day, about “smelling good” to Jesus and to others. I have learned that becoming and being “the aroma of Christ” requires many of the same things my friend experienced in securing her “signature scent”.
It requires taking time to STOP, to SEARCH and to INVEST in time with Jesus.
His Signature Scent is worth everything to me.
Has there ever been a time when someone shared a verse of scripture with you that you STILL remember?
I am going to take a tiny blogging break to take some set apart time with the Lord this month to STOP-SEARCH and INVEST in the Lord.
While I am quiet, I would love to hear your voice!
I would LOVE to send someone my favorite store bought SCENT this month as an act of Thanksgiving. I will run this until November 19th!
It is SO easy to have a chance to win!
Just share your favorite scripture and I’ll enter your name in my drawing 🙂