The Fragrance of Life

I woke up this morning considering the gift of smell.

This is a season of sweet smells.

Christmas Tree Pine.

Goodies baking in the oven.

Scented Candles.

Fireplace flames.

I recently read in USA Today, that when interviewed about what they would be willing to sacrifice in exchange for the use of electronics, a large majority of teens choose iPods and Facebook over the gift of  SMELL!

WOW! Can you imagine??

Think about it—

Newborn Babies.

Fresh Cut Grass.


Of course, this list is truly endless.

Traded for what? A text? A Facebook update?

I have just returned from an adventure in the snow covered mountains of Colorado where a different kind of smell filled the luscious log cabin that embraced the prayers, worship and dreams of 9 women for 5 days.

I will never forget it.

2 Corinthians 2:14-16 says:

14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?

God lead us into His Plan for Surrendering the Secret for 2012.

His plan….He wants us to SMELL GOOD for Him.

We are assigned to draw—those who are perishing because of lost choices; shattered dreams; empty arms—to Him.

I am certain we are NOT “equal” in our own strength but we are very SWEET when covered by HIS anointing and power.

That is a SMELL I would not sacrifice for ANYTHING!

We are ready to smell “The Fragrance of LIFE!”

How about you?

What has God shown you lately about your assignment? your calling? your next steps?


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  1. What a wonderful post! If our sense of smell goes away, much of our sense of taste also goes. I’m not willing to give that up for any electronic. God bless you as you embark on 2012.

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