But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life." 2 Corinthians 2:14-16a NIV
Have you ever been around Christians who draw you in just by their presence? They exude the peace and gentleness of the Savior. Their loving demeanor captivates you and you desire to just BE with them. They fill your senses with beauty as the soft petals of an exquisite flower. They are your breath of fresh air.
If you long (as I do) to give off the fragrance of the Spirit to those around us, we must immerse ourselves in the presence of the Lord and to be saturated with His Word that instructs, encourages, and builds others up in the hope given us by Christ.
I have missed writing and visiting with all of my friends here. Hubby had knee replacement surgery and I've been playing nurse while he recovers at home. Will be here as I can. Hope you are basking in the pleasures of summer and relaxing in God's joy and good health.
From My Heart to Yours,
Labels: Christian Inspiration, Faith, Scripture and a Snapshot, Spiritual Sundays