Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sweet Fragrance

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The month of roses, chocolates, and sweet fragrance ... the month of expressing, and receiving love. As women, we dream of being cherished, of being treasured and held close. And of making a difference and lasting impact on those around us.

How can we be this sweet fragrance, spreading love, lasting love, to those around us? And, especially to those we love the most ... our husbands, and our children.

A never-ending supply of the sweetest of fragrances available to us, within us. God's Spirit, the essence of fragrance ... living in us. The fragrance of our Creator, the Maker of Love, of Intimacy, of Marriage.

"Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance 
rising up to God."
 (II Cor. 2:15)

"Now He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere,
like a sweet perfume."
(II Cor. 2:14)

More important than putting on my scent from Bath & Body Works, or my "Beloved" scent from Kohl's. Putting on the heavenly aroma of Christ. As a follower of Jesus, pausing and letting His Spirit fill me, enveloping me with His sweetness. Throughout the day, everyday ... applying and re-applying this never-ending, always available sweet fragrance.

The greatest gift I can give to my husband, my children ... the sweetest of all fragrances, spreading Love, and making a difference for eternity. And finding what we dream of and long for ... to be held close, to be valued and cherished by those we love.

"Charm is deceptive, 
and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord
will be greatly praised."
(Proverbs 31:30)

Loving Lord, help me to remember today, and each day, where true beauty and fragrance come from ... 










15 comments:

  1. I am so thankful for you and your sweet fragrance that comes to me via this blog and your life offered in prayers and unending encouragement. You are a wonderful example to me!

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  2. This is such an encouraging post, and convicting as well. Thanks for sharing the scriptures- a perfect way to end my day and help me start fresh in the morning.

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  3. And the only way we can exude His fragrance is to be near Him.

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  4. Truly a wonderful post ...GODs fragrance is so sweet ................thanks so much for this post

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  5. Cherry, I loved reading this! It refreshed me in a way that I needed. Your life and your words glorify God so much. Praising God for you!

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  6. This is so beautiful Cherry. I want my life to be a sweet fragrance to those around me and to Him. Your words are such an encouragement.

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  7. i want to be the sweet fragrance that you are, mom. this blog is one way that you do that. it often brings tears to my eyes and fills me up. i love you! -amy

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  8. This is beautiful and sometimes a hard thing to spread. I too pray that I would become that sweet fragrance!

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  9. it's funny how our sense of smell ameliorates. these days it's sweat and dirt and tears that smell best of all, especially when they're tied to loving Him.

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  10. friend... i needed this. i will remember your fragrant post as i put on my peach perfume in the morning, i will remember and ask Christ to fill me with his spirit... you are such a gift. thank you.

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  11. What a great prayer... to remember where true beauty and fragrance come from. I've been thinking especially about fragrance lately, so thank you for this.

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  12. this is what i long for too!

    how did you get the colossians verses in your sidebar? i'm memorizing it as well.

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