A Fragrant Soul

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Sunday, April 17, 2016 0 comments

by Ami Samuels

What fragrance do you saturate the world with? Do you emit a peaceful aroma like lavender or eucalyptus? Maybe you bring a joyful scent like florals or citrus. Is it a sweet smell like vanilla or brown sugar? What fragrance do you bring into a room when you walk in?

2 Corinthians 2:15 says that we are the fragrance of Christ. Consider your life for a moment. Do you light up a room with a smile and bring a peaceful attitude, or do you enter with a scowl permeating a critical spirit and tension?

What is the fragrance of our hearts? Being the fragrance of Christ reminds me of Galatians 5:22: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” If we are to be the aroma of Christ, our lives should reflect these characteristics.

We can all think of people that we have come in contact with that emitted a sour spirit to everyone around them. Maybe it is a rude customer in front of us in the checkout line, or a grumpy worker at the DMV. Likewise, we have all met people that sweeten a room with their presence as they are so Christ-like we want to be around them and get to know them.

Join me as we examine our hearts and lives, striving to saturate the world around us with the fragrance of Christ.

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