“…God …through us, spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 2:14

The smell of baking permeated every corner of the house. Walking in from outside the fragrance was welcoming. The smell alone created an appetite and an expectation.

Did you know that you permeate the circle you live in with a fragrance? Oh, it’s not your perfume or your after shave.  It’s the fragrance of Christ. It’s His love and peace flowing through you and impacting the circle where you influence.

You bring the fragrance of Jesus with you as you interact with those around you. You can bring acceptance and love, gentleness and kindness. You can bring an unselfish spirit and an embracing warmth.  

Give away some of the love Jesus gave you. Create a hunger for Him in those around you by sharing the fragrance of Jesus.

Simply ask for His Holy Spirit to fill you today with power from Him so you can share the fragrance of His loving care. Share His gentle love today and, as the old saying goes, “if necessary, use words”.

Father God,? I want to say a special “Thank You” today for the gift of Your Son, Jesus. Thank you that knowing Him can change a life! Help me today to have a heart full of the abundance of all Jesus is: love and gentleness, acceptance and caring. Help me to be filled today with these things, by the power of the Holy Spirit, so that the fragrance of Christ will permeate wherever I go today! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Take Action

Whether or not you can identify your own giftings is not as important as being a vessel of the love and care of Jesus. Ask the Holy Spirit to use you today to bring the fragrance of Jesus into the places where you walk.

Ask for prayer if the place you are at is a difficult place to share His love.

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