I personally have been using the same perfume for 13 years. Love it, and everywhere I go people comment on it, so why change a good thing, right? By the way, since I know someone is bound to ask, I use "Dazzling Gold" by Estee Lauder.
Anyway, here is the thing. I'm doing some reading today and found this little treasure in the Word...
"For we are to God, the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing." 2 Corinthians 2:15
Say what? I am a perfume? Representing Christ?
Powerful words if you really let them soak in.
In other words... I MIGHT BE THE ONLY "SNIFF" OF CHRIST SOMEONE SMELLS, THE ONLY "GLIMPSE" SOMEONE SEES, THE ONLY "ADVERTISEMENT" SOMEONE READS TODAY!!!
As I look back at my day, I have to wonder how I smelled??? Did I look right? Was I a selling point for Christ? If He put me as a sample of Him in a magazine, would anyone even stop to check Him out? Would my aroma please Him?
Unfortunately, I think I had a few stinky moments, today. Moments that could be considered anything but fragrant. I don't think I always send that sweet aroma to my family, my coworkers, my church family and even strangers like I should. I think I will take a shower in His grace, and drench myself in His love and try to start over at this smelling good stuff.
What a potent little verse, but how beautiful the message. How I would love to be considered a beautiful fragrance...
As you and I go about our day tomorrow, dear friends, here's praying we all make an attempt to SMELL real good for Him!!! :)