Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Fragrance of Christ

**I know a couple of you will have read this over half a year ago on my other blog. I was reminded of it again today in my daily reading. May the Lord use it for His glory again.

"...a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the LORD." Leviticus 23:13,18

As a little girl my Mom would always pray with me before I left home for school. In fact, she would pray with ALL the friends that came to call on my sister and I to walk to school. At times our front hall would be filled with a dozen youngsters. I don't know that my sister and I were really that popular, but our home was known for refreshing cold drinks of water and candy, so it was a wonderful half-way mark for many making their journey to school each morning.

My Mom had another beautiful practice as well. On exam days she would spray a little perfume on my wrist and remind me that when I was writing the exam, and maybe a question appeared a little daunting, the aroma of the perfume would remind me that she was at home praying for me.

One day when I arrived at school I was talking with a girlfriend when suddenly she asked, "What smells so nice"?

I answered, "It's my Mother's prayers".

She replied, "They sure do smell nice".

God's Word tells us that our prayers should rise as a sweet smelling fragrance to Him.

Whenever you apply a little touch of your favourite scent, may the lovely aroma throughout the day remind you to take all your needs to Him in prayer. May they be " a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the LORD."

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Debra said...

Joyful- I commented on Wendy blog, you are wise! I so enjoy your comments and look forward to reading them daily. This is the first time i have went to your blog, enjoyed it.
Thank You,

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

There are some things that never grow old....and in fact, improve with age. This post is one of them! It's as good or better today than when I read it last year. What a wonderful, comforting thing that must have been as a young girl!

Thanks for re-sharing!


Melanie Dorsey said...

Yes, I have read this post of yours before but it is such a fragrant one that I loved reading it again.

On Purpose said...

Great words are worth repeating! You are such a beautiful woman of God...and I just might be moving up north so I can get me some brownies...a girl can get kinda desperate...HA! Love you my friend!

Lori said...

...ditto...to all of the above comments! I love reading your daily blogs, dear Joy!!! They always bring me joy. I love the wisdom God fills your spirit up with! You are a blessing to all of us! Thank you! Lori - Mesa, AZ

Laura said...

That is absolutely beautiful, Joy. Your mom must be an amazing lady!

Oh Dear said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE this! How precious for a mom to love on her little girl this way and what a perfect picture of the AROMA we are to have! Glad you posted it again or I would have missed it!

lisasmith said...

That's a beautiful story, Joy! Speaking of mother's prayers...that's just the touch I need to set me to even more action. Love this idea!!