Sunday, May 11, 2008
The Fragrance of the Lord
On a recent Sunday morning when I returned to my house and upon opening the front door I was met with the most awesome scent. I was also met by my dog who is always there to greet me when I open the front door. It was very strange and overwhelming because I always take a sniff to make sure I don't smell "doggy odor." That is my clue she needs a bath!
When I entered my small condo living room I was enveloped and overwhelmed by the most beautiful scent in the air. I was very confused about it and went around the house trying to solve the mystery. There were no flowers, no potpourri, no scented candles or oils. Where did that scent come from?? It was a wonderfully sweet smell, but not too sweet, more organic and natural, but not musky at all. It was a pure and clean scent that was not like any smell manufactured by man. It was literally a blanket of fragrance and it enveloped me! It was the most awesome scent I have ever experienced!
Later that day I read the blog entry from Michael Boldea's Homeward Bound blog and here is the opening scripture from "The Key to Victory":
2 Corinthians 2:14
“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”
When I read that scripture I knew immediately that the Lord was telling me something. I started to cry and I felt very elated! The fragrance of the Lord was indeed in my place and I knew His Holy Spirit was there and He is guiding me. This fragrance was a confirmation of God's love. I knew that because of my choice to be a devoted servant and because of my decision to commit and be obedient, the Lord was pleased and letting me know!
The other point I want to illustrate by telling this story is that God is very real! He is not a myth, a story or a fairy tale. There was a time when I doubted because I could not feel a connection or a presence. I realize now that I could not feel Him because my sin was separating me from God!
Praise the Lord for His mercy in drawing me back to His son, to repantance and into fellowship with Him!
The Key to Victory
Peace and Grace in Christ, Sarah