"Our lives are like a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God." 

2 Corinthians 2:15a, NLT

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Thought to Ponder

This has been a challenging and high-stress week of urgent care and emergency room visits, deadlines to meet and sick relatives.  In addition, there was still a household to run.  With so much being thrust upon me,  it was difficult to maintain a Christ-like fragrance.

What would our lives look like if we were consistent Christ-like fragrances rising up to God?  We would:

  • not experience anxiety when we were faced with unexpected events that caused uncertainty;  
  • instantly pray and ask God for strength and direction to guide us through any trial, being absolutely confident that He would work all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose;.  
  • not be frustrated over another's ill treatement of us, but immediately pray for them and pray that we would love them the way Christ loves them;  
  • forgive over and over again and never hold a grudge, just as Christ forgave us.  

Regardless life's trials, our lives should be Christ-like fragrances rising up to God. This draws people to Christ, strengthens our faith and glorifies God. 

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Today's Challenge

In what area of life or challenging relationship will you initiate being a Christ-like fragrance?