For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:15
No one enjoys driving down the road and passing a spot where a skunk has been hit by a vehicle. The smell lingers for a couple miles. Also the smell of burning food is not appetizing. Pleasant aromas that attract people are things like bacon frying, cookies baking, and coffee brewing. Also the smell of orange blossoms was one I experienced while residing in Arizona.
As a believer we are to be the 'aroma' of Christ, or in other words draw people unto Him by the way we act. Are you the fragrance of Christ in your workplace, at the local coffee shop, at the mall, or while having to wait somewhere? Does what you say and do draw people closer to God or away from Him?Stop and reflect on your life and see if there is anything you are doing or saying that may lead others down the wrong path? Take corrective action by starting each day with scripture, prayer, and purposing to bloom for Christ and spread that aroma everywhere.PRAYER: I choose to pause each day before charging ahead and make sure the way I act leads people to you. Forgive me for the times I have 'stunk' and been a distraction. In Jesus' name. Amen.