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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Sweet Fragrance

Hello Friends,

My meditation was on 2 Corinthians 2:14-16 this morning. I love how it is worded in the Amplified Bible, a translation I found at Bible Gateway.

2 Corinthians 2:14-16Amplified Bible (AMP)

14 But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere,
15 For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which exhales] unto God, [discernible alike] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing:
16 To the latter it is an aroma [wafted] from death to death [a fatal odor, the smell of doom]; to the former it is an aroma from life to life [a vital fragrance, living and fresh]. And who is qualified (fit and sufficient) for these things? [Who is able for such a ministry? We?]
Water colour pencils and paint
As it states in verse 16 - Who could ever qualify for such a ministry? Certainly not me. Yet, it is what he has ordained. As I take in Christ, I breathe him out and he becomes the fragrance that I carry. I weep as I think of it. Like Mary, I want to take that precious ointment and pour it over Jesus. I want to "exhale onto God" that sweet fragrance of Christ that I have been given.
I loved the Amplified version of verse 15 so much I made it into a word art file so I could share it with you.
Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you have found some inspiration here. I would like to leave you with a message that I know is from the heart of God.

You are beautiful and you are loved.

Blessing hugs,

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