An Offering from PJ: Fragrant Aroma

We are pleased to welcome a new author to our blog, PJ Gover!

PJ Grover

PJ Gover is a long time Bible teacher and devotional writer. Her one-year devotional book, Celebrate Thee Date, was recently published through www.4homestore.com. She earned her B.S. in Family Relations and Psychology but gains spiritual insight through health challenges and chronic pain. At her church she serves as a director of a senior adult department, teacher and women’s mentor. She also maintains a prayer and devotional ministry and two blogs – www.PJGover.com and www.citygirlgoincountry.wordpress.com. She and her husband split their time between Dallas and a small cattle ranch and are parents to beautiful daughter and her wonderful husband. Contact her at PJ.Gover@yahoo.com.

 

Ephesians 5:2, “and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”

Ever awakened early to dash off to the local bakery to catch freshly baked bread, donuts or pastries right out of the oven? Delightful aromas capture your senses and draw you through the front door and the scrumptious taste delivers. It’s well worth lost sleep and those puffy eyes that accompany it! The fragrances often rekindle old memories and clutch onto new ones. After all, smells evoke some of our strongest emotions.

Maybe that’s why God uses the descriptive words, “soothing aroma” when referring to Old Testament sacrifices and “fragrant aroma” for Christians in the New Testament. Isn’t our life supposed to be pleasing to God? And, shouldn’t it elicit positive memories and pleasantly productive emotions in those to which we wish to minister?

Each morning offer your life as a soothing aroma to The Lord God. Please Him, draw others through His front door and deliver His greatest goods – eternity through Jesus Christ, His Son.

Walking as His Fragrant Aroma of Love,

PJ

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