A Daily Word - June 5

HOW DO YOU SMELL? 

Maybe you read the title of this devotional and thought, "I'll just skip this one. This guy's getting a little too personal." Well, this is personal. So I'm asking: how do you smell? When Christians use their gifts in the Body of Christ, their service is a pleasing aroma to God. When someone writes a note and says "I missed you at church," or "I'm praying for you in this difficult time," or when someone makes a phone call or cooks a meal or teaches a class or checks a roll, that act of service is worship to God. A sweet smelling aroma goes up from that sacrifice to the throne of God, and He says, "That's worship! That smells good. That gives Me pleasure."

Often I'll put in praise tapes as a part of my time with God. If I'm in the office or running or in the car, I might have praise music on. I've even been known to break out in song if I'm alone, and sing praises to God at the top of my voice—and when I do, the place I'm in becomes a sanctuary where God is worshipped. I believe God likes it when I do that. My private worship is a pleasing aroma to Him, too.

Also, our relationships with others can be an act of worship. When we are in right relationship with others and we're speaking and sharing and having the right kind of chemistry with people, our interactions are God-honoring and God-glorifying. That's worship, too. The aroma of it pleases God, and He says, "That makes Me feel good. That is a blessing to Me." What kind of aroma are you to God in your service, your praise and your personal relationships? In other words, how do you smell?

MEMORY VERSE 

II CORINTHIANS 2:15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE 

1 Chronicles 9Amos 5

Click here to sign up for your free Winning Walk newsletter!


winningwalk

You can have confidence, joy, and peace – even in death!

As believers, we don't need to fear the end of the world. Jesus has conquered death and promised us eternal life with Him! 

Dr. Ed Young takes an in-depth look at life, death, the second coming of Christ, the great judgment, and the promise of heaven in his 5-message CD series, End Times.
 
It’s our gift to thank you for your generous donation to The Winning Walk below.
 
Thank you for your support – and may the End Times series empower you to be confident in your future, as you know the proven truth of God's plan for the end of time.

  • Editors' Picks

    Why the Church Must Start Talking about Domestic Violence
    Why the Church Must Start Talking about Domestic Violence
  • Don't Think of Church as Your Own Spiritual Power Bar
    Don't Think of Church as Your Own Spiritual Power Bar
  • So You Think Theology Is Impractical?
    So You Think Theology Is Impractical?