Women who are close friends of mine, will be quick to tell you that I am an "oil lady." Yes, since 1997, I have been totally absorbed in using my essential oils for health and well-being. I love making my own fragrant soaps, creams and sprays since I understand that they possess many therapeutic and preventative qualities.
I go to great lengths to dry my own herbs and rose petals, as well as grind orange rinds down to a fine powder for my skin loving creams.
Why? I love their fragrance, how the essential oils make me feel and the health benefits that comes with their use. I have experienced how they often protect me from germs that can harm me. But as much as I see the importance of their use, there is another fragrance that is the One I desire most.
What kind of "smell" should a woman of faith have?
Sounds peculiar does it not? A certain smell that women of faith should have does seem to be a bit far fetched. But it is not a fragrance that you can smell such as a gardenia bloom, dried rose petals or a handful of fresh cut lavender.
Imagine if you will, your life as if it were a fragrance.
What if your fragrance attracted people to come to know God?
In 2 Corinthians 2:15, we read: "We are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”
Our fragrance is pleasing to God, and it has the ability to attract others to Him. But we also can emit a fragrance that can repel them. If we have come to know Christ as Savior, we have been cleansed and made new; and Christ now lives within us. We now have the opportunity to be the “fragrance of Christ”— a servant of Christ who is ready to reach out to others in His likeness. Oh this sweet fragrance of His likeness can be an irresistible pull toward the Savior!