Being a Sweet Scent

We are called and equipped,

image by Incredible Orchids

image by Incredible Orchids

the aroma of life;

sweet scent of salvation,

to set folks free from strife.

Yet to others, it seems,

the rancid stench of death;

when entangled in sin,

it can steal your last breath.

God has given to us,

His wisdom and Spirit,

not to glorify us,

lest the lost come to hear it.

For God will enable,

us to do so much more,

than we could on our own,

as He opens new doors.

So go forth in boldness,

take courage in the Lord.

Stand strong in your calling,

until heaven’s reward.

(Responding to 2 Corinthians 2:14-16)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You have a plan and a purpose for each of us.  Thank You that You have designed each of us to reflect Your likeness and to be the sweet scent of salvation to those who are seeking You.  Forgive us for considering ourselves unworthy to do what You ask, and help us to remember that it is not by our strength or wisdom or power that we do anything, but rather it is by Your goodness and grace.  May we let You lead us and guide us, and may we be willing to follow wherever You lead.  Use our obedience to be the sweet scent of salvation to those who are seeking.  All glory and honor to You.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

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