I was preparing to get ready for church this morning and open the shutters and peered outside to check the weather. Being in the North West corner of the country, in the middle of winter is pretty predictable. Cloudy, rainy and windy. But that’s not all, I’ve got to take the dog out for his morning constitutional. Now taking a black and tan cocker spaniel, who hasn’t had a hair cut in two months out in the rain, is like taking a mildewed wrinkled old mop for a walk. When you get back into the house there is a smell of an old wet mildewed mop! Eek! As the smell began to fade, God’s spirit began to talk to my spirit regarding fragrances. I saw that TREASURE BOX and all the old rusty locks, reached for the key ring with all the keys on it. It was sitting on the table in my computer room. The KEY opened the lock, which almost never happens on the first attempt and I turned to 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.
“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. 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.”
While preparing to ready myself for what God has for me today, I have some choices to make. Will I be the SWEET FRAGRANCE of Christ or will I smell like the old, wet mildewed mop?
Tomorrow I will continue opening locks to God’s Treasure Box, using His Word keys. Be a SWEET FRAGRANCE today. It isn’t always easy but then again if you don’t insert the right key you will never be able to begin the great adventure of find the mysteries found inside of the TREASURE BOX.