"For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those we are being saved and among those who are perishing." 2 Corinthians 2:15
I used this picture because I received the ultimate compliment recently!
Was it that I looked great?
Nope. I usually have "bed head"...wearing my sweatshirt..no makeup.
Was it that I spoke with such authority....offering nuggets of profound wisdom?
Nope. I usually just say, "Good morning."
So, what was this compliment that had me so excited?
Ashley came home from school with a message from the car "valet", the teacher that opens the car doors as kids are getting out and going to school:
"Tell your mom 'thank you' for me. Every morning she smiles at me and makes me feel so good."
Do we realize the difference our "smile" makes?
I want to be the AROMA of CHRIST! I want to shine His Light to everyone around me! I want strangers to wonder what is radiating in me and friends to know that it is Christ! And....I want everyone to think, "I want what SHE has!"
Not the perfect body.
Not the latest clothes.
Not the most expensive car (or jewelry or house).
I want people around me to want...
THE LIGHT OF CHRIST.
And, it is always so important to remember that we are the ambassadors of Christ.
People are watching us- even when we don't realize it!
We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. 2Corinthians 5:20
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Did you know God had a plan for you before the foundations of the earth? He created you to be holy and blameless in His sight. Why? He chose you to be His ambassador, His representative on the earth. God created you to reflect His glory. He created you to reflect His character, His righteousness, His holiness. Think about that for a moment. Part of your purpose on this earth is to be a representative for the King of kings and the Lord of lords. That should make you want to walk a little differently. It should make you want to talk differently. It should make you think a little more carefully about the places you go and the things you do.
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