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You Are God’s Perfume Bottle

English: Perfume set from Sovjetunio ca 1965, with perfume airbag sprayer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Heard an interesting sermon yesterday. I actually had to stop it in the middle – it really ‘got me’.

Have you ever wanted a really special bottle of perfume? Something unique and special that would capture the real you?  Women look for years trying to find that signature scent.  I know, I did. And I have changed my tastes from year to year too.  Even my daughters have a favorite perfume.

Here was a fun little test I took on BuzzFeed to find out what my signature scent would be. Here is my result:

What Should Your Signature Scent Actually Be?

You got: Jean Paul Gaultier Classique

You’re sexy without even trying to be. You find it easy to make friends wherever you go, and there is always a long list of people who want to date you. You’re feminine, pretty and very smart.

I have no idea what this smells like, but you know next time I am out and about I am going to see if I like it! And I am married – so no dating for Ms D – just my hubby Bob!

But here is a thought:

Did you know we carry perfume around?

It’s a special fragrance that cannot be bought at any store.

It is more precious than any fragrance ever.

We carry the fragrance of Christ wherever we go.

The Holy Spirit has it’s own distinct scent.

We are God’s Special Bottle of Perfume.

And both believers and unbelievers can ‘smell’ it!

Here is the sermon from Life Church in Roscoe, IL. It’s called HEAVEN ON EARTH by Pastor Norman Borrero. She’s spunky and I love it. And the part about the perfume – wow, got me. I had to stop it there to let it sink in. It starts around 15:50…I won’t spoil it, listen for yourselves.

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:

To the latter it is an aroma [wafted] from death to death [a fatal odor, the smell of doom]; to the former it is an aroma from life to life [a vital fragrance, living and fresh]. And who is qualified (fit and sufficient) for these things? [Who is able for such a ministry? We?]

For we are not, like so many, [like hucksters making a trade of] peddling God’s Word [shortchanging and adulterating the divine message]; but like [men] of sincerity and the purest motive, as [commissioned and sent] by God, we speak [His message] in Christ (the Messiah), in the [very] sight and presence of God. (2 Corinthians 2:14-17 AMP)

(Photo credits: alittleperspective.com and Pinterest)

 

 

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An Angel in Her Room

AN ANGEL IN HER ROOM

©2013 Diana Rasmussen

She looks in the mirror
cracked glass everywhere
she sees the shadows
tear-stained eyes hollow

where did she go
a long time ago?
feels like a criminal
who’s just invisible

Then she smells cologne
realizes she’s not alone
There’s a heavenly fragrance
she senses the presence
of an angel in her room

she hears “Do not fear,
you’re not alone here,
the best is yet to be”

She puts on her mask
to cover and cloak
life’s shattered pieces
the world oblivious

She’s weary of miserable
is life even fixable?
is she forgivable?
is love conditional?

But she smells cologne
realizes she’s not alone
There’s a heavenly fragrance
she senses the presence
of an angel in her room

she hears “Do not fear,
you’re not alone here
the best is yet to be”