Devotions from Judy’s heart

I love when our house is filled with aroma and today I made chili and had it simmering all morning. It just made my taste buds sing and want to sample. As it says in II Cor. 2:14&15, we are the aroma of Christ and He spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere through us. Isn’t that amazing? We don’t always know those that are drawn to the Lord because they sniff the fragrance we are carrying. But we do know how our hearts leap when we come into a room filled with tantalizing aromas. In my chili, I put all kinds of my garden veggies and let them simmer to add more flavor. I think people and experiences in our lives are used to bring out the aroma of Christ in a deeper way as we let them simmer over time and process them. I have had retreatants tell what I have put in my main dishes, just by the aroma, even before tasting. How wonderful when others are aware of Him in our lives and smell His sweet fragrance. Next time we enter a room full of wonderful aromas, let us ask Him to spread His fragrance through us.