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July 14th, 2009

Fragrant Offering

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Eph 5:1-2 (NIV)

What kind of fragrance are you emitting? Jesus released an aroma pleasing to God through His life of instant obedience and selfless love. Jesus made God smile. His loyalty to God and to fulfilling God’s agenda produced a fragrant offering that moved the heart of God.

“For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” 2 Cor 2:15 (NIV)

Once you are in Christ, His life is lived through you. As you surrender to His Lordship and allow Him to bear His fruit through your life, you become the aroma of Christ to God. Your life becomes a perpetual offering to God that brings Him joy, honor, and glory.

As the fragrance of Christ emanates from your yielded life, not only does God receive pleasure from your offering, but other people benefit as well. Others are watching you and how you live out the Christian life in the roadways of life. You have the potential to influence others to Christ by your fragrant offering? Who will come to Christ this week because of your instant obedience and selfless love?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor
(This devotional was originally posted in ’07 or ’08. I’m taking a break from writing for a season of personal renewal.)
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Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 at 1:00 am
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October 5th, 2007

Fragrant Offering

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Eph 5:1-2 (NIV)

What kind of fragrance are you emitting? Jesus released an aroma pleasing to God through His life of instant obedience and selfless love. Jesus made God smile. His loyalty to God and to fulfilling God’s agenda produced a fragrant offering that moved the heart of God.

“For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” 2 Cor 2:15 (NIV)

Once you are in Christ, His life is lived through you. As you surrender to His Lordship and allow Him to bear His fruit through your life, you become the aroma of Christ to God. Your life becomes a perpetual offering to God that brings Him joy, honor, and glory.

As the fragrance of Christ emanates from your yielded life, not only does God receive pleasure from your offering, but other people benefit as well. Others are watching you and how you live out the Christian life in the roadways of life. You have the potential to influence others to Christ by your fragrant offering? Who will come to Christ this week because of your instant obedience and selfless love?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Friday, October 5th, 2007 at 1:00 am
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