Do You Smell Good to God?

We've all been assaulted by them at one time or another.  They are usually, but not always, big-haired older ladies with lots of rings.  You smell them before you see them.  They are so drenched in perfume that you know they didn't just DAB it, they DOUSED it.  And gargled with it, just for good measure.  I am always amazed that anyone can think their chosen scent actually smells good, but obviously some company developed it, marketed it, and sold it to the person in question who is approaching you.

The worse scenario of all is rushing into church late and plopping down next to them before your nose has a chance to catch up to the rest of your body.  As you slide into the pew, a scent overload hits your nostrils, your eyes begin to water, and simultaneously you begin to taste whatever Chanel Number Phew smells like.  Before long you can't breathe, and you begin to get woozy from the act of holding your breathe.  People around you stare because you are making strange gagging noises.

The book of Revelation reminds us that just like the big-haired heavily perfumed lady of my nightmare, we too have a scent. This scent is not apparent to those around us, but only to God.  Revelation 8:3-4  says that our scent wafts up to God's throne in Heaven, and He smells it.

"Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand. (Rev 8:3-4)

The sweet smell of me that wafts up into God's throne room comes from the prayers of the saints, of which I am one.  Just like the lady who bathes in her perfume, I can choose to bathe myself in prayer before the Lord, and send up a sweet smell into God's nostrils.  What a delightful opportunity to make God smile.

Will you join me in sending up a sweet savor to the Lord as we lay our requests before Him in humbleness and faith?

God bless you as we walk the faith walk together!

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  1. Thank you so much for allowing God to use you to speak to us, and for your words of wisdom. So thankful I visited your blog today (from the Bless a Blogger Friday Blog Hop on Bible Love Notes blog. God bless you!

  2. I love your description here! Who has not been assaulted by such < strike >fragrances< /strike > odors in their lifetime (generally sold at your local favorite garage sale)? But what a great analogy of how we smell to God! Thank you for this message today. I am popping over from Bless a Blogger Friday (it's still Friday, right? Although on my side of the Great Pond it's already Saturday morning ). I pray that your life today is a sweet smelling savor to Him!!! Blessings from Zagreb