For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ to God
The blessings, of course, are simply those things that remind me of how grateful I am. And sometimes it takes little more than the aroma of English Thyme when I’m sitting on the deck with a cup of tea and a curious camera….
We can push the religion side of things hard, but unless we are really living for Jesus, filled with the Spirit, trusting in God, we present something that is harsh, bland, and unappetizing.
We lose our bearings when we attempt to satisfy ourselves with what is counterfeit, false, and fundamentally unsatisfying. Here in the west we’re trained in excess, instructed to consume more, and misled by advertising designed to facilitate profit to the extent that we double down on the “more is better” philosophy. In consequence, we load up on what cannot satisfy, hoping that sheer volume will make the difference. But it never will.
“So fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly. Put away forever the idols… Serve the Lord alone. But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served…?… Read More ›
Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, shining like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb through the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river is the tree of… Read More ›