Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Aroma of Expecting Change

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The Aroma of Expecting Change

2 Peter 3:9 New International Version (NIV)

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Word Of Inspiration…

~The Lord is patient with us and He’s not slow at keeping His promises for our lives. We time after time become impatient when we don’t see the manifestation of what we’ve been praying for. Be encouraged on today knowing that the Lord is in control and everything that He promised you will not return void. My prayer is that you’ll, “Expect God to move on your behalf, Expect His Goodness, and Expect Change!”

The Aroma of a Safe Place

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The Aroma of a Safe Place

Proverbs 18:10 New Living Translation (NLT)

10 The name of the Lord is a strong fortress;
    the godly run to him and are safe.

Word Of Inspiration…

~We can always find safety in God. His name alone is a strong tower. My prayer is that you’ll allow God to be your place of refuge. His word declares that the righteous run to Him and they are safe.

 

The Aroma of the Valley

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The Aroma of the Valley

Ezekiel 37 New Living Translation (NLT)

A Valley of Dry Bones

37 The Lord took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the Lord to a valley filled with bones. He led me all around among the bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground and were completely dried out. Then he asked me, “Son of man, can these bones become living people again?”

“O Sovereign Lord,” I replied, “you alone know the answer to that.”

Word Of Inspiration…

In life we sometimes go through seasons that cause us to question whether or not we can recover from valley experiences. God specializes in situations that look hopeless. In Ezekiel 37:5, This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again! My prayer is that you’ll continue to look to God for strength when going through tough seasons and allow Him to restore you by breathing His breath into the dry areas in your life.

“The Aroma of Soaring High”

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The Aroma of Soaring High

Isaiah 40:31 New Living Translation (NLT)

31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.

Word of Inspiration…

~My prayer is that God will strengthen as you continue to go higher in Him. Be encouraged to rise above everything that’s contrary to your growth. If you’re in season where you feel like you want to faint, it’s a great indication that it’s time to soar.

“The Aroma of Beauty For Ashes”

The Aroma of Beauty For Ashes

Isaiah 61:1-3 New International Version (NIV)
The Year of the Lord’s Favor

61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.

Word Of Inspiration..

~We serve an awesome God! He’s so awesome that He replaces our pain with purpose. We are then placed in a position to lend a helping hand to others who face trying times in their lives. My prayer is that you will not get weary while doing the will of God. The hurt, abuse, rejection, pain, or whatever you had do endure will not be in vain because God is making an exchange by giving you beauty for those ashes.

“The Aroma of A Diamond”

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The Aroma of A Diamond

Revelation 21:11 New Living Translation (NLT)

11 It shone with the glory of God and sparkled like a precious stone—like jasper as clear as crystal.  

Isaiah 9:2 New Living Translation (NLT)

[a]The people who walk in darkness
    will see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness,[b]
    a light will shine.


~Word Of Inspiration…

~ The diamond is a precious stone that shines bright and it’s crystal clear for all to see. I encourage you to allow God to use your life as light that will shine so bright that it’s always pointing and leading others back to Him. My prayer is that you shine bright like the diamond that God has created you to be!

‘The Aroma of Seeing Yourself How God Sees You”

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The Aroma of Seeing Yourself How God Sees You

2 Corinthians 3:18 New Living Translation (NLT)

18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

~I encourage you to see yourself the way the Lord sees you. You have been fearfully and wonderfully made by God. James 1:23 says, “Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror.”  My prayer is that you’ll reflect God’s image as you see yourself and as others see you.  Continue allowing the Lord to transform you into His mirror image.

“The Aroma of God’s Gifts”

The Aroma of God’s Gift’s

Romans 12:3-8 New International Version (NIV)

Humble Service in the Body of Christ

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Word Of Inspiration…

~My prayer is that you’ll use the gift that God has blessed you with. The gift that God has given you has been tailor-made exactly for you.  If you’re unclear about the gift or gifts that God has blessed you with, I encourage you to take time to seek God for clarity.  Romans 12:4-5  says “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”  Each and every gift that God gives is valuable!


“The Aroma of God’s Record Breaking Power”


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The Aroma of God’s Record Breaking Power

Psalm 147:4-6 The Message (MSG)

 God’s the one who rebuilds Jerusalem,
    who regathers Israel’s scattered exiles.
He heals the heartbroken
    and bandages their wounds.
He counts the stars
    and assigns each a name.
Our Lord is great, with limitless strength;
    we’ll never comprehend what he knows and does.
God puts the fallen on their feet again
    and pushes the wicked into the ditch.

Word of Inspiration…

~It’s amazing to know that we serve a God who has record breaking power.  He’s the only one that can count the stars and know them also by name. God’s healing power is available for the broken hearted and those that are sick. My prayer is that you’ll trust in God’s record breaking power because there’s no limit to what He can do in our lives.

“The Aroma of Relying on God”

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The Aroma of Relying On God

2 Chronicles 14:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
11 Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.”

 

I encourage you to call on God for help just as Asa did in 2 Chronicles. He acknowledged that there was no one besides the Lord that could help in the battle that he was facing. My prayer is that you’ll trust God in advance because the battle is already won!