Monday, February 13, 2012

The Fragrance of Home

This is a post that has been rolling around in my head for awhile now. It started when I did a post on face book about walking into your home and asking what it smells like. Does it smell like fried food? Garbage that needs to be taken out? Does it smell warm and inviting?  Do guests walk in and crinkle their noses or do they walk in and feel instantly at home and welcome. The sense of smell can do amazing things with our attitudes and perception of things. Our homes should be a place of refuge and comfort. So sure, smelling good is nice and I do take extra measures to make sure it smells great (candles, scentsy pots, plug ins etc, as well as making sure it is clean too) The aroma though is not just in the scent of our homes, it is in the attitude we put forth in our home. The aroma or fragrance of home goes so much deeper. It is the way we respond to others, our family members or guests. It is in the way they see us
It is the way that they can see Christ in us.

The fragrance of Christ...It is the "perfume" you wear. It is the aroma people notice when you walk into a room. How do we get it?
We must shed our old skin and put on new if we want to give off this scent, and we do that by spending time in the Word, in prayer, and in praise and worship. By deepening our relationship with God. The more we pursue Him, the more the He will anoint us and bless us and we will give off the fragrance of Christ.
When this happens, people will be drawn to us, not because of our beauty or our bubbly personalities, but because they can sense the presence of Jesus in our lives. They may not realize at first what is different about us, but God will use us to create His fragrance in our homes and in our lives.
So today think about the fragrance you are emitting in your home. What can you do to make a change to bring the lovely aroma to your homes that I know you  desire. The Lord bless you today
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing" (2 Chron 2:15-15). As believers, we are to carry it wherever we go!


  1. Our Service yesterday was about this same subject! Being in God's likeness all the time, what people see you do and how you act wherever you are:) BIG HUGS!

  2. Love this subject...WONDERFUL insight!

  3. So beautifully stated, Debbie! I often remind my girls to conduct themselves in such a way that others will be drawn to them because of their Christ-like behavior. Have a wonderful Monday!

  4. Oh I love this post! May I share it? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Love this post! So true, too! Thanks, Debbie.

  6. Couldn't agree more, Debbie!