leads us in triumph in Christ,
and through us diffuses the fragrance
of His knowledge in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:14 NKJV
Do you have a favorite smell? I enjoy the smell of cinnamon, cloves, balsam trees, and lemons. I often simmer a combination of some of these things.
Another way to have a pleasant smell in your home is with a diffuser. If you’ve never seen one, it looks like this:
They are decorative air fresheners that work with scented oils and reeds. The oil travels up the reeds to release the fragrance into the air around them. No sprays, candles or plugin air fresheners ~ the smell is released naturally. (photo from tip nut)
As Christian women, who spend quiet time with the Lord, we are the reed that soaks up the oil (Jesus) and become a vessel for the fragrance of Him to emit from us. We may be the only bible that some people read.
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Ephesians 5:1-2 NKJV
I know some dear Christian women whom the light of God shines through. Their life reflects Him. They give off the fragrance of Him by showing love to others, sharing an encouraging word, a note, a phone call, a scripture, praying for others.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 NIV
Another way to “diffuse” fragrance is through clay pots. The scented oil or perfume is put into the pot and permeates the clay; it naturally emits and diffuses the fragrance into the air.
2 Corinthians 4:7 refers to a treasure in jars of clay. WE are the jars of clay, or earthen vessels as the KJV translation states and the treasure is the fragrance of Jesus.
If we spend time with him, growing in the knowledge of him, we become transformed into his likeness. He chooses the clay pots (us) which are flawed, cracked, easily broken, weak, and fragile as His choice vessels to house this wonderful treasure.
What kind of reed or clay pot are you?
Are you allowing the fragrance to flow through you?
Open up the channels of your diffuser by:
Reading your bible
participating in a Bible study
Asking God to show you how
You have a choice to make a difference in someone’s life.I’ve put a link below on how to make your own diffuser from the Tip Nut. If you’re making it as a gift, you could attach a tag with today’s scripture to it. If this post has spoken to you today, please leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you. The vintage images in this post are from my personal collection and are free for you. Click on each image for a larger size, right click and save to your computer.
Tip Nut ~ DIY Reed Diffusers
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