Paws for Coffee Hour

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

Thanks for joining us for our PAWS for Coffee Hour! Grab whatever you’re having and come on in and take a load off. We are going to be talking about something that doesn’t normally come up in everyday conversations, but oh, how I love the way Jennifer ties another knot in our Strand of Faith by bringing in the spiritual significance! Did you know we all have a spiritual fragrance? Come join us!

Our scent

Dogs have a keen sense of smell. They rely on this to interpret their world, in much the same way as people depend on their sight.  A dog’s brain is specialized for identifying scents. The percentage of the dog’s brain devoted to analyzing smells is 40 times larger than that of a human! It’s been estimated that dogs can identify smells somewhere between 1,000 to 10,000 times better than humans can.

My dogs can sniff out a treat or follow random smells around the back yard.  It is amazing what they can smell.  They can sense fear and identify their humans by their individual scent.

God created every creature with such care and detail.  I know that each of us have our own unique scent (dogs too).  We also have a spiritual fragrance.  It is not made up of spices or flowers, it is made up of all of our life’s experiences, the Word you study, the prayers and the tears cried out to Him.  It is blended together with your God-encounters and the many obstacles you have overcome.  Your unique perfume also permeates the way you respond to others.  They may not be able to smell it but it influences them nonetheless.

How you respond to situations will become part of the other person’s fragrance.  “For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing” 2 Corinthians 2:15.  What is in your fragrance like?  Is it a fragrance that is sweet with peace, full of wondrous joy; or could your fragrance use some healing Frankincense?

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