I’m A Fragrant Offering

For the Heart

I’ll admit it. I don’t take a shower everyday. I just don’t get that hot and sweaty.

I do wash my hair everyday. I keep shampoo and conditioner under the kitchen sink. It’s much easier to wash your hair in the kitchen sink, than in the bathroom sink.

Yesterday, I did do some outside work and got hot and sweaty, so I did take a shower. I’m sure all of you are singing praises for that!

Anyway, I’m out of conditioner in the bathroom, so I had to get the bottle from the kitchen. After I showered, I immediately took the bottle out of the shower and put it on the counter so I wouldn’t forget to take it back downstairs. I tend to forget a lot!

After I dried off I reached for the new bottle lotion to moisturize my very dry skin. I squirted some into my hand and started rubbing it in. I noticed how watery this new lotion was. (It was not my usual brand.) It didn’t take near as much as my old lotion. I put it on my back, tummy, arms and then it hit me. It wasn’t the lotion at all! It was the conditioner! I had put conditioner on 90% of my body! I was smelling like Juicy Green Apple instead of Aloe Cool and Fresh.

Don’t judge me! I put the conditioner right next to the lotion on the counter. Tell me you wouldn’t have made the same mistake!

WP_20130912_001 They are the same green! The conditioner even says “2X More Moisturizer.”

Well, at least I smelled good! I considered myself a fragrant offer to the Lord.

You know, when we give to help others, our giving is like a fragrant offering to the Lord. Our giving can cleanse a weary soul and help it to feel refreshed and new. Just like the conditioner gives bounce to my hair (like my natural curly hair needs any help), giving can put a bounce in our step and the step of those we help. It can make them feel loved and give them hope. When we tell them that Jesus can wash away their sins and make them a new creation and they accept this, a freshness just seems to fill the air and makes life smell sweet. Nothing is more pleasing to God than one coming to know Him.

So, go ahead and grab that “bottle of giving” and spread it on to others. Let’s make the air smell fresh and clean with God’s love.

Read Philippians 4:17-19

For the Home

Since we are talking about smelling good, I found some natural ways to make our homes smell good too.  These are cheap and easy to do. Some even make good gifts. Hope you enjoy them!

About Jayne

I am a housewife desperate to give my heart and home to the Lord. I like to share with others what the Lord has taught to me. Taking care of my family and home are my passion. I like to craft and decorate and to share the ideas I come across with others. I try to find ways to incorporate crafting and decorating with sharing my faith in Jesus.
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8 Responses to I’m A Fragrant Offering

  1. Hi Jayne,

    What a funny story. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post “Of Brothels and Camera.” It’s so true that often the issue seems overwhelming. I was so encouraged to find these tangible ways to help.

    Jennifer Dougan
    http://www.jenniferdougan.com

  2. God loves a fragrant aroma. Nice post. Sorry about the conditioner all over you. But the point was well taken. God bless.

  3. Jayne,

    Re your comment on my post “To All of Us With Rings,” I’m so excited for you! It’s worth it, and brings such joy. May God do amazing things in your marriage, my marriage and all of ours.

    Jennifer Dougan
    http://www.jenniferdougan.com

Hearing from you makes my day!