Healing

I finally called Mary and told her what I did last week-end. She just said, “huh”. Is that is good or bad? She turned in the bible where Peter denied Jesus. We talked about it. I still feel sore on the inside. I feel like I let Jake and her down. More importantly I let Jesus down. She explained there is nothing I can do to earn God’s love. I already have it. He loves me despite of myself. I tried to tell her I’ve done some pretty horrible things. “How could God forgive me?” “He already has”, she replied. Now you need to. I need to reflect on what she said.


Meanwhile…

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what my friend TeriTeri said about the “scent of our home”. I thought about when I go home to visit my parents and the aroma of fresh bread and cookies that fills the air. How I take a deep breath and fill my heart with the love and affection from my Mom. It is pleasing and comforting to enter her kitchen and step back in time. I could not get that thought out of my mind so I decided, just for kicks, to look up the word “aroma” in the concordance of my bible.

There were many passages on our sacrifices being a “pleasing aroma to the Lord”. It caused me to reflect on my life. I don’t really make any sacrifices for Jesus. I don’t have any aroma that is pleasing to the Lord. I started to ask…”What can I sacrifice to make a pleasing offering to God? I came up with an idea. I can help with the church group that feeds the homeless. Once a month, a group of people get together and take food out along the rail road tracks in Phoenix to the homeless that might not make it into shelters. I am going to sign up and help out.

Have a great rest of the week.

What can you do to make your life a “pleasing aroma to the Lord?”

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2 responses to “Healing

  1. What can you do to make your life a “pleasing aroma to the Lord?” As far as I can tell from my Bible reading, ANYTHING the Lord has asked us to do will be a pleasing aroma to Him; like talking /listening to Him, praising/worshiping Him, trusting Him completely with your life, serving others in need (not just your friends), sharing the gospel of Jesus with others (whether at home or abroad), and so on. These are just a few things off the top of my head. Oh yeah, don’t forget the 10 commandments! But even if we don’t do these things perfectly, and we won’t cuz we aren’t perfect, God still loves us dearly! I’m SOOOOOOOOOO glad He does, ‘cuz I am SOOOOO far from being perfect…..It even pleases God that we can blog about our feelings for Him!!

  2. It does me so good to read your blog. Really makes me think.

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