Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mmmmm, What's that Sweet Smell? Is that Victory?

"But thanks be to God,
Who in Christ always leads us in triumph
[as trophies of Christ's victory]
and through us
spreads and makes evident the fragrance
of the knowledge of God everywhere,"
2 Corinthians 2:14
How's it going out there for everybody today?
Everything good? No?
Everything a little,
Oh, I dunno, maybe not bad, maybe just a little zany?
A little off?
Not to fear!
We got the victory!
Who's got the victory?
We got the victory!
That's right!
Uh-huh! Uh-huh!
And we smell good too!
Ok, Ya'll! I haven't flipped really!
Today I have been just a little scattered,
amongst several different tasks.
Not really feeling like I am giving my best to most of them,
(But some, I think I hit out of the park!),
which is ironically what I wanted to post about today (distractions) -
but, that will have to keep until tomorrow! :)
Anywho, the scripture above, came in a devotional,
in my e-mail last night.
And at the time, I didn't have time to read it,
I was hangin' with the hubby!
But, the scripture must've just snuck in,
and grabbed a hold of my heart!
This morning it jumped to the forefront,
when I was reading a post on this new blog I have found,
and I have wanted to post it and share it with you all every since.
It has been the dickens of time to get here long enough to post it though!
I don't have any deep thoughts to add to it, I think it speaks for itself!
I like it so much, I am gonna end with it!
Hmmm, what's that you're wearing? It smells good!

"But thanks be to God,
Who in Christ always leads us in triumph
[as trophies of Christ's victory]
and through us
spreads and makes evident the fragrance
of the knowledge of God everywhere,"
2 Corinthians 2:14



A Stone Gatherer said...

Sure smells sweet! Thanks for the great reminder! I love how yous think!!!

Sharon said...

Yes, today has been unusual. I knew it would be because I joined a friend in fasting.
somebody does not like that---what is that that I smell in the air? Hmmmm, smells like V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!!!!!!

Denise said...

Sure smells lovely.

luvmy4sons said...

To God be all the glory! Rejoicing with you sister. I laughed aloud as I read it. I pictured you standing and moving your arms in a circle doing the victory dance! I am with ya! AMEN

Ally said...

Yes...amen.... victory in Jesus, my saviour forever....

Regina said...

I love it win God's people not only claim their VICTORY but actually walk in it!

Karen said...

You have an award from me :-)

Irritable Mother said...

Yes. I want to wear the fragrance of Christ.
I heard someone say she wanted to wear Jesus in such a way that when she walks into the room people notice Jesus and wonder, Mmmmmm. What is she wearing?
That's what I want!

Regina said...

come by and grab the daily dose award!

Carole said...

I have been catching up on your posts since I have been back. Good stuff.

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Stop on by when you get the chance. There's something for you over at my blog. Have a great weekend!


Joyful Days said...

Don't be mad, I was thinking of a cheer from highschool--V-I-C-T-O-R-Y, Victory is OUR battlecry!!

You know, though it fits. If we apply it to our lives. Kind of like popular songs (usually love songs) and something will make me stop and say, "We should say that to God!"

One thing I don't think is realized enough is the sacrifices offered in the OT were often offered with incense and they were a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

God is a God of all our senses!!


freetofly said...

A Stone Gatherer, Thanks! He does smell sweet, doesn't He? & He ABSOLUTELY IS our Victory!

Sharon, That's right! V-I-C-T-O-R-Y! We'll just keep on truckin'!

Denise, yup it does! :)

Leslie, you got the right picture! That's EXACTLY what was on my heart! Just a little victory dance, this post has stuck with me all week! I sing that little ditty & just tell God thank you for being my victory! LOL!

Hey there, Ally! Yes He is!

Hey, Carole! Missed you! Glad to have you back! Thanks for taking that time to catch up! I LOVE your new Writing Room!

Renee', you are way too sweet, Girl! Thank you so much! & Congratulations to you! I will post on that in the a.m.

Regina, you are SO right! That's what I am working on! Everyday!

Karen, You are WAY too good to me!
Thank you!

Karen, I LOVE that! That presence of God is something I pray for everyday...I guess we all want this same thing....

Julie, You're 100% right! He SO is a God of all our senses! As a fellow Home School Mom, I love considering that we are made to comprehend though all those many varied avenues! & we STILL can't absorb ALL of Him! LOL! That cheer/dance thing is EXACTLY what I was picturing too! Been doing it all week! Don't know what's got into me!

Ya'll are great fun! Thanks bunches!

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!