Wednesday, October 21, 2009

DAY 63 - Do you have the aroma of Christ?

Today’s Reading: Mark 14

(Please read Mark 14: 1 – 72 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf . (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)

Please click the links below to Mark 14:

“She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.” Mark 14: 8
What a contrast that a woman used up all the perfume which cost a year’s wages to pour on Jesus head and then Judas went out to sell Jesus for the same amount of money!

Jesus asked me to read 2 Corinthians 2: 14 – 17 this morning and so I did:

But thanks be to God, who always heads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life.

I was in shock after reading that. I can smell the aroma of Christ just by reading the woman’s willingness to give all she had. I can smell the stingy smell of Judas when I read how he left Jesus at the same time when the woman was anointing Jesus. What an irony!

When was the last time you give Jesus similar offerings with a year’s wages?! Never?!
I think we need to do that at least once in our life time. Pray and wait for that moment to come!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help me to offer what I have to you just like what the woman did. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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