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That's when we have to carefully listen for the Holy Spirit.
"Do you smell that? That smells so good. Who is it? Who is it that smells so good?"A soothing aroma to someone; a healing fragrance to help cure what ails them?
We cannot help someone find their way to God when they are repulsed by a wall of stench; judgement, condemnation, and legalism. We need to walk humbly, and ask God to tune our hearts to hear how Jesus would have ministered to this particular person, or to that person.
When we are witnessing, or being witnessed to, all of our senses come into play...we may never have thought about our "smell" turning people away from God...but, clearly it can; God has said so himself.
Pray: Heavenly Father, I wish I could be more graceful in how I share the Gospel. I wish I could be more "fragrant" in how I live so that others would want a personal relationship with you. Father, grant me this wish. Help me to silent enough to say EVERYTHING you need me to say.