Monday, September 20, 2010

Cup of JOY!

Several years back I discovered a delightful Christian author and artist by the name of Karla Dornacher. Her heart overflows with love for the Lord as do her books and artwork.

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This book is just a joyful blessing to my heart and encourages us
to GIVE THANKS IN ALL THINGS!  Why?  Because it is what
God says to do!!

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God also says that we are to Him the “Aroma of Christ”!
(2 Cor. 2:15)

Can you even begin to wrap your brain around that? 

Me, Becky, with all of my issues and my sometimes stinkin’ thinkin’,
all of my mistakes, and sins…I smell like Christ to God?  WOW.

“The earth is full of smells, and so are the heavenly realms.
God apparently loves a good aroma as much as we do.
The Bible tells is in Ephesians 5:2 that the sacrifice of Christ
for our sins is like sweet perfume to God…the fragrance of
pure love.”
(excerpt from Karla’s writings)

So how is it that we smell so wonderful to God…even as the “fragrance of pure love”?

Karla says “As we give ourselves generously to love others the way Jesus loves us, we also become a sweet-smelling fragrance to God”!

Do you have someone in your life that needs your forgiveness?
Do you have someone in your life who needs some encouragement?
Do you have someone in your life that needs to know someone cares?
Do you have someone in your life that needs a gift of food?
Do you have someone in your life that needs to know you love them?

It may even be someone in your own home or in your family!

Will you join me and take action with your “someone”?

Let’s be the lovely fragrance of pure love to all those around us, and just delight in imagining God’s nostrils
filling with that wonderful aroma, making Him smile,
and touching people’s lives with His love.

I’ve enjoyed sharing a cup with you this morning!!
Have a glorious week!

NOW GO OUT AND BE A NUISANCE TO THE DEVIL!!
{SMILE}


Love you!
Becky





16 comments:

  1. Becky..
    to me , you are a joy!!
    i love the times we spend together..
    laughing..crying..
    always coming away with inspiration..
    and joy..back in my heart!
    thanks dear friend!!
    warm sandy hugs..
    Loui♥

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  2. Good Monday morning my dear friend! Hope all is well in the Sunshine State! All is well here in Mississippi; it's gonna be another hot day! And a busy day here in 'Georgeville'.

    I too love Karla's books. They are soooo pretty also!

    Thanks for sharing your cup of joy with me this morning! What a delight you are in my life.

    Have a beautiful day.

    Love,
    Liesa

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  3. Good morning Becky! Love this post! and the little thought on to "Smile"! was too cute! That book is beautiful! I just love books that jump off the page at you! Hope your day is filled with wonders of our Lord Jesus Christ! It is such a JOY! to call you Friend! Remember: some one in Texas Loves YOU:)!

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  4. Great post! I want to be a nuisance to him, too!!!

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  5. Morning Beck,
    Great post!! My "Give Thanks" book is right on my coffee table as of last Friday, and I am planning to start reading it today!! I am eager to read it again, as I loved it so much last year!! Just looking at it makes me smile, it is so cheery looking!!
    I just love the thought of being a nuisance to the enemy of our soul, cause he has sure been a nuisance to me over the years!! lol
    That is hard to wrap your mind around, to think we can we be the aroma of Christ to our Heavenly Father. Course, guess it would be sort of like
    the same Joy we feel when we see our kids doing something christ like, it is thrilling to our souls!! Hey, that's my boy or that's my girl!!
    Atta boy, or atta Girl!!

    I love that we can in some small way relate to
    how God must feel because of our experience of
    being parents, course, it is surely in a small way, but at least it helps us understand a teeny bit!!
    Have a Sweet day my friend,
    Love ya, Nellie

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  6. Thank you for this Becky!! I truly, truly needed encouragement this morning!! Life has been tough around our place recently. I am certainly going to check out your book suggestion!!! You are a sweet reminder to me to be joyful inspite of icky things - thank you!!!
    Blessings,
    Christine

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  7. I love Karla's work! I absolutely love it! I'm going to check it out for sure...

    Love to you~

    Rebecca

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  8. Beautiful Becky! I actually made a list!!
    Thanks for getting me PRAYERFULLY thinking about others in my life right now.

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  9. Ahh, sweet Becky, what an encouraging post!

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  10. Such a sweet drink ... thank you for this beautiful post. And to you dear one, joy also.

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  11. Great post...and I so agree with your last line...remind him of his future!!!

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  12. Oh I love that, to give thanks in all things! A happy heart is a thankful heart is one of my thoughts often. Thank you dear Becky for sharing this post, so encouraging dear friend!

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  13. Oh I so enjoyed this post.
    Have a lovely day!

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  14. Beautiful book, Becky!!!
    I'll go out today, sniffing. Making sure I smell GOOD!!!
    xo
    lynn

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  15. Sweet Becky, you have a beautiful way of spreading your encouragement like sunshine. I see this through your writings on your blog and I am sure the Lord sees it and must delight in the sweet "Becky aroma" in His nostrils.
    I have not heard of this Christian artist, but I am very interested in finding out more about her.
    You bless my heart!
    Love and hugs,
    Miriam
    p.s.--I will say there are many days when my actions(or lack of them) could be termed she 'stinketh!'

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  16. Hello Becky,

    What a wonderful post! Thank you for this inspiration. I need to go forth and check my aroma!

    Hugs,
    Tracy

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share some JOY!
You're a blessing to me!