Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hiding His Word in My Heart...

I so love the Word of God. And I absolutely love being on The Scripture Memory Team with so many of you. I so look forward to the new verses that God places in my heart and yours each time.

So first let me recite (ummmm through typing =) my memory verse from the first part of this month.

I Corinthians 13:12 (NIV) "Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part, then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."

This verse has been such a comfort to me. Everytime I quote it or meditate on it or read it, I can't help but think of my dear friend Cassie who went to be with the Lord March 3rd. God gave me this verse just prior to her passing, knowing what a comfort it would be to me at this time, and knowing how I would need it in the days to come. He is our timely Father. I'm so thankful.

Well the verse the Lord has laid on my heart for this last half of the month is:

II Corinthians 2:14-15 (NIV) "But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. 15 For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing."

This verse is very convicting to me. The word that really stands out to me in the first part of this verse is always. I have it underlined in my note cards and will also make sure it is highlighted in some way when I scrapbook this verse. That part of the verse is very reassuring and uplifting to me. He ALWAYS leads us in TRIUMPHAL procession in Christ. that is such good news. He is leading, not me.....HELLO!!!!! I don't know if that Blesses anyone else's heart, but man it does mine!!! He is in charge and He is leading, ALWAYS leading!! Yep, Good news.

Okay so on to the convicting part of this verse and that would be verse 15, we are the aroma of Christ... oh my stars, then that means I need to realize this when I'm going through my daily life, sometimes I think I forget that and man when I do can it get ugly around here!!! And it says here that "we are to God the aroma of Christ" we aren't just the aroma to ourselves or those around us, wow we are TO GOD THE AROMA!!!!! That is big!!!!! And then it goes on to say that we are the aroma among those who are being saved but also to those who are pershing. hmmm.........

I have heard so many times that this someone won't go to church because they saw what this one did and if they do that and call themselves a Christian, then why should they go to church, because they are better than that without church. (did that make sense?)

We are the aroma, people, to the lost. The aroma, and it's meant to be a good aroma, but how often am I a stinky aroma? Aroma's can be good and pleasing to smell, or stinky and get me out of here smellin'. I want to be the good and pleasing type of aroma....I want you to come up to me and see Christ all over me and say, "Oh girl you are a pleasing aroma, what is it you are wearing" "Why thank you I am wearing the Spirit of the living God right here inside me" How cool would that be?!!! I want you to see Him and feel Him through me.........I want my life to be that kind of pleasing to my Father. He is so good!!!

Just on a side note...I have a friend whose name is Aroma....and can I just say that she is DEFINITELY a pleasant aroma to be around. She is so edifying and lovely. She lost her husband 2 1/2 years ago and on Valentine's day she got engaged to a gentleman she met in grief recovery. She has stood her ground and would not agree to marry him until she was SURE that it was what God wanted for her life. She is one of my heroes this woman. I love you Aroma!!!

Well, tomorrow morning we are heading out for MN about 7:00 am (CST). So if you are milling about in the morning and think of us, please say a prayer for us. We'd so appreciate it!!! Also this afternoon we are going to pick up the rent-a-car. Please pray for smooth going and no hang-ups. I got our confirmation yesterday for pick-up at 9:00 am this morning and return 9:00 am Wednesday morning.........ummmm no that is not correct.........sigh. It was suppose to be 5:00 pm both pick-up and delivery. So I called and she said that she'd put a note on the computer that we are picking up at 5:00pm so they'll be sure and have a car for us. Oh brother. So if you think of it today you may pray for smooth going for this car rental thing. And we have to pick it up at the airport which we have never been to our airport. hmmmmm...... yes I know I'm concerning myself with the wrong things..........moving on............

I love you all!!!!! Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support for us. The comments you leave me so brighten my day. I will try to write updates the short time we are in MN and traveling.

Have a Blessed Sunday,

PS I posted just last night "Look what I can do" so if you haven't seen it, please scroll down and check it out. I must warn is TOTAL OVER THE TOP CUTENESS!!!!!


  1. Dawn, that is such a powerful verse and yes, convicting as well. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    I'll be praying for your trip. I hope everything goes well!

  2. That is the part of the verse that was convicting to me as well. Am I a STENCE to God?? I want to be a sweet aroma to my brothers and sisters as well as to those who have not yet come to Him. Great verse!!

    I'll be praying for you in the morning and while you're gone. Be safe, friend.

  3. both of those verses are sooo great dawn! i REALLY loved the first one!!
    you and mimi's memories are awesome at this verse thing! i love it!!
    hope you had a great weekend!

  4. Praying for you & your trip!!! God will provide safety! Anxious to hear what you find out about that knee!!!

    And just smiled at that video... how precious!

  5. I love those verses and the thought of being God's "aroma!" Praying for you on your trip!