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When my daughter by marriage, Kelsey, moved to Birmingham, I remember her having to go back to Georgia for an “emissions” approval on her car. They wanted to ensure that she was not giving off too many toxic fumes from her car engine’s exhaust.

I remember as a Children‘s minister that there were days when I would have to tell some of the boys at church, that deodorant was no longer optional for them! Their little sweaty bodies could stink up a room!!

And speaking of what we give off, I like for my house to smell good! It just makes me happy, and I hope, makes visitors feel the same! And now that we are entering Fall, I am making sure that maple, pumpkin, and such fragrances fill the rooms of my home! It brings such joy and warmth!!!


It has been on me all day today to ask myself a very sobering question, “What do I put off or give onto others?”


Do I stink it up or

do I bring joy and warmth?


The Bible says that is is from the overflow of our heart that our mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). It also says that we are the fragrance of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15)! That makes it pretty obvious that it is God’s desire for us to do the latter!

The trouble comes when we try to muster this on our own instead of receiving God’s love, being grateful, and out of that thankful heart, allowing it to flow to others!!! It is not about what we do, but rather what is in our hearts.


What are you allowing into your heart that is overflowing out of you? What may need to be eliminated or added in order for you to receive and then become a fragrance of Christ?


Receive God’s love, deeply and completely. Be grateful for everything He has given you: food, clothing, shelter, friends, and family. Ask Holy Spirit it to fill you, and let Him fill you to overflow!!!


We all overflow something to others. May God’s sons and daughters emit Jesus.



Join us for The Deeper Retreat and be filled up to overflow!!! For more info and registration: https://www.jenaforehand.com/the-deeper-retreat Hope to see you there!!!!💙


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Melonie
Melonie
25 sept 2021

We all overflow something from our hearts and sometimes even my silence is an overflow and can be an unpleasant aroma. So all throughout the day I really need to compare my “aroma” to that of Jesus. I need to know Him, know His character through prayer and reading His word. And praising Jesus through prayer and worship always helps me to draw closer to Him.

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Jena Forehand
Jena Forehand
25 sept 2021
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That’s SO good! Our silence is also an overflow! Just means that we have to walk SO closely to Father God so our own flesh doesn’t get in the way! SO good!

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Julie Hopper
Julie Hopper
24 sept 2021

This is my hearts cry! That the very essence of Jesus oozes from me and that he lingers in the room even after I leave ❤️

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Jena Forehand
Jena Forehand
25 sept 2021
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I know that Jesus lives inside of us and we have His fullness, but how do you stay keenly aware of Him and keep your heart aligned to His?

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Jorja Oliver
Jorja Oliver
24 sept 2021

What a great post and challenge!! Everyday I hope people see Jesus when they see me!!

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Jena Forehand
Jena Forehand
25 sept 2021
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I know that Jesus lives inside of us and we have His fullness, but how do you stay keenly aware of Him and keep your heart aligned to His?

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