Smelling Like A Rose - Fridays dose - August 3rd 2012

Fridays dose - August 3rd 2012 

Smelling Like A Rose

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
- Romans 8:28 (KJV). 

Back in my hometown, in the evenings, we would sometimes have games until it was time to go home. One favorite night-time game involved finding the other kids -- while wearing a blindfold.

Once when I was wearing the blindfold, my friends kept clicking
crickets to give their position. I believed they were trying to lead
me to an open sewer someone had dug up that day. So I went the
opposite direction. I fell belly-first right into the sewer. Do you
remember the expression "smelling like a rose"? I smelled like
anything but a rose. My parents would not even let me in the
basement. They hosed me off with the garden hose in the yard.

Maybe we have messed up, and, at the present, we do not smell
spiritually or morally like a rose. But if we lay it at God's feet,
he will turn our defeat into a growth experience. In today's
Scripture, God has said, "All things work for the good of those who
know and trust (me) and are called according to (my) purpose." God
has promised this and he never lies.

Prayer: Loving Father in Heaven, thank you that the blood of Jesus
Christ covers our transgressions. Though we mess up and fall into
unpleasant circumstances, by your grace, we can come out smelling
like a rose. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Friday and God Bless you.
Courtesy: Daily Dose Team