Last month, at KBR’s Joyful Daughters Conference, it was a joy to see so many young ladies with a desire to walk with and please our Lord Jesus. We thought you would be blessed by notes from Megan Craig’s session, “The Sweet Aroma of a Poured Out Life.” If you would like to listen to her session, you can download it here.
The Sweet Aroma of a Poured Out Life
We all serve one of two masters: Jesus Christ or sin. Who we serve determines where we will seek approval and acceptance from, what reward we will seek, and ultimately, what we are willing to pour ourselves out for.
When Christ is our Master, we are accepted by God. He accepts us not because of our own works, but because He chooses to for His good pleasure! Jesus is the only Master worth serving.
We find in the sinner woman of Luke 7 a beautiful example we can follow, as she demonstrated four character qualities as she poured herself out for her Master, Jesus.
Just as the sinner woman did, we should walk in these four qualities:
…is the joyful attitude that understands we have been freed from a debt that we could never repay; we have everything to give thanks for!
The man in Matthew 18:23-33 owed 160,000 years of debt! When we realize how great our sin debt is – we could never pay it – we will realize the immensity of our redemption in Christ!
Our life should be a living sacrifice for the Lord – a life transformed by His grace.
Our bodies, formerly slaves of sin, should be set apart for holy service to the Lord, demonstrated by service to the least of those around us. Following Jesus will require sacrifice. The pain of saying “no” to your will is the birth pain of your reward for serving Jesus! Remember His example, as He gave all!
To whom little is forgiven, the same loves little: we have been forgive much, and ought therefore to love much! How much have you been forgiven of your sins?
Now consider, how much has the world forgiven you? Nothing! Therefore, don’t love the world!
Do you delight more in loving JESUS or in loving the world? Do you love to obey His commands? Do you love to being His daughter?
Our death proclaims His life:and that is the most beautiful aroma of all.
Memorize These Verses…
- Luke 7:36-50
- Matthew 12:30
- Proverbs 20:17
- Matthew 18:23-35 I
- I Corinthians 5:17, 9:15
- Romans 6:19
- Colossians 3:5-13
- Matthew 25:37-46
- Hebrews 11:24-26
- John 14:21
- Ephesians 5:1-2
- II Corinthians 4:10
How about you?
- What validation/affirmation do you seek?
- What reward do you seek?
- What association do you seek?
- Where are your affections filled?
- How much has the world forgiven you?
- Do you delight more in loving Jesus or in loving the world?
- Do you love to obey the commandments of Jesus; do you love to be what Scripture defines as a godly woman?
Jesus is the ultimate sweet-smelling aroma (Eph. 5:1-2), and so as we die to ourselves, our death proclaims His life (II Cor. 4:10), and that is the most beautiful aroma of all.
The world is ALWAYS A BAD MASTER. And Jesus is ALWAYS A GOOD MASTER.
Choose your master! Will it be the world or Jesus?
Only Jesus is worth it!
Why pour out your life for Christ? Because He is the only master worthy of serving.