Prayers are Sweet smelling to God!

The smell of fresh bread baking. Know what I mean? Ever been in a store where they are popping popcorn? Doesn’t the aroma draw you to the concession stand? How about coffee brewing? Some have said that coffee brewing is better than drinking coffee. How about bacon cooking? Wow! When ever I am driving into town in the mornings there is a restaurant that just draws me in that direction. Bacon cooking. Oh, what a tremendous pleasing smell…o.k.
maybe just to me.Do you know what smell is SO VERY PLEASING to God?

Our Bible Boost for today comes from Revelation 5:8, “and when he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints”.

Do you see it? It looks to me that all the prayers you and I have ever said, prayed or uttered is in a golden bowl held by one of the 24 elders. It is a bowl of incense. In the Old Testament the table of incense was prepared and sustained 24 hours around the clock as a sweet smelling aroma to God and the Lamb.

Our prayers are never futile, fragile or insignificant. Every one of them is treasured before God and stored as incense in golden bowls which becomes a sweet smelling aroma before God.

So, as we pray don’t ever think that God is absent, silent, or on vacation. Every one of our prayers is held in a special golden bowl…”the prayers of the saints”.

“Pray without ceasing”

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