Why do we men and women, wear perfume and put on cologne? It’s so that we can smell attractive.
But why is it a daily routine, and why do some of us women even keep perfume in our bag to spray on throughout the day? Because the scent doesn’t last. In order to exude a sweet odour for the hours that we’re not at home, we need to be spray ourselves frequently. You can’t say that just because you’re wearing perfume today, you won’t need it tomorrow.
This is the same with the Holy Spirit. When we receive Him, we have that beautiful fragrant oil of His anointing, which everybody can smell. The difference in us is now evident to all, and we give off a fragrance that makes people want to be near us. Our life is a testimony because of this sweet smelling oil (the Holy Spirit).
But just as the scent can fade, the Holy Spirit will dry out if we don’t feed Him. We need to continuously be seeking to renew ourselves. If we’ve stopped smelling, how can this perfume rub off on others if there’s nothing left?
We need to replenish our supply of His Spirit daily, whether it’s to carry on spraying or to buy a new bottle if needs be. We need to be seeking and renewing ourselves. It’s entirely up to you whether you choose to let the fragrance dry out, or if you keep spraying it on so you continue to smell, and for that fragrance to rub off on others. For you can’t give what you don’t have.
Collaboration of Michelle Fordah