I know what you are thinking where is Trell going with this one? Our subject for today is cow manure! Yes cow manure! As Christians we are to give off a fragrance. How we smell depends on our faithfulness in devotion with God and obedience to God's commands. Sin in our lives causes us to stink! Though we strive to be sinless we are fallible creatures who often found ourselves falling short of the glory of God. So the question becomes if we give off a fragrance and sin is stinky yet we often found ourselves in it what are we to do? Then the Lord said, "Cow Manure," I said cow manure? He said just because it stinks doesn't mean it is not USEFUL or PRODUCTIVE! You see cow manure add organic matter, which helps soil retain moisture and structure which prevents compaction, and helps prevent nutrients from leaching away. Even though it stinks it is still USEFUL and PRODUCTIVE!
This morning I stopped by to encourage you that even though you have some sin in your life and your fragrance may not be Calvin Klein Obsession you are still USEFUL for the purposes of the Kingdom. You can still be PRODUCTIVE! Even though Noah was a drunk he was used by God. Even though Jacob was a trickster he was used by God. I thank God for using stinky ole me and guess what God can use you too!
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 5:1-2