Do you like the aroma of freshly brewed coffee?
Experts have discovered that the pleasure of smelling coffee may release powerful antioxidants in our body to protect nerve cells from stress-related damage even if we don't drink it!
God created us multifaceted, and we are sensitive to things even when we aren't conscious of their influence—like the smell of coffee!
Proverbs 4:23 says, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
Television, movies, books and music are powerful influences. When they have violent or immoral themes, they affect our attitudes and emotions.
These “strong smells” alter our "spiritual chemistry.” Only as we smell the good things of God can we guard our hearts.
Are there things that badly influence your life?
Ask God to take away your desire for these "aromas."
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
Proverbs 4:23 from New Living Translation
Coffee mug photo: digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Dear readers, I have only "rerun" devotions twice in my 27 months doing Bible Love Notes, and today is one of those "reruns" from July 2011. I hope you enjoy this devotion even if you are reading it for the second time. Gail