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Are You Experiencing God’s Presence?

Worship with Essential Oils | Christian Aromatherapy
                            Pray continually. – 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Do you find yourself spending more time focusing on yourself or worshipping God?  I had a turning point in my life after I read excerpts from The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence, a 17th century monk.  Brother Lawrence attempted to make everything he did as an act of love and worship to God. He believed, “The time of business does not differ with me from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were on my knees.”I thought to myself, “I’d like to be like that!”  Would you?

I began to yearn and seek God more and more in what used to be the hum drum activities of life.  When I began using essential oils, I began to incorporate them in some of these activities as well.  After all, God created them.  By using the essential oils that He created to bless us, it’s as if we’re saying “Thank You.”  Here are a couple of ways that I incorporate daily worship to God into my life.

Worshipping in the Shower
Sometimes I sing praise songs, sometimes I pray quietly.  If the Holy Spirit leads me, I add a drop of essential oil and the steam envelopes me in a fragrant cloud.  I’ve noticed that when I use an oil that has biblical significance such as frankincense, myrrh, or cedarwood, I immediately have a much stronger sense of God’s presence than when I use oils use non-biblical oils.  I have even had visions related to me doing mission work in Uganda.

Cleaning the Bathroom
As I was cleaning my mom’s bathroom one day with a vinegar/essential oil mixture*, I belted out praise songs.  While praising the Lord, ideas about having a trivia contest flowed into my mind. Thus, Fragrant Tuesday Trivia Contest was conceived, then birthed two weeks later!  Although I was not consciously praying about how to educate people while taking care of my elderly mom full time, God provided in such an unexpected way! He knew that I am not able to physically go out and do presentations.  So, He blessed me with an idea to fulfill the mission of Oils of Shakan – to provide education about essential oils from a biblical and scientific perspective right from home.

Praying while getting ready in the morning, and singing to God while cleaning are just a couple of ways that we can worship in our everyday activities. Serving others by being the hands and feet of Jesus are other ways to glorify God. Although the motivation to worship Him is not to receive, blessings often happen when we take the focus off ourselves and fix our eyes on Jesus. In the days ahead, may the fragrance of our praise arise.

*For Bathroom Spray Surface Recipes click here. (Essential oils such as tea tree, peppermint, lavender, orange, and lemon are anti-bacterial, and are great to use.)


References
1Azquotes.com/author/18695-Brother_Lawrence, Accessed March 20, 2017.


About Fragrant Tuesday Trivia:

Each Tuesday I will be sending out a Fragrant Tuesday Trivia Question about essential oils from a biblical and scientific perspective. I’m a softie, so I’ll provide links to help you find the answer. If you submit the right answer, your name will be entered in a raffle to win the HIGH QUALITY Oils of Shakan “Product of the Month”. If you answer the question correctly each week, your name will be entered 4 times (5 times if there are 5 Tuesdays). The raffle winner will be announced on the Oils of Shakan, LLC Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/oilsofshakan) and will be contacted via email on the last day of each month.

Two ways you can receive the Fragrant Tuesday Trivia Question:

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2. EMAIL. If you prefer to receive the trivia question every Tuesday via email, reply to this message and let me know. Emails will be sent out at 6:00 AM EST Tuesday mornings.

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Roseann Dennerlein

Roseann Dennerlein

Roseann Dennerlein, also known as Rosie, is a Christian clinical aromatherapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and holds a Masters in Divinity degree. She has a passion to share about the healing power of God through Jesus, Scripture, prayer and God’s Creation. Rosie incorporates her training and her personal journey of healing into her writings and vlogs.

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