When Life Hands You Lemons

I am not a big fan of lemonade.  But I do appreciate it's simplicity.  It's just water, lemons and sugar.  A few years ago I was in a restaurant with a friend of mine who asked for some.  The waitress told him that they didn't have any.  He said, "Thank you; I'll have water with a few lemons."  I knew what he was going to do, but the waitress didn't.  Imagine her surprise when she came back to the table, and with the sugar on the table, made his lemonade.

Before he ever arrived at the restaurant, he already knew that one way or another he was going to have lemonade with this pulled pork sandwich.  What does this mean to you?

Look at Noah, Moses, Elijah, Peter, Paul and other great people of faith.  That have a lot in common with my lemonade friend.

#1 - God will provide everything you need.  Phil 4: 19 
My friend didn't know if they had lemonade, but he did know that they had lemons.  What restaurant doesn't?  Everything you need to achieve in life is being provided to you as you read this blog.  While it may not appear to be what you are looking for, it's there.  It's called having an abundance mentality vs. a scarcity mentality.

#2 - God will provide the wisdom to connect the dots.  James 1:5 
My friend knew how to make homemade lemonade.  Believe it or not, the waitress didn't.  While God has provided everything that you need, do you know how to put it all together?  Pray and ask God for the wisdom and knowledge you need.

#3 - God will provide His intervention.  Rom 5:8 
Some people have a problem with this one.  But it is true, and I will prove it.  If you believe that Jesus has saved you from your sins, then you believe that His work through the cross was to intervene on your behalf.  Saving you from an eternity in hell.  IF Jesus would go so far as to die for you - don't you think that He will do anything to live for you?  Acts 7:55-56; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20 

Now think about this.  If life hands you lemons, maybe, just maybe God is giving you lemonade.   Remember my friend?  He asked for the lemons.  Can we ask God for some lemons too?  

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