Saturday, January 12, 2008

Lemons To Lemonade

The other day my son picked our first lemons off of our lemon tree, I had three beautiful lemons. " What to do", I made lemonade. This reminded me of the saying " When life gives you lemons make lemonade." This saying in turn reminded me of what the Bible (KJB) says, in James 1:2-4 "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptation; knowing this that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." I was also reminded of Philippians 4 :4, on my outlook of things,"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice." It's easy to get thinking about all of the negative this life has to offer, but God says in Philippians 4:8, I am to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, things that are of good report, if there be any virtue or praise, these are the things I should dwell on. Life is always ready to hand you a lemon, but God always gives to those that love Him what is good, James 1:17, Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." God gives out honey sweetened lemonade and I'm ready for my next glass.

6 comments:

Under Southern Skies said...

What part of Fl do you live? I live in Fl as well. :) Looking forward to more posts!

Sara N. Smith said...

I needed to read that! Thank you for posting it - sometimes it is just too easy to let my mind go! I always need to remember that God is good and works all things together for His glory!
Blessings always!

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing.

Grace said...

Great reminder! This post was really a blessing to me. Thank you for your recent comment on my blog, I look forward to "getting to know you":)

Jennifer said...

What a great name for your blog! That is something that we need to be reminded of all the time.

Lemons To Lemonade said...

Thanks Jennifer, My lemons inpired me to start a blog, along with all the other inspiring blogs.