Welcome to God's Lemonade Stand

It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Vote On!

See to it that no one  takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8

Voting and exercising our Constitutional right to vote for President is fundamental and important. I heard statistics that in the last election for President over 54 million who call themselves evangelical Christians stayed home. This saddens me. Whether our candidate wins or not it is up to us to not quit striving for freedom. Just think about how that many votes could have changed an outcome.

This election cycle I hear talk from well meaning Christians that how could we vote for so and so he is horrible. First off I believe God can, and will use anyone for His purposes. He used the twelve He chose for His disciples. Each of them was not from a stellar background. Then with the other party there are those who have stuck in a certain party only because that is how their family always voted and this too needs to stop in my humble opinion.

 It is up to God fearing men and women who love this country to be on their knees in prayer. Pray for all those candidates. Pray for God's will to de done. Do not speculate why you feel a certain person is the wrong one. Pray for truth to win out and for our country to be rebuilt on values, morals, and the word of God to hold a place of prominence again.

 PRAYER: I love my country Lord. I am saddened when I see us going bankrupt and not caring about freedom anymore. I am saddened at the destruction of the military that is essential to maintaining freedom. The truth and good, will win out in the end. Help all citizens exercise their right to vote and do so with enthusiasm. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Just Gonna Relax A Moment

This is the day the Lord has made;We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Everyone, regardless of how crazy your day, needs to schedule time to just sit. No noise, no books or papers, no cell phones or laptops. Oh maybe one book...the Bible. 
Point being, for the past three days, I have been taking in the whole feeling of having a long awaited project come to fruition. Pondering I guess one would say. So now I sit and listen to geese squawking out here in the country where I live and the cat purring on my lap as a storm has left the air crisp and cool. Thanks Jesus! Serenity. 
Try this sometime, granted harder to do as a young mom of babies, toddlers, and school children, but your time will come before you know it, trust me. Just sit quietly somewhere safe and don't think of anything. Clear your mind of problems, deadlines, worries and just let God fill your thoughts. Your problems will start to diminish. 
PRAYER: Lord I am thankful to be in a country where I have the freedoms I do to just sit. Many communist regimes in the world control their populaces every move and try to control their thoughts. Thanks for peace, democracy, and freedom. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Click link and just relax and take God in!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Good In Fact Does Go Around

         Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

Back in 2005 when I was hired by Delta Air Lines their motto was 'Good Goes Around'. Think about that for a moment. Good does really indeed go around. If you put a cart back in parking lot at grocery someone else might see your example and also do it. Perhaps you pay for groceries for someone running short on money. Someone may witness this and in fact do it for someone too.

There is enough ugliness, self centeredness and hatred in this world so as a follower of Jesus why not do as he would have done. Have you washed any feet lately? Most of us have not. The point is, be kind and willing to sacrifice your pleasures to help another person. Don't always be thinking of me, myself, and I. 

The point is doing good always negates evil. Satan represents evil and God represents kindness, love, and goodness. Are you ready to do good to someone today?

PRAYER: You are good all the time. I am not. I want to be more and more like you. Do what you need to do to conform me more to your image and less into the world' s image. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Intentional Thinking

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Have you ever gotten off track with your thinking? By this I mean dwelling on negative things or comparing yourself to others. Guess where that originates from? The pit of Hell as it certainly is not God's speciality to drag you down. 

I like, lots of writers, get some ideas from things I have gone through in my own life. When I get victory I like to share it. You have to think uplifting thoughts on purpose. I caught myself one day just in a major self pity thing. Thankfully two great friends were standing by on texts to help uplift me and restore hope. 

What is it you are allowing to torment your mind? Have you talked to God and realize this torture you are putting yourself through with wrong thoughts is from Satan. He has no claim to you. Tell him that then remember the joy of the Lord is your strength! 

PRAYER: I am ever so grateful for the word of God. Of course Satan loves it when we never read it and treat it like a good luck charm. Help me daily gain hope and strength from the word of God. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Click on link for awesome worship song that is sure to lift your spirits:http://youtu.be/cIvDCV4e318

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Celebrate Jesus!

One generation commends your works to another;they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty-  and I will meditate on your wonderful works.They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds. Psalm 145:4

Today is an exciting day in the Miller household for today I have a gathering to celebrate the release of my first ever book. Many people have helped me get here but above all this is the Lord's work and so to Him be the glory. I am not just saying that,  but things happen in His way and His time and this book is no exception. 

When you do something first pray about it. Work hard on it as if you are working for Him (Colossians 3:23) as you are ultimately His witness no matter what field of endeavor you are in. Give God the praise and glory and don't be puffed up in your own self glory. (Deuteronomy 8:18) (1 Peter 5:6). 
Whatever it is you are working on trust God to see you through. Continually pray and remember to give Him the glory. 

PRAYER: Thanks Lord for helping me each and every day as I seek to honor you. Help me run from evil and run to truth. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Two Or Three

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20

I absolutely love the Moms in Prayer group I am a part of. On a weekly basis I look forward to getting together with these 11 awesome ladies to lift up our children in prayer. We come from different backgrounds, different countries, different denominations and churches, but we have a common bond. We love Jesus and we know the power of a praying mom and prayer in general. 

Is prayer a part of your life? If not you may want to consider finding a prayer 'sister' or 'brother' you can share things with and pray confidentially. Sure we know God can hear us alone but what a powerful time to pray with someone else. Young marrieds reading this should consider praying together with and for each other daily.

In James 5:16 we are told, "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." Start today making a daily habit of talking to the Lord. Before you know it it becomes a wonderful new part of your day. 

PRAYER: Lord you are good and righteous altogether. I love your Word as they speak truth and life. I choose to make a daily habit of 'talking' to you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Note: For more information on Moms in Prayer International go to www.momsinprayer.org

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Three Leaves

 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. Hebrews 11:24-25

 My title is not the name of a restaurant but refers to the 'three leaves' of the poison ivy plant that serve as a warning to not touch it or else you will get a horrible rash and may need a visit to the emergency room in worst case scenarios. Wouldn't it be nice if sin was as obvious as those three leaves on poison ivy? I know when I hike and see poison ivy I avoid it at all costs.

 Mankind likes to define sin in terms of things like drinking,smoking, cussing, getting a tattoo when in fact none of those are listed as outright sins in the Bible. Of course it is not good to drink too much or you could wind up an alcoholic or your drunkenness can result in killing someone in a car wreck or stupid immoral behavior. Smoking is not good for your body, which is the temple of God, and can cause cancer. Cussing doesn't glorify your witness for Christ at all and much is said in the Bible about the dangers of the tongue. Then there are tattoos. In the Old Testament there is something(Leviticus19:28)  about not making marks on your body but it will not send you to hell. There you have it.

Look at the Ten Commandments in Exodus chapter 20. And remember we ALL have sinned and fallen short of God's glory in says in Romans 3:23. Sex sin is a pretty big one. But if you have had an abortion, had sex outside marriage, committed adultery,  chosen an alternate lifestyle, committed murder that is sin that can be forgiven just as is the sin of gossip, gluttony, lying, judging, and stealing(office supplies ring a bell?). My point is we should avoid sin, period. Satan is out trying on a daily basis to sugar coat sin and deceive us. Be on guard. Don't fall for it.

 PRAYER: Help me Lord to make a point daily of getting into the word so I know what pleases you and what to stay away from. Help me not be led astray by Satan's tricks. Above all help me not point fingers at other people but to pray instead. In Jesus' name. Amen.