Welcome to God's Lemonade Stand

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

Monday, September 27, 2021

Sunday Ritual Or Love Fest?

 


“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” – John 4:23

There are so many churches scattered throughout America and the world. They don’t all worship God but some of the ones who do need less religion and more cheering for the King of Kings! 

Do you crave a relationship with Jesus? “Now Becky calm down” you might say. But truly do you wake up and get excited about starting your day with Jesus? Too many people may go through the motions but get nothing out of their church experience. 

I hope most reading this are in the ‘choir’ or already worship each Sunday but do you want more? Search your heart and find the answer. Are you simply going to church because the one you are attending is how you were raised? Are you excited about worship? Some things to ponder. 

PRAYER: Search me oh God and keep me on the path where I yearn for a closer relationship not just more religion. Use me to help spread joy and love to others. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Click link for powerful song with a vital message: https://youtu.be/ZUg9qE_KjLg

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Well Done!



The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’” (Matthew 25:21 NLT)

How are you making a difference in the world around you? Each believer has a certain giftedness to share with others. You start growing and stretching when you discover your gift and get out of your comfort zone to serve others. 

This could be welcoming people at church, teaching in kids church, volunteering in your community, writing letters to prisoners or shut ins, and add to the list. You truly grow in Christ when you don’t just exist to feed yourself. 

Wherever you go daily shine like a beacon of hope as many around you are hurting deep inside. You never know how smiling and being kind might touch another’s life. 

PRAYER: Lord help me daily to reach out and do something for the kingdom and then to not tell everyone. A secret service follower who gets blessed by just doing it. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Pray For The Chair

 








I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Joshua 1:3

I am not sure if you have ever tried prayer walking but it is a wonderful way to have boots on the ground and connect with an area you want to lift in prayer. Could be walking a college campus, around a mayors office, around US Capitol, a high school. 

I got another idea about praying and that is to pray where you are,  say the hair stylist or barber shop, for other customers who may occupy the chair you are in. Recently found out a 26 year old girl who had been to same salon as me had died of drugs.

 It can be praying in grocery store, sitting on public transportation, riding in a cab or Uber. Many places and people need lifted up. Many people are hurting. Many don’t know Jesus. Many think church is for religious fanatics or went to one and was rejected. You my friend can help sooth troubled souls simply by your prayers. 

PRAYER: Lord use me to spread your love to others and nudge me to pray when I am out and about. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Friday, September 24, 2021

Honesty Best Policy



But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the LORD; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out. Numbers 32:23

You can run but you can’t hide is a saying you might hear referring to being sneaky, dishonest, cheating. Eventually the ugly deeds will be found out and your conscious will let you know as well. 

Basically if you see sinister persons seemingly getting away with something don’t trouble yourself over it as God will not let evil men cheat forever. 

Further Psalm 94:23 says “He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.” Crime just does not pay in the long run. 

PRAYER: Lord I thank you for your word which is my guide for righteousness and truth. I know it is demonic forces that infiltrate our world attempting to overthrow a democracy and freedom.Lord keep me safe from any tricks of Satan and I pray for those entangled in a web of sin. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

I’ve Got This!!….God

 




"I lift up my eyes to the mountains--where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. "Psalm 121:1-2

What is on your mind? Problems you think are too big for God? Really? 

The Bible says “Nothing is impossible for God, nothing!” (Luke 1:37) Restored marriage, deliverance from drug and alcohol abuse, prodigal child comes home, broken relationships mended, homosexual life healed, cancer and other diseases healed, and on it goes. 

Can you believe? Some things don’t happen over night they require a process but God may choose for some things to be instant to show his power and glory. Hang on, pray, connect with others who pray and keep standing strong never doubting the power of the Almighty God. 

PRAYER: Lord I want to pray and stand firm calling things as not as though they were according to Romans 4:17. I lift up those people who are worn out from battling Satan help them lean in and trust God. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 





*Title credit from message on 19 Sep 21 Pastor Chris Hodges, Church of the Highlands.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

What Is Happening Lord?

 

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matthew 5:44 Bible gateway
Twenty years ago most people who were over 10 probably remember what they were doing when the first of 4 commercial jets hit the World Trade Center. Shock, sadness, a feeling of this can’t be happening. You probably watched in disbelief as people jumped to their death from the upper floors of the 103rd story towers.
Sadly even though everyone appeared patriotic for maybe a year soon it wore off and life seems to start forgetting the lessons learned. Foreign enemies breached security and killed over 3000 people in the four separate attacks.
Love your neighbor but watch your back you may say to those who infiltrate our country only to try to transform it from how the founders intended to a country where more and more ‘enemies’ get in and are dangerous to our ideals as a Christian nation. Brother and sister today be thankful for freedom as many nations envy the America we used to have. Elections have consequences and morality and faith hold a nation together. Today take some time to reflect on freedom and pray for your enemies.
PRAYER: Father in these times we are in we want truth to be restored. Our country is bleeding from infiltration of Satan into almost every realm. Help us stay on our knees and pray for the lost to include leaders who seem anti American. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Too Busy For God?

 

“You shall have no other gods before me.Exodus 20:3
Does your life get pretty busy even though you may have made a New Years resolution months ago to slow down and not allow it to happen? What usually gets put on back burner and forgotten? I’d venture to guess quiet times with God.
So how can you stop this recurring bad habit of letting God play second fiddle? Prioritize your day and even if schedules and morning craziness prevent it make sure you give it quality and quantity time.
I admit sometimes mornings get hectic but at least put on some worship music to set the tone in your home. If you have small children get them into this habit. Each day is way better when God is first!
PRAYER: Help me Lord to use the time you give me each day to your glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.