James 1:22 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
Faith’s Sweetened Lemonade!
What if — unsqueezed — a lemon is left?
Where no juice is expressed from the pressures outside?
Can it aid in producing a lemonade beverage if never its peel reveals
Yea, Faith is the same when we shelter.
When we hide from HIS hands and
from Sovereignty’s press.
But if we’re left — untried — then our testing has failed without help to ourselves and no good to the rest.
So to bless others as HE ordained,
be willingly changed from the shape
that you’re in!
Though adverse it may seem, trust in JESUS completely WHO sees what you need and will squeeze you — for good!
As HIServant always learning to outpour the lemonade love of the LORD,
Devotional: James 2:14 “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?”
What good indeed? The LORD works all things together for good, yes?
Yet to experience HIS blessed Wisdom and Sovereign guidance, we must permit our lives as “lemons” to be squeezed out.
That’s how the helpful juice of our GODly gifts reaches others!
Like a muscle being exercised and microscopically torn will heal stronger than before, so too is our Faith in JESUS CHRIST!
So embrace Hebrews 6:1! “Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of CHRIST and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward GOD.”
Leave the spiritual mindset of being a pristine lemon on the outside…and instead prefer the emptied out, squeezed version which shall grow your faith!
This then will bless and inspire others around you to joyfully surrender to GOD’s loving press.
Just like the olive doesn’t share its oil without pressure, so share your gift from GOD willingly and quickly!
Amen and amen!