Restore me, and I will return, because you are the Lord my God.
To whom he said, This is the rest with which you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way.
He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant.
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Paula's Lemons into Lemonade Life Formula
3 parts water which represents the river of life
1 part the juice of lemons, such as disappointment, disillusionment, worry, anxiety, illness or stress.
To taste: faith, forgiveness, praise, worship, humility, encouragement, the fruit of the spirit. All of these will add sweetness to the lemons.
You need the sweetness and the tartness to make a great tasting pitcher of lemonade, just as in life we often have to take the bitter with the sweet. It's always a matter of balance and perspective. And as the Bible says, "Count it all joy!" (James 1:2)
Now just add some fresh mint for a real treat.
Copyright © 2010 by Paula Quick, The Lemonade Coach, www.thelemonadecoach.com. This recipe may be be used in your newsletter or other communication provided that the above credit is given.