Lemon-Aid or Ketchup?

Posted: 17th March 2013 by Sam McDonald in Topical
Lemon-Aid or Ketchup?

Lemon-Aid or Ketchup?

Have you ever heard the phrase; what do you get when you squeeze a lemon? I bet most of you are saying lemon-aid, right? Well that would be true, unless it was filled with ketchup! The answer is whatever is inside, that’s what comes out when it’s squeezed and the same it true for me and you.

When your squeezed or tested or going through trials; what comes out of you? Sometimes what comes out of me, I’d rather not say; but humbly I’ll tell you it’s not always the love of Jesus. A lot of the time it’s the flesh being poured out and not the Holy Spirit. This is what Peter says…

1Pe_1:7  so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

No matter the pressure, no matter the test or trial or what we must endure; it is never too much for God to shine like a light through us and reveal the love of Jesus. Remember even though our flesh is weak, the Spirit is willing.

Mat_26:41  “Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Be filled with the Holy Spirit and when squeezed the Holy Spirit will be poured out.  It goes back to what Paul says about walking in the Spirit, doesn’t it?

Gal_5:16  But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

Let’s not let the desires of the flesh be what’s poured out when we’re squeezed. I think one of the finest example of showing his faith while being squeezed was Abraham when his faith was being tested….

Heb_11:17  By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son;

Now that’s a true testing of the faith and I pray that you or I never have to endure that test, but if we do, what’s going to come out?

If we’re a lemon and we get squeezed, what’s going to come out? Lemon-aid (Holy Spirit), or Ketchup (the flesh)?