A Lesson from Lemonade

I heard a powerful story on the radio the other day that I wanted to share with you.

A little girl burst inside her house on a hot day and excitedly ran up to her mother with a request. “Mommy,” she said with a lot of enthusiasm, “Can I have a quarter to buy a cup of lemonade at the stand down the street?”

Her mother smiled and reached into her purse when she was suddenly overcome with the feeling of generosity towards her child. Instead of pulling out a quarter, the mom retrieved a dollar and placed in her hand with a smile.

The little girl responded with belligerence, “Mommy, I didn’t ask for a dollar. I said I just wanted a quarter!” So she snatched up a quarter and out the door she ran.

She missed out on a blessing that was hers’ for the taking just like we do sometimes when it comes to the generosity of our Heavenly Father.

God loves us so much that He wants to give us exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ever hope or ask for (Ephesians 3:20). He wants to pour out His immeasurable blessings on us and all we take is the quarter.

If you are at a place in your life where you are asking for God’s help—whether it is with your health or weight-loss goals, your finances, or even your relationships—be ready to accept the fullness of all He wants for you. Don’t be satisfied with just a small portion when He wants to bless you in abundance.

Just like that little girl, we have a heavenly parent that takes great joy in more than meeting our needs. I pray God will meet all your needs today and that you will let Him.

About Julie Hadden

I'm Julie Hadden and for the past few years I've been on quite journey. My experience on Season 4 of "The Biggest Loser" resulted in a total transfomation in my life. What started out being about what I could "lose" turned more into what I "gained." God revealed great truths to me about the infinite WORTH we all possess in His eyes and I'm passionate about sharing what I learned through this process. View all posts by Julie Hadden

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