Face to Face with Mortality➕➕➕➕

God bless you all!!!!

This Saturday was a glorious day as we celebrated the baptisms of 5 members of our church that decided to give their life completely to God. It was a day of celebration as this members decided to be born as new creatures in Christ. We went to Jordan Lake in North Carolina and the day was beautiful. God moved in profound ways in the lives of these five members; three which were adults, one was a teenager and one a child of 11.

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Many people have an encounter with God. One of the females that got baptized; last Sunday  God baptized her with the Holy Spirit as this was what she had been asking him for quite along while in prayer and fasting. Many people will criticize and have something to say about this but it’s a blessing to be able to be granted that opportunity that does not mean it makes the person in any way more special that just means that you have another type of intimacy with the Lord.

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However the enemy was not happy that these lives were taken from his grasp as he chose a moment that God allowed for a teen to almost drown when he was swimming in the lake, It was a moment that even the people who were in the lake where in shock because no one knew how it happened. One moment he was swimming fine and another he was under water for quite a while before everyone came out of the stupor and were able to move. It was by God’s mercy that he is alive as when the two men that rescued him got to him he had been under for about two minutes this was after he had gone down and came back up 3 times yelling for help.

It brought all the congregation and everyone around us a moment of face to face with mortality and actually God. Because that experience made us analyze our spiritual life and see how our daily living with God is. I wish i could explain and let you guys see the reaction that this has brought to me. It’s time to get ourselves together with God; because at the end of all we are just dust that will go back to the earth but our soul at the end will either be in peace and slumber or in eternal suffering. I’m not a religious freak but it’s time to get ourselves right with God and actually start preaching the word and living the word how it’s written not how we want to interpret for our own needs and wants.

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P.S. Overall God is Good and his mercy and grace is never ending. We saw God’s hand move today in a big way in the lives in not just the five that were getting baptized but also in the lives of all present.

Verse of the day➕➕💛💛

Romans 5:19

“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.”

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Always remember that obedience is really important to God. The Israelites did sacrifices for God but they were never constant in their obedience toward the Lord and at the end; the sacrifice was not enough as God only wanted them to depart from idolatry and wickedness. Are you the type of person that sacrifices a lot but does not obey or obeys but doesn’t sacrifice enough?. There needs to be a balance in your spiritual life. Abraham receive blessing and favor in God’s eyes not because of his sacrifice but for his obedience to the commands the Lord gave him and that he obeyed.

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Forgiveness.. When is the time?

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There is a song by one of my favorite bands called “Forgiven.” I bet all of you guys know who I’m talking about( Drum Roll Please…….) CROWDER(YAY) Just kidding  not many people like their music or know them. However their music always have a deeper meaning in the lyrics reason number one I like them. However that’s not what I will be talking about.

As I was driving today to my job; I had the K-Love station on and this song came through. As I was jamming to the song this thought came to my mind” When is the appropriate time to Forgive.” not just everyone else but also yourselves for your failings and setbacks in your walk with God and more.

Forgiven! Forgiven!
Child there is freedom from all of it
Say goodbye to every sin
You are forgiven!

When you have been or are being bullied in school or online, physically , mentally or sexually abused by people for years or just one time and you are left with the physical, mental and emotional but also  a lot of time spiritual scars; when is the appropriate time for you and I to forgive. If someone had told me that to start the healing process I needed to forgive my aggressor; I would have probably bit, kick or hit the person that told me that. But because I did not start the process of healing the right way anger and hatred simmered in my heart not towards my aggressor but my mother.

As many of you know I was raised in my home country of Honduras which is in Central America if one of you is wondering. My parents left me and my brother’s really young to provide for us as we had been hit by hurricane Mitch at the time they left. I was raised by my grandmother( my mom’s mom) until the age of 9. To make the story short after my traumatic experience I developed hatred and anger towards my mother because she had left me instead of taking me with her. My anger and hatred was directed toward the wrong person. But my healing process did not start until I met Jesus in 2008 and actually wanted to be freed from all that happened to me.

In the years of my healing process I never thought back on the guy who abused me but instead on what I was doing; in my failings to walk the correct path with God. In not been perfect enough, holy enough, or sanctified enough as I was going through a rebellious, and sexual immoral phase in my teen years. Because I never thought of him I never forgave him for his part in causing me such traumatic experience. I was afraid of being alone with my brothers and father that’s how deep the root of what had happened was ingrained me. 

I think if I had been taken to see a psychologist or counselors I would have been diagnosed with PTSD and have never been taken from medication. But God had a purpose for me and my path was not easy but I’m still here. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally was able to forgive my aggressor and was able to finally laid to rest this experience nowadays I only talk about it in reference to something I have to speak about or if God asks me to give the testimony during a preaching. Being able to move on and start the healing process is not until you have healed but before you start it.  You will never let those demons rest until you have forgiven the person who mistreated you or cause such a deep heartache in you.

4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”

I forgave my mother for not being there; not protecting me from the situation and my aggressor because if I hadn’t I  would have never let have gone of those chains tying me to my past or being freed at all. Jesus forgave his accusers and tormentors while he was being whipped, nailed and pierced. He gave them the absolution from their sins; only the father was able to take vengeance for what was done to his son as only him can do  justice to what was done to me or what has been done or is being done to you.

I’m no saint but I can tell you that even though forgiving first before the healing process will hurt; you will be happy at the end of it. We can be light in the darkness; be separate from everyone else. Be the light that directs to Jesus. We will never be free nor be able to heal and enjoy life without forgiving.

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them,for they do not know what they are doing.

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Dating in Modern Days Pt.2🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️💑💑💑

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Happy Friday !!

Today we will be going with the second part of Dating in Modern Days. I appreciate and thank the people who bother to read the last part. We left the first part in that marriage is a covenant and that having an active sexual relationship outside of marriage is definitely not Okay. I speak from experience that being sexually immoral at the end it only takes you deeper into a hole of despair that you feel there is no coming out from. Sexual Immorality is any sexual act that brings pleasure to your body for example Adultery(infidelity) fornication( premarital sex, masturbation).

There was a time in my life that masturbation and pornography was my escape from the chaos that was my life. My head space was chaotic and my heart too; I tried to fill a void and tried to take control of a situation that was out of my control. I descended into that depravity after I was sexually abused as a child in my home country. I was traumatized and that was the only way I could “control” my life in my way of thinking.

To start dating your spiritual life cannot be a chaos; that is a big no, no. If your spiritual house is not in order how will you keep your marriage or house in order. I’m going to sound so cliché but one thing you need to do is put your want to start dating in prayer; ask God before taking that step. You might feel that it’s time; however you do not know what God has in store for you. Many of us lack wisdom to make life changing decisions and we pretty much screw up when we take the wrong one.

 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

James 1:5

 Many people are risk takers in the body of Christ and outside of it; there are opportunities where you have to be one but this area it is not. Taking a rash decision without counsel will bring huge changes to your life that will follow you until you meet our maker. Patiently waiting for the man or woman who God has for you; it’s a small price to the blessing that will be your life after you are married and before; because you waited a lifetime for that person. You making a rush decision could bring pain and suffering as well heartache to your life just because you thought it was what you need. I will be clear and I mean no offense but no one in this life knows their own needs; the only one that those is God. He is our creator; many of us were in darkness and walked in darkness did we think we needed God; a lot of us would respond with a big NO. That’s because we humans let our emotions and heart control our minds and guide every decision that we make; instead of leaving everything in God’s hands.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight

God knows you! He knows your every need. Leave everything in his hands and if you can’t wait then start praying fervently just like Hannah did for her Samuel and God will hear you prayer; don’t get frustrated if he does not answer fast; keep persisting but don’t make rash decisions.

1.Corinthians 6:14 

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

One of the biggest mistakes believers do is that a lot of them marry people of a different faith or unbelievers. The bible is specific and cuts down to the bone; how we interpret what is written is up to us. I’m going to sound like a prejudiced person and that is not my intention so if you feel offended; forgive me but it’s what it’s written in the bible. Do not marry someone who is from a different faith than yours ; I seen it happen to many. They marry someone that is from a different religion or an unbeliever and end up converting to it or leaving the church altogether ; that’s a big no in Christianity. We are supposed to bring people in not leave. Many of my family members have married people of other faiths that have taken them out of from the church and or driven them to a different religion; do you know why? That’s because they did not wait on God, they decided to take matters into their own hands.

1.Corinthians 7:39

A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.

When you marry someone of a different faith you bring discord into the marriage because your belief might not be the same as theirs. Where do you draw the line? remember that you can’t be with a foot in and a foot out.Marriage is a unity of two people becoming one; not to keep them separate because y’all can’t decide in which church to congregate, on which beliefs to raise your children’s in or none at all. At the end your children will suffer, marriage and yourself will suffer because of decisions that you had the power to change before they were taken.

Overall what I’m trying to let you know is that wait on God, don’t rush. God has the perfect timing for everything, the best thing you can do before you start dating is make your relationship with God stronger as he is your bridegroom. That’s the most important thing that you can do; focus on that relationship that the rest will come in his time and not yours. I hope you were able to get something from this post series.💕I love you all and want the best; God is coming and it’s time to be ready for our bridegroom. Shalom🌸🌸✨✨✨ don’t forget to leave a feedback at the bottom I love talking to all of you.💕💕

Just as I am.

Just as I am Lord,

With nothing to offer,

but my song.

I  have nothing more to give,

because everything is, yours Lord.

Just as I am Lord,

with nothing to give,

but my heart, I give everything to you.

take me Lord, just as I am.

Accept me as a offering of love,

like a sacrifice pleasing  for your honor,

pleasing fragrance I want to be Lord.

– Jesus Adrian Romero/Artist

This song is in spanish I translated the lyrics because I like many of you forget that God wants us just as how we are without pretense and hiding behind a mask. He loves us flawed because he has seen mine and your deepest darkest place and he still loves you and I. How can we reject that beautiful love, that sees the ugly and still loves the same.

P.S. Yesterday was National Siblings Day and I want to give a shoutout to my brothers and sisters in Christ; thank you for your support and love I really appreciate it💕🌸🌸I’m working on writing the second part of the Dating in Modern Days post💑Stay tuned, thanks for everyone that have read or like that post✅. I’m working on various things right now as I want to take this blog to a different level, maybe make a series of post or start the reviewing of books or I might start doing guest blog post👍👍. Let me know who will like to be a guest blogger on this blog🤷‍♀️. I do not know yet; I’m letting God dictate what he wants to do that’s the best way to go.Shalom🌸💕💕

Dating in Modern Days👫👫💑

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Hello everyone this blog post will be a one or two-part blog series it will depend if I cover all the areas of Godly Dating in this modern days. Now I want to let everyone know this post is not written by an experienced dater or married one ; but I have had experiences that I will go into detail later on; so please when you start reading this post go with an open mind.

Dating in modern days have become physical and emotional thing. Adults and teenagers have focused their eyes, heart and mind to relationships and people who bring no fulfillment to their lives. A couple of blog post back I wrote about the Samaritan woman at the well; how Jesus asked for a drink from her and she received a greater blessing after her encounter with the Lord.

One big thing that you have to do before you start dating is look at your relationship with God. Ask yourselves this question; Am I in a place where I can start a relationship that will lead to marriage? Is my heart ready for this next step? Dating is not to be taken lightly; as christian we do not have nor should we want the option of;  I’m going to taste the goods and if I  don’t like it I will leave it. That is not how it works, in the old testament well actually in Genesis 2:18 the Lord said ;

“It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Many mistakes that we make when we start dating is that; we do not go with the expectation of finding that helpmate; we start dating because we are pressured by society, family, and even the church. When God created the helpmate for Adam; he did not decide if she is not good for him he will make him another. Adam and Eve they stayed together until one of them died, through being cast out from Eden, Cain murdering his brother Abel and more.

Proverbs 18:22

He who finds a wife finds what is good
    and receives favor from the Lord.

Dating is not bad; however it has become carnal in the world and inside the church. Who does not miss the days when you were courting someone you were not allowed to hold hands, nor kiss or anything improper that could make you sin; those were the good old days. Dating is not learning each others dreams, learning about each other and just enjoying being young without going to the limit of sinning against God and your body and mind too anymore. Sexual relationship have taken the center of relationship; one thing that I see in youth and adults nowadays they are all over each other; there is a saying ” they knead as if they were bakers.” Which is funny for me and at the same time true; the story of Isaac and Rebecca is pretty astonishing because this woman didn’t let her fiance or betrothed see her without her veil.

and asked the servant, “Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?”

“He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself.

Fleeing from sexual immorality in a relationship or even in your own personal life it’s hard for the person when it’s all you ever known and you are trying to do it with your own strength and will. In the first book of Corinthians the Apostle Paul tells the church of Corinthians flee from sexual immorality as you are not just sinning against your body but also the Holy Spirit as our bodies are his temple. When a relationship is just sexual the two people involved are transmitting each other spiritual diseases(demons). Having sexual relations would be more than okay if it’s within the covenant of marriage; as it is proclaimed in the book of Genesis;

God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”

This he told Adam and Eve. Marriage is a covenant between two people who become one and God( Genesis 2:24). He created you to reproduce and find fulfillment inside the marriage. People have sinned in that area since forever and will continue to if they don’t decide to leave that behind and be a new creature in Christ.

P.S. I will this blog post until here, I will be posting part 2 later in the week. Married and single people do comment down below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻and let me know your thoughts and suggestion; I would love some feedback💕.I appreciate the love and support from every single one of you. Shalom🌸🌸🌸