Not Letting the Current Overwhelm Me🌊

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I’m finally back; and foremost I want to apologize because I had written on the last blog post that I would be posting my next Call with a Purpose post; however as I wrote on the post The Brook we are in a situation where at this moment most of the time to be truthful I do not even know how my days go by.

We have been on the search of a house to buy for quite some time now and many of the proposals that we have done to the owners of various house that we have liked; have not gone through. Maybe is because that is not the house that God has for us or maybe we were too late; I just know that my days are being spent on the looking for houses and work and church.

One thing that I have tried my best this two months is to not let the circumstances overwhelm me. There have been moments where I have shouted my frustrations as a release but mostly have prayed over them. In this river of life; we are thrown of balance by the things that happened around us or in us. I have tried to take my attention away from what’s going on by doing certain activities with the youth. For example; last monday the group of girls from the ministry we decided to go roller skating. I can say that I suffered that day; I fell so many times and broke a bunch of my nails plus ripped my dress on the back. I had a lot of fun that day though, so I cannot complain.Through the midst of this God has been there for my family and I seen my father and younger brother start to shake off what had them tied and unresponsive to God’s call.

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Overall this month of august has been a blessing as three members of our church got baptized two Saturdays ago. Those three members were youth that decided to take that step of faith and give their life completely to Jesus. I have seen growth within our youth ministry; we are seeing many of the youth that were asleep have started to wake up. It gives me such a joy to see all of this happening in my personal life and ministry. Glory be to God because he is the one that is working on the lives of this individuals and mine.

On the next blog post I will be speaking about Nehemiah and his call to build the walls of Jerusalem.  This will be the next Call with a Purpose post. Stay tuned, would love to hear from you. Let’s not forget to take at least a day off to reflect and appreciate the beauty that God has left us in this earth. Don’t let your circumstances overwhelm you to the point that you are absent-minded from  your own life as I have been. Go out and smell the roses or fresh air and thank God that we are still here today to give glory to him.

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P. S. Two days from today I will be guest blogging again from Ms. Callie Susanna’s Blog https://calliesusanna.com ,Shalom🕊🌸

The Brook🌾🌾💦💦

God bless,

It has been a couple of days since I posted on my blog. Since those days a lot of good and bad things have happened; maybe these days are helping me and my family be stronger and rely on God more.

On Friday night we had night watch service at our church and God spoke through my preaching and the preaching of another sister. How many of us are so arrogant that we forget that from dust we were created and to dust we will go back. Something that resonated deep within me as a few years back I was that type of person. God has molded my character a lot since then but I still need to be molded more. Arrogant people are so hypocritical of every single thing but they never see theirs own flaws. One example that we can find is Jonah; when God decide after all not to destroy Nineveh after they repented. He was filled with anger because God changed his mind  but he was not able to see his own shortcomings. But that is not what I will be speaking about this night; How can we defeat giants?

Last blog post I wrote about Jael the wife of Heber the kenite. How God used her to bring the rupture in King Jabins ruling. One thing that I can attest to with certainty is that when we preach our words compromise us. We are tested to see if what we preach we are able to live it. I told you guys that God was and still is doing wonderful things in our lives; my parents were blessed with the opportunity of buying their own home. It’s something that has been asked for; for a long time. Our faith has been tested to see in different aspects and the biggest hit that we receive was this Saturday.

The owner of the house where we have lived for 9 years; has suddenly decided to kick us out giving us a notice of only a month. Did we expect it? The answer is no we did not; however we know that God is control. He opened doors that were locked for my parents; and he allowed this to happen to test our faith in him. The Bible is pretty clear in the saying that not only from bread will man live. We christian need to rely foremost in God; everything that has happened in this couple of weeks it’s according to the will of God. My pastor in today’s preaching spoke in 1. Kings 17; where Elijah declared the word of drought for Israel given by God.

“Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.””
‭‭I Kings‬ ‭17:3-4‬ 

The word says that he was fed by ravens during day and night until the brook dried up and later on; he was sent to the widow that only had a little bit of flour and a little of oil. The situation or trials needs to get worse before getting better. There has to be pain, hopelessness and fear before the blessing is able to come. Right at this moment we are in the unknown; I do not know where to start but the first thing that I did was  ; I gave this unto the Lord. He will guide every step of the way just as he guided Elijah. My only resources at this moment are my knees, my mouth and the word. The word will sustain me and nurture my faith, my mouth will give praises for God’s blessings that are on the way and my knees will seek his voice for guidance in for every step of this situation.

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P.S. On Tuesday I will be posting the third post in the series” Called with a purpose” don’t forget to stay tuned 🗣🗣🗣🗣and remember that in the midst of everything God is there🕊 After all his is Jehovah Jireh and Jehovah Nissi⚔️🗡➕

 

The Unseen🌒

God bless everyone; tonight I will speaking about a woman that the Bible does not give much background on; however she was shown as a victorious woman. This is during the years that Israel was under the rule of Jabin King of the Canaanites after God sold the nation of Israel because they had been doing wickedness in his sight.

 And she said, ” I will surely go with you. Nevertheless the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman” Jud 4:9

God had commanded Barak to lead an army of 10,000 soldier to fight Sisera who was the commander of Jabin king of Canaan. Maybe it was fear or self-doubt that made this man delayed in doing then order that God had commanded for him; that gave the opportunity not only for Deborah but also an unknown woman named Jael to come out as woman of valor and victory. God had called Barak but in his lapsed in making the decision; the glory of the victory for the battle would be bestowed upon a woman.

“Then Jael, Heber’s wife, took a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went down into the ground; for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.”
‭‭Jud‬ ‭4:21

One thing that I want you to get from this post tonight is that God calls but when we disobey his command or call it’s not a good thing. Many times the calls that God makes to us it’s to glorify himself through us. Barak in a moment of self-doubt let the honor of being know as the person who defeated Sisera be given to someone else. You have to grab the opportunity when it presents itself. As I have testified before; there have been moments when I have felt like quitting because of the responsibility that comes with being a leader. However God has always in one way or another spoken to me to not let cowardice take from me what he wants me to have. Jael was a woman who saw an opportunity and she took it; she fooled the enemy with kindness and made him feel comfortable and safe; before she obeyed God’s command.

Grab with both hands the opportunity that God presents to you. This series we are talking about being called with a purpose but at the end of all; we are the ones responsible in doing what is necessary. Jael’s actions made her be known in the Bible as a victorious woman; that did not let fear nor self-doubt stop her from doing what needed to be done. That action gave Israel  the boost they needed through God’s help to destroy and defeat King Jabin and his rule.

You unravel me, with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance, from my enemies
Till all my fears are gone

Fear of the unknown or unseen stops our calling; it’s time to break free from those chains that keep us prisoners in our own self-doubt and insecurity. Rise up to the occasion as Jael and be known as a woman or man who is victorious in God’s eyes. The enemy rules over what we give him liberty to; stop that and rise up to the unseen and the call that God has put in your life.

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P.s. Thank you from the deep bottom of my heart for being in this joyful ride with me in the unseen and unpredictable. Yesterday I received the notice that my blog has 108 followers; when I started this blog was because had put in my heart to do it and I let fear, doubt and insecurity stop my growth for a year. I have decided to put my trust in God that he will provide a way not just for me blog but for me personally in every aspect of my life. Thank you so much; I really appreciate it🤗💕💕Shalom🕊🕊

Reconcile🕊🕊➕➕

Missing one brother😞 Left( father, mother,youngest, oldest,myself, sister in law, and third oldest)

Happy & Bless Thursday !!! This week actually this whole year of 2018 I seen God’s hand move in my life and family. And what a tremendous pleasure it gives me to glorify and exalt the name of God because he is good. I can attest to that; I have seen his hand move to restore, lift and bless my life and my family.

My first blog post of the  series named ” Called with a Purpose” has been published on the blog ; go check it out Blessing within a Curse. I will not be speaking about that; it’s with immense joy and gratitude that I’m going to tell you what happened on sunday. Maybe some of you will not believe me or might think that I’m making up stories but with certainty and with my heart in my hands I tell you the blessing that our household received this last sunday.

Some of you know as I have spoken— well written in the blog that my mother and I and  the brethren in christ have been praying for my father and brothers for them to come to God’s path back again. As I posted in the blog post I’m a Warrior  , my father had started to rise up in the ministry after being in the backseat for many years. It’s with immense joy that I say that he took the step to reconcile with God on sunday and not only him but my youngest brother and the oldest( the firstborn) who arrived unexpectedly that day to our church from Texas. I could not have imagined nor predicted God’s perfect timing; truthfully I can say that God has been beyond good to me. A word that my pastor brought and spoke to our church was that we needed to start declaring that dried bones needed to come back to life; we needed to start prophesying over our family members; we needed to start declaring that their spiritual lives needed to be resurrected but having faith that it will happen.

I can almost see the comments rolling in; saying that we should not believe that nonsense as it’s not written in the bible anything about that. But your relationship with God cannot be compared to someone else’s. God has given us the authority to cast out demons, to prophesy that the land where we at will be ours; why then is it so difficult to prophesy over the lives of our family members?. I’m a pentecostal gal and will always be and I truly believe that God moves in mysterious and innumerable ways you and I cannot imagine. One verse that summons everything up to me is in Isaiah 55: 8-9;

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts

As I write this I know this is the first step and that their walk is not going to be easy. Since my father started to rise up in the ministry again; he has been attacked him in different ways. His finger almost got cut off at work; he did not work for almost a week because he needed stitches which meant not much pay for rent. A concrete fell on his knee on the week he had to sing( yes he sings) for the men’s service; this upcoming friday he has to preach and I know the enemy will have something in wait to discourage him from continue to pursue his ministry but I believe that he is covered with the blood of Jesus and no principality nor any spirit that tries to touch him will be able to. As I always say God has call each one of us with a purpose; it depends on us if we let the enemy have control of our lives. We cannot let fear overpower us because fear is not from God; instead we need to pick the armor that God has provided for us and continue moving forward.

I encourage the person who is reading this blog post and you have years of praying for that person that does not want or does not know of God; to never cease praying and declaring them for Christ. There are mysteries in our walk with God; don’t be like everyone else instead learn to listen and discern what is from God and what is not. Ask God and he will let you know. All I know is because God has revealed through his word or through elders. They are more battle ready then the new generation; seek counsel when you feel like quitting because there will be moments when you don’t even want to open your bible nor will you want to bow down and pray. But it’s in that moment that you need to be in your knees seeking God and declaring salvation over that person’s life.

P. S. On saturday I will be posting the second blog post on the “Called with a Purpose” series. Do go check out👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 Callie Susanna blog; I’m guest posting tonight there. Would love to hear from you, let’s chat in the comments. Also thanks a million times for the new followers that have decide to get on board this crazy ship to who knows where; I appreciate you💕💕💕— let’s say a hello down here👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Shalom 🕊

Not Going Back| Guest Blogger

In Sunday school the other weekend, my class and I were talking about the advances in technology over the past 100 years: about how people used to ride in horses and buggies, than cars and airplanes and space shuttles.

We talked about how dangerous it would be now if someone decided to ride a horse and buggy on a major highway, or used an old-model airplane to fly passengers, or tried to get to space in old technology.  We have advanced beyond that; we’ve learned and we’ve grown.  Every now and then we may indulge the whim to ride in a horse and carriage, or even a hot-air balloon, but ultimately, they are not safe or effective means of transportation in the long run.

I immediately saw a spiritual parallel.

In my faith, I’ve grown.  I gave my heart to Jesus at five years old, and I’ve learned much more about Him and have grown physically, mentally, and spiritually in the time since then.  I’ve stepped up to lead and mentor those around me.  I’ve been faithful on this blog and in seeking God in my moment-to-moment life.

I can’t go back.  Sure, every now and then I “indulge” the whim to worry or stress or negative self-talk, but ultimately, it’s dangerous in my journey to Christ.  It can cause me to have an accident, as well as endanger those on this road around me.

I don’t say this from a place of feeling stuck, but a place of rejoicing over the progress, the advancements, in my faith.  I don’t want to go back!

Imagine if the Israelites tried to cross back over the Red Sea, or if Queen Esther didn’t talk to her husband, or if Ruth stayed behind and let Naomi go on her own! History would be drastically different; a whole people group would be gone.

What part of our legacy could be erased if we turned back now?

xo,

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Blessing within a Curse🗣➕

Dios les bendiga,

In today blog post we will be starting a new series named “Called with a Purpose.” Where we will talking about major and minor characters that God used to manifest his glory and bring blessing and destruction to his people and what  we can receive from this lessons for our daily walk with God. The series will be not in order as this is how the Spirit will lead not how I want.

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I’m pretty sure many of you know the story of the non Israelite prophet from the book of Numbers named Balaam that God used to speak blessing upon the nation of Israel. This was during the times when the nation of Israel was being guided by Moses through the desert those forty years. God had commanded Moses to not fight the kingdoms of Edom and Moab. The Moabites are descendants of Lot( Genesis 19: 36-38) and the Edomites are descendants of Esau the brother of Jacob( Genesis 36:9).

Now Balaam was asked by King Balak of the Moabites to curse the nation of Israel as he had fear the Israel would take their land even though God had commanded Moses to not attack them and they were obeying God’s command. The King sent messengers with bounty(money) to pursue Balaam; however this one asked God for permission to curse the nation of Israel. God denied his request of course and he in disobedience left to go to the King. God sent an angel to stop his trajectory and as he was spiritually blind he could not see the angel but his donkey could (Numbers 22:21-30) and spoke to him after being mistreated by him three times.

“Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?””

What ‭‭grabs my attention every time I read these chapters in the book of numbers  is that this so call “Prophet” was not an actual prophet; he was one of those false ones that had a bunch of different gods. Their blessings or cursing were considered prophetic truths back in the day by their Kings and the people. God used a false Non Israelite   prophet to speak blessings upon Israel; the opposite of what King Balak wanted. And the choices that King Balak made  brought consequences to the descendants of Lot.

You might not be the most spiritual person there is. You might be starting your walk with God or might have fallen and are just restarting in God’s path. But I hope that you are able to grasp from this message that God’s uses and calls whoever he wants. He calls the weakest, the frowned upon, the sinners and the less intellectual not because he is not able or doesn’t want to use those qualified but because he sees the potential and need in the less. Your ministry might not be the biggest nor the flashiest one; however God called you to that ministry. You might be reaching the ones that are looked over. One thing that I have learned through this and my walk with God is that; the Lord puts certain people in your life to guide you. God used Balaam to bless Israel and used Balaam’s donkey to save Balaam’s life as the Lord’s ire was so hot because of the disobedience of the prophet; he was going to be killed if not by the donkey.

“The donkey saw Me and turned aside from Me these three times. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would also have killed you by now, and let her live.””
‭‭Numbers‬ ‭22:33‬ ‭

Later on in the story we see that even though Balaam was not able to curse Israel, he instructed the Moabites to seduce the Israelites with participation in worshipping Baal and their immorality. His death later on probably was not pleasant; God’s used for him it’s pretty astonishing. Don’t dismay and continue walking on where God has instructed you to walk or lead.

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P.S. Please be tuned in, I will be writing about a lot of characters and the purpose for their calling. Let me know what you think down below👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻I will try to post more often😊😊💕💕 however this couple of months I have been swamped at work and working pretty late that is one of the reason I have lost contact with y’all. God bless 💜💜💜and happy Fourth of July to my American brothers and sisters in Christ if I do not post before than.

 

Fighting 👊🏻👊🏻💪🏻💪🏻⚔️⚔️🕊🕊📖📖

In the morning of yesterday the Lord revealed a symbol that maybe it was only meant for me but that I want to share; however what I can only remember from that picture was set upon set of arms as they were preparing for war giving strength and reassurance to each other. To be truthful I don’t quite remember much just that picture with a black background but one thing I was able to feel from it; was strength, perseverance and peace.

I’m not an interpreter of dreams nor do I try to make myself seem as one. I lack a lot of the qualities that are necessary to be used by God in that way but deep in my heart I know that the post of today is a message for someone out there that is needing it. While I was at work today; it was brought to the front of my mind the image or picture that I had dreamed the morning before; it was so clear but it left so quickly that I was not able to grasp the whole picture. But it brought to my attention the book of Genesis and as protagonist it brought Enoch.

Genesis 5: 24

” Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.”

The Bible does not speak a lot about Enoch; as you can read in the Bible verse that has been posted; he was a human man who  walked with God and in the ways of God. Now as many of you know Enoch comes from the lineage of Adam the first man created after God’s image. But the question that burns into my mind is; how can the son of a man walked with God? How was he able to withstand the sin that surrounded him? Was he a righteous man?

And a conclusion that I have come up with is that Enoch walk with faith. His faith was set upon the Lord and it did not move from him. To be given the privilege to be taken by God because of his walk is an amazing feat there has been no mention in the Bible of someone like Enoch. Enoch walked with the peace of knowing that he had the God of Jacob, Abraham and Adam; he had someone omnipotent and almighty that would always fight for him. His perseverance in his walk with God brought a bigger blessing then he could have ever predicted, and it probably it was not with his strength that he fought the battles that he had to fight but with Gods.

You who is reading this blog post, are you putting your armor of God? Are you walking with faith, strength, peace and perseverance? Knowing that the one beside you is bigger then any foe or trial? I’m just a flawed humans being  was born in the times when this earth is crying out from the amount of sin that is in; but daily I want to strive to walk that way. Might I be able to accomplish it? To be truthful I do not know but what I can only do is strive each day to be a better me and to always remember God’s command.

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