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.
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.
P. S. Two days from today I will be guest blogging again from Ms. Callie Susanna’s Blog https://calliesusanna.com ,Shalom🕊🌸
“for my yoke is easy and my burden is light”
Happy Monday everyone!!!!!
I’m immensely sorry for not posting last week that much; I had posted in the last blog post that I would post only three days last week; however circumstances happened. On Saturday I decided to head to the beach to relax from everything, work, church, and home. I was able to enjoy the fresh air and the water as also the scenery of the sea and the ride was fun.
In that moment I was plain Ana; just one with God and nature. Seeing God’s hand in the beauty that is in our world. What can I say it was a much-needed rest.. from thinking of the stuff at home, at church, and at work. I’m the type of person that never rests; I’m not much of an outgoing person I have always been someone who is comfortable staying at home and reading and blogging or just singing around; but this last week I had felt all the stress of a couple of weeks from work, home and church. There is a moment when you just have to be and rest and heal at your own time.
A bible verse that always calls my attention is in Ecclesiastes 3:4; because as someone once said time is the essence of our being( I don’t remember who said it though) anyways this verse always calls me to attention because I’m so involved most of the time in other people’s lives and situation trying to help them and give support that I forget myself in the process and a lot of times I end up burnt out from everything; emotionally, mentally and physically.
“A time to weep and a time to laugh,
A time to moun and a time to dance.”
Having a ministry it’s really hard and I really do congratulate Jesus first of all that his ministry lasted for 3 straight running years; the disciples for spreading his word, our pastors, evangelists, missionary’s and our brethren for walking daily with God and still having the strength and faith to continue walking with him. This will be my second year as a youth leader and I feel burnt out.. it so hard dealing with so many different personalities and characters; it’s almost frustrating at times. But I always remember that it’s God who gives the strength in everything we do.
” I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me”
My stay at the beach was for just a few hours as it was pretty close to home so I decided to head back home. However it was a good experience first of all for myself and with my family. Another thing that I learned is to love yourself first; it you are burnt out take time to recuperate from everything and you will see the greater blessing that you will be to someone else… How can you give if you don’t receive yourself the healing from God if you are constantly worrying about the ministry.I missed you guys.. leave a comment below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻and let me know what everyone was up to this weekend…Shalom💕💗
Today’s blog post will be dedicated to honor the life of a woman who gave everything she had for her family. Today at 11:00 a.m. I was let known that my beloved aunt has passed away after being sick for 4 years. One of her brain vessel rupture in her head and she was hospitalized and had surgery; however she never was able to recuperate sufficiently. Last year she had an aneurysm that left her in a vegetable state; she wasn’t able to speak, eat or do any type of activity; including getting up from her bed.
“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.”
The Lord has spoken to our lives that he was not going to heal her; that she will die soon. I thought I was ready for this moment; however it’s not the same thinking you are to actually being ready. I will miss her laughter, singing, dancing around her house but I know she is in a better place. I know her death has a purpose for our family and community but it’s so hard not being able to see her and touch her. I know her love will live forever in me and that my love for her will never die; that the only thing I have left of her is my memories but those fade away with time.
“My soul is weary with sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word.”
My heart and soul are heavy at this moment but I know that my strength and refuge comes from the Lord. I ask you brother’s and sisters that you have my family and I in prayer during this upcoming difficult days. Life will never be the same for me, she was like a mother to me but I know she is not suffering anymore. Life had treated her cruelly but she never let go of the smile in her face and she never stop believing that God would help her overcome all obstacles that would come her way. I will astride to be a little bit of what she was; her strength, determination,compassion and love for her family and community will never be forgotten. What has giving us joy during this difficult time is that she had accepted Jesus Christ as her savior; so we will see her again in a not so distant future.
P.s. I had to repost the blog post as it was deleted I don’t even know how. Thank you for your prayers..💕💜💕💕💕Shalom🙏