Merry Christmas & Happy New Years

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Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy 2018 New Years to all of you! ūüôā I will make this message a bit brief since my family and I are preparing for the family fun tomorrow on Christmas.

The least I can do is send out all of my love to all of you and thank you all so much for your inspirational words of wisdom, strength, and just… to let me know that I’m never alone and I have a friend and an online family waiting for me whenever I need to talk. The biggest thing and greatest accomplishments for me in 2017 was getting to share with all of you, my brothers and sisters in Christ. I will be honest: When I posted my first ever note and poem this year, I didn’t expect the love and comments from anyone. I didn’t expect that anyone would hear or read anything from me since I am not a well-known writer, but all of you have proven me wrong… and I ‘Thank You’ and appreciate all of you for that.

Matthew 19:26 (NIV) – “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”‘¬†

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His Hand Brings Comfort To My Soul

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In 1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV), it says “like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk,¬†so that by it you may grow up¬†in your salvation,¬†now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”

I will be honest with all of you: One of the main reasons why I haven’t been too active on my page lately was because I felt as if I was slowly being pulled away from hearing God’s Word, knowing that those lonesome days was when I needed Him the most and to hear all of you and your uplifting words. Because I was not being a ‘tough-as-nails fighter’ when it came to disputing or arguing with anyone, I was told that I have too many other people that walk over me. It’s not that, but rather, I chose to stick with a different plan that the Lord desired for me to walk.

In Matthew 5:38-40 (NIV), this is a message Jesus wanted us to know. It quotes:¬†“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.¬†40¬†And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.”

So consider me still a ‘calf or babe’ in the Lord. I am not perfect, nor do I see myself above anyone else. I can’t argue like a relative can or a friend can. Believe me: I’ve tried that tactic before and currently deal with moments of someone trying to keep me active in that kind of behavior, but I’m still praying to stay away from it. In addition, the same ending always happens: I feel guilty (whether I am the cause for the dispute), I feel a strong and emotional pain within my heart and chest, and apologize first.

All I know is that there is something inside of me that is causing me to be the way I am. I’d rather sacrifice my life before others, I’d rather make others happy and feel better (writing them uplifting poems, help them after my school’s days. etc) than see them sad, and I’d rather put up with the insults now rather than later because I DO NOT want to hear them later on while dealing with other future life issues. Which is probably why when I see someone cry, I tear up as well. This is one of those sympathetic questions and mysteries about myself that I just never… understood.

In the end of the day, I feel so much relief, comfort, and solace in His arms. I’m announcing it, saying it, and… I continue to crave more and more of His Word and hearing the inspiring messages from all of you. I remember watching a movie titled “Passion of the Christ”, and one of the images I still recall was of when Jesus was hit, spit on, and bad mouthed so badly by everyone that he still believed, stood back up, and kept moving¬† on to His destination through Jerusalem. I can never do, sacrifice, or face the hardest challenges He has been through, but I never gave up on turning to Him, praying to Him, and turning to Him whenever I am afraid or I need help. He gives me peace, and I am thankful for that. ūüôā

 

Avoid Having The Lustful Eye

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Sending a shout out to the blogger of “Turn Back To God” for sharing this image. Thank you.

In 1 John 2:15-16 (NIV), it says “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — comes not from the Father but from the world.”

I grew up around people and loved ones (besides a select few) that lived and followed this way of life and how to pick up partners. It was as if I didn’t understand to understand, but I understood. Confused by my words? Then we’re on the right track then.

To begin, the “lust of the eye(s)” is a dangerous thing and one sinful weapon in this world. How?¬†Matthew 5:28 (NIV) quotes “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” But isn’t there a written commandment about this somewhere? Oh wait. Out of the 10 written commandments, the 7th Commandment says “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Matthew 6:22 (NIV) quotes “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light.”

Just because it says that this lesson is meant for men does not mean that for us, females, we get a free pass or a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card on a Monopoly Board Game. Sorry. I shifted off topic for a second because I remembered being sent to jail during one of my board game plays with my family. Anyways, this lesson pertains to females as well.

I will admit that I was guilty of such a lustful path as a teenager, but then, there were reasons for my activities. From the exposure to my life fears, I didn’t know what to do, and because I wasn’t taught how a man should appreciate and love a child in the Lord, I was still not fully understanding how a man should treat me. After witnessing a lot of relationship violence, I thought that was how a man should love me OR any man could have their way with me as long as I’m respecting their needs.

Yeah, I was in trouble, but as of right now, not anymore. When I first became an adult at 21, I still had that same mindset of a teenager. I had so much discovery and mentality to learn on what it truly meant to be an adult. So besides ‘responsibility’ in the world, I was learning how to grow up ‘spiritually’ in Faith. It’s paying off because I’ve learned how to push away from people and those things that enjoy bringing me down and can only see me as a sexual object first before listening to me. Oddly enough, I’m currently dealing with an ex that claims that he loves me for who I am but is mindset is sexually stuck and charged towards me. What can I do with a man that doesn’t believe in God? Ultimately, pray to God in helping me to push him away from me. Only God knows what to do.

Our eyes are “the windows to the soul”, as mentioned by William Shakespeare and described a way in the bible. Anyways, when we “lustfully” gaze at someone, it creates an immediate domino effect: From our eyes, through our hearts, and through our spirits; which is a kind of infection that only “WE” can unaffect ourselves spiritually from with the Lord’s Hand.

Your spouse should look towards you as a loving friend, studying the Lord’s Word together, teaching one another, while in the meantime, having fun and enjoying each other’s company. That’s the kind of husband I pray to have one day. Not a man that only looks to me and seeks sexual attention from me or like a sexual object. ūüė¶

All we have to do is do our part, believe in God and remember that He will always make a way out of no way. I know what it means to continuously fight for Him and what it means to be persecuted because of Him… because that’s exactly what I’m going through in my life now. For God, I will always keep on fighting for Him.

I will keep all you in my prayers. Love you all, Brothers and Sisters! In Jesus Name, Amen.

‘To Study Or Not To Study? That’s The Question.’

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In 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV), it quotes “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who currently handles the word of truth.”

I know that I am, in no way, a perfect woman to lie to any of you that I hold and carry my bible every day as a faithful Christian would because in truth… I’m not. But lately, I have been missing the bible study classes I used to attend with my family and friends instead of just… always studying my bible alone nowadays. There was something I always gained in terms of studying the Lord’s Word with someone or in a group. The joy and excitement I would always feel from learning something “NEW” and understanding the deeper meanings behind the Lord’s Words and the many parables and verses the Bible holds.

With this drive in my heart, it’s sad because I am alone, but I will admit to all of you this one thing: I am more than proud and happy to learn something encouraging and inspiring from all of you. All of you are my bible-study companions and connections. That ‘connection’ that I miss so much and so dearly.

Apologies everyone. I wanted to vent out for a moment. Onto the topic at hand.

This passage is expressed to all of us that we must always remember to keep the Lord’s Words in mind and to “… not be ashamed…” of it. It hurts me to read, watch, and hear about how more people are accepting the abolishment of the Lord’s Word around the world. It hurts… to witness how easy it has become, but then again, we were forewarned about this. In Matthew 5:11 (NIV), the Lord said “Blessed are you when people insult you,¬† persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” Later on, the Lord, in the book of Revelation 2:10 (NIV), quotes “Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.” This gives my spiritual major push in wanting to learn more.

I may not be able to travel the world, but I am willing to learn more, share, and teach what I know in order to help someone and encourage someone to keep on moving forward in their walk with Jesus Christ. As far as the ‘teaching’ aspect goes, I really have a lot more to learn about that in regards for how to properly answer questions people may have about Jesus Christ and why they should walk with Him.

Stay strong everyone. ūüôā

When I See This Cross (Poem)

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When I see the Lord's Cross...
I think of how Jesus Christ
sacrificed His perfect to help save my soul... my life.
When I see the Lord's Cross...
I think of how God wanted His children to carry on and save others,
to not move and think of our past hurts and pains, but to move forward.
When I see the Lord's Cross...
I think of how He was able to overcome the biggest of challenges,
regardless of where He was on the face of this planet,
and tell the Devil to flee from Him, despite the enemy's failed tactics.
When I see the Lord's Cross...
I think of the overflow of love
that He continuously blesses me to share from the Heavens above,
even proving His love's presence around me from the flying doves.
When I see the Lord's Cross...
I think of my Sisters and Brothers
in Christ's Name, that I will forever love 
as I would as I do with my own family; my fathers and mothers.
When I see the Lord's Cross...
I think of His open arms that I run into
for safety and security through and through
because His Love will never change and will always remain true.
When I see the Lord's Cross...
all I can do is praise His Holy Name,
praise His Name only for no other name deserves the same,
because He is my friend, my Father, my God in Heaven, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Sending And Sharing God’s Love

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Today, on my Facebook page, I have received this hugging bear from a relative. All I could do was to simply smile and do one thing that I have never done or rarely done: Try sending this image to all of my contacts through my Messenger.

My reason for forwarding this lovable bear to so many people is because I wished that I could personally hug all of my relatives, friends, and supporters. Spiritually, this is exactly how I feel about all of you that are on WordPress. I wish that I could give all of you a BIG HUG for all of your comments, inspiring me, and just simply reading and listening to me.

This is my hug to ALL OF YOU! This is my spiritual hug to all of you all around the world. I don’t know where you are, but know that I care about you and love you. No, I don’t need to know your name or anything. “With God, all things are possible” as mentioned in Matthew 19:26 (NIV), so my spirit is giving you a BIG HUG, and I know that Jesus Christ has been continuously giving us all a hug everyday. ūüôā

He Overwhelms Me With Gifts – Poem

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To wake up and feel your warmth from the Sun you created,
to every morning's beautiful nature; I am ecstatic and elated.
You never stopped believing in me whenever I wanted to quit, 
but You've continued to send me more blessings that weren't a little bit.
Lord, I am choking up because tears are still flowing from my eyes
due to one of the greatest gifts You could ever give me as a surprise.
I praise Your Name, Lord, more than once... more than twice,
for blessing me to hug my niece for the first time in my life.
To me, it was one of the greatest gifts I couldn't stop from shouting out.
My love for You GREW, where it's You I cannot live without.
It's You that can make my saddest days into something of light.
It Is You who can turn the earth's gloomy days into something so bright.
Praising Your Name, Father, always and forever more.
Praising Your Name while I yearn to walk through Your Light of open doors.

You Are The Light of This World

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John 3:16-17 (NIV) quotes “For God so loved¬†the world that he gave¬†his one and only Son,¬†that whoever believes¬†in him shall not perish but have eternal life.¬†For God did not send his Son into the world¬†to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

Luke 19:10 (NIV) explains Jesus’ mission on earth being “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV) says that “You are the light of the world.¬†A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.¬†Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.¬†In the same way, let your light shine before others,¬†that they may see your good deeds¬†and glorify¬†your Father in heaven.”

John 8:12 (NIV) – “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,¬†‚ÄúI am¬†the light of the world.¬†Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.””

I needed to take some time and think about the question: “Who is the LIGHT of this world?” Ultimately, as mentioned in John 8:12, Jesus spoke that “He is the light of this world”, which is true. He is the Son of God, a lineage relationship that can never be broken away from our Father (God) in Heaven.

Question: “But if that is true, then how can I, a human being living on the plains of this earth, be a light?”

Inside of each of us is a spirit, a spirit full of energy and light that urges to break out and share God’s Words and urges to connect with everyone and anyone that needs to be helped. Your own spirit is a light onto this world that truly needs to be shared. How? Do what you love to do. Example: If you are an instrumentalist and loves to play music, use your blessings to, not only play for your friends and the community, but play it for God. The Head Man that is always blessing us with gifts that we don’t even deserve to have. Whatever your skill or talent may be, think of Him at the forefront of your mind, because (to be honest) we will not be here today without Him.

Yes, Jesus is the Light of our lives, but at the same time, it felt as if He has passed the baton to all of us. He wants us to love one another, help one another, and to even pass our knowledge and our words down for generations. I love to write my poetry and inspiring messages so that I can at least encourage a soul and help someone who may need it most. This… is my spiritual gift that I love to do and share.

We all are lights in this world in our own way and can inspire to save a soul from being immune to darkness and believing that their lives aren’t worth living. The truth is that it is and we can do something about helping them to replace their broken light bulbs. ūüôā

I Have Love For My Brothers and Sisters

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1 Thessalonians 1:4-10 (NIV) is a needed and an important reminder and message that we, on earth today, should be grateful for and appreciate to have. It reads: “For we know, brothers and sisters¬†loved by God,¬†that he has chosen you,¬†because our gospel¬†came to you not simply with words but also with power,¬†with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know¬†how we lived among you for your sake.¬†You became imitators of us¬†and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy¬†given by the Holy Spirit.¬†And so you became a model¬†to all the believers in Macedonia¬†and Achaia (regions).¬†The Lord‚Äôs message¬†rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia‚ÄĒyour faith in God has become known everywhere.¬†Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,¬†for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned¬†to God from idols¬†to serve the living and true God,¬†and to wait for his Son from heaven,¬†whom he raised from the dead‚ÄĒJesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.”

Just because we all may be physically, socially, and spiritually different DOES NOT MEAN that I could not appreciate you and love you in my life. I love my family, but that does not mean that because you do not own my family’s last name DOES NOT MEAN that I don’t love you and appreciate you as my sisters and brothers, in Christ. This picture above proves how close and how much we love each other and how we should continue to pray for one another, despite of what is yet to come.

Nowadays, more than ever, I hear about how my brothers and sisters are in pain, crying, and even shouting out loud to be heard, which pains my heart. Just as my picture up above, I will pray along with you, for you, and will forever love you as my own sister and my own brother, in Christ. Imagine that in that picture is all of us holding hands together and praying and calling on the Lord to help support and ease the pains and wipe away the tears off of our fellow members.

There is no such thing as you being exiled out of my family and out of my life… because THERE IS NO LEGITIMATE REASON for you to be. Together, under God, we are much stronger than the enemy’s idea schemes on how we ‘ought to’ or ‘should be’.

I will eternally love you within the depths of my heart because we ALL are family.