Holy Vibes

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I believe that the Spirit of God lives in me… If I think something that is against Him then there is a battle within me. That is why we have watch and pray in order not to enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41).

If I go with what my flesh desires, I might find some happiness in the moment. However, when I please my flesh it’s only temporary. The pleasure wears off and I am left feeling empty and dry. What brings me abundant joy and happiness is knowing that I am pleasing to God. My ultimate desire and longing is to live by the Spirit. That what I am thinking, saying and doing is like perfume to the feet of my King. The word of God also makes it clear that without holiness no one shall see God (Hebrews 12:14).

There is no greater joy that I have tasted and experienced than being in the presence of God. However, at times my flesh is weak and sin sometimes tries to consume me. It wants to destroy me and separate me from God. But thank God for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God counsels me, strengthens my spirit and lifts me up so that I can overcome. He intercedes for me. He helps me not give in to the thoughts of my flesh that lead to sin. The word of God says in Galatians 5:16: walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

The Holy Spirit is God. We were each created for a unique purpose in God. Through his power we are transformed and made holy. We cannot obtain holiness with our own efforts. He is also a gentleman. He doesn’t work in you unless you allow him to. God created you and you will only find true joy, peace and love by allowing Him to mold your thoughts, words and actions to reflect His image.

There are not enough words to express the power of God that is manifested through the Holy Spirit. It is something that you have to experience for yourself through a personal relationship. For this reason I challenge you today to seek God and ask him to reveal himself to you through the Holy Spirit. If you don’t know him, I invite you to repent of your sins and accept the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart today. When you accept Him as your Lord and savior, he gives you the Holy Spirit as a gift.

Here is a great prayer of salvation I have found:

“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

Resources:

The Bible

http://www.allaboutgod.com/prayer-of-salvation.htm

 

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Hello Spring: Sing a New Song

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Spring is here! I could not think of a better season to jump back into blogging again and continue to share my journey. It’s been a while and I am so excited to share all that the Lord has put in my heart.

I love the Spring and all that it entails, as the bare trees begin to sprout again, I cannot help to praise God for his marvelous works.

Last year on the first day of Spring, I had the honor to share a message and one of my original songs (for the first time) with my congregation entitled “New Song.” This word and song continue to minister to me to this very day and my prayer is that it is also a blessing to you all as well. Maybe you find yourself in a pit, in in a difficult situation but I want to let you know that the the Lord is able to lift you up and place a new song in your heart like He did with me. God bless and Enjoy!

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La primavera está aquí! No podía pensar en una mejor temporada para comenzar con los blogs de nuevo y seguir compartiendo mi jornada. Ha pasado un tiempo y estoy muy emocionado de compartir todo lo que el Señor ha puesto en mi corazón.

Me encanta la primavera y todo lo que conlleva, como los árboles desnudos comienzan a brotar de nuevo, no puedo hacer nadad mas que alabar a Dios por sus maravillosas obras.

El año pasado, en el primer día de la primavera, tuve el honor de compartir un mensaje y una de mis canciones originales (por primera vez) con mi congregación titulada “Nueva canción”. Esta palabra y canción continúan ministrándome hasta este mismo día y mi oración es que también es una bendición para todos ustedes también. Tal vez usted se encuentra en un pozo, en una situación difícil, pero quiero hacerle saber que el Señor es capaz de levantar y colocar una nueva canción en su corazón como lo hizo conmigo. Dios bendiga y disfrute!

 

Broken Surrender Part II

 

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It hurts so much!! Why I am going through this problem? Why so much pain?  Hey there!!! Don’t be so surprised! Jesus did warn us and said that in this world we will have trouble, but then he also said to take heart that HE has overcome the world!!! (John 16:33) So just take heart!!!  Be courageous! Be confident in HIS victory in the midst of whatever you are going through!!!

I could have never imagined that through my brokenness  I can experience so much spiritual growth and victory over several areas in my life.  But how can brokenness, weakness, disability and pain propel us to a higher level of growth and victory that we could have never imagined reaching? The answer is faith!!! Do you really believe? That he has overcome the world. That he took upon our sin, our brokenness, our shame on the cross so that we may be found victorious in him when he resurrected on the third day? We need to have faith in him!!! He has done so much for us, and all we have to submit ourselves to Him and be confident and courageous in what he has already done for us. The word of God says that in our weakness, he is made strong in us!!! (Corinthians 12:9)  So the next time you find yourself in a weak state instead of being down and out, be glad and give it all to Jesus!!! He will give you the victory!!! Amen!!! Glory to God!!!

God has a plan for each and every one of us, a perfect plan according to his will and if he allowed something to happen is for a reason.  But is our choice whether to surrender to the brokenness and pain that this world gives us and let rule us in some way or to just surrender ourselves and what we are going through to our Lord Jesus Christ, who gives us peace and has overcome the world!!! We cannot give up faith in him no matter what and continue to trust that he will see us through no matter what!!! God is good, he loves us so much and wants nothing but the best for us.

Throughout my journey, I have lost faith. It happens, but I have learned that when I find myself there that I have to continue to seek the Lord, through prayer, his word, fasting and ask him to give me more faith.  This song “Give Me Faith” by Elevation Worship has really ministered to me in this area of my life and I hope and pray that it is a blessing to all in Jesus name!!!

Let’s pray together:
God just take control and let your Holy Spirit dwell among us as we come before you. You are familiar with all our ways and everything we go through each day, search us my God and if you find any wicked way in us, I ask that you correct us and teach us your ways. Lord, that we may please you and not the desires of our flesh. I pray that you may give us faith and that we may long for you instead of the worldly things. Lord I believe that you will fulfill your purpose for my life. I declare that no weapon formed against me shall prosper and that Satan is below my feet. I believe I have the victory in you because you already won!!! Through you I am a winner. I am no longer a slave to my sin and brokenness. I am wholly yours in Jesus name!!! Thank you Lord!!! Praise the Lord God Almighty!!!

Broken Surrender

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So as I mentioned in my previous post, I fractured my foot. It happened during worship at church on Pentecost Sunday to the song Spirit Break Out by Kim Walker Smith. I remember that while worshipping, I began to jump and clap because I felt the presence of God and when I landed, my foot twisted and that is how it happened. I did not feel that much pain at the time so I continued to worship as if it did not happen. I love being in God’s presence and even though I started to feel a little pain, I continued to praise and worship the Lord yearning that the Holy Spirit break out and break my walls down like the song says.

As the service continued, the message that was brought forth had to do with surrendering to the Holy Spirit and not getting comfortable because God does not want his people going backwards but forward into his purpose. As I sat in the service a little uncomfortable, because of the pain in my foot, the message really ministered to me personally. I understood that when we are afflicted it causes us to seek God more than when we are comfortable. And when we seek God our problems and momentary troubles at the feet of our Creator become like nothing compared to him and so does the cause for what we came to him for. Our affliction then becomes not about us but for a greater cause, which is of God. I realized that my afflictions and anything that life throws at me did not matter because God fulfilling his purpose is far greater than anything that I am going through. As long as I continue to yield to the presence of God, my affliction becomes nothing compared to the cause of God. And what is the cause of God?

The cause of God has to do with the people that surround us day by day, that are bound with no hope or future because of their sin. The people that do not know God and it’s our job as the people of God to show them through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit how great God is. But we become comfortable and we do not seek him like we need to be. God saves us, blesses us, he gives us new life in him and then we become complacent while the people around us are perishing and being devoured by the enemy.

It happens, complacency creeps in little by little and by the time you know it you don’t spend much time with God, seeking him, praying, reading his word and then you become astray from God and where he wants you to be. But then something uncomfortable happens and that is when you wonder where God is and because of your affliction you are moved to find him again and he is right there where you last left him. It does not have to be like that, God said his people will go from glory to glory, but is our job to remain in him and live a surrendered life. It’s not about you anymore and what you are going through, it is about God and his cause. Living for his cause and not our own because it does not matter what we are going through as it is nothing compared to his greatness. And when we are focused on him and fulfilling his cause, there is no doubt that he will also take care of us according to his perfect will. In order to see his glory manifested, we must be intentional in moving in faith and seeking him. Living the easy comfortable way of life is not going to get you there. We must pray without ceasing and seek him relentlessly not just when we are affliced.

This Jones Fracture has definitely been afflicting me but the more time I spend with God, the more he is taking me out of my comfort zone and into his calling for my life. I just can’t wait to see what God has in store. This is the longing of my being and my prayer:

God I yearn for your Holy Spirit to continue to break out in my life and break the walls that are serving as barriers as I surrender completely to you and allow the flow of your holy presence to take me far beyond my comfort level into your perfect will for my life. I long for you expand my borders and lead to places where I could have never imagine as the power of the Holy Spirit in me sets the captives free. In Jesus name, Amen!!!

Having a fractured foot for the first time in my life has not been easy but I thank God for allowing me to have this amazing experience and being able to share it with others. God is so good!! Praise to the Lord Jesus Christ!! I am not familiar with what might be afflicting you this day, but the Lord is and I am sure that if you come to him you will not be disappointed. God bless you and keep you!!!

I’m Back and I’m Better

It’s been almost a year since my last blog post and so much has happened that I can’t wait to share with you all! This past year has been one for the books! God has continued to bless me in so many ways despite my shortcomings and how unworthy I am. I have come to know His love, mercy and grace in such marvelous and great ways, Wow!!! He is so good and so real in my life and He can be in yours too if you let Him and believe!!!

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I am currently with a broken foot and on non-weight bearing and it has been the perfect opportunity for me to just refocus on the important things and reflect on everything.  I have been so busy with work and preoccupied with other things of life that I really haven’t had the chance to really do things that I love and are very important to me, one of them being writing and sharing what God has put in my heart. But that is all about to change and for the better.  I have been tired of living mechanically and I guess that having this broken foot has really made me more self-aware and thoughtful of ways to make things better without letting anything get in the way.

I have trust that God will lead me in every step of the way. I love how despite my broken foot being such an inconvenience, I have come to see the good in it, for me it has definitely been a blessing in disguise.

Well that is all for now folks…

Stay tune for more posts and updates on my broken foot and how I broke it! How in the world did I end up with a #JonesFracture???

 

I will keep on moving, I will keep on trying

It’s official; I uploaded this video of me singing to social media (Facebook) for the first time in my life.  I know that it might not be a big deal but to me and those that know me very well know that this was not an easy thing for me to do.  I have always been shy and have struggled with self-worth and low self-esteem since a very young age. It was not until recently, that I have received new strength and courage from God to expand my borders in different ways and share with others what the Lord is doing in my life.

Attached to the video I wrote the following:

Sharing this part of my life with the public is new to me but late last night I could not sleep and I prayed to my Lord and He inspired this new song in my heart as He has before, I really hope it will be a blessing as it has blessed me and giving me motivation to not give up no matter the circumstances knowing that He is my Hope.

The following are the words to the song:

I will keep on moving, I will keep on trying

I’ve got nothing else to lose

I will keep on moving, I will keep on trying

Cuz my only inspiration is you

I will not give up, I will keep on trying

My only hope is in you

I will keep on moving, I will keep on trying

My only inspiration is you

I will keep on moving, I will keep on trying

My only inspiration is you

I need you now, I need you now, I need you now, I need now

My only hope is in you Lord

And my only inspiration is you.

The bible declares that those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength and they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31). Through this song the Lord reminded me that it doesn’t matter how many times I fail giving up is not an option.  That it’s okay not to have it all together, it’s okay to make mistakes, just don’t stay there long, and keep moving. He reminded me not to give up (no matter what!!) and instead to hope in him and in due time he will strengthen me. He also reminded me that he created me to be a overcomer and it does not matter what the circumstances look like because he is on my side and he is my hope (the feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it could happen: a feeling that something good will happen or be true) and my inspiration (something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create: a force or influence that inspires someone). The night that the Lord inspired this song in me, I was unable to sleep (it happens a lot) mostly because I tend to overthink most of the time (especially before bed of course) and sometimes I begin to feel depressed. Nevertheless, it was late and I was feeling down so I just cried out to the Lord in my need and I started saying the following words that became the song in the heart: “I will keep on moving, I will keep on trying.” From there I felt the Lord inspiring in me the tune and words that became the song.  I did not know the reason at the time why I recorded myself, it was totally out of my character but it really took a lot from me to listen to it and when I did, I felt uplifted and motivated instead of sad and blue. I could not believe that I was the girl singing so I listened to it over and over again.  I was really in awe, on how God can inspire me in such way so spontaneously. It was not until the following day, that I finally had the courage to upload it. I am so excited about what the Lord is doing and I will forever be thankful. I know that I was not able to do this on my own but it was him that breathe it and gave it life. I just pray that he continues to work in me and that his perfect will be perfected in my life. God is just so awesome!!! He deserves all the glory and the entire honor.

I don’t know what you are going through, I don’t know your story or what you are struggling with but I do know one that does and his name in Jesus Christ. Don’t give up, don’t give in, put your hope in GOD alone and you will see. I truly believe that if you cry out to him in faith, he will hear from you and answer you as the word of God says:

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know (NIV)

I pray that the Lord may strengthen you and fill you with his peace. I pray that his Holy Spirit may hover over you at this moment. I pray that you may acknowledge that you are special to God and that he loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.

Credits:

Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Bible (New International Version) and of course the Holy Spirit of God!!