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!

 

The BEST of ME

I am not the best daughter, the best friend, the best speaker, the best writer, the popular one, the one that everyone loves and adores. I have struggled because I have lived a life to be the best for people and have always failed because the best that they were expecting was not me at all but a glimpse of who they wanted to be. Therefore, when I did not fit to their paradigm of the best  or the best of who they wanted me to be, they rejected me and this left me feeling empty, confused and with no sense of value. Who they wanted me to be was not me, was not the best of who I was really meant to be. It was not until I turned to my creator, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that I began to feel a sense of purpose. For the living word of God says that,

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

He made me and created me for a purpose.  It was like scales being removed from my eyes and I could finally see that my purpose was not to fit the mold of people’s perception of the best of me but that I was created to live out my purpose and the best of me for Jesus Christ and him alone.  He is my GOD and has never abandoned me or rejected me when I have made mistakes and not fit into his expectations, instead he helps me, walks with me and teaches me to the best for HIM, the best he created me to be before I even existed.  It is not about me anymore but what I am through him who loved and cared for me when everyone else abandoned and rejected me for not being the best and fitting into their mold. He knows me more than anyone, before the foundations of the earth, he saw me. And after I rejected him and put him to the side and went my own way to fulfill my desire and fulfilling the desires of others, pleasing others to please myself through their acceptance to only then be rejected over and over. He still called me by my name and loved me so much. He let me know that HE died for my failures, my sin that was killing me so that I can be the best for him and through him.

God is perfect and he created me fearfully and wonderfully, in his image of perfection and until I reach there I will never be satisfied with less or fulfilling people’s expectations of what they think should be the best of me. At this time, right now, I may not be the best version of what God created me to be, but I hold on to this, that I know for sure is that I am headed there and just knowing that God is with me and will never leave me or forsake me on this journey to the best of what he created me to be gives me great delight.

Psalm 139: 13-16

You made my whole being;
    you formed me in my mother’s body.
 I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.
    What you have done is wonderful.
    I know this very well.
 You saw my bones being formed
    as I took shape in my mother’s body.
When I was put together there,
you saw my body as it was formed.
All the days planned for me
    were written in your book
    before I was one day old.

Lord God I pray that your will be done in my life. That I may live a life for you and only you. To be the best of me through you who created me to be. Thank you Lord for your word, for your wisdom. Continue to strengthen me in Jesus name, Amen!!!