The real war is in your mind

You can put faith in God, or you can put faith in the “dark side.” You decide daily who you walk for. When we pray it’s important to think ahead of time what we are praying for. Make sure what you are asking for is from a love perspective. Why? We are all God’s creation and He loves us all and He is always loving and seeking His lost sheep. This may be a shocker to some but this is truth. When God was crucified on the cross He was also crucified for the pedophile, the prostitute, and the criminal. At the moment of the crucifixion, the criminal next to Him noticed the injustice of what Jesus went through without deserving it, He was moved to defend Him. Jesus moved the heart of a criminal on the cross, by believing in Him and because His heart had mercy for our savior, Jesus told Him that they would be together in paradise when all their process was over. Jesus is just waiting for us to believe in Him. Jesus is waiting for us to understand His goodness, His love, His sacrifice, and His plan for our present and our future. It’s important to understand the sin crucified in His flesh.

warrior woman“A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance,more than you expectlife in its fullness until you overflow!” (John 10:10 TPT)

Thank you, Jesus for the truth of your word. God you are teaching us the truth that we need to understand to live in freedom. The truth is to live for others (overflow) and not for ourselves. We have to live in the fullness of God, understanding who God is and what He came here to do. “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.” John 1:16

I pray this prayer in Ephesians 3: 14-19 expressed by the apostle Paul over our lives now… “For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

251231_448611605191559_1990647183_nTo realize the truth of your potential is freedom from the lies of this world. The devil wants you to believe He has power over the God of the universe influencing your life, that is His calling. His deception goes way beyond what we could imagine. “…He is a master of deception and the father of lies!” (John 8:44 TPT) The devil is under the dominion of God. Whatever happens good or bad God permits. To live a long life and have salvation (not saying free of difficulty) we have to say every day to God that we trust Him, this takes you to His secret place (peace that surpasses all understanding awaits you there) and he will take away your fear, anxiety, depression, insecurity, and all illnesses. All these promises are in Psalm 91. Again to receive the promises of God we have to meditate on His words in the Holy Bible, written by men that love and believe in the Lord.

Satan wanted the power of God from the beginning. Satan planted a thought in Eve’s mind that gave fruit to disobedience. Careful who you listen to. Remember good or evil travels by the power of thoughts and words. Satan was expelled from heaven, so He did not want man to live on earth having a fruitful relationship with God. Satan lost his privileges in heaven and did not want anyone to have anything he could not have. God sent the devil to earth and created us to torment the devil by creating billions of people in His own image. If you submit to God, the devil runs.  “So then, surrender to God. Stand up to the devil and resist him and he will turn and run away from you.” (James 4: 7 TPT) The key is to live a life surrendered to God. We choose if we want to be living for our own wants or we choose to live a life of service to God by putting others as a priority. Daily we choose if we live for ourselves or we live to bless other people along the way. May God help you make the right choice daily. Prayer is key to knowing God. Prayer is to talk to God. Start today. 

41kfehg4kilThere is a spiritual battle that we are part of whether we wish to be part of it or not. The battle comes from the power over your mind, thoughts, and your words. The devil wants to ruin God’s creation since Eden. His calling is to ruin your life. We will not experience unhealthy fear when we submit to God. God wants us to have an intimate relationship with Him throughout our day. How can we do this? We have to build the WILL to want to read His word, speak to Him (prayer), and praise Him. God wants to be part of our daily tasks. Speak or sing to God while you cook, clean, drive, study, work, etc. These “simple acts” of obedience bring you to his secret place. The promise in Psalm 91:4 says: “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”

Please pray with me now,

Father, Abba, thank you for your love. We thank you for your truth that sets us free. Lord please reveal more truth to our hearts and remove all the things that have damaged them in any way. Lord thank you for changing our lives to live by your word and your guidance. Lord I thank you that only by asking for wisdom you give it to us. Thank you, Lord, for the truth of your salvation. Thank you for renewing our strength and our understanding that your ways are way better than our ways even when they seem like deep water and storms. Lord we trust you in the midst of these trouble waters knowing you set us in the course you know is truth for us.

May God bless you and lead you to a new paradigm of radical faith in Jesus17-best-grace-quotes-on-pinterest-godly-quotes-beautiful-girl-674217

God loves you and so do I.

 

Wisdom

Wisdom and understanding comes through meditating on Jesus (The Word of God). Always ask Holy Spirit to reveal truth, this are things you already know by heart but sometimes we need to review.

Revelation will come to you in your intimacy with the Lord. In your meditation He will offer what you need to contemplate on. With time His word is written in our hearts. God lets us access it. In intimacy with Jesus, who seeks a real relationship not a ritual. Jesus asks for transformation. Transformation means a process that can bruise and hurt… The end result makes it worthwhile, a promise becomes yours. Imagine believing that the blind can see. You will not doubt once if I should pray or not for a blind individual.

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭CSB‬‬

“My mouth speaks wisdom; my heart’s meditation brings understanding.”

Psalms 49:3 CSB

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight. Don’t be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. This will be healing for your body and strengthening for your bones.”

Proverbs 3:5-8 CSB

“I have filled him with God’s Spirit, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in every craft to design artistic works in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut gemstones for mounting, and to carve wood for work in every craft. I have also selected Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to be with him. I have put wisdom in the heart of every skilled artisan in order to make all that I have commanded you: the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony, the mercy seat that is on top of it, and all the other furnishings of the tent — the table with its utensils, the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, the basin with its stand — the specially woven garments, both the holy garments for the priest Aaron and the garments for his sons to serve as priests, the anointing oil, and the fragrant incense for the sanctuary. They must make them according to all that I have commanded you.””

Exodus 31:3-11 CSB

Seek wisdom, walking in Jesus love for others with all your heart. Everything else will be covered by our Father in heaven. I have lived it. My family is living proof that He is the God of the impossible. 🥰 Believe and you shall receive. 🦋

Please pray with me today…

God I ask for forgiveness of all of my sins, the ones I know and the ones I may not know about, we thank you for everything you do to change the nature in us that does not represent your kingdom purpose. Thank you for always correcting us with your love and understanding. Build us up to your understanding, your ways, your thoughts, in Jesus name . Amen.

Jesus loves you and so do I.

Meditating on 37

So much truth and promises. I just had to share the pure gospel that opens our hearts to the possibility of living in daily peace, joy, love, hope, and so much more.

Meditate on Psalm 37 today, learn to lean in and understand what Holy Spirit will teach you. Ask Holy Spirit to guide your heart to His truth and His understanding. God will direct your path if you allow Him. Life in His truth is so liberating from the selfie nation concept we live in. The most famous people and the wisest of all time have always believed in something bigger than themselves to be able to be inspired and transformed into courageous heroes for man kind.

Do not be agitated by evildoers;
do not envy those who do wrong.

For they wither quickly like grass
and wilt like tender green plants.

 

Trust in the Lord and do what is good;
dwell in the land and live securely. 

Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart’s desires.

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Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act, 

making your righteousness shine like the dawn,
your justice like the noonday.

 

Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for him;
do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way,

by the person who carries out evil plans.

Refrain from anger and give up your rage;

do not be agitated—it can only bring harm.
For evildoers will be destroyed,

but those who put their hope in the Lord
will inherit the land.

 

A little while, and the wicked person will be no more;
though you look for him, he will not be there.

But the humble will inherit the land
and will enjoy abundant prosperity. 

The wicked person schemes against the righteous

and gnashes his teeth at him.

The Lord laughs at him
because he sees that his day is coming.

 

The wicked have drawn the sword and strung the bow
to bring down the poor and needy

and to slaughter those whose way is upright.
Their swords will enter their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.

 

The little that the righteous person has is better
than the abundance of many wicked people.

For the arms of the wicked will be broken,
but the Lord supports the righteous.

 

The Lord watches over the blameless all their days,
and their inheritance will last forever.

They will not be disgraced in times of adversity;
they will be satisfied in days of hunger.

 

But the wicked will perish;
the Lord’s enemies, like the glory of the pastures,
will fade away—
they will fade away like smoke.

 

The wicked person borrows and does not repay,
but the righteous one is gracious and giving.

Those who are blessed by the Lord will inherit the land,
but those cursed by him will be destroyed.

 

A person’s steps are established by the Lord,
and he takes pleasure in his way.

Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed,
because the Lord supports him with his hand.

 

I have been young and now I am old,
yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned
or his children begging for bread.

He is always generous, always lending,img_7005-2
and his children are a blessing.

 

Turn away from evil, do what is good,
and settle permanently.

For the Lord loves justice
and will not abandon his faithful ones.

They are kept safe forever,
but the children of the wicked will be destroyed.

The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it permanently.

 

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom;
his tongue speaks what is just.

The instruction of his God is in his heart;
his steps do not falter.

 

The wicked one lies in wait for the righteous
and intends to kill him;
the Lord will not leave him
in the power of the wicked one
or allow him to be condemned when he is judged.

 

Wait for the Lord and keep his way,
and he will exalt you to inherit the land.

You will watch when the wicked are destroyed.

I have seen a wicked, violent person
well-rooted, like a flourishing native tree.

Then I passed by and noticed he was gone;
I searched for him, but he could not be found.

 

Watch the blameless and observe the upright,img_6982
for the person of peace will have a future.

But transgressors will all be eliminated;
the future of the wicked will be destroyed.

 

The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord,
their refuge in a time of distress.

The Lord helps and delivers them;
he will deliver them from the wicked and will save them
because they take refuge in him.

 

Please pray with me today,

Thank you Holy Spirit for teaching me today, please never stop building me up on the Truth that is Jesus. Please give us eyes to see and hearts tuned to hear your truth. In Jesus name. Amen.

Believing = Receiving

I need to tell you a beautiful story. Now this story is not just a story, this is the adventure part of my walk with God.

Coming from being an enemy of God, like the song says His reckless love left the 99 to seek me and find me and bring me back to His kingdom purpose.

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This walk has been for the past 11 years since I accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior. I have been reading his bible since 2010. Today on October 27, 2018 I can say that I work daily on understanding His word and His promises. I have experienced His love, His peace, His joy, His goodness, His faithfulness, and today He confirm His security for me and for my future generations.

Today I went to take my well behaved and diligent children to the park. At this park we had just arrived. I was seeking God’s nature to see if I was lucky enough to find a butterfly’s cocoon for a picture. My girls were enjoying some swings in the distance and this man came up to them through a hole in the fence. I noticed this move and immediately headed to them. As soon as I got there the girls told me the man had ask them from the fencing to get him his glasses and to bring the glasses over. As soon as this man sees me walking towards him, he started telling me how he was just asking the girls if he had left his sunglasses in that area. This was not true because my kids don’t have a reason to make up what he said. So, I just said fine and did like if I was just walking to exercise and approach the car and took a picture of the license plate. At this exact same moment, a beautiful woman God had already highlighted to me when I got to the park walk up to me and another lady that notice the situation and immediately approached me and I ask her if she had seen that man walking the area before. She confirms she had not. This other lady God made walk all the way over from the other side of the park started to tell me how she is the leader of a group for fitness at the park and she knows the ones that can fix the fencing immediately and that the kids are safe because everyone in the park knows each other. So incredible how I was never afraid for my children, but I was for other children in the future. Why? I now know. I now see God’s truth over the worlds truth. I have been learning a few promises from the book of Joshua chapter 1. The most important one is that he gives you all place that your feet touches and no one can come against you because God is with us. He calls us to be courageous. This is what I am walking in a faith that believes His word over what the world wants us to believe. Paul says that we have to be transform by the renewal of our minds. He also explains in the New Testament that we should not conform to the ways of this world and that this world teaches us fear. The word says that Perfect Love cast out fear. I have been perfecting my love walk because I have been loving those who hurt me, those who persecute me, those who are poor and unwanted. God knows as long as I get an opportunity to love on someone, He calls me to I do it, I do, no questions ask. This is what happens. God’s favor was upon my family because he brought these 2 remarkable women of God. This lady the one God had highlighted from the beginning that came walking from really far away, being a doctor and having a hurt foot. God place her in my way, so I can know that another woman of God is using her time to bless each and every person that crosses her path. I told her how powerful the presence of the Lord was with her there. I explain how powerful her service was to me and my walk-in faith. Basically, told her where I came from: “Panic attacks always thinking the worst could happen to my kids.” Now I am a lion for Christ always serving putting His kingdom comes 1st (Matthew 6) and loving and trusting my kids to his powerful, loving, and graceful hands.

Please pray with me today…

God, we come boldly to the throne of your grace knowing you are with us and that you comfort us with your word and your truth revealed through your Holy Spirit. I place each and every person I love in your hands knowing Psalm 91 security, blessings, and promises are upon them. Thank you, Jesus for your freedom and the ability to have eyes to see and ears to hear in faith today and forever. Amen.

First Place

Prayer of Love for my First Love.

May you reading this prayer come to know this LOVE that completes your world.

You take first place in my heart.

I wake up and say, Thank You that I took another breath.

Thank you that you take the time to guide my steps daily.

Thank you that you take your time to guide my husband and my children into their best destiny set before them in your name.

Thank You God, Abba, Father, My First Love, My everything… I praise your name! I exalt your name. I am so bless to know your name.

I am so thankful for your calling and your truth.

Bless everyone across the world.

Wash the world clean with your blood Jesus.

May your presence eradicate all sex trafficking.

May your presence cancel all violence.

Children that never had a mother or a father know the love they have in you.

Thank you Jesus for transforming all people to know you with a sincere and humble heart.

In Jesus name. Amen.

Full of surprises

My mother was 4 days in the hospital.

I did despair within my faith at some point when I saw the amount of medicines given to her. She came in with only one medicine and was placed on 10 different ones. Some of those medicines made her confused and aggressive with me and everyone around her. I knew this was not normal. I know my mother, she is not an aggressive individual. I remain in prayer. I remain seeking to serve others within our situation.

Her heart was giving her a lot of pain. She was hurting and was taken to another hospital, the best on Cardiovascular health.

Cardiac Catheterization was the procedure she was going to go through to see what was going on in her heart. According to all nuclear studies done on her body, her heart was only working 20% and they needed to see how they could help her by removing any blockages or any damage to the heart.

My mother went in with a 20% working heart. The doctor explained to me all complications which were many due to her body weight and body prosthetics she had in the way to access her heart. I asked the doctor: “If she was your mother or your grandmother, would you do the procedure?” He got upset at me and explain in a very rough way how he was a professional and he was there to do his job and was hired by my mother to do it. So when he finished getting upset my mother said to me: “its ok, Carla.” So I ask the doctor: “wait, wait, please don’t leave without me blessing your hands with a prayer, you are about to touch my mother.” He let me pray over his hands. God was amazing with this doctor. He blessed him and gave him His love, His peace, and His knowledge of letting God take control of everything He did.

So blessed to know this man was transformed by my mother’s miracle. The doctor came out of the procedure, he told me there were no blockages and her heart was working a perfect 55% which is the equivalent of 100% perfect working heart. Glory be to Jesus. 🙌

While my mother was in the process of the Cardiac Catheterization a young man was around me. I knew I had to help this lady because God gave me a word of knowledge of her hurting shoulder so I prayed for her pain to go. She was blessed with God’s love and attention. While this was happening this young man name Jose was always alert and following my actions. I felt I needed to talk to him because he may be going through some kind of pain. To my amazement, I explained word of knowledge and he admitted to have pain in His lower back. I prayed for Him, WOW what God did to this young man was amazing. Sometimes God lets me know when he transforms a life. He did transform this life and took away all his pain. God gave him hope when his beautiful marriage and family was at the brink of destruction. God is never late, He is always just in time. This man gave his life to Jesus and was full of hope in future grace. On the other hand the other lady did not want me to mention Jesus because of her spiritual beliefs. God still loved her and let her know He is her father and she is loved. If I had let one person offend me for not wanting to speak about Jesus, Jose would have never received Jesus minutes later.

Thank you Lord for using me in your Kingdom Purpose daily. I want to always live to find future grace.

Pray with me today…

Thank you Jesus for open eyes, ears, and understanding hearts to your Kingdom purpose.

God loves you and so do I.

Idols

In the ancient times, idols were considered statues made of different materials like mud, gold, or silver. People would take time and adore them and pray to them. To this day some people still have these idols. The incredible thing is that we could give the place of an idol to many other things.

Entertainment and psychological analysis has been taking over the world. According to many psychological studies everything can be turn into an obsession, therefore becoming an idol in our lives. You can name a subject and there is a self help or dummies book or an online course to help you master the area you want to master in your daily lives.

The reality is that we are all made with different capabilities. What if you are trying to master something God wants to help you let go and let Him take over. He can have a better way than the way we developed in our own understanding.

When my first daughter arrived I remember all the books and online articles I read to be the best mom I could be. I wanted her to have the best of everything. I needed to know I was completely right, in every decision I made over her life. At the time I did not have a personal relationship with God. My thoughts when she arrived was “This is a small beautiful child that depends on me and does not come with instructions.”

Its easy to fall into these situations. All we end up doing is making an idol in our lives. Something that takes all of our daily time, effort, and energy in thought, could become your idol.

God gave us an awesome understanding of this when we kept seeking him in prayer. Our eldest daughter went through bullying to the extreme. That’s when God taught us that we had no control over her life. We were going to have to trust God with her life and decisions from now on. He closed all doors to be able to help our daughter on our own terms. Then we submitted in prayer a door open wide to get to educate the other kids parents on treating a girl with respect. It was a family mediation at a police station. These individuals were really afraid to be there due to a grade school incident. As a family that works in entertainment, the priority on moral values in this household was limited. I am sure this mediation helped all the kids involved understand how to treat each other within boundaries and respect.

My husband and I learned once more the power of prayer. We keep praying because we understand that our kids needs are all placed in our Creator’s hands. No need to obsess about their well being, just need to place everything in prayer and petition at all times. Let go and let God is something that my husband and I are adopting day by day. Oh and it is a work in progress. Sometimes we fall off the wagon of faith and just try to get back up as soon as possible.

These days Idols can be anything at all. Televisions shows, cooking, tablets, cell phones, facebook, instagram, youtube, laptops, cars, hobbies, or movies consuming so much time in a person’s life that they don’t have time to remain still and quiet to seek peace, love, joy, goodness, and so much more in their daily lives.

We don’t have it mastered yet and I know that its on purpose so we decide to submit in prayer and petition daily every decision and every life we care for. Only God has a better plan then the one we have. God can make everything better daily. To live in His perfect peace should be our daily goal.

Pray with me today…

Jesus bring your perfect peace to every thought and action today. Help me submit all my thoughts to you and your will in our lives.

God loves you and so do I.

Living daily testimonies

ER with my mom. She is in good spirits and going through a process. Her heart is acting up. She had never suffered from her heart before.

I dread being in a hospital because it means someone I love has to go through some type of process. On the other hand I love hospitals because I have experienced the most powerful God encounters and miracles.

Hospitals after my miracles and discovering faith are like treasure hunts for me. I am blessed to know that God uses us even when we can’t believe he will. That is the most beautiful thing about faith, it can be the size of a grain of a mustard seed and God can still wow someone when we remain obedient to serve.

A few years ago I went to this same hospital and felt really cold and it is extremely unusual for me to get cold so I decided to step outside for a little while. As soon as I walked out-side a lady was all curved up in a wheelchair, head down, I knew she was in a lot of pain. God warmed my heart towards her need for prayer. So in obedience I went to offer my prayer. Her husband got up quick and said, I already prayed. So in obedience I looked into her eyes and told her that I needed to be obedient toward God. So she said ok and I asked what happened. She explained that when she got home from church that night the garage door dropped on her and crushed her ribs. I asked were it hurt and she showed me. I said that I would pray now. Holy Spirit took over and made a very powerful loving prayer and all her bones set back to place in my hands, I felt it!!! I got to see all her results because she got up from her wheelchair and walk, she was also placed next to my mother and was told she was ok and that she could go home. To drink only Tylenol for the pain.

I have learned not to limit God, our God of miracles. For me its really hard to socialize but I still try to do it and bless others in the middle of my own insecurity. When I go against my nature that us when God can do what He wants. Like paul says: “in my weakness, He is made strong.”

❤️🔥Today I got to see these beautiful miracles. I am honored to testify!

A woman called Cathy got healed from skin rash and swollen arms and legs.

Another woman God decided to instantly heal her grief. Her sister dolores got the same love from Abba. Her whole family got to know Jesus’ love. They were united in the love for their mother. No grief was present, it was more love and rejoicing of being together for their mother as a family. 🔥❤️

God is so amazing. God is so faithful. Testifying is so necessary for our spiritual growth.

A girl’s miracle of love

My daughters and I have been sharing a lot of stories on testimonies happening all across the world through the humble willing hearts of children. They have been hearing continuous stories on wonders and miracles. One of my kids has even seen the power of prayer in my own life and the life of her father. We have been reading books on how to believe that the kingdom of God is near. I can recommend the book we have been reading for a while: “Here Comes Heaven.” Of authors Bill Johnson, Mike Seth, & Marilyn Seth.

Air conditioner testimony…

Our air conditioner would not let cold air out. For some reason we fixed it twice and it did not fix permanently, it would work maybe for a week or two and then stopped working. We did not have the budget to buy another air conditioner at the time so we have been sleeping with a fan for the past 6 months.

A month or so ago we started to pray as a family every night. Each and every person gets to say their petitions and we also read a little scripture. We also have a little notebook to place names and pray for the sick people we may know about. Three days ago I get the idea of praying for my kids with one specific purpose, that God uses them in a mighty way to bless other souls around them.

(This grows out of being thankful to have them in my life, miracles that God lend to us, to guide here on earth. Science said it was impossible, God said I am possible. Anything with God is possible. My heart is set in having my family and every person see what I see and feel what I feel serving Jesus Christ.)

My 5 year old with all authority told me last night: “Mom turn on your room A/C.” (I found this kind of strange because she knows it does not work.) I did decide to listen since she persisted. She asks me: “Mom were is the remote, were do I turn it on.” I explain to my husband what she just said and he just leaves what he was doing and goes outside and turns on the A/C electric switch. He does not question he just commits and acts on his daughter’s faith.

Our daughters get on the bed and the little one standing, just starts speaking to God saying: “Lord, thank You that the A/C is working. Lord, may this A/C get cold so my parents get to sleep as confortable as I do.”

We acted on her faith, not saying anything just following her lead by closing the windows, together in faith. Our little one was still on top of our bed hands up high going in circles praising the Lord for what He had already done. Our eldest just staring at her in awe of what she was doing and how we were all just moving and respecting her faith.

I had never seen her so sure of a prayer request. If we had a mind set on the things of this world, we could have never accepted what she was saying. We had already been praying for a new reality, open eyes, and ears to things above and not bellow, we were already willing to accept God’s reality not our worldly reality. This could not be reason or placed into logic.

I am so thankful of my daughters for their compassion toward us. I am so thankful for my youngest sincere humble heart, submitted to God for the love she has for her parents. Thanks to her yesterday we slept in A/C that was colder than ever before.

One of my favorite Pastors recently stated “that the person who seeks true friendship with God, lives daily testimonies at His feet.”

We should all pray without ceasing like Paul explains so we can see eyes and ears wide open to what God has in store for all those who choose to love Him.

A year to learn true Love

Why Love?

It all started when I saw this verse in the bible. If I speak human or angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give away all my possessions, and if I give over my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3) I had decided to ask for tongues in prayer because one of my religious leaders told me that: “if I did not speak in tongues than I did not get the baptism of the Holy Spirit.” As soon as I saw this verse telling me that I would be a noisy gong if I did not have love. I needed to now change my prayer immediately to know love. I have been seeking more and more God’s truth on His love and some of my experiences have been so beautiful, they can’t be placed into human words. I still don’t know how to speak in tongues. Now the most incredible thing about no desire for tongues is, the true desire that reigns in my heart, is to remain in His love. I can tell you from experience that it is a second by second decision. When you have lived with a deficit of the true meaning of love it is a transformation to act in it. The Spirit of God is in you when you decide to remain in His power, in His way to love, and in His sound mind at all times. (2 Timothy 1:7) Each and every individual that decides to know the love of God has to be submerge daily in the spirit of God.

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Oh my God, this past year has been a roller coaster ride. God was always setting me up to learn the fruits of the spirit all year long. He was so wonderful to plan out a prayer asking for community. Soon after that, a faithful servant asked me to accompany her to her bible study group. When I arrived, they were already studying since august the Fruits of the Spirit. It’s incredible how God’s spirit moves us all through his wonderful faith without knowing. I arrived just in time to learn in community the last 3 fruits of the spirits in the list. This group of God’s fearing women have taught me a lot about community, love, and service. The power of Love is so beautiful within this group of women. All have their own personal lives, but all are willing to come together and pray for the needs of others, even in the distance. This an amazing group that truly wishes to keep growing in their faith. I have been seeing how God has kept teaching me, to be myself around others. I used to never open up to anyone other than my closest family and my closest friends. I am so thankful to God for letting me know that even without knowing Christ that long, he still uses me to love and encourage others through the love he has poured into me. Within this time of learning in community and trying to remain as transparent as possible, God showed me how important it is to maintain one on one relationship with Him. The ability to bless others is only fruitful when we are full of His love, His presence, His knowledge, His desires, His understanding, and His grace. This only happens through deep prayer in intimacy with our father who is in heaven. The importance of that private prayer to grow and love without restraint is so necessary in these troubled times. I have been communicating my personal experiences about how I keep seeking God’s favor and love, for your information in case it happens to you, this makes many people uncomfortable. Within the personal relationship with God, I have received comforting truth revealed to my heart, and I am thankful to be able to share it with the people that God places in my heart to share it with.

The spirit of God calls us to die to the flesh. I started dying to myself this past year. The most incredible thing is that when I arrived at this bible study group, that was the name of the book dying to yourself. I started dying to self by reading the fruits of the spirits every day and praying to God to reveal all as truth to my heart. I know from personal experience that these fruits of the spirit are the key to living according to God’s desires. The most beautiful thing about God’s desires, is that they are compared to the best dream your parents had for your future while you were growing up. If you commit to living in His desires for your life you will live out the promises He has in store for you. I don’t know about you, but I want this for myself. It means to be faithful in prayer and knowing who our Father is.

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Before I decided to embark on this faith journey I thought I knew myself. I thought I had my life all figured out. I understood with my own understanding that if I had already seen Jesus garment and had an encounter with His burning fire in my baptism my faith was all figured out. Now I can see that the whole point of the journey in life is to grow each day stronger in our Love for God and other people, His truth, and our faith. When I started to learn all the fruits of the spirit, God confronted me and showed me that I did not know how to truly love, and how to be really confident in my own skin. The funny thing is that throughout seeking Jesus I kept knowing who I really was through God’s eyes. He revealed to me how empty of the important things I was. I thought I knew it all. I thought I had it all. I thought that having and acting in his gifts meant I had already understood what it was to be a child of God. The more I kept on reading his word and seeking His knowledge and wisdom I could see how much more of God we all need. This is a journey and it is not a competition. The journey should be as a family, building each other up, and knowing when to retreat from people’s lives to let them grow in faith with God.

 

Please pray with me today…

 

God, thank you, that we have the honor to share with one another our gifts, so we can help one another in reaching new levels of knowledge, wisdom and understanding in life.

 

Thank you, Abba, for all the abilities that make us capable of loving one another and edifying one another daily.

 

Thank you, Jesus, that you made us free to be who God meant for us to be. Never comparing ourselves or our faith to others.

 

Thank you for this day and being able to honor my promise to testify.

 

God bless you and may you open your heart to Jesus, so he can make His home inside of you today and always.

 

In Jesus name. Amen.

 

God loves you and so do I.