1… 2… 3… Grace

Grace is so powerful

How is this word so powerful.

I am a sinner in need of a savior.

I may try every day to be better, yet I fail daily.

The only perfection in everything is God.

To understand that GRACE is UNMERITED favor. To know we are UNDESERVING of our salvation, yet JESUS chose to suffer and take the place of a murderer on the cross to show us that SALVATION is HIM.

Yes we can live a life of sacrifice through religious ways and not be in relationship with Jesus.

Why?

The cross is mercy over sacrifice.

The cross is grace over law.

The cross is LOVE.

The cross is GOD choosing unmerited favor be granted to all who choose to believe in Jesus Christ as their only Lord and Savior.

We can live a blessed life on this side of eternity. How? Repent and be baptize and choose to Love your neighbor as you love yourself.

This means:

Let say I am your neighbor, I scream at my kids. (I am a homeschool mom, its bound to happen sometimes.) Careful not to stumble by judging me, please!!! I am imperfect!!! (Just giving an example.) I can stumble. I am NOT perfect. Remember God will be working on my character for the rest of my life. Just because I am Christian, it does not mean I am perfect. I fail and I stumble just like everyone else. Its how fast I choose to get back UP of that rut or failure that make us live in HOPE, FAITH, and LOVE.

Is God going to love me less for stumbling. NO(this is grace).

God knows my sins past, present, and FUTURE.

Do you really think you can shock your Creator?

God is not SHOCKED

Is God going to stop helping me for thinking wrong of people? NO(grace), yet He does ask us to repent and turn to Him to be washed from our evil ways. Basically the more of Jesus in my walk of life, then I will be silencing the voices of defeat, sadness, rejection, emptiness and so on…

To live by GRACE = unmerited favor.

We need to grow in Jesus Love daily. When we grow in His love we choose what HE loved more than our desires. This helps us build a life full of peace that surpasses all understanding.

If you choose to follow JESUS…

Its a MUST to read your BIBLE daily. Please READ READ READ even when you can’t understand. Your soul is being nourished even when your mind does not understand it yet.

May the Lord bless you. May you have eyes to see and ears to hear how much He loves you daily even when you and I do not deserve it.

WORDS that build UP

Affirmation is a powerful tool.

Want a better marriage?

Want a better relationship with your children?

Want a better relationship with people?

Love is the key to everyones hearts.

I only wish someone would have told me sooner the power of words in a child’s life. I am just so thankful I know now.

My marriage is taking a much needed “facelift” thanks to the power of words. Daily encouragement through words of affirmation is so powerful.

Lets all use it… be intentional!

He promises and He delivers

One of my favorite verses to meditate on.

He wanted us to keep speaking to our children’s children about His testimonies. This was our task at His feet. To be able to own all His awesome blessings we had to keep His statutes, commandments, and speak to our children and our children’s children about His testimonies…

40 YEARS circling the desert…

As long as people where obedient and follow him…

💥No scorpions or snakes bit them in the desert.

Jesus confirmed this does not change when you are in relationship with Him… “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

🥖He also promised to give them Mana and quail to feed them daily and He did.

He promised all this with a clause…

Be obedient to be able to hear His voice…

“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26 KJV

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8 KJV)

Abba’s promises/blessings are are YES and AMEN… These are all available by asking, knocking, and seeking to all on this side of eternity.

🙌🥰Praise Jesus🎁 🙌 What a gift available to those that keep seeking, asking, and knocking.

Jesus Christ is the WORD, this means the WORD of God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 KJV

His promises/blessings never change…

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 KJV

To live safe and protected in His way, truth, and life we have to meditate on His WORD day and night. (Psalm 1)

The Holy Bible has even WARNING SIGNS on why not to stop reading and believing the Word of God…

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

😱I don’t know about you but I want my family safe and protected.🤯

God loves you and so do I…

Please, pray with me today…

Lord allow me to believe and receive the truth of my life being safe and protected in You. Allow me to find that place in You in faith, believing that at all times you are my Jehovah Ropheka whenever my body tries to believe the lies of this fallen world. I want to know that I live in obedience dining with you and in your strong tower raised high above danger (Proverbs 18:10)

All about my Father’s business

Jesus at 12 years old new His purpose…

“And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?”

Luke 2:49 KJV

We are all called to the same purpose yet with different gifts and talents to save others on this fallen earth.

Lets refocus on what the Lord has called us to…

We are called to walk like Jesus…

We are called to care for the needy, the orphan, and the widow…

This is our Father’s business.

Our hearts should be concentrating on Jesus’ perfect love for us to be able to overflow for others that same love.

Our lives should show that we walk His mercy and His grace for others to see and know that God is a constant rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Jesus intentionally calls us to put His Kingdom first and that everything we would ever need He will cover it! (Matthew 6:33) This is why Jesus put the needs of others above His own. In our “selfie nation” I know this is a challenge. Yet it is what Jesus calling was…

“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” (Philippians‬ ‭2:4-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

When Jesus started His ministry He said the most important message of all… “Repent for The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 3:2) Original written word in the Bible “repent” meant to change your mind.

Renew your mind later the Apostle Paul explains we should keep our eyes, ears, and mouths on things above and not bellow. (Kingdom thoughts that Philippians 4 explains: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8 KJV) All this according to the fleshly desires of this world is a bit difficult to keep up with. I know I worked on what would came out of my mouth for 3 years and I am still a work in progress. To die to the ways of this world can only be completely relying on our Father in Heaven in relationship guiding our every step. I no longer curse yet I am not perfect and if I do I repent and turn my mind and actions towards my Father’s ways.

Jesus was walking the Kingdom of heaven here on earth. (John 3:13 KJV) He explains this to Nicodemus and even lets him know that he would not understand heavenly things. All this is accessible through the confession of our sins and being born again by baptism of water and Holy Spirit. When we decide to love God with all of our heart, all of our mind, all of our strength, and all of our soul. He reveals everything we need to know about His ways. When we decide not to question His goodness. When we decide to repent immediately if we think against His ways. This is when we can have a deeper maturing relationship with our Father in heaven. This is when we can see that His kingdom can come close. Ask for it as Jesus did constantly in prayer, Our Father’s prayer has a purpose, it paves the way… Jesus paved the way of how to access the kingdom to be a yielded servant. “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10 KJV

Through our inheritance “Holy Spirit” we have been given a kingdom to walk out on this earth as servants of the most High God. You can read about it in Daniel…

“And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.” Daniel 7:27 KJV

Please pray with me today…

🙏May you walk your purpose now dedicating everything you do to the King of Kings / Lord of Lords to live everlasting life from this side of eternity as a servant of the most High God. In this everlasting life we abide in His Secret Place where we are safe and protected from all the plagues of this world like the Israelites in Goshen, and also like the Israelites in the desert for 40 years.

May you be blessed and be encouraged! 🙌

I was Derrailing

I have derailed from my work in the Lord and I did not even noticed. I am not willing to write about it and that is exactly why I will write about it. I will be following where the Lord is leading me. This is a new season and it is a choice to remain transparent. Transparency in my life has been a work in progress this year. Learning every day that life is a journey and not a destination. This helps with trusting and resting in God. Sometimes we want to reach certain goals to receive the praises of men. This is so wrong in so many ways! This is the world we have been educated in. Now Abba Father does not want us to be pleasing men, for as it says in His word “if we pleased men we should not be called His servants.”

I am understanding now to work only for Abba and not for men in this season of my life. Sometimes for Abba to set us free from certain mindsets, He takes His time to do so, so that the change will be permanent. At this point I want to rush his teaching and my ability to update and implement it in my life but I understand this is not the way. This is where I am again saying to myself: “life is a journey and not a destination.” Transformation takes time and that is ok. Rushing life’s lessons can just make you miss the most important parts of the lesson. So choosing to keep my calm while I am instructed and Abba brings restoration to my way of thinking.

Abba says to not rely on our own understanding and to acknowledge Him in all our ways so that He can direct our path. This is where I find myself. Telling Abba I can’t do this without you, help me not to ever remain in disobedience. I want to do everything for the Lord and not unto man. So now I am heading back on track by only seeking God’s acceptance and not men’s praises.

Pray with me today…

Abba thank you for your Holy Spirit that is our teacher. Thank you for bringing me back on track by seeking only your acceptance and your praises.

Abba 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.

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.

Good good father

Thankful to see how God just transforms lives. Jesus works in ways that no one can understand. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Jesus deservers all praise. 🙌

Jesus has resurrection power. We have been given the same gift at the cross. Jesus’ blood redeemed us and as he was risen we were given the promised Holy Spirit. So the Spirit of (power, love, and sound mind) that raised Jesus from the dead lives in me and lives in you. We are to me capable of living Holy Lives. This is all said by a sinner.

I used to be an atheist. God meets you were you are. His blood washes us clean daily and transforms us daily. If we choose to go through this challenging process. Basically daily deciding to live to bless others and not your own life.

I am blessed to understand to let go and let God do what He wants, when he wants. Its not about egos or pride. This is all truth. The truth that His Spirit of Revelation and His Spirit of Wisdom can give to anyone that decides to honestly seek him. “Seek the Lord and his virtue. Seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:11

The word used for love/relationship in hebrew bible basically explains deep relationship. The type of deep relationship that you seek in your partner for life. God is waiting for people that want to know WHO HE REALLY IS.

The God I know…

God is a good good FATHER.

Love

Understanding

Giving

A father that loves us also instructs…

Teacher

Truth

Justice

Righteousness

We should feel bless to know and say daily that we are a child of God. Lets live to serve Jesus, who saves our life from a pit. Jesus (son of God) gave HIS life for us. He did it so we could be seated in heavenly places. To live on earth as it is in Heaven. Open heavens are all around us. We have to be willing to seek. Decide to seek Him and you shall find Him. My hunger for Him is never ending and that is how God allows us to see daily testimonies in our lives and the lives of others around us.

See this awesome video…

I found my life in this moment… my baptism.

https://youtu.be/AxH8Q8ue65o

Please, pray with me today…

God give me a hunger that never ends for your truth. Allow me to open my bible daily without missing one day. Please wash me clean and make me more and more like Jesus. Amen.

God loves you and so do I.

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.