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.

Open heaven

Holy Holy Holy

Pour out your Open Heavens on this earth, your creation, the work of your hands.

Open heaven…

Open our eyes, Let us see with your eyes, Lord

Open our ears, let us hear with your ears, Lord

Open our hearts to your understanding.

Oh Lord…

In Jesus name…

Amen🗡⛓💫

Open the heavens, Lord, and come down. Touch the mountains so they billow smoke.”

Psalms 144:5 NLT

““Open up, O heavens, and pour out your righteousness. Let the earth open wide so salvation and righteousness can sprout up together. I, the Lord, created them.”

Isaiah 45:8 NLT

“Then he said, “I tell you the truth, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down on the Son of Man, the one who is the stairway between heaven and earth. ””

John 1:51 NLT

Jesus is that stairway.

“Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.””

Revelation 4:1 NLT

Keep asking…

Seek and you will find.

Knock and the door will be open to you.

“On July 31 of my thirtieth year, while I was with the Judean exiles beside the Kebar River in Babylon, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.”

Ezekiel 1:1 NLT

Thank You God for the knowledge of You.

May God open our hearts of flesh and pour a new spirit in us. Ezekiel 36:26

Walking in faith

See open doors…

See eyes wide open.

See new riches in His glory.

Jesus is our hope of Glory.

Thank you Jesus for the riches of you glory being revealed to your saints.

May God give you the strength of pursuing His love and his transformation.

Thank you God for your Spirit of truth and revelation.

Remain a servant always following in Jesus’ footsteps.

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.

Rock your world

Oh, what a powerful understanding! I had to say this every time I would pray for someone. This is something the Lord had been teaching me constantly. Now I get to be obedient. My husband or my kids are my sidekicks when we go and bless whoever God sets out to bless.

Last night we got to go to another funeral. In this funeral my husband got to see one of his long time friends. A very nice veteran with a lot of history in and out of war zones in the middle east. He is a very elegant, honest, and humble person. He was explaining all medical complications due to trauma. Its amazing what these men have to go through in a war.

God definitely showed my husband this was a God encounter. So he started testifying about the God we know, the supernatural, always with us Jesus our redeemer. The guy was so hurt by religion he did not want anything to do with it. We mention about my position. I explained that I used to be a atheist and I did not believe in religion, that I believe in having a real relationship with Jesus. This made him listen.

That is when he started to be interested but not so convinced. I still went for what God wants which is to love even when they don’t know. God definitely showed up in prayer. He was just taking away all his trauma and past from his heart and filling him up with His amazing goodness and love. This man’s eyes where so moved and watery, I knew God had done what He came to do. He did not even want to let go of my hand. God is faithful. God is always wanting to love all his children.

After this gentleman, in that same funeral, a man started to speak to me while I was waiting for my husband. This man poured out his life traumas and his hurts so fast, I was amazed God wanted to heal someone else. This man let me know how he resented His father for being a violent drunk. He also resented God for loosing his mother, first to prison, and then dying early due to cancer. While his father continued his life without deserving it.

God through prayer opened his heart to release all that pressure and lifetime disappointments to pour into His spirit His love and goodness. With God’s love and healing this gentleman was moved. He was blessing my family and so thankful for such a moment. He was telling my husband how lucky he was to have me and my daughters. This is the love of God that was just poured into his heart, now he was just overflowing with God’s goodness and love for others.

God heals broken hearts.

God transform any situation.

God is waiting for us to let go and let God.

God is always available to bless and renew every one of His children.

I pray that God makes you feel His loving embrace through his wind. In Jesus name. Amen.

God loves you and so do I.

Walking silent waiting…

“Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with something observable; no one will say, ‘See here! ’ or ‘There! ’ For you see, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Luke‬ ‭17:20-21‬ ‭

God loves our ability to remain still and quiet. It still takes a lot of practice. I can assure you that just concentrating in God and His will for us is such a challenge. I am the type of person that can’t stop talking or thinking. I am still learning, I guess that is what makes me so great at testifying and speaking about His miracles.

Nature, our Creator’s creativity just brings peace to my heart. ❤️ “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭

I am thankful because God takes one day at a time to teach us and challenge us. Choosing to seek Him first every single day is so worth it. The most incredible thing is that only through the love for others or the loved received from others is the strongest way I have Him closer to my heart these days. He knows exactly what I run away from and makes it more important for me.

God has seasons to teach you to remain quiet. God can choose another season to teach you to rest. God can also choose to teach us to remain in community. Oh wow! All I can say that for me, community is a challenge. I have made it my priority to remain alone and exclusive. Don’t know why! Maybe I can think a few reasons, but these are not worth mentioning.

So in this season I am learning how to stay in community. What a challenge! God keeps positioning me where I really do not want to be. I always knew the need for community to grow spiritually, I just did not know how much of a priority it was. So if I want to keep seeking the kingdom of God as a priority I will have to keep challenging myself to remain in community.

Please pray with me today…

Thank You Jesus for new beginnings.

Thank You Jesus for the obedience to remain connected to the vine.

Thank You Jesus for new open eyes and ears.

Thank You Jesus for speaking truth to my heart.

Praise the Lord… 🎵How great is our God.🎵

God loves you and so do I.

See His Love in everything

Now I can see what some beautiful faithful servants say. When we live testifying about His greatness, we keep seeing God’s love in everything. I am now seeing His love and faithfulness almost daily. I used to only see when I was searching for it.

Now I am understanding how much stillness God requires of us to remain in His perfect will and perfect peace. Daily we have to choose. Its a battle of the mind to decide to live in love.

I know God’s promises are the same today and forever. Trust even when its a complicated day. If you have a thought about someone, text them words of encouragement. God is everywhere all day everyday just acknowledge Him.

I am asking Him for Spiritual Giants in my life and I am definitely seeing how beautifully He sets us up. Ask and you shall receive. I am seeing all this beautiful provision. We only need to be Still and know that He is God. 🌈

Pray with me today…

Jesus come into my heart and make me be more like you today and always.

In Jesus name. Amen.

God loved you and so do I.

Loosing control

Truth of letting Him be the Creator, the Love, the Alpha and Omega.

Goal…

Giving God my heart daily to love Him and others through your Holy Spirit. No matter what! Die to myself daily.

No more questioning God!

There will be so many people hating God for all the “wrong” in this world.

He uses the challenges of life to show His incredible Glory and His never ending grace.

Yielding my Spirit Lord – I am at your will.

I don’t question God, I submit to God’s will.

God decides when He lifts up a life “before their time.” Its not for us to know times and seasons.

God decides if you get sick or get healed.

God decides if you keep your loved ones or He takes them away.

God decides which gifts you receive.

God decides how to Love each and every person you encounter.

Thank you Jesus for being the same forever. ❤️

I have been able to hear testimonies of one of the most hurtful situations a mother or a father has to go through. The acceptance of the loss of a child. To hear a very good friend say that she knows why God had taken her son. Is so amazing. God let her know that so many would be lost in this world without His short life testimony. Thank you Lord because you have a bigger plan that is beyond our earthly understanding.

Never forget to ask the Lord daily for:

Spirit of wisdom

Spirit of revelation

In the understanding of His kingdom.

May it be on earth as it is in heaven.

Thank you Lord, I once was blind and now I see.

Pray with me today…

Thank you Jesus for the wisdom, revelation, and knowledge of You and your Kingdom. Thank You Jesus for keeping our minds on things above. Thank you for a new paradigm and way to view your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus name. Amen.

God loves you and so do I. Really! ❤️

Fun, yet still spiritual.

Two new challenges in my faith walk.

God is asking me to learn to have fun and to be the Carla I always was with my friends. 🤭

I think I started but really…

OMG I don’t even know where to start. Took this faith thing so serious for so many years, now I have to learn to have fun with it. 🙃 If you have any ideas were to start please comment!

Need to learn how to be more like this little miracle, God gave us. ❤️

So the next order of business to learn to rest in Him. This is something I had learned but for some reason I kind of forgot how to apply it somehow! This is when my husbands innate faith comes in handy. He gives so much knowledge and insight I can’t even understand because is so in Him because He grew up knowing He is always under the wings of the almighty. I did not grow up with this faith. As a believer we have to sometimes ask God to help with our unbeliefs. I can catch myself saying that quite a lot recently. I do not know why. I have read and experienced the most life changing testimonies, so I can’t understand why I landed on square one again regarding God’s rest. I love being His. I love learning and walking in faith. I admire my husband’s faith, and so many wonderful women of faith that are so armed and ready with an unchanging faith.

I believe that we have to wrestle to maintain the faith sometimes. I do ask myself: “even the ones that have been taught this from birth, do they stumble, but never say it?” If you know. Please let me know! 👇Commenting.

I am thankful for everything I have learned and I am so thankful for such an example of believers I have around me. No one is perfect. I have seen how much we just need to ask God to guide us to the best spiritual counsels He can give us. That is were I am right now!

I need a challenging and fulfilling spiritual counselor. One that is able to answer even the tough questions and that is even willing to call me out on my BS moments.

Prayer for you and me…

God thank you for great spiritual counselors in our lives willing to wrestle with life tough faith questions. Those that seek the gold in you even when you can only find ashes.

Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

God loves you and so do I.