Sunday, May 17, 2015
Here's a little bit of how all of this came along and the things the Lord did and still is, in order for this trip to happen:
This year the Lord put in my heart to start saving money, in my head I was like yes... I really need to because lately I had been wasting my money unwisely (Movie theater at least once a week every week, dining out on weekdays when it usually happened only the weekends, etc.) But in reality the Lord had something else in store for me and I didn't understand until months later.
I start saving money but then I see myself planning for a trip to France though my school since I am becoming a French teacher, yet the doors at totally closed and I said alright Lord, this is not the timing!
So a few nights afterwards I dreamt that I was in a missions trip at a very poor place, so I asked the Lord for clarity because I didn't wanna lean on my own understanding. Also I dreamt that I went to visit a friend that I have outside of the country to preach the Gospel, again, the Lord was trying to tell me something.
I did some research for short term mission trips over the summer and some of them weren't Jesus oriented, so I cancelled that and did some more research.
So I began contacting people but there were some closed doors, I had to work really hard getting phone numbers and meetings over the phone with people that were missionaries but again, my budget was limited and I was very scared to take a step of faith.
Then I prayed and I found 3 missionary trips, 1 to Nepal, the other one to Tanzania and the last one was Thailand. So I began to pray for confirmation of some sort, but I was very fearful.
Never heard back for the Nepal trip, Tanzania was a closed door and when I thought God would then choose Thailand, I read that the registration for that trip was closed, I said wow Lord! I guess this wasn't meant to be, plus there is no way! I'm going to be a full time student this fall, I have no funds, I don't get paid at my job over the summer, I might as well just forget all about this.
I was decided to move on when I heard back from the leader in charge of Thailand's trip 3 days later. Not only that but a lady at my workplace came and offered me a part time job over the summer. My jaw dropped and especially because a few weeks later other 2 people asked me if I was interested on working for them during the summer. I even had to turn them down because the blessings were so abundantly that they didn't fit in my schedule!
So I asked the Lord for forgiveness because of my unbelief, fear and doubt. I knew this was meant to be!
Right now I am ready to go there and serve the precious people of God! I am ready to serve Him with all I am regardless of the outcome! There have been lots of spiritual battle in different areas of my life but I know the Lord will go before these circumstances!
I will keep updating this post as other things and testimonies happen, thank you for your prayers which are the most important thing right now! Getting out of your comfort zone is the best because God can actually start doing something through you to reach others and use your gifts and talents!
God bless you guys and if you would like to donate to my fundraiser, you can do so under the tab Missions/events.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Put aside the lukewarmness, the laziness, memories from the past, previous glories (triumphs and things that won't come back) worries about what people might think, and all of that which surrounds us like a heavy cloud and hinders us from serving the Lord!
Lord I come before You empty-handed, with hands that might be dirty because of the lack of forgiveness, with thoughts that might have failed You, with words that maybe did not please You Father!! I cry out before Your presence Holy Spirit! Make me fall in Love with You again, teach me how to love you, to lift Your Name on high, to be the center of my life again, and that there would be no thing and no person that invades or fills my heart other than You! Oh I delight in Your presence, I decrease, I minimize the famous "me, myself and I" so that You would increase in me hallelujah!!! Father I repent of all my sins Jesus, I receive You as my Only and Sufficient Savior of my life, write my name in the Book of Life and do never erase it!
Help me to walk with You for the rest of my days until Your precious return, in holiness, purity, Godly fear and reverence holding Your hand!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Good morning my brethren! Let us start with a testimony on this beautiful day that The Lord has made, some of you might have already read it or heard about it, yet what a great reminder! Since all of us at some point where there just like Paul, blind and against the very Way of life!
Acts 9:1-19 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way,whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”“Yes, Lord,” he answered. The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsusnamed Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentilesand their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands onSaul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.
You might think that you weren't as bad as Paul when you came to Christ, therefore you can't really "relate" to his conversion, let me tell you right now I'm the first one to identify myself with Paul, as a matter of fact I think this is one of those testimonies that relates to my old life and how God worked things out very similar in my life as He did in Paul's!
Here's the thing, you didn't have to be a murderer or a persecutor of Christians to be separated from God! At some degree we were murderers or persecutors in the spiritual realm, by rejecting and not wanting anything to do with the things of God! See we are not just talking about the things he did or he did not, because all of is have a past, some of you don't wanna let go and still wanna live in it and in the sinful nature you were first found in! We are talking about the whole act of Mercy from God towards this man who according to judgmental/gossipers kind of people he didn't really have a purpose for this life nor a chance to go to a church for a little bit! This is like the bible type of Hitler you guys, Saul was serious about wiping out Christians ASAP! Yet God didn't care about Saul's intentions or desires, matter of fact He even fanged his name from Saul to Paul! Just to identify his new role and purpose! Paul means small/humble! And that is huge because this man used to be very educated/prideful, according to society and social positions he was ahead of everyone else! Yet God says in His Word that whoever wants to be first then he just be a servant of all! (Mark 10:44)
Let us not forget where God took us from! Don't forget your roots in the spiritual realm! You were lost without a shepherd, empty and dead in sin, anxious, desperate, needy, smelly (cause sin is poisonous and makes you ugly)
Just don't forget it and whatever spiritual level you're in right now, don't neglect what's really important: READING THE WORD, PRAYING, TALKING TO YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER & FELLOWSHIP WITH YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST!
Have a blessed night!
Friday, February 28, 2014
So many of us need to stop for a moment and think! God really wants us to let go of the past, all those wounds, scars, situations, heartache, and things that block us from His presence and fulfillment of His perfect will in us! #Letgo and store this scripture in your heart: 2 Corinthians 5:17 "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!"
Monday, February 10, 2014
Many of the illnesses and diseases occur because of sin in people's lives and heart, also they come through generational curses! (Curses/sin/diseases that have gone through one generation to the other)
Praying is simply talking to God, He doesn't need formal words, He just wants to hear your heart! Therefore with humbleness of heart come to Him! He wants to speak to you through prayer.
Then find a church where you can fellowship, not any church though! The only requirement is that they need to preach that Jesus is the way, truth and life! That He is coming soon for His church and also they need to preach the Bible in its entirety, without skipping anything!