Month: December 2015

Bye 2015…Hello 2016

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This past year was a rocky start for me and my little family of 4..me and my 3 kids..but God showed up in our most desperate time of need. He showed up and showed out!! He rocked the foundation of my family..built us from the ground up..solidified my family..brought us all out from the darkness..we owe all to Him!
Just want to thank Him at this moment and every moment to come..we love you God!! We will glorify your name forever!!

Love,
Andi and family

Before Christ

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I was watching a YouTube video of Dr. Gerald Jeffers yesterday and these few words moved me, “If you understood my pain, you’d understand my praise”.  (If you’re not familiar with Dr. Jeffers, I invite you to check him out on YouTube. He is a prophet of God and speaks the Word oh so graciously.)

Some who used to know me, when I lived in pain (sin), in my B.C. (Before Christ) life, they see me now and wonder why I am so in love with God. Why do I praise Him so? I say, “How could I not?”

Most, so “lovingly”, love to remind me of the past and say, “but you can’t if you were that way.” I always come back with, “If you only knew Him, you’d understand!” Some laugh and say, “Ha! How are you so sure He even exists?” Scared people, out of fear, think this way. I know, I used to be one of them. *UNDERSTAND MY PAIN AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MY PRAISE!*

Today I read in the book of James (1:16-18)16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

I laughed afterward and thought to myself, ‘see everything good is from Him, the Father of lights! YES!!! Indeed!’ *UNDERSTAND MY PAIN AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MY PRAISE!*

People tend to blame God when their life is crap. Not realizing it’s not His fault. They’re in the dark, listening to the father of lies, the enemy, prince of darkness, what have you…if only they caught a glimpse of light they’d see that God has always been there and that He wants them to receive every perfect gift He has for them. *UNDERSTAND MY PAIN AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MY PRAISE!*

If you are doubtful or a nonbeliever, trust me, once a doubter, I know HE EXISTS! After I caught that first glimpse of light, the darkness was gone, FOREVER!

HE IS THE ONLY WAY! THE ONLY TRUTH! THE ONLY LIFE!! HE IS THE GREAT I AM!!

*UNDERSTAND MY PAIN AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MY PRAISE!*

I Will Overcome

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This past Sunday at church, Pastor Luis asked us to make list of things we WILL, not WANT TO, but WILL OVERCOME this year. I decided to share my list with all of you. Maybe you can make one for yourself as well. So here it goes.

  • I will share God’s word everywhere I can, through my writing as well
  • I will be debt free
  • I will live my dream, the dream God chose for me
  • I will eat better
  • I will raise my endurance
  • I will last, but not least, leave my anger behind

These are the most important to me. Of course, I will love more, that’s a given. I will share with all of you His word, as I have begun to do. Thank you to those who read my blog, God Bless you all!!

 

 

 

Prodigal Sons & Daughters

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Today at church, Pastor Luis shared the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). I sat back and listened, wondered and shook my head to myself. I could understand the young man’s anger, for he had served his father and was angered by the father welcoming the brother home by celebrating. I mean, the other son had lost all of his father’s fortune that he was given. I had a pang of anger myself, for the son,but in the same moment, I said what if when He welcomed me home, after all my sins, my wrongs, my ugliness, His other children would have reacted that way? And said, “Father, she is not worthy of celebration.” In an instant, I recalled, it was not that way at all. I believed, as the prodigal son, that I was not worthy of His grace, His love, His forgiveness. No one had to say that, I was saying it myself.

The day I was baptized and born again, my lil big brother, Carlos and his wife, my lil sister, Melissa, were there to celebrate it with me. They, along with my Father, welcomed me home and rejoiced!

He was not upset with me. He welcomed me with open arms, rejoicing, celebrating me with my friends and said, “Welcome home my daughter, you were lost, but found your way home.”

I will never leave home again. I am here to stay and serve you Father, for all the days of my life.

God Bless!

 

 

Sunday Service

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I love this pic I found!! Exactly how I feel on Saturdays! I can’t wait to join my Kingdom brothers and sisters to hear the Word of God brought to life by my Pastors! Pastor Luis is always on fire for the Lord and we love that he loves to spread His word and share it with everyone who walks through those church doors.
Praying you all have a wonderful Sunday service!! God Bless!

Kingdom Daughter

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Galatians 4:6-7

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His son in your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

I never fully understood what it meant when someone would say, “You are a child of God”. I would say, “Ok, so why is my life this way?” See, in my warped mind I thought he punished us for our sins instead of loving us. Sad right? Yes it is. I lived this way for years, not knowing He really did love me. See, I lost my mom when I was six and didn’t have a mother or a father really, even though he recently died just a few years ago. I had my siblings, who who cared for me throughout my childhood. I never had the relationship with a parent. That is, until I let God in. I struggled all my life and thought this is how it is supposed to be. I made my bed, so I had to lie in it right? Boy, was I wrong.

In May of this year, did I truly know that God was the missing link in my life. He was my Father, He was all I needed. When I surrendered all to Him, everything changed and I saw how wrong I had been. He loved me, as horrible as I had been, as much as I had turned away from Him, as much as I had sinned…He loved and accepted me.

We are all children of God, no longer slaves, but an heir of God through Christ.

Now if that is not the best gift, I don’t know what is. I know He is all I need. He is all any of us need. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

From this Kingdom daughter to my Kingdom brothers and sisters, we are His, forever.

I take Him at His word and deed Christ died to save me; this I read
And in my heart I find a need of Him to be my savior, That He would leave His place on high and come for sinful man to die you count it strange, so once did I before I knew my Savior

My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior’s always there for me
My God: He was, my God; He is
My God is always gonna be

– Aaron Shust