Wednesday, December 15, 2010
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We know that the fruits of the spirit -our inner wealth- are:
Hope, kindness, love, peace, humility, patience, tolerance, compassion, gratefulness, gratitude, wisdom, joy, meekness (a humble heart), the gift of giving, and so on... We also know that the qualities of the character -our inner wealth- are: Honesty, respect, responsibility, commitment, loyalty, trustworthiness, ethics, unselfishness, hardworking, cleanliness, self-assurance, control of oneself, and so on...
Are we being good fruits for our dear Lord today??...
Are the qualities of our character blend well with the fruits of the spirit?? Ask yourself that question!!... Christian lives should be filled with good deeds.
"We shall know them by their fruits." Jesus Christ said in this Bible Verse. (Matthew 7:16)
Let us now, self-examine our own conscious within our inner self and see if the fruits of the spirit blend well with the qualities of the character. So, if the answer is yes, we are in balance with our own self and with the principles of a Christian life. Trust God in all circumstances, for He is so good all the time. I believe that God is in control, and He has a plan in our lives. Count your blessings one by one, not your troubles. Find joy and peace in your heart that will make you grow stronger. Strength and peace come first from within the spirit.
It is so important to consider the way you carry yourself at your best, and project your own image to others. So, this is the way how people may see your worth, as a whole person. Be nice with others, treat them the way you would like to be treated in return, and show the very best of you. The image you project from the outside, it will usually reflect your image from inside your heart, the real you and who you are. Achievement is the goal to pursue for a successful life.
Talk to the Lord in prayers on daily basis, which is the best communication with the Lord, confess to Him what is wrong with you that may offend Him, ask Him for forgiveness of your sins, ask for reconciliation with the Lord, which is so important, and promise to correct the wrong doings and make it better for the next day. Of course, reading your Bible on daily basis will provide you with comfort for your soul and food for thoughts in one hand, and it will certainly keep the devil away on the other hand. So, in this way, the slow process of learning in our lifetime will make us a bit more perfect each day to the eyes of our dear Lord.
Let us become an example of life for others to follow in the same path of a righteous Christian life!!... Let us pray!!...
Thank You for this brand new day that You are giving to us, for being with us this day and for the many blessings You grant to us!! We are sorry, sweet Lord, that we have said, thought or done things that were not pleasing You. We ask You for forgiveness. Grant us Lord, Your strength and peace that pass all understanding, and only You and You alone can give. Give us healings, where there is mental or physical illness. Give us a happy heart to show others our inner wealth. Inside our hearts, it is only You, Lord, shining through like a glowing beam over a colorful rainbow. Please, dear Lord Jesus, be with us in all circumstances, protect us also from evil doers. We love You and need You, Almighty Heavenly Father. We are nothing without You, but dust in the wind. The Glory is all Yours. We trust You and believe in You, dear Lord Jesus Christ. You are our Savior, our fortress and our rock of salvation. Please, show us the way with the light of the Holy Spirit. Lord, give us a joyful heart, where there is hurting somehow. Grant us Your unconditional love, touch our hearts with Your loving arms and lead us into Eternity, sweet Lord, if that is Your Will. God's Will be done in all circumstances. Your Heavenly love will embrace us until the end of time, as You promise. Lord, make us an instrument of Your peace. As we now, come to You with quiet personal prayers, we ask that You will listen to our needs. Thank You, Lord, for being with us at all times!! In Jesus' most precious and Holy Name, we pray. AMEN.
We are all mortal beings, and we should prepare ourselves to meet with our Heavenly Father and our dear Lord, Jesus one day, when He will call us to our final home in Heaven. Have you ever thought about this??...So, think about it now!!... I'll share a very inspirational Bible verse today. PSALM 23.
"THE LORD IS OUR SHEPHERD." The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. He lets me rest in fields of green pastures and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water. He gives me new strength. He guides me in the right paths, as He has promised. Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I shall not be afraid, Lord, for You are with me. Your shepherd's rod and staff protect me. You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me; You welcome me as a honored guest and fill my cup to the brim. I know that Your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and Your house will be my home as long as I live."
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR SHARING WITH ME THIS DAY!! You see, dear friends are the sunshine of life. Dear friends bright up our lives with a smile. I should let you all know, my dear ONLINE FRIENDS, that I sincerely appreciate your kind visits to my blogs. Thanks so much for brightening my world with the warmth of your loving ONLINE FRIENDSHIP!! (((You are super friends.)))
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
When I woke up early this morning, my four cats were by my side as usual as my only company in my room. I walked to the kitchen to fix my light breakfast, which would be a cup of tea with a couple of cookies with homemade jelly.
At that moment, I felt a strong energy glowing by my left side, and when I turned around to glance at it, I saw the whole presence of my dear mother. She held my left arm, gave me a big hug, and said:
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY DEAR DAUGHTER!!"
Then, my mother´s image vanished into thin air. In fact, she was the only one who wished me happy birthday, because no one else did.
My mother came straight from Heaven to remind me that she would always care for me no matter what. I miss my dear mother so dearly!! My birthday is a lonely day without her, just a day in my life, or another day, or another blow...
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Monday, September 13, 2010
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Monday, May 24, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
As I spent many years abroad teaching English to foreign learners after my dear mom departured from this world into Eternity, I had to encounter raw experiences trying to survive in the asphalt jungle. The devil´s darts and arrows crossed my feeble heart, but my strong will set me free. The Lord always stood by me pulling me up from the deepest well.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Peace of God be with each of you in this Easter Season and forevermore.
HAPPY EASTER TO ONE AND ALL!!
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Baptism of Jesus. (Matthew 3: 13-17)
"At that time Jesus arrived from Galilee and came to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. But John tried to make him change his mind. "I ought to be baptized by you," John said, "and yet you have come to me!"
But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so for now. For in this way we shall do all that God requires." So John agreed. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. Then Heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and alighting on him. Then a voice said from Heaven, "This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased."
Although Jesus had not yet begun His ministry, we know that He was considered to be "The Teacher" to his His disciples. Throughout his subsequent ministry He became known as a healer, a lover of children, and even a Rabbi, which means "Master" to some. Jesus became everything to His followers, and when He was taken away from them, imprisoned, and then finally crucified, it was a crushing blow to their faith.
Throughout studies in the Parenting field, it has been found to learn how to allow or permit your children to "grow-up." I mean, we´re not Jesus. But there are many mothers that just do about everything for their children. Taking the lesson from those earlier days with the disciples being so crushed by the loss of someone so important in their lives,...don´t you think it behooves us -as parents- to take a step back and allow or permit our children to grow up a little while we´re still here??...
One of my favorite illustration with regards to allowing our children to grow up is a study I did of eagles. I tell you the story... When baby eagles get to a certain age, the parent eagles know that it is time to give their little ones a nudge straight down. You see, the eagle´s nest is usually lodged in an extremely high area, and when it comes time for Eagle Jr. to leave the nest, the mama eagle pushes her baby eagle out of the nest. It´s a natural instinct to do so. The eagle´s predatory hunting skills rely almost solely on their flying power. If they couldn´t fly, they couldn´t eat, and they would die. So mama eagle shoves them one by one out of the nest, and daddy eagle follows them as they fall. They don´t just take off flying, so daddy eagle gently flies beneath them and lifts them a bit higher, then letting them go again. The process repeats several times until the baby eagle can fly on his own.
As humans, we don´t have that natural instinct to push our children out of the nest, and let them fall. Often, we can lift them up and help them soar. So we tend to help and overprotect them, never letting them realize their full potential. In effect, we retard their natural given potential for growth by our Parenting nature.
Well, what does this have to do with today´s text? Everything! As much as God likes us to come to Him and tell Him how much we love Him, and how much we need Him in our lives.
Have you ever stopped thinking what He needs?...
Every day God tries to nudge us from the nest, our comfort zone, and teach us to fly. Every day we hold on for dear life to what we know is "safe" and what we know as "the way we think it should be". It is our opinion, and it´s not entirely our fault, since we have been spiritually parented in the same way that we were naturally parented, believing that we are to "let God do for us". He is our Provider, our Comforter, our Hope, but what are we to Him?
What does He need?...
I am sure that God never intended for us to be a collection of babies sitting somewhere on the shelf waiting to be auctioned off at the highest bid. He doesn´t want a group of people who "look pretty", but have never been tried or touched by the infirmities of the world around us. He is looking for some people who when nudged will say,
"Here am I Lord. Send me to fulfill Your plan for me."
John had been given a ministry to perform in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The article of baptism is one of the greatest of all articles of faith. It is the symbolism of the death and resurrection of Christ and our association with it.
Here we have Jesus coming to John to be Baptized. He had no need of Baptism for He had nothing to repent of. Yet He associates Himself with what was to come by His submission to it. So He comes to him who was called to Baptize in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He surrendered himself to the ministry for which John had been called; it might be fulfilled that Jesus, publicly would show in that moment, that He surrendered himself as a man to take on the element of death, submission into the water; the coming up out of the water, being his resurrection and ascension; and the dove ascending upon Him being the promise of the Comforter, God´s Holy Spirit.
Jesus has "called us all" to a brotherhood of mankind to help each other, to minister to one another. One of the greatest healing services I´ve had the fortune to be a part of, it was the body of the Church, meeting at the altar -praying for one another, just a group of believers ministering to one another in the Spirit of love and fellowship.
Now friend, that is what He needs, and that´s what He wants.
He is calling you today. Can you hear Him??...
Let us pray,
Father, we thank You for those men and women around the world who rise up amidst the political injustices worldwide. Oh that we would find more Christians who would be nudged from their "nesting in the pew, and step forward and become a true believer." One who loves and gives of themselves to their own fellowship of believers. Lord, we will never flow in the Spirit and soar like an eagle until we put faith to work. Lord, nudge us loose from our perches of complacency today and teach us how to not just fly, but soar above the clouds of despondency and despair that seems to plague every corner of our planet Earth.
We ask these things in the Name of Jesus. AMEN.
Monday, March 15, 2010
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I truly want to make the very best of my life. I appreciate and celebrate life. Love is the best feeling in our hearts, and the best way to show how much we care for others. Love God above all, love your family, love your parents and your grandparents, love your friends, love your wife or husband, love your children, your grandchildren, love your sweetheart, love yourself, your neighbors, love the world, love the wonder of God´s creations, love the animals, love your natural environment and so on. Become a true lover of the Universe, and show with your actions how much you care!!... This is my message of love to all readers on Valentine´s Day. This day, I´ll include wonderful inspirational reflections to ponder.
I recall one of my favourite verses in the Holy Bible, the Psalm 23: "The Lord is our Shepherd." "The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water. He gives me new strength. He guides me in the right paths, as He promised. Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I shall not be afraid, Lord, for You are with me. Your shepherd´s rod and staff protect me. You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me; You welcome me as an honoured guest and fill my cup to the brim. I know that Your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and Your house will be my home as long as I live."
Let us become an example of life for others to follow in the same path of a righteous Christian life. Let us pray celebrating life and love,... and HAPPY VALENTINE´S DAY!!
Thank You for this brand new day that You are giving to us, for being with us this day and for the many blessings You grant to us!! We are sorry, sweet Lord, that we have said, thought or done things that were not pleasing You. We ask for your forgiveness. Grant us Lord, Your love, strength and peace that pass all understanding, and only You and You alone can give. Give us healings, where there is mental or physical illness. Give us a happy heart to show others our inner wealth, inside our hearts, it is only You, Lord, shining through like a glowing beam over a colourful rainbow.
Please, dear Lord, be with us in all circumstances, protect us. We love You and need You, Almighty Heavenly Father. The Glory is all Yours. We trust You and believe in You, dear Lord Jesus Christ. You are our Savior, our fortress and our rock of salvation. Please, show us the way with the Light of the Holy Spirit. Lord, give us a joyfull heart, where there is hurting somehow. Grant us Your unconditional love, touch our hearts with Your loving arms and lead us into Eternity, sweet Lord, if that is Your will. God´s will be done. Your Heavenly love will embrace us until the end of time, as You promise. Lord, make us an instrument of Your peace. As we now, come to You with quiet personal prayers, we ask that You will listen to our needs. Thank You, Lord for being with us at all times!!
In the Holy Name of Jesus, I ask these things and pray. AMEN.
HAPPY VALENTINE´S DAY!!
ENJOY AND CELEBRATE LIFE TODAY, AND SAY "I LOVE YOU" TO ALL YOU TRULY LOVE!!
Welcome to my world!!
Why don´t you come on in!!
You´ll see a smiling sun
Shining bright into my heart.
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