We must do three specific things in our journey towards our own Promise Land; we must trust God, obey HIM and move with His glory. That is our part of the deal and surely God will do the other ninety nine percent of the job. It is our job to trust God and move forward in faith…God will do the rest! What we don’t deal with today will, for sure, come back to haunt us later.
Month: February 2011
Al otro lado de tu dolor; si no te alejas de Dios, si no permites que las raíces de amargura asfixien tu existir… verás a Dios. Al otro lado de estas malas noticias de hoy; del matrimonio roto, de los hijos enajenados de Dios, de problemas financieros, de la pérdida de empleo, del que te odia y te acosa, de la enfermedad que aflige tu cuerpo, del abuso sexual que sufriste, del que manchó la reputación de tu nombre, de la novia que te dejó, del esposo que te engañó y aún mucho más…está la presencia manifestada de Dios.
As I sat in my car looking at my daughter practicing basketball, a few thoughts crossed my mind. It have been a tough and long season of troubles, pains, mistakes, bad decisions, regrets and the bitter taste of sin. But as I watch my daughter running up and down the court I suddenly realize that I am free. Not free just because I was sorry, but free because God blessed me with the grace to repent.
I surely mess-up in so many ways; I surely deserve nothing but the flames of hell, but today I am free indeed. The “Balaams” of this world prepared to articulate their curses over my life, but God declared me free. I am free to go after God with all my heart and without distractions. Today I am free to be the father that God wants me to be. I have many personal challenges, but God has given me the courage to face my giants; the power to kill them and the anointing to live the life He wants me to live.
I am not condemned, I am not discouraged, I am not disqualified and I will not allow the accuser of my soul to keep me bound. I can see the turning, I can see the good and I can see the light. God will get the glory in my life; He is greater, without measure, than any giant in my life. The land of my promise awaits; the land of my promise is mine.
I see my daughter who at six lost her mom; who tragically saw her dad at his worst as he engaged in a second marriage. My princess endureth the pain of not knowing what was next. Ileana, like her mom, Jubi as I commonly called her; there she is jumping so high! I saw her as she went through five elementary schools; changed of people, changed of neighborhoods; but here she walks into this practice, this new team, like she is being here forever. God knows how to turn things around. There is my princess, in the center of the court, strong, courageous and fearless. New coach, new teammates, hard practice, but there she is pressing on… This is your day baby! Life surely has made you tough! My baby can sweeten your soul with a song and be your worst nightmare on the court. Go Jubilee go! Your daddy is surely proud of you!
Is it possible to be perfect? Perhaps yes and perhaps no! Without God we can’t go any further. We all know that as we stand right now and if we are honest with ourselves, that we still have issues in our lives that need some more fixing. What we know, confirmed by this Scripture, is that we can go after God with all of our hearts and that our pursuit of God can, indeed, be perfect.
Be brave in battle, be humble in life.
In all things give glory to Jesus.
In the clarity of the day
and even, in the uncertainty of the night.
What are our challenges today? What kills the faith in us? Does it take much or very little for us to complain? In whatever situation you are facing today, the question remains the same: Would you keep the faith?
So many times we worry so much about what people have to say about us. For many of us, the idea of people spreading negative rumors about us is intolerable. By now, the children of Israel have shown their good, their bad and plenty of their ugly. They have spoken against Moses, against his brother Aaron and have manifested a display of lack of truth in God.
I am the Lord and more than enough; whoever follows me will lack nothing, for I am with you. I am all you need! If you have Me, you have everything! Why then are you going to the world seeking what only I can give you? Stop compromising My Gospel, stop compromising My Truth.
Hello everyone: I hope all is well with all of you! God is really blessing me with much to write during this season of my life. I am grateful to God and give Him all the glory as He gives me things to say from my secret place to share with whosoever wants to read.
So what happen with Moses’ help? Why is he saying: “What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me?” In his interaction with the Lord, Moses added: “If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin.” Wow, Moses sounded suicidal here!