Monthly Archives: February 2016

Joy In Salvation

There are some people out there that believe that they are God and are entitled to condemn you and dictate your identity in Him.

 

There are people out there that believe your world should revolve around them and their lives. You have no goals or aspirations in life besides catering to their needs.

 

Accept this fact, remove yourself from their influence and pray for them. Not because you are better than them,not for God to teach them a lesson but so that your heart will mend. Pray so that the idols they had tried to resurrect in your life may be cast down.

 

What God says about you, no one can take away. What God says about you, no one can diminish.

 

People will constantly try to make it seem as if you’re the worst person on the planet, all the while they are using your skills and talents and resources for their benefit.

 

Pray for them, that you may not hold onto bitterness. We all will be judged by how we respond to poor treatment.

 

I am learning that none of us can brag or boast in how much better we are than someone else. God looks at the heart. God used many people that by today’s standard would be criminals with no hope for redemption.  I believe we are all precious creations of God. He saw us in our iniquites and still showed us mercy.

Just know what the Bible says about you and cling to that!

In the end, God will give you peace that exceeds all understanding. A joy that people will question where it comes from.

Joy and peace are part of your well being. Don’t throw it away. Cling to God and you’ll always have what you need.

 

 

 

DIY Skin Care

This will be the first of many DIY projects to come. I have always loved DIY shows and projects but never gotten around to sharing them with everyone.

 

This one is simple and for those with sensitive skin that is prone to sun damage and hyperpigmentation even in the winter months. The sweet almond oil should be a natural sun protection for those like me who are allergic to most sunscreen. And yes, sunscreen is way too expensive!

Aloe Vera provides hydration and rejuvinates the skin.  It even has a soothing effect when left on skin and not washed off. For sensitive skin this is great to calm an irritation or even prevent one.

Also, be mindful of the products you put in your hair as they may seep into your skin and irritate your face.

FACE WASH:

Baking soda
Aloe vera gel
Castor oil
Olive oil

Mix together and store in a container.

Play around with the amount you need for each. I used more aloe vera and baking soda for a moisturizing exfolliator. Don’t scrub too hard and allow it to sit on your face for a minute or less. Rinse completely.

FACE MOISTURIZER

Sweet almond oil
Olive oil
Aloe vera gel

A little goes a long way.
Please dry your face off before using because it’s more liquid than oil and you want it to penetrate the skin, not slide or drip off.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

I Am Free At Last!

Everyday is a new day to praise the LORD.  It is a new day to talk to him and learn something new about him and about yourself. A new day to fellowship and connect with others. A new day to help someone rise out of their slump and encourage someone to keep striving. It is a new day to marvel at the power and love of God. It is a new day to hope and trust in the LORD.

Every time the sun rises, it is like a clean slate from yesterday. The troubles from yesterday mean nothing and we celebrate the newness of every new day. No accumulation of junk and burden.  This is the rest Christ has given us in his forgivenss. 

Because I am a Child of God I have rest.Peace follows me wherever I go. I am prepared for resistence, but I am neither afraid or angry. I am prepared to lose alot of things but I am not insecure. I am prepared for criticism but I am not ashamed of Christ.

There are many things I do not know or understand but I will not pretend that I have it all together. I am simply allowing God to take me where he is leading me and along the way I’m giving him the honor for it.

I have depended on my own strength for so long. It’s peaceful to rest in the strong arms of Papa God.

I am finally free to flow with the Holy Spirit. What a joy is that to me!

To finally break out of my shell, the rigid structure and routine of religion and law, and moving into the free and flowing power of the Holy Spirit.

 

God With US

The number 23 holds significance in my life at this present time.

I recieved money to take care of an important task for the week. It was exactly 23 dollars and I also had some spare change which covered everything I needed. 15 is also significant because I had hoped the bill would be no more than 15 and without me counting or making an effort, it came up to exactly 15 on the dot. So, after spending that money, the next day as I was preparing for church, I counted all my money and found extra in the deep folds of my purse. The total amount equaled to 23. The same exact I was given. I was amazed and thanked God. However, I couldnt forget about the number 23.

According to amazingword.blogspot.com, the biblical meaning of 23 means “God with us.”

The more I thanked God for his provision in my life big or small, the more I knew and trusted that he was taking care of me. I knew God was with me in every area of my life. I had no worries, he covers all my needs so I can focus on serving HIM.

I also looked up the number 15 and according to biblestudy.org, the number 15 means rest that comes after deliverance symbolized by the number 14. While the Lord told me to rest all of last year, that day was a sign or a confirmation that my deliverance and freedom to find rest in Christ was near. That rest covered my need to worry if I had enough to pay for what I needed. Spiritually, God’s rest means I can trust and be at peace knowing that he has more than enough to meet my needs!

God is always talking to us in many different ways. Staying true to the original purpose of this blog, this experience is like the quiet small whisper, the unexpected sign of God’s love and mercy in my life.

 

 

Testimony of Deliverance

I decided as an act of obedience, to the Word of God, to share my recent testimony with everyone I know.

Pretty much I was troubled in my sleep for many many years. As time went on it, progressed to not being able to completely rest without guilt. I had to always prove I wasn’t lazy because a family member had negative things to say about everything I did. I grew up wanting to be strong and I tried my best being better than them. I wanted to be loving and kind , strong and wise. I felt as if I had raised myself. I didnt realize the amount of stress I was under trying to defy the words spoken over me and my future . I’ve had so many negative things spoken over me as a child and rarely anything positive without any insult added.

The LORD carried me through a series of steps. I was allowed to hide away and live in my own world where I was happy and free but it only took me so far. Last year, God placed me in a church where I could no longer hide and fade into the shadows. Almost every service God was speaking to me and exposing and removing the junk from my life. I struggled in my own strength for many years. My motto would be “I’m tired”. I knew if this continued I would die. The LORD said rest. I fought that too. Finally, on Saturday, I read scriptures instead of self help articles pertaining to sleep and rest. I was also watching youtube sermons about faith. I confessed what I read and heard. That rest is my right in christ. I have the right to rest and rest peacefully. I spoke to verbal curses from my past spoken over me, that they may be broken in Jesus name. That very night, as I slept, I was harrassed by an spirit that tried to choke me. I woke up and called out the name of Jesus but I couldnt go back to sleep after. I asked the Lord for energy to make it through service.

Again, I was put on the spot and I was very angry. I was so angry that I couldn’t speak. I was asked to say something in faith but instead of just doing it, I felt embarrassed and wanted to hide. It wasnt even logical because in my head, I had no idea why I was scared. I just wanted to be left alone. I didn’t want anyone to notice me. I just wanted to enjoy the service and go on my way. Basically I wanted to be invisible. But my church family prayed for me when I couldnt pray for myself. That same feeling of suffocation returned and I knew if I didnt pray I’d die. It was so hard to speak but I finally said “I will serve the Lord with all my mind, heart and soul.

I know I can do anything in Christ. I dont have to hide anymore or be ashamed of my struggles. My struggles are here to give God glory because he has rescued me time and time again. I don’t have to prove to myself that I’m not worthless or that I have to work harder than anyone else to be loved by God. The Lord has called me to speak, therefore I will speak. Not for my own gain but because of the Kingdom of Heaven and the work he has prepared for me to do.

May the LORD Jesus Christ be praised now and forever.