Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”
Trusting God – Being Obedient
There are many times when you want to give up in your life.
Many times when you feel like it isn’t even worth it to keep going. What is the point you ask yourself, why am I even doing this you say?
I am here to tell you Jesus is doing everything for a reason and a purpose in your life.
It is not an accident that you feel this way, and God has not allowed you to go this far to leave you behind or alone. He has been there every single step of the way. And the best days that you have yet to encounter are before you not behind you.
Be comforted by his words today:
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” 1 Peter 3:14 NIV
8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalms 4:8 NIV
The Safety of the Faithful
To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
How long, O you sons of men,
Will you turn my glory to shame?
How long will you love worthlessness
And seek falsehood?
But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly;
The Lord will hear when I call to Him.
Be angry, and do not sin.
Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in the Lord.
There are many who say,
“Who will show us any good?”
Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.
You have put gladness in my heart,
More than in the season that their grain and wine increased.
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Being obedient doesn’t sound that pleasant in the moment. And many times you may ask yourself “was that even God that was telling me to do that? or say that” But when that “thing” doesn’t leave your spirit and keeps pulling on you and tugging on your heart to talk about it or write about it. You have to know that it’s from God. Also when you are filled with the holy ghost, the holy spirit of God, and are born again of the water and the spirit, that is God’s way of letting you know he wants you to do something in the Spirit and act on it in the physical. And we surely have to be obedient to his voice and his calling for our lives. Because he will most definitely use somebody else if we are not willing. So, if you have a yearning feeling to do something for God and you haven’t acted on it…now is your season and reason to jump into it! He has placed specific gifting in you for a purpose and he wants you to act in faith to use it!
It’s hard to trust God in the hard things and in the difficult times. It is not an easy task. Especially when you see quite the opposite going on in your life. But you have to push against the tide, against your emotions, and against your flesh.
Keep being obedient to him today. Don’t give up and be rest assured like David in Psalms 4:8 that he alone makes you dwell in peace and safety. All the days of your life! Just trust him!
Thank you for sticking with me for so long, for those who have! I have been putting this blog off for months as you can see! But I felt personally to share that I have to trust God with this blog and know he is going to do the increase! I am being obedient and trusting his will for my life by writing as I have felt in my spirit for a long time to write here. And now I am obeying! What do you feel in your life, that you have been putting off from God?
I hope this short post can serve as a blessing to you in any way shape or form! I love you guys. May Jesus Bless you all might-fully!
My goal for this blog is to post every Friday!
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It’s crazy how the year has flown by, I hope you guys are doing great today and are filled with God’s grace and favor!
Today I want to share three things that I am blessed to have. On Sunday, my pastor preached on thankful-ness and I felt the spirit of thankful-ness drop in the whole place. I felt such gratitude and such a sense of grounding after this message. So here are the things I reflected on and the things that I am thankful for.
- I am thankful for life itself: The fact that I am alive today means God has a future and hope for my life. He has a calling and a purpose for my life. The fact that I am still breathing and able to function with every fiber in my body. The fact that I didn’t die in a car accident, the fact that my organs and bones are still fully functioning. That I am taking a deep breath in and out. It means God is still working and is not done in my life! And he is not done in yours either!! Praise God!
2. I am thankful for hard seasons: Times where I feel like throwing in the towel, times where I feel depressed, angry, hopeless, bitterness, sorrowful, upset, and lost in my situation. Because I feel like the Lord uses those opportunities to reveal merry-go-rounds in my life. Those rides that spin over and over until you get off the ride or the ride stops. Or insanity which in definition means doing the same thing over and over expecting a change. Whether it’s the same attitude day by day, the same hopeless feeling, or the same anger every day. I believe the Lord uses those moments and those emotions to reveal something deep in us. A yearning for him, a yearning for change.
3. I am thankful for the opportunity to change: To change my mind.
Romans 8:6 (ESV) says: 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Colossians 3:2 (ESV): 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Romans 12:2 (NKJV): 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
I am thankful that God gives me the opportunity to change my attitude, bad habits, and most of all allow me to Repent for my sins and all the things that hold me captive from the will of God in my life.
I am so thankful soo so thankful!
What are a couple of things you are thankful for today?
I encourage you to write them down, or comment them down below in the comments!
Let’s close this out in prayer and take it to the heavenly throne:
Lord, I pray you touch everyone reading this I pray you help them. And I pray that you help them see that you are doing a new thing in heartbreak. In the times every emotion or any season they might be in or hard thing they are going through. Help them see *the best is yet to come* I ask and pray in your powerful, mighty, and precious name, In the name of Jesus Christ! Amen! and Amen! ❤️
THE DAILY BATTLE – 🗝 KEY TO VICTORY (A quick word of encouragement)
The daily battle is this: How can I serve God daily when I always keep on falling short / or in other words sinning.
Well, you don’t and will never do it on your own. Great – GREAT – GREAT is his faithfulness!!! He is with you everywhere you go. I’m talking about everywhere. In your car in your bathroom, in your heart, EVERYWHERE!
I have been wrestling with a lot lately regarding this blog, Youtube, and my social media accounts in general. I felt stuck needing and wanting God to help me in this area & in all reality just searching for confirmation on what he wanted me to do. I’m a perfectionist so I feel sometimes I leave Jesus in a box. I feel as though I have to achieve a certain point or many accomplishments, as a mom of two, as a wife, and as a business owner alongside my husband. But the reality is God loves me EVERY – SINGLE – DAY.
At every second of the day. Imagine all the seconds there in a day. God loves you at every single second and moment!!! Wow!!! I’m talking about when you yell at your kids and no one is watching, I’m talking about when you are alone and you are struggling with something that only you and God know about. You feel perhaps like a failure, maybe you feel alone or angry at something or a situation in general. You feel as though you cannot feel God anymore. Let me tell you: HE – IS – RIGHT – THERE WITH YOU! Imagine your best friend or a very dear friend right now in your mind. When your talking with them don’t you just love how engaged they are listening to what you have to say. Whether you guys are at a coffee shop engaging one another.
Or you are at their house talking and conversing on life and all that God is doing and has done for you in your life in the past years or months! THAT – that same way God wants to speak with you and converse with you. He wants to be that best friend you talk to at Starbucks and laugh and have a joyous time with! He wants to be that friend that looks at you and engages with you at every second loving on you & listening to every detail and every story you have to say. I don’t know who needs this today but I want to let you that the KEY to everyday battles Is true, conversing with him about every detail and about everything that you are going through in everyday life. But the key is also this: Listen to his still voice don’t just talk over your best friend at the coffee shop (Jesus) your best friend. A good friend asks how they are doing outside of themselves they also want to know how the other friend is doing & how God is working in their lives! The same way we should ask Jesus as our best friend how we should go about our situation, and what his will is for our lives in whatever situation you may be going through: and know God never directs or allows anything he doesn’t have a greater plan for in your life!
In other words: every situation you go through is for the glory of God. The good and the hurtful things of life. Listen to his voice today don’t just talk over him like your best friend at the coffee shop you want to hear what each other has to say!
Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth I pray this can bless somebody today, I pray that whoever reads this today you bless & you honor them. Letting them know that you are right there with them today. That you want to speak to them & love on them and encourage them. Just like our closest friends that encourage us when we are down in life. I pray that this can speak to somebody today. Touch them today! & let them be changed forever in Jesus’ name I pray & I pray amen & amen!
God bless you all today – Let me know in the comments if this blessed you!
LETTING GO OF SHAME & GUILT.
Hello, my beautiful people, I greet you all in the name of Jesus today!
I stopped writing for more than two months. The reason why I stopped writing was that I felt like I wasn’t worthy enough. I know it’s a very bold statement to make because of course that just isn’t true for we are not called to live in shame and guilt. But even though I know this…it is what I have been honestly struggling with for the past month or two.
I remember when the thoughts first came and surfaced over and over and over again. It’s like I couldn’t shake the shame, guilt, and unworthiness off of me. I’ve been battling it for weeks it seems. The enemy against our soul’s satan himself, the father of all lies tried to implant a seed of unrighteousness in me, a seed of doubt, a seed I felt I couldn’t shake off of me.
You see as a mom of a -three-year-old and an 11-month-old, I tend to lose my patience a wholeeeee lot. I tend to yell, or say things I don’t mean all the time! Thank you Jesus for his grace and precious, precious mercy towards you and me. I felt like I would accept God’s grace and forgiveness to a certain extent but not fully. As shortly after I would feel shame, guilt, and just an unworthy feeling shortly after repenting.
I truly believe and know when we are down as individuals in whatever situation we are going through, the devil rejoices and desires to kick us while we are down to keep us there as long as possible, if not forever.
In this low state of mine those thoughts of myself started to become my reality I started to believe it when I heard thoughts like:
“What’s the point of writing this blog if you just finished yelling?” “Your such a hypocrite how can you write when you just finished yelling and sinning?” “Just give up you are not cut out for this someone is already doing it better” so on and so forth.
But the precious word of God says in:
Psalm 103:10-12 (NKJV)
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Psalm 130:3-4 (NIV)
3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)
18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
When I look at this verse in Isaiah 1:18 It’s like the Lord himself told me “Hey you know what? Let us settle this right now. I will wash you I will cleanse but my precious daughter my precious son you must come before me first so I The Lord of Hosts can wash and cleanse you. You cannot do it on your own!!! or in your own strength!!
Wow! That is so so so freeing to me. Because I mess up daily, every day I sin. Some days more than others. But thank God for his forgiveness and grace towards you and me!
So, I want to ask you a question today:
What are you struggling with today that you have not taken to Jesus yet?
Is it Guilt and Shame like me? or is it anger, doubt, or fear?
There are lots of things that hold us bound daily that sometimes we have no idea we are carrying and other times we know we are carrying but have been avoiding to take it to Jesus.
I invite you to please surrender it today to him. He is your maker, your creator, and wants to be your best friend in your life.
I cannot say that I have figured it all out I still struggle, like we all do but I am learning in my walk with God to reset with him, to give that burden to him. Like a child that needs help from their Mother and Father, I cannot carry this on my own!!
Leave it before his thrown today, you will never regret doing so.
Lord Jesus, I come before you in prayer today that you touch every single individual reading this. Reveal to them the great things and also the small things they looked over that they have yet to surrender to you. Touch the innermost part of their hearts, speak to them and let them be forever, forever changed. In Jesus Christ’s mighty name. I pray and I pray amen and amen.
EP: 1 EZEKIEL CHAPTER 33 –
To listen to this on my Podcast link: https://anchor.fm/yourapostolicmom/ep…
I was reading through the book of Ezekiel and this came to my mind. I hope it can bless you in any way, shape or form! God bless you might-fully today!
In Jesus Christ’s mighty name! I pray and I pray AMEN & AMEN!