Hello there my fellow Apostolic Pentecostals and Christians! I wanted to share the words the Lord put on my heart Wednesday night about two weeks ago, they were: “In the midst of” they swelled on my heart the whole night and they haven’t left me since. I wanted to share with you that no matter what you are going through today he is there in the Midst of it all!
In the midst of setbacks;
Romans 5:3-5 (NKJV)
3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
In the midst of attacks by people around you;
Genesis 50:20 (NKJV)
20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
Romans 8:31 (NKJV)
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 12:19 (NKJV) 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
In the midst of heartache;
Psalms 34:17-20 (NKJV)
17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. 18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.
In the midst of really hard days of being a momma;
Galatians 6:9 (NKJV) 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
John 11:25 (NKJV) 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV)
9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
In the midst of sadness and hopelessness;
2 Corinthians 4:9 (NKJV) 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—
Proverbs 12:25 (NKJV) 25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.
In the midst of frustration and anger;
Proverbs 29:11 (NKJV) 11 A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.
Psalms 4:4 (NKJV) 4 Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV) ; 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
*I wanted to include this as a declaration over our lives The Race of Faith and The Discipline of God*
Hebrews 12:1-3 (NKJV)
The Race of Faith
12 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Discipline of God
3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
Whatever you are going through today, you can fill in the blank as the Lord knows what it is you are going through please give it to him today! Please don’t live in shame, fear, worry, or sadness! HE REALLY IS WITH YOU! HE is for YOU! and so NOTHING CAN BE AGAINST YOU!
I pray this helped you in any way! I pray this be a blessing to you in Jesus Christ’s name! Bless your PRECIOUS people today LORD in JESUS CHRIST’S NAME!!
Hello, my precious followers! ☀️ I hope you guys are having a fantastic day today! As I type this I want to share with you something I wrote the other day. I wrote this when I was having such a hard time, in the end, I had to step away and go write and pray in the car! Ha-ha! Can I get a witness? How many mommas out there have to flee the scene sometimes when it all gets too overwhelming! I know I am surely not alone. Drop an Amen! in the comments if you can agree & I hope you enjoy it! :
Written on 04-01-21:
Today was a very hard day for me mentally, as Christians, we know it’s a constant battle in the mind. Today in particular I felt as though everything was against me. Me not being able to connect with my spouse, not finishing the dirty dishes, everything falling everywhere, and lastly me dropping my pen and notebook on the passenger floor of my car as I try to write this! Needless to say, It was a lot and I had to step away as my precious husband watched the kids for me for an hour.
Now, what do we do in these situations of stress, hardships, and just the straight-up urge to convert yourself into a complainer about everything?
Firstly, step away from your situation or surrounding and be honest with yourself you don’t “got this” If you are about to let all hell break loose, just leave to a peaceful space. Have your hubby watch the kids, go to your secret place! For me, this is an empty parking lot at the grocery store. If you don’t know where ask the Lord to give you wisdom and direction on where to make your secret place, where it is just you and himalone.
Proverbs 16:32 (NKJV) says:He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes the city.
2. Refocus yourself back to the Lord in prayer: Yes, it feels like this would be the last thing you would want to do, but trust me even a simple honest conversation with Jesus makes a world of a difference!
Be honest with him he already knows, let it all out and pour yourself, your worries, and cares to him!
“Lord I can’t go on, this is more than I can handle, Lord I just am super tired, I can’t take it anymore”
Psalms 73:26 (NKJV) says: My flesh and my heart fail: But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
He knows how you feel he is your best friend he knows you, he wants to hear out-loud about your burdens but more importantly, he wants to deliver you from them! Praise God! that we serve a mighty God that never tires and that wants to help at any given time of the day! Thank you, Jesus!!
Psalms 107:6-9 (NKJV) says:
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He delivered them out of their distresses.
And He led them forth by the right way, That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for his goodness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfies the longing soul,
And fills the hungry soul with goodness.
3. Cover yourself with the powerful word of Jesus Christ! Fill yourself with his precious word! Look up verses for your situation today! I opened up my bible and It opened to something I desperately needed today: Psalms 3 and 4 So, so, so, powerful! Highly recommend you read these two chapters today or keep them in your spiritual pocket when you need them or are struggling! the beginning of
Psalms 3 is titled: The Lord Helps His Troubled People: A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son.
Psalms 3 (NKJV) says:
Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. 2 Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. 4 I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord; Save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8 Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
Psalms 4 is titled: The Safety of the Faithful: To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
Psalms 4 (NKJV) says:
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.
2 How long, O you sons of men, Will you turn my glory to shame? How long will you love worthlessness And seek falsehood? Selah 3 But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him.
4 Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the Lord.
6 There are many who say, “Who will show us any good?” Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. 7 You have put gladness in my heart, More than in the season that their grain and wine increased. 8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
So so good!! I encourage you today if you are going through a hard season: Please don’t carry on any further he, Jesus Christ of Nazareth! Wants to take your burdens from you!! Please give it to him today!! I pray powerfully and mighty-fully these steps can encourage anyone or lift up somebody today!! I pray in Jesus Christ’s mighty name, AMEN!
Luke 11:28 (NKJV): But he said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Last night I was feeding my little girl around 12.30AM. It was a harder day as my 6-month-old has been having a hard time staying asleep at night, as she usually sleeps through the night. The last two nights were tough, to say the least.
And the question kept coming in my mind throughout the hard day yesterday: how do you serve the Lord on hard days? And how do we stay faithful when it’s hard to, or quite frankly when we don’t feel like it?
I believe this is when our faith gets tested the most in the hard times. Not when everyone is in one accord, and everybody/everything is aligning with your schedule, but when everything is all messed up. You feel drained, abandoned, alone. And the question runs through your mind over – and over – God where are you?! I need you right now!! Help me!! I can’t even feel you, are you even listening to me?
Yes, we have all felt this way before. As they say, you feel like your prayers are hitting the ceiling and back at your forehead to the ground. But I want to encourage you today and tell you, that’s a lie from the enemy. They are not hitting the ceiling and your prayers are most definitely reaching the throne room of Glory when you lift up your voice and cry out to him! I believe Jesus smells our prayers as a sweet-smelling savor before him when we are honest and just before him. And truly desire to do his will and be righteous but just don’t feel the strength to do so.
Whenever I am very, very low I make declarations from the word of God to myself. Even when I don’t feel a single thing, or even when I can’t see any changes for the better in my life, I know he LIVES, and he REIGNS. Declare unto yourself today:
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV) says: 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Psalms 46:1-3 (NKJV) : God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
Proverbs 18:10 (NKJV): 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV): 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV): 13 I can do all things through [a]Christ who strengthens me.
Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV):
10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
The longer I live for God the more he guides and speaks to me to trust him. As I have grown in him and just very recently started really establishing a designated time of bible reading time and prayer time. I try to read a chapter or two from the bible before I even pick up my phone to give him the first firsts of my day. As I believe the Lord cares about giving him the first of everything we do since genesis, Genesis 4:3-5 says 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. (NKJV). This goes to say, give God what you have at any time of the day, of whatever you have left within you, it is enough! I do notice though if I don’t do this I struggle all day.
I’ll be honest to say I haven’t done this until recently, I would always just grab my phone and do the normal scroll. I would struggle a lot to feel God and be more in the flesh than the spirit. But I believe it is the small changes that cause us to feel and see the big changes in our relationship with Jesus. I definitely don’t have it all together, in fact, I feel as though I am barely starting to see the process of organization in my life since having my little girl back in August of 2020. But GOD IS GREATER, yes he is just he holy holy holy! And worthy to be praised! So, I want to encourage anyone that is struggling today in tough hard times, to keep being faithful, establish yourself in the little to see great things in the big! Make adjustments, how’s your prayer life? When was the last time you read the word of God? what are you reading in it? Make it exciting for you! I encourage you, right now I am reading the book of Ezekiel and Proverbs. I try to read 1 chapter of each book a day before I start the day. Find what works for you to make God exciting for you in your life. Add bible tabs as I did, make it a joyous and refreshing time for you. Ask the Lord to help you to guide you, and he will never let you down! never!
Keep being faithful, and establish something with Jesus that you have never done before. Change your routine in him. And you will see that he will change your life, your relationship with him and you will experience something that you never had with him before!
A new level of worship, a new level of AWE! God bless you today, keep hanging on it will get better, just lean on him and he will see you through! trust him!
I am going to link down below one of my favorite songs whenever I am struggling it encourages me so much. Also If you have any prayer requests, please don’t hesitate to leave them down below in the comments!
God bless you all today might-fully, in Jesus Christ’s name i pray, Amen. ♡
Good morning my fellow brother and sisters of Christ Jesus! Praise God, it is a beautiful day to serve the Lord! This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it!! I just finished my devotion and I wanted to share something with you from the book of Proverbs (the book of wisdom) I think it is so powerful how Solomon the son of David remembers his father’s wisdom and shares it with us in Proverbs Chapter 4:23-24 (NKJV) it says:
23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.
(I underlined the words the stood out to me the most)
Verse 24 says “Far from you” as in don’t even let perverse lips near you, where you dwell or in the things you say. This goes back to “Keep your heart with all diligence” in verse 23 the definition for spring is: Move or jump suddenly, to originate or arise from.
Your heart can arise or arises with problems if you let it! It can happen suddenly or rapidly. Whether it is bitterness, anger, sadness, or fear. Don’t let it settle in your heart, always deal with your heart issues right away! Take it to the king! for he is the only one that can heal you! He created us, so nothing else can help us find that satisfaction the only one that can heal us is him, Jesus!
Take heart today if you are struggling with something please don’t hold on to it any longer, take it to God! Don’t try to fill it with food, alcohol, drugs, or all the other pleasures of the world. The only one that can lift it from you and deliver you is him! He made us in his image. He is the only one that can fix us! Amen!
God bless you today, I hope this encouraged you in any way. And If you have any prayer requests please leave them down below in the comments! I pray that God blesses you with his precious spirit of peace today. In Jesus name, i pray, Amen! ♡
Hi guys, I hope you guys are blessed and highly favored of the Lord today! I have been gone since December, and I am finally back to stay in Jesus name! (Haha). You know I think part of the reason why I stopped is because I didn’t feel like I was qualified for this. I felt as though I didn’t have it together enough to write or be a “mommy apostolic christian blogger” but will I ever be qualified? or will there ever be a moment where I go ah-HA! yes now’s the time! the answer is: No, absolutely not. There will never be a perfect moment, a perfect time or mood to be like “okay, yes now’s the moment. GO!” the truth is there will never be that. The Lord calls us to be us or to show our unique callings he has placed in every single one of us at our worst moments but HIS BEST timing for us! Hallelujah! that we serve a God that sees the beginning from the end before we even see it! the bible says in Isaiah 46:9-11 (NKJV):
9Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
He knows everything we do before we even do it haha! Praise God that he is always there in the midst of our failures, in the middle of our sets backs, our sadness, our joy and victories!
I want to encourage somebody today, inspired by a devotional that’s called “When Christ Calls by Barron Longstreth” on the Truth radio app I have downloaded (highly recommend, very encouraging) he was giving the example of David in the bible. How David was never told specifically by God to go and fight Goliath, David just went with faith from God. The bible says David was explaining to Saul how he was very capable of going and defeating Goliath he says in 1 Samuel 17:34 (NKJV):
34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, 35 I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37 Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
He didn’t wait to hear an audible voice from God saying go to this event and kill him, or something very specific to do. He just went forth and did it in faith knowing that he wasn’t going to let anyone talk about our living God like that! He knew that God was going to have his back regardless because he was doing it in his name! In the name of the Lord! (1 Samuel 17:45 NKJV): 45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
He went to the field and defeated Goliath because somebody was calling from the field! In brother Barron’s message, he said: “The harvest is truly plenteous but the laborers are few, we need your permission, Jesus. You may not say go or be calling me out there. But if you give me permission I will go.”
Voices are calling out in the field, the voices of souls hurting, help needed, wounded individuals. People that need us, that are desperate for a word of hope or encouragement, of LIFE with JESUS. What has God called you to be for somebody? what do we have yet to take before him to accomplish it? Is it witnessing, making videos, talking to your neighbor down the street? What is it? I encourage you to talk to the Lord about it today. You may not receive an audible voice “go” but I believe if we go out in faith to respond to the voices in the field that are calling. He will be there to help us and encourage us through it ALL!
You are called, you are chosen, you are a miraculous child of God.
God bless you all today, I hope this helped you in any way, and until next time. God bless you might-fully!
Take over my thought life, my mind, my spirit, my soul.
Take over the ways in which I think. Help me break the strongholds of my life today. Help me have a Godly perspective in everything I do today.
Help me to resist the enemy as the Bible says:
James 4:7 New King James Version Humility Cures Worldliness
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Help me to resist anger today as your word says:
Proverbs 14:29 English Standard Version 29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. (Foolishness).
Help me to not be fearful or have anxious thoughts today:
Isaiah 43:1 New King James Version The Redeemer of Israel
43 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.
Isaiah 41:10 New King James Version 10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
You are my heart, you are my soul, you are my thoughts, you are my mind. I am nothing without you Jesus. So let me not do it without you today. Help me see you in things I usually miss with the busyness of life. Make my eyes aware of the Glory I miss day in and day out with stress and distractions.
Help me see your beautiful beauty in the little things, the wonderful nature you have created your wonderful works. And the wonderful transition from darkness to day break. ☀️ what a beautiful and marvelous God you are. I worship you because you are God. I exalt your name because you are above every other name.
The Humbled and Exalted Christ
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it [b]robbery to be equal with God, 7 but [c]made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Thank you Jesus for dying for me thank you for your precious gift I never deserved. Help me not to take advantage of it. Help me not receive it in vain today. I give you glory and honor for everything you’re going to do for me today. I pray that any one reading this today with me you tremendously bless today with your presence.Yes I pray they feel your precious presenceall throughout the day today. Thank you Jesus in advance for everything you will do today that I have yet to see.
I love you and I exalt you!
In Jesus Christ’s MIGHTY name. I pray and I pray. Amen. ❤️
Blessings in Christ Jesus my fellow ladies and believers.
The question I have for you today is; If you died today how will people remember you?
Would you be remembered as a bitter person or somebody with a bitter heart? Or would you be remembered as someone that was always ungrateful? Complaining and being stressed out all the time? How about an angry person that never really paid the time to smell the flowers 🌸 so to speak. This is a small thought of devotion today. That no matter what your going through today that JESUS. IS ENOUGH. I’ll say that again I said:
JESUS IS ENOUGH FOR YOU AND FOR ME FOREVER & EVER. ⭐️
Whatever your going through today. Tell and SPEAK to that situation and say. Jesus is enough for that problem, that stress, and that nervous breakdown I’m about to have.
He is enough. And I don’t know about you but I’m want to be remembered as somebody meek and humble! Someone that cared and loved on people. That always put others first and did her best in everything she tried doing. A Christ centered woman for her home and for her children. A Godly wife, one that didn’t complain all the time, a humble woman to her husband.
Yes, I fail daily. Yes many times I would like to throw it out the window. But BUT GOD! Reminded me of that saying today; if you died today how will you be remembered?
Let’s try reaching for it today! Like the saying goes “I rather die reaching, than not reach at all”
4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the [a]incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. – 1 Peter 3:4
3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, – 1 Peter 3:1
26 My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the [a]strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalms 73:26
I pray this encouraged you in some way today ❤️ God bless you. And I hope you enjoyed this devotional. God bless you might-fully today. In Jesus name I pray! – Amen.
Hello Guys! Welcome to my blog! Your Apostolic Mom!
I am an Apostolic Pentecostal Christian mother! I know very long title! (Haha). My purpose and vision for this blog is to inspire, motivate, and provide encouragement for you in every season of your mommy life!
Mom life can be very challenging at times (or all the time). Because there are such vast, vast sources of information out there. It is very easy to find yourself overwhelmed, not giving yourself enough grace, or comparing yourself to another mom whether it’s her looks, how organized she is while having kids, or everything else in between.
But God is so gracious and wonderful to us and loves us for how imperfect we are! I am here to encourage us (including myself) in the little things in life that we so often miss in the busyness of life! and I am hopeful to share the same grace and the words the Lord gives me in the day to day to hopefully encourage you too! ❤
A quick background story of how I started this blog. I felt the Lord put it on my heart since 2019. I am a new mom to my baby boy Ezekiel Rodriguez. He is my 2 year old son just turned 2 on August 3rd, where does the time go! With also my brand new baby girl which was born on August 12th 2020 yay!… As I was searching for information on Godly mommy advice from one Apostolic mom to another, I couldn’t find any. This led me to have a burden for all the new Apostolic moms or Christian mothers out there! And I hope I can be what I was looking for to you when I first became a mom. To share the things and lessons, I have learned so far and what the Lord has spoken to me through mothering my children.
Again, my desire is to be that voice and that light through the Lord Jesus Christ to you specifically Apostolic pentecostal moms but also Christian moms out there that need a word of encouragement as a mom, wife, and servant.
We are not perfect, but we are called to love God and love people!
So, I hope I can encourage any Christian mom out there not just a Apostolic Pentecostal one. You all have a friend in me, and you are not alone in this new or experienced walk of mommy life ❤
– Please let me hear about you & your story in the comments!