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!

“A Hard Day”

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?

  1. 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 him alone.

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.
Many are they who say of me,
There is no help for him in God.” Selah

But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
I cried to the Lord with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah

I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me all around.

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.
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.

How long, O you sons of men,
Will you turn my glory to shame?
How long will you love worthlessness
And seek falsehood? Selah
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. Selah
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.

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!”

A word of Wisdom – Your Apostolic Mom

Good afternoon my fellow believers, I recorded this yesterday and I felt to turn the camera on. I hope I could encourage you in any way today through this video!

Romans 8:31 (NKJV): 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Be encouraged today, In Jesus name! Until next time!

Being Faithful in tough times.

Good morning, my fellow believers in Christ!

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: 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.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
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): 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 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, 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. ♡

Recently upgraded my bible, and added the tabs! (Got to self motivate myself lol!)
One of my favorite songs!

JESUS TAKE OVER ME. – A PRAYER.

Jesus take over me today.

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.

Philippians 2:5-11

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 presence all 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. ❤️

Outside my backyard this morning.

If I died today how will I be remembered?

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.

YOUR APOSTOLIC MOM – WELCOME!!

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!

May the LORD bless you tremendously today!

With much love,

Selene Rodriguez