Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”
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!
Please let me know If you have any prayer requests down below!
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 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!
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: 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! ♡
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:
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:
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:
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.
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 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. ❤️
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!
May the LORD bless you tremendously today!
With much love,