Even In Our Silence, He answers

Last Christmas season, I was a little down.
I didn’t feel like celebrating Christmas. I did all I could to avoid the cheesy Christmas movies and Christmas carols as I didn’t want to feel sad & cry.

I was sad because I wasn’t going to spend it with my family. Although I have many friends who had invited me to spend Christmas was them. Christmas isn’t really Christmas without your loved ones. So as stubborn I could be, I decided to spend Christmas alone, as I thought I would be strong enough to go through the day alone. Deep down, I knew it wasn’t true but I was stubborn.

Well, my dear friend Kelly wouldn’t have let me all alone on that day and invited me to embrace the season and dinner on Christmas eve.
So on December 24th as I’m thinking back on all the encouraging words she has poured in my life, I decided to get up and play my Christmas Carols while I was preparing to catch up with her later on in the day.

While I was looking through my CD folder, I saw a CD and it was written My BAPTISM – March 18th 2006. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I didn’t remember that I had a CD of my baptism.
It’s been years that I’ve been tried to remember the exact date I got baptized. I asked my former pastors but they didn’t keep a record of the date, I asked my mom (who normally records everything) and she doesn’t remember writing it down and if she did, she can’t find her notes.
My baptism was so unique, special and “weird” that I silently and internally “mourn” that was saddened that I couldn’t remember the date. I don’t remember openly praying about it. Maybe internally or externally I asked God to help me remember the date. All I remembered that it was on a Saturday. So over the years, silently, I just kept quiet but was disturbed in my silence. Continue reading

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2017 – MOTIVATIONS !!!

Let me start off by saying Happy New Year to you, your family and friends.
Thank you so much for following and supporting me during these past years. It’s been really great and you guys have been my motivation, my drive to keep pushing on.

A few months ago, my colleague asked me to write a post on what the Bible says about motivation. When I write a post, I’m usually inspired, so when she asked on a specific topic, I was lost.
So a few days, weeks and months have passed by and her inquiry kept pondering in my mind as I procrastinate to write this post. Something inside of me just kept telling me “DO IT”. So here I am, I’m finally jumping right into it, I have the motivation to write it.

We are at the door step to the end of the January 2017, have you already given up on your New Year’s resolution ? or has it been so hard to keep up that you don’t do any resolutions for the new year ? What have you been doing with the first weeks God have blessed you with  ?past-is-a-nice-place-to-visit

Every new year, I made promises to myself that I will change: eat healthier, lose weight, take better care of my body, get my driver’s licence, read more and the list goes on. But for many years, I’ve had great difficulty honoring the past year promises for the new year.

This year, things have been different. I have already lost weight, have changed my eating habits and this week I’m about to do a down payment for my licence. What’s the difference ? I understood more profoundly my purpose in life.

I believe that our purpose is link to our motivation.
When we understand that we are here for a purpose and we are not determined by our past and failures, we see our future differently, we understand God woke us up this morning for a purpose and to be conquerors in every thing we do in our life.

Some Christians live for retirement and not for the calling God has put on their lives.

Proverbs 3 :5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
If you want to make a decision but don’t know how to go along with it, take time to pray and ask God for guidance, believe that He’s with you and He will show every step to take and KEEP MOVING.
Don’t Stay Stuck In Your Mind &Body While Time Is Moving Forward. 

The state of your mind says exactly the vision of your future, what are your thoughts ? what are you taking time to meditate on ? Are you meditating on your past or the promises of God ? Can you see that God’s promises are greater than your biggest failures and flaws ? Or do you look so much within yourself that you can’t take your eyes off yourself and look to God.
Philippians 4 :13  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
When we trust in God, it obliges us to take our eyes, our thoughts off ourselves and look to God for help, wisdom, patience, love and endurance to press on.

Everything in life has a season.
If you put a seed in the ground, don’t expect to see a tree the following day. Be patient and keep the peace and faith in God while you wait for the manifestation.
Colossians 3: 23 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
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love this Bible verse. It’s basically telling us just keep running our race no matter what life looks like, keep doing good, keep your new year’s resolutions even if you gave up, the year is still new, just don’t give up, God is faithful and He’s on your side even at times everything seems to be going wrong but God also gave us another promise. Matthew 19:26 With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

Giving up is saying I can’t do it and God neither.
This is a lie from the devil that he keeps using so we don’t walk in the will of God. Here’s another promise from God. 2 Corinthians 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For a Christian, it’s really bad when we live in fear and doubt because we have all the help we need. We are humans but with God we have been given this supernatural power to go beyond our weaknesses.

This message is as much for me as for you, I know I haven’t arrived as yet and I have a lot of battles to go through but step by step I’m walking into my purpose of life with all of my flaws and strengths. This time, I’m giving it all to Him.
This is one of my favorite Bible verses. Isaiah 40:28-31 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Our motivations are anchored in His promises. If He said it, He will do it.
“Don’t use your energy to feed your history, use your energy to feed your destiny.” Joel Osteen
Have a bless 2017 in Christ.

PS: my lovely colleague has a great passion for make-up and her blog is about that, you can check it out : http://www.gigi-mkp.com/

 

Rejected, Single And Christian

rejected-single-christianIt’s very difficult to be one of the names listed in the title, but if you are the 3 in one, then the struggle is real!
In this article, I’ll mainly talk about the desire to date, to be in a relationship and navigate rejection while you continue life until you meet the person you feel is right.

I’m not going to write on the 10 steps on how to live life while waiting but I will write on my own experience as a single person who had to deal (and still do) with rejection and how my faith plays a role in this. Continue reading

Love Caught Me As I Was Falling

I think I was a teenager when I had received the revelation that as humans we can can let fear take over even when we’re in God’s presence. I was amazed on how easy it was for Peter to take his eyes off Jesus while he was walking on water. I’ve heard many pastors preached on this passage but I’ve always wondered how close was Peter to Jesus when Jesus saved him from drowning? (Matthew 14 :22-31)

Have you ever wondered if Jesus had to rush to save Peter or if Peter was “arm’s length” from Jesus?
I personally believe that Peter was at a close distance from Jesus and here’s why : Continue reading

Compassion & love have no schedule

My heart sank by Jesus compassion and I asked myself “Can I love as much as this?”.
I can just imagine Jesus finding out his relative just got murdered brutally by  decapitation because a power-hungry woman couldn’t face the truth (Matt 14: 1-20).

Herodias was a divorcée who married her husband’s brother! Doesn’t this sound like a scene from soap opera ?
The Bible goes on to say that she hated John the Baptist because he repeatedly and publicly stated she was wrong for marrying her husband’s brother. Consequently, he was arrested,chained and put into prison. (Thank God for Freedom of Speech!!)
One day, Herod was having his birthday party and he promised his niece/ stepdaughter to give her anything she wants as she danced beautifully for him and his guests. Her evil mother prompted her to ask for John’s head on a platter. Continue reading