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Faithful God

I’ve usually been an inquisitive character. Some have gone as far as saying that I think too much, but life is so full of questions: What does this mean? How does that work? Why?

There are two things, however, that I can assure you I am certain of. The first is God’s love for me and mine in return and the second is that He remains faithful no matter what. In a world of so many uncertainties, I’m glad to be sure of at least those two things.

Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.  (Psalm 36:5 NLT)

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Insiste. Persiste. Resiste.

Esto es para ti, tú que cruzas por El Valle
Camina firme, no te rindas ni desmayes

Y si llegaras a caer recuerda lo siguiente
Escucha este mensaje atentamente

Habrán piedras que querrán tropezarte
Levántate

Tu pie puede deslizarse
Levántate

Habrá quienes quieran empujarte
Levántate

Cuando pensamientos quieran desanimarte
Levántate

Y aunque de tu pasado te acordaste
Levántate

Insiste en tu bendición, insiste en levantarte, insiste en amarte y deja que Dios te moldeé como obra de arte.

Esto es para ti, tú que vas por el camino estrecho
Aférrate de Sus promesas, tómalas como un hecho

Corre con paso firme y si encontraras obstáculos en el camino
Presta atención a lo que ahora te digo

Si te encuentras a un gigante
Lucha

Aunque vacío esté tu estanque
Lucha

Aunque el enemigo te haga sentir insignificante
Lucha

El que va contigo es más grande que el que está adelante
Lucha

Persiste y lucha, persiste en el camino, sigue adelante no mires a tu vecino, persiste en el plan de Dios, persiste hacia tu destino.

Esto es para ti que te están moldeando en la rueda
Tranquilo que Dios está contigo, no importa lo que suceda

El alfarero está obrando, ten fe en Su proceso
Verás que muchas cosas buenas saldrán de esto

Tocará quebrantarte y hacerte de nuevo
Aguanta

Para purificarte pasarás por el fuego
Aguanta

Las presiones harán de ti un diamante pero sacarán a tu ego
Aguanta

Los dolores producirán perlas pero es casi imposible no lo niego
Aguanta

Resiste un poco más, resiste y deja el pasado atrás, resiste y verás que en Dios la victoria tu tendrás.

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Soar

During a recent flight, I sat quietly looking out the window and had the following thought:

Since the weather was cloudy and a bit rainy, the pilot decided to go above the clouds for a smoother flight. Then I saw it, we had reached an altitude where the colors seemed inverted. Let me explain. At first, we flew among the white clouds with the blue seas beneath us but at a higher altitude, the clouds fell under us and all around were nothing but hues of blue.

This made me think of birds. When we see the flocks fly by, they are usually in the first perspective, clouds above and ground below. There are, however, a few species that go beyond flying; some birds soar.

To soar is to go above the tempest. Flocks of birds fly, but the several species that soar at higher altitudes do so alone. It is there above the clouds, in that moment of soaring alone, that we can appreciate an entirely different perspective.

Sometimes we are called to soar.

But they who wait upon the Lord will get new strength. They will rise up with wings like eagles… (Isaiah 40:31a NLV)

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#DayOfTheGirl

International Day of the Girl was initially declared by the United Nations in 2011 to celebrate and empower young girls to rise up and fight for equality, safety, and their rights. There is a quote I once shared from a Mathew Henry Commentary that has stuck with me throughout the years. It goes:

She was “not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected and near his heart to be beloved.”

Today, show your love to a sister, friend, neighbor, niece, or any other girl and let her know she’s valuable. Below is a copy of my book, She Was A Girl First, feel free to download and share.

She Was A Girl First

Día Mundial de la Salud Mental

Hoy es el Día Mundial de la Salud Mental. Tomemos esta oportunidad para recordarles a quienes nos rodean que no están solos.

“Quizas para el mundo seas solo una persona, pero para una persona eres el mundo.” – Dr. Seuss

#NoEstásSolo #DíaMundialDeSaludMental #EresImportante #JesusTeAma

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World Mental Health Day

Not so fun facts (According to the World Health Organization):

  • More than 300 million people of all ages worldwide suffer from depression (and/or bipolar disorder).
  • Depression can lead to suicide. More than 800,000 people worldwide take their own lives each year, and even more attempt to do so.
  • In 2015 suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death amongst 15-29-year-olds globally.
  • More than 21 million people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia.

A diagnosis, a label, or a tag does not define a person. The above facts are not intended to shame anyone but to bring to light something very important: You are NOT alone.

There are very effective treatments for mental health issues, but often times we don’t seek them because we give into the lie that no one will understand. There are trained professionals willing to help.

Below is a 24/7 hotline from Suicide Prevention Lifeline if you are in the states and need someone to talk to:

1 (800) 273-8255

Lastly, I leave you with this thought: Even when it seems like everyone around has abandoned you, God has promised to never leave you nor forsake you. He loves you with an everlasting love and cares about you.

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

#WorldMentalHealthDay

#WMHD

 

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What the 🌎🌍🌏 needs

I’m not sure if your side of the world is looking like mine right now, but it seems everywhere I look there’s either talk of war or devastation from a natural disaster. When it’s not one of these two things, it’s something else. The bottom line is that there is plenty of unrest everywhere we turn. Disease, war, natural disasters, and so many other pestilences plague our globe. Not to sound like a doomsday preacher, but if we read The Word, we will know that these things are supposed to take place. Luckily, not all is lost. There is still hope.

Whatever the problem may be, whatever the question, the answer, the solution is Jesus.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.  (John 10:10 ESV)

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