•Do Not Forget The Lord Your God•

You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

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If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God. (Deuteronomy 8:17-20)

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•Blessings•

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Every good gift and  every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

           James 1:17

 

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·Her beloved·

“The heart of her beloved trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:11-12

Another day more thankful, more blessed, more in love. It’s not our anniversary or anything, it’s just a regular day. Another day another privilege to be by his side, another opportunity to give him the best of me. To appreciate him, to love him, to value him, to respect him and to cherish every moment with him. God created me to be his partner, his help, his confidant.

Proverbs 12:4 says “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown.”

In a world full of people who are depreciating the value of marriage, I feel very fortunate that God set this man apart just for me. A man who He had invested these principles, and values in.

“What God has joined let no man seperate”

-Mark 10:9

It not only amazes me to see how far we’ve come, with the help of the Lord. It also fills my heart with so much gratitude. Of course there have been rough patches along the way. Moments where we just felt like giving up, but having had, established and build our marriage in the Lord from the beginning, is what has made us push forward during those times to get us to where we are now. I continue praying for this love to keep blooming, for our trust to grow stonger, and that we continue to make God the center of our everything, because all things are possible in Jesus Christ alone.

·No worries·

These past few months have been very busy for us. So many activities and events going on, we’ve barely had time to sit down on a Sunday morning (as we used to) and have a good long breakfast before heading to church. I’ve missed our family time, but in this journey, sacrifice is always required; because there can be no perseverance, without sacrifice.

So in the midst of all my worrying about whether or not, not spending so much time together as a family would affect our marriage and our kids. This very word came to my mind.

Matthew 10:37-38 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Sounds a bit harsh, but if you truly meditate on this verse and think about the sacrifices Jesus made for humanity, we come to receive this word with mercy. Jesus had it all in heaven, He had no need to leave His riches, His glory, everything He had to come give Himself as ransome for us. He did it out of love. It was out of love, without thinking twice that He chose to come to earth leaving everything behind to be tortured and crucified to give us the precious gift of salvation.

It made me appreciate the sacrifice we were making, it really put it all in perspective. It’s a privilege serving the Lord, not just that but serving as a family. To see my children at such a young age, watch them anxiously wait for the day we have service at church with all our brothers and sisters. To watch my children look up to their mom and dad. How we together as a couple serve the Lord and worship Him and watch them want to do the same together.

When I recognized this, I thanked God; because he manifests Himself in our lives in ways we don’t even realize how at times. I’m such a blessed human being. I always say I don’t deserve anything that’s been given to me, I posess it because of His great love and mercy for me. All glory and Honor be to Him. He is deserving of it all.

·What God joins, No man separates·

It’s been quite a while i’ve been away since my previous post. Life can get pretty crazy and we can get caught up in all of life’s craziness. Our boys have been growing, exploring and learning. Those personalities are really starting to form themselves. We learn something new from them everyday, what they like what they don’t like; how they love to be greeted as if they were grown business men😂 How they love having their little bible studies during the day, it’s so funny watching my oldest preaching the word of God to his audience (really just his youngest brother ejziah.😂)

I thank God for my husband especially during this time, because he’s been so involved, he’s been such a strong support in helping raise them. I am blessed to be called his wife. Never in a million years did I ever see myself growing old next to a man like the one God’s blessed my life with. Praise and glory to God. He is good and merciful.

To my beloved. This has been long overdue. I love you, I appreciate you, I cherish you, I respect you & I value you beyond words can describe.

If someone could reach into my chest and tear out my heart and turn it into a living, breathing person, this man right here would be it. .. I remember when I thought I had found my true love many years ago (before coming to Christ); got my heart shattered and then believed love never really exsisted to begin with. That it was all just a fantasy something you only see in movies… Some people think a soul mate has to be your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone actually wants. But i’ve learned that a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. I found my true love in Jesus Christ & He brought me to my husband. There is no better man or woman you can start a journey in marriage with than the person picked out & set apart BY GOD just for you & ONLY for YOU.

·Christ’s faithfulness·

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Deuteronomy 11:18-21

“You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. “You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. “You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,…
so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.

·On wings like eagles·

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But for those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

It’s been a couple of months now since i’ve had the time to post anything. I have two toddlers running around the house with a case of the trouble twos. You can imagine what I have been going through. Nonetheless, all the love and lessons i’ve soaked up in the past couple of weeks have been well worth the chaos.

I suffer from depression and anxiety, and these past few months have been sucking my soul dry. I’ve fallen behind on a ton of things; To name a few: being the best mother I can be, being the good wife my husband deserves (because the Lord blessed me with such a patient, humble and kind man that deserves the best I can offer). Through this struggle I haven’t felt the will to seek God. I know, how horrible does that sound. I just haven’t felt Him close to me at all, it’s caused me to fall behind on prayer. The most important thing in a Christian’s life. Prayer. Everything has just seemed to be going so wrong.

Well my husband (may God bless him even more for being such a sweet man) decided to take us on a trip. Just us and the boys. Away from all the chaos and problems etc. Saturday morning he wakes up a bit earlier than usual. Helps pack things for the boys and to my surprise even got my stuff ready to go. The day was starting off on a good note. Well, once we were there we unpacked and headed off into the big blue. I can’t explain the calm I got from being out at sea with no one and no problems around us, just the big beautiful blue sky the sun, the breeze the water and all the trees (you catch my drift)…

Well watching my boys and husband enjoy that happiness that bliss of being together having one anothers company doing something we all enjoy, well that feeling just slapped my eyes wide open.

I mean how can I describe that feeling? I just know something clicked that instant in my being. I was realizing that I am truly truly blessed and loved beyond measures. I had been given the opportunity to see with spiritual eyes the great glory and kindness and mercy and love that God invests in my life every single day. Through my husband, through my children, through my breathing. I mean it was something many can’t and probably won’t even understand. But I do and that is all that matters. I had hit rock bottom and even with my lack of seeking the Lord He had such great compassion and mercy on my life, that with love He showed me He was still there. With love He put the need of having to take a trip in my husband’s heart guiding him to lead us where I had to be. So that with love He could make me feel His presence again and be filled with His Holy Spirit… with such great love and compassion. How great is our God? Honestly, how great is our God?

Nothing on earth, or the heavens, nor under the waters, is there anything nor will there be anything or anyone greater than He. I am thankful and I am humbled. Blessed be the Lord Almighty whom has had such great mercy and love for me since the moment He knew I would exsist. I know He will perfect His work on me.

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things work together for the good of them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.”

·Blessed and Thankful·

I used to worry that i’d need a daughter in order to have the kind of relationship I wish I had with my mom a “you-can-tell-me-anything” closeness, which I would have cherished so much. But today during our little family time, I realized with a start: I have that with these boys.

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Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.

Psalm 27:10

·God is our joy and triumph·

The name of Jesus, when we can speak of Him as ours, is balm for every wound, a cordial for every care. It is as ointment poured forth, shedding fragrance through the whole soul. In the hope of a heavenly crown, let us sit loose to earthly possessions and comforts, and cheerfully bear up strength at His feet. Yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry; and where he is, we shall be also.