Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Don't sit there watching the clouds!


Ecclesiastes 11:4⛅

Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.

Most of us put unpleasant things off. Do you? Those things that we dislike we put them off. If I have a task to do that I know it is not pleasant; for example my dentist appointments  I dislike, but are necessary important appointments. On the other hand we have those who like to procrastinate doing things that are really important and should not wait. For example studying when you know that you have a test. Procrastinating just makes me inpatient. I like to take care of things that I consider are important to me. When I was going to college I always submitted my papers on time. I didn't want to wait if I knew that I had an upcoming exam. I really needed extra time to study. It's easy to avoid conflict. It's easy to put an uncomfortable task off. Today in this blog we are talking about your dreams and goals. Those that you put off waiting for the perfect time. Remember that God is with you and that the enemy has been trying to stop you or discourage you. I want you to stop and think for a moment about what has stopped you from becoming successful and accomplishing your dreams. When you are facing oppression there must be something that the enemy doesn't want you to have.  But, if you know that God has promised to be with you everyday of your life, Why are you waiting? Why are you still there? Just believe, and Do it. Today just take the next step and do what God says. He will give you the victory if you don’t give up too soon. Stop putting it off. Stop making excuses. If others can be successful, If others are living their dreams; so can you. When you have faith; nothing is impossible.  Do you like to plant? Do you like flowers? Do you like to water your garden? Are you like my husband who always likes to water his plants and not only he water his plants but he also likes to talk to his plants and bring life to them by just saying positive things.  Every year, at the beginning of the growing season, farmers go out and work the fields. They wait for the rain to see their seeds. If the rain doesn't come, the plants die. To plant you must be dedicated and work hard. The farmers don't abandon hope, but instead they plant and plant again until the cops grow and overflow. The wind and clouds are the things that the enemy wants to take our focus away. Today, God wants your trust. We can't put things off until the conditions are just right. Take a step of faith and know that God is with you.  God will gives you the resources and strategies to be successful. Don't just wait until you have more time. Solomon teaches us in the book of Ecclesiastes to have faith and take the first step, even when you can't see how everything will work out in the end. Just believe that Jesus has overcome, you can do this if you believe. Don't procrastinate, be watchful of the enemy who really enjoys seeing you do nothing about it. Today, take a step of faith and fight against all odds.  Don't sit there watching the clouds. Let's pray.

Father God thank you for giving me the strategies to start over. I know that you have overcome anything that may try to interrupt my plans. I ask you Jesus for your favor and grace throughout this Journey. I will not procrastinate and wait. I will rise up in faith and move forward with your help. In the name of Jesus. Amen…


Friday, April 5, 2024

Be Still


Psalm 46:10

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;

To be still means; do nothing, stay calm, do not react, do not move, trust, believe, have faith, It really means wait, be patient, stop what you're doing, be brave, hold on, It means watch and see me fight for you, It means keep silent, Selah.

The idea is simply “wait and surrender”.

Is very easy when life is victorious, everyone is healthy, and the bank account is full. When we are living the dream. But, when things are falling apart it is much more difficult. When things shift. When the unexpected happened. When everything seems to be trial after trial. On the day you fast and pray; things just got complicated and now your faith is being tested. You are not alone. We all have been there. We can all look back and remember what it was like to be in our darkest moment. We all know what it is like to be left alone. We all know what it is like to feel abandoned. Adversity refines us, but to see the positive in the middle of our pain, remember God is our refuge and strength in times of trouble. Pressure, stress, conflict, broken dreams. Life is full of trials. There is so much adversity everywhere you look. We all know  that even the creation has been groaning in pain. Jesus told us that we were having trouble in this world’. Many trials can be like having a sick family, losing a job, devastating or death of a loved one. We have a God that is still king. His promises are “Yes and Amen”. God sees you and you have to believe that he is fighting for you. You can rest in his promises. You must stay still. Remember that God wants our confidence and trust in him. We must wear our garment of protection.  “I know it hurts”. He is a very present help. The secret is obedience and silence. The secret is confidence. Build your house on the rock. I invite you all readers today 4/4/24 to take time to make Jesus your priority and the center of it all. Take the time to be still and connect with our father, we can find peace even in this chaotic life, we can take a moment to be thankful for what we have and remember that our trials are part of God's plan and purpose. Being still is not easy. “This third I will put into the fire, I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them, I will say, “They are my people; and they will say, “The Lord is our God”. 

Lets pray,

God, thank you. I will forever worship you. I will praise you Lord. You are my rock and my refuge and in you I trust. I will remain in silence. I will wait on you. Help me to be patient and stay firm in prayers. I will not doubt you, because my hope comes from the Lord. I will be still. 


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