Apr 6, 2014

Strong Identity

The previous week we had a great meeting at our youth group and God has shown our leader something amazing which I wanted to share to all of you. I want to keep it short, so here it is:

The basic Scripture: John 1:19-28

Our identity is primarily influenced by three very important things in our lives:

  1. our goal/ our perspective;
  2. our living/ our behavior;
  3. our accomplishments/ fruits/ successes;
So if we have a strong identity, then:
  1. we will proceed toward a good goal
  2. our behavior will prove it alongside
  3. we will see accomplishments (reach the goals that we've set)

Mar 9, 2014

I will pray until I become prayer itself



Here comes something that has been very close to my heart, or even better: it is part of my life. This is like the story of my life. It's something that really describes what I've been through on my journey on this earth! God is so perfect that every minute of my life makes sense and I find my delight totally in Him!

Feb 22, 2014

Being God's Favorite @danacandler

I was thinking about writing to my blog in the last days and I was amazed that there came nothing, no idea or thought. I didn't know what God wanted me to share, so I waited, waited and waited. Nothing... I neither had much time, but I was confident and so peaceful. I don't want to only write something and that's it. No, I want to write what I really want to say to you, my readers, and what's on my heart. I've been very touched by A. W. Tozer's book lately: The Crucified Life, and I'm still devouring it. But what I had on my heart is one of Dana Candler's post on her blog about being God's favorite. It really spoke to me and I'm sure God will speak to you through it as well. God wanted me to share this with you, although I could've just posted it on social media, but I knew I had to write it here. The awaited answer came. So here it is:

Why We Have to Know We’re His Favorite

She looked at me with those dancing eyes, her heart at the surface. She’d just whispered her secret in my ear, safe from her siblings’ hearing. “I’m His favorite, she spilled confidence as pure as it comes. It was the first thing that had come to her mind as we were circling the table and talking about why we love Jesus.  Her Daddy had told her the secret, whispered it to her heart like it was gold to be treasured deep. And it was. And just as he’d suspected, she’d taken that morsel of brightness and drawn it close, not to forget it. Now she whispered it to me, this little glimmering treasure that she’d taken so gladly into her heart.

And in that moment I did something as her mama I’d later regret. With her heart spread wide so brilliantly confident, I smiled and then stepped in to tweak her theology just a tad. I wanted her to know she was right but also wanted her to have ground to stand on and so I embellished her secret with soundness, clarifying what I wish now I would’ve waited to set straight. I explained how we’re each His favorite for how unique we all are. Each one so distinct, so marvelously special and unlike any other.

Jan 31, 2014

Do you trust your mind?

Because this month God spoke to me about focusing only on Him, I wanted to stress this topic with the ensuing post. It's interesting how God showed me that we can't trust our mind, because it leads us astray. That is true: our own minds disorient and mislead us. Why do I say that? Because we're human beings and our senses get used to the surroundings and don't really know what to do with the new things, so they are completely baffled. God gave us gilt-edged sensory tools to operate and navigate on this earth. Do you know where the problems begin? It all starts with letting our sensory understanding to take direct control of our spiritual lives. Can we really trust our mind when it comes to spiritual issues? Take a look at these videos and let me know what your answer is:

Jan 20, 2014

Focusing...

 
I want to write just a few lines, which I felt like God wanted me to share with you. I won't be long, because I know how precious time is and I don't want you to read a lot, but live a lot ^_^ (hehe, just saying). 

What are you focusing on? Firstly, I'll ask you to watch this video...



Dec 31, 2013

Focus on the One and Only

I wanted to share with you something short but powerful about the life of Joseph. I think you know his story pretty well, so I won't recount all his life, only the part where he is thrown into prison because of Potiphar's wife (read more here). In the prison there were also Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer and chief baker, because they offended their master. While they were in prison, each had a dream one night. Joseph saw them one morning and noticed that they both looked upset. So, he asked them what's on their mind and they told him that they had a dream. It isn't significant for us now what the dreams were about, but that Joseph interpreted the dreams and they happened as he said. "Pharaoh’s birthday came three days later, and he prepared a banquet for all his officials and staff. He summoned his chief cup-bearer and chief baker to join the other officials. He then restored the chief cup-bearer to his former position, so he could again hand Pharaoh his cup. But Pharaoh impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had predicted when he interpreted his dream." When Pharaoh had a dream the cup-bearer interceded for Joseph. Thus Joseph was brought before Pharaoh and proclaimed that it is beyond his power to interpret his dream, but God can tell him what it means. As we know, Joseph interpreted his dream, and then "Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand and placed it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in fine linen clothing and hung a gold chain around his neck. Then he had Joseph ride in the chariot reserved for his second-in-command." Thus, we can say that through the interceding of the cup-bearer Joseph was brought out of prison and then dressed with royal clothes and put as second-in-command over Egypt.

Dec 10, 2013

Keep your crown through your ups and downs

I wanted to write about this since God revealed it to me through his American humble, loving and amazing servants. We all know the story of Joseph since our childhood (or perhaps not), but I want to highlight something that will surely touch you, too.

Let me first start with the following verse:
"I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown." -Revelation 3:11

Now... let us imagine that there's a clean blackboard before our eyes as we go through Joseph's story. So, everything starts with Joseph's birth. We know that "Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children, because Joseph had been born to him in his old age. So one day Jacob had a special gift made for Joseph—a beautiful robe." (Genesis 37:3) That means Joseph was doing pretty well. Thus let us draw a line upwards on our blackboard. We know that his brothers were jealous of him after he was treated favorably by his father and then had dreams, which said that everyone is going to bow down before him. His father asked him '“Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow to the ground before you?” But while his brothers were jealous of Joseph, his father wondered what the dreams meant.' (Genesis 37:10-11) On our blackboard we'll draw the line we have just drawn, a little bit higher, like this:

Nov 30, 2013

Damaging

 This topic was on my heart lately and God was directing me to jot a few things down without making a big deal out of it. After I read an article on Charisma Magazine's website about the National Prayer Day Against Pornography and after being stirred to do something against pornography by a question ("Before the end of the year, will you please do something to confront the harms of pornography directly?"), I've committed to write a post about some cruel facts.

Nov 17, 2013

Your relationship

Today, I just stumbled across something very awesome. I thought it was really beautiful and relevant for all of us right now, and especially, because I received a bad news that my friend and my cousin broke their engagement the previous week. It's really sad, but I know God is the restorer of our hearts and if they turn to Him they will find everything they need and want. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.