He’s Risen!! Hallelujah!! Thank you God for fulfilling the law with the ultimate sacrifice of your Son, the Christ. Thank you for ripping the veil that set us apart & reconciling us back to your heart. Because of you, my life has forever been transformed, my spirit leaps to be reborn! I will forever praise your name. Amen!
#JesusChrist #HappyResurrectionDay #Alive #NotInTheTomb #Hallelujah
What was a crucifixion? Let us try to realize it, and understand its misery. The person crucified was laid on his back on a piece of timber, with a cross-piece nailed to it near one end – or on the trunk of a tree with branching arms, which answered the same purpose. His hands were spread out on the cross-piece, and nails driven through each of them, fastening them to the wood. His feet in like manner were nailed to the upright part of the cross. And then, the body having been securely fastened, the cross was raised up, and fixed firmly in the ground. And there hung the unhappy sufferer until pain and exhaustion brought him to his end – not dying suddenly, for no vital part of him was injured – but enduring the most excruciating agony from his hands and feet, and unable to move.
Such was the death of the cross. Such was the death that Jesus died for us! For six long hours He hung there before a gazing crowd, naked, and bleeding from head to foot – His head pierced with thorns – His back lacerated with scourging – His hands and feet torn with nails – and mocked and reviled by His cruel enemies to the very last.
Let us meditate frequently on these things. Let us often read over the story of Christ’s cross and passion. Let us remember, not least, that all these horrible sufferings were born without a murmur. No word of impatience crossed our Lord’s lips. In His death, no less than in His life, He was perfect. To the very last, Satan found nothing in Him. (John 14:30.
#GoodFriday #Jesus #Hallelujah #PreciousBlood #Sacrifice #RP #Reminder
#Modesty #Ladies #GetOffTheCheapRack #SetUpOnValue #ChristianOrNot #KnowYourWorth
I am elated for this book to be released this fall. Lacey Sturm, she has been a person I greatly admire. Her music with Flyleaf has helped me in many ways and her testimony is so powerful and relatable. She is such a gentle spirit and she is so transparent. I listened to her while still living for the world not knowing she was singing about God. The lyrics at the time were so intriguing to me, like: “Who is this person she sings about.” (ALL AROUND ME SONG). She also was someone I saw that wore all black and loved Jesus as much as the next believer. A confirmation to me that black is not something of evil or darkness but a beautiful color expressing more than any bright color can. I knew then black is for me and Jesus receives me with open arms. Also, knowing she was a Christian Rock artist was also a plus. I thought after accepting Jesus I won’t be able to listen to Rock (Thank God for that).I can still rock on with Jesus. It’s what in the heart that matter. If you want to read a good book that will edify you in your walk, this is one. @ilovejoshsturm Thank you. ♡ #LaceySturm #Flyleaf #RockPrincess #VivaLeRock #BlackIsBeautiful #BookWorthReading #ChristianRockers
Break up? :o
Yes! Even the word is hurtful to say. The word itself brings a little pain down your throat.
This means that you wont be doing life with the person you fell in love with, you wont spend hours on the phone, you wont hold hands with the one who makes the whole zoo erupt in your stomach. You both have gone your separate ways and now your left alone. Holding onto just photographs and memories.
So many have asked me: “What is up with you and Roy? Why did you guys break up? You two made the perfect couple etc…
I wont share the reasons why our relationship fell apart, but I do want to say this: He was the greatest boyfriend a girl can ever ask for :)
Now, you may be thinking: “She still loves him” I wont deny that fact but I also want to be clear that the end has come and we wont be having awesome, Jesus loving kids lol [all in good humor] Yet, thankfully I find myself in a different stage in my life where I don’t find comfort in what the world believes I should do to get over my ex.
The world wants you to: Talk to other guys immediately, go out dancing, flirt with guys, date around, GO OUT!!!
Now, I am not saying stay in and get under the covers and eat Ben & Jerry all day but I do want to say this: Give your heart time to heal and GIVE IT TO THE HEALER. <3
Before I became a Christian, I would run to everything and anything that would give me attention. Knowing that I am wanted [even if it wasn’t from the guy who I REALLY wanted to want me] but I became a conformist. Just letting anything sweet, loving talk, gesture take me away to a “love land” that I desired to be in. But deep inside me I would say: “If only _____ would be the one that I am with right now and not with this dude.”
Ladies, let me tell you: It’s a gross feeling to be stuck in love with someone and day dreaming about that person while being with another.
I would run to drugs and alcohol…to make me forget about this heartbreak I was in. I would run to friends who would just say what I wanted to hear or what I wanted them to say. [Bashing dude, worldly advice etc…] I didn’t have no one say: Give it to JESUS <3 Let Him heal you from this.
Back then I would have said: PSh! what can He do? If He saw this coming why didn’t he stop it?
I can sit here and tell you ladies: His pen is far better than mine. I cant write my love story but He can. The Creator. The one who exudes love.
There are things that God allows to show us to stop relying on men, on ourselves to find happiness. He wants His bride back. He wants us to fall in love with Him as we did when we met a guy and everything is awesome. Your first love. <3
Ladies, don’t go running to every guy that gives you attention, don’t go running back to your exes, don’t go back to “Plan B” but RUN TO JESUS. He is the only one that can comfort you like a warm blanket. He can hug you and kiss you with such love you thought was over when you and your guy ended.
in the words of Paula White:
=Jesus Heals. World distracts.= Sit at home and read, take time to worship the King and let Him love on you. Be still.
You are never alone, He is with you. Closer than your breath <3 Give it time to for your hearT to heal. Stay in prayer and talk to Jesus, let Him know how you feel. Call some sisters over and pray together.
-Books I recommend to read: Let’s just be friends by: Norman Wright
Oh, let me warn you, sisters in Jerusalem,
by the gazelles, yes, by all the wild deer:
Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up,
until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.”
(Songs of Songs 2:7, Msg)
#ValentinesDay #Ladies #BeContent #Love #Awaits #Purity #JesusKnowsBest
#ValentinesDay #Men #Single #PornKills #RiseUp #From #Clowns #Wisdom
I am smart and I am important. I am a world changer. I am brave and courageous. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am called by God to do great things. I am strong. I melt in His presence yet stand strong in the face of adversity. I can’t stop running because Jesus didn’t stop for me. I am a finisher. I am the right woman for the job. I am a winner. I am so loved. I am richly blessed. I am rooted and grounded. I am abundantly graced. I am my brother and sister’s keeper. I am empowered to lead. I am an over-comer. I am more than a conqueror. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
- I Am a Daughter of the King. -
No matter how I feel and no matter how it looks I will see His promises manifested in my life. I am patient and kind. I am truthful. I am hidden in Christ. I am an end time soldier in His army. I was born for such a time as this. I have what it takes. I am resourceful. I am wise. I wear God’s grace beautifully. I am who God says I am and I will do what He says I will do.
This morning I woke up with a smile on my face after a deep dream I had just woken up from.
Before going to bed, I asked and prayed to God to give me dreams for the coming year. Give me something. So the dreams goes:
I was going to church on the bus, but the weirdest thing happened: I forgot what church and where it was located :O yeah! I was flabbergasted. Lol
I decided to just stay on the bus and maybe when they began announcing the stops I’d remember. I didn’t! So I noticed I was in an aread super nice, elegant, rich. Never been before. Decided to jump off. There was some kind of protests going on. All woman by the way. I looked at their signs and figured it out: Pro-Abortion and LGBT. I began to try to figure out where the bus for the opposite way to head back home (realized I was nowhere I recognized) Then a young woman who was conducting a report (Live) was asking people what they thought about lesbianism. Many will just agree because the fear of getting into a fight, pushed down, intolerance to their opinions. My heart broke. I went on and figured out where the bus was. While waiting for the light, the woman who was the reporter saw me and had a smirk. In my dream and my thoughts: “She knows I’m a Christian.” So she approached me. Asked me questions of my thoughts on the topic. First thing thay came out of my mouth was: “I’m a believer in Jesus Christ…” before I can finish they scuffed at me and all the other girls came quickly as if there was going to be a fight. The leader came and wanted to personally ask the questions. So I said: I believe in what the Word of God says. I don’t love you any less than I love my fellow brother and sister of Christ. I don’t agree with your lifestyle but my love for you doesn’t change.
Their faces changed from anger, despise, ready to brawl to confused, wanting to know more of this Jesus.
They even extended the cords much more than it should to film it. They even jumped on the train. I began to preach to these ladies and some were interested and other’s didn’t care. The leader wanted to accept but something in her heart was holding her back. The last thing I remember saying to them before they abruptly jumped off: Ask Him for forgiveness, ask what can we do for Him and not what He can do for us.He will change our hearts.
I thought for sure I’d get all types of names thrown at me, ignored etc…but they listened. So when they left I knew in my heart “God, as long as I planted the seed, you will make it grow”
The bus driver and other passengers were shocked I did what I did. Some even said: Wow! Your brave, you stood up for your faith.”
Conclusion: God wants me to share His love, the gospel to everyone. Not to be ashamed of my faith, to get out there and proclaim I’m a daughter of the Almighty to the demons who try to discourage me in my walk with God. That he is with me no matter where I am.
I have to say: I have an awesome Dad.
Love you all and have a Happy New year. ♡
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.- 1 Peter 4:10 ♡
Tonight was a blessing to see each woman be so thankful for coats, gloves, socks etc…Their faces lit up. Their hearts open to receive prayer. Holy spirit moved all up in the Franciscan shelter. I’m honored to be by the side of a woman of God so full of zeal to help the communities in Chicago. Our purpose here is much greater than we think. Thank you Mireya for your heart in this organization. #UMatter #WinterDrive #Franciscan #Shelter #Homeless #Awareness #Chicago #Change #bedifferent #Love #JesusChrist #Christmas #prayer (at Franciscan House of Mary and Joseph)