Seasonal Friendships? Is that a real thing.?

Seasonal friends? seasonal relationships? Do you believe in that? How does one know when its time to let a relationship dissolve? I am having a hard time in knowing when is it the right time to let a relationship friendship end? I can’t help to think that maybe that I can still help them or contribute more into their lives. But, recently I have been feeling like its time for me to let go, to stop trying. To Just let go. I am not the person to give up on people–maybe its that “saving complex” I possess But honestly, How does a person know when a friendship needs to be terminated or just left alone? Seasonal relationships? Seasonal friendships? When is it the right time to stop trying? I’ve never had a feeling where I felt like I didn’t want to be friends with someone until recently, I am the kind of person that Just loves to meet people and build on those relationship. It pains me to have to let go of this friendship. It pains me to stop trying.

I guess I just have to stop and think that maybe their purpose in my life was served.

P.S

Jesus grant us the patience, and wisdom to understand each other.

Amen,

He Is/I am

Have you ever asked yourself what would happen if you actually lived for Jesus? Lived the life that he has prepared for you? Live the life the the life that Jesus died on the cross for. A purposeful life, a life that has lots of love, grace, and pour-over blessings.

What if we just remember that we can’t ever disappoint Jesus enough for him to turn his back on us? He never will. His grace is always ready to be given to us.. All you have to do is ask for it. Ask and it shall be given.  God’s promises are true! I say this again, God’s promises are true. His plan is to prosper us. Jeremiah 29:11 is an example of how much He loves us.

God knew us before in the womb before we were born. He has great things for you and me. Live for Him. Long for Him. Aspire to be like him. Because Jesus is, so we are.

We cant keep walking around– saying I want to be more like Jesus; and when we are given the opportunities—we behave just the opposite?!.

He is/Iam.

How are you representing Christ? The one that died for you? The savior  of this world?

Are we saying one thing and acting and living differently?

Do a personal inventory in your life and be honest with God. His hands are wide open and ready to embrace all of you. All of your mistakes, and fears.  Jesus is there. He is right beside you. Next time you are doing something out of your promises to Him–just remember that Jesus is right beside of you. Would he be proud?

Would HE?  He IS/You are. He Is/Iam.

 

S. P. Jesus thank you. Thank you for your arms wide open. Thank you for your endless grace. Help us to remember–because You Are/ We Are. You are the great I am. Thank you for teaching us to love you more and more daily.

 

in your name, Jesus!

 

AMEN

 

 

A phrase you cant stop thinking about.

A couple of weeks ago I went to church and my church pastor said something that struck with me. Pastor Jeremy said ” you can’t build Gods reputation if you are busy building your own”.  I had to stop for a minute and think about what that statement meant to me.

I had a series of questions.

Do we live our life how we want to live our life—until we are ready for God? Do we do what we do because we know God’s grace is sufficient and he is more than willing to forgive us? Why do we put God in the backseat for so long? Why do I get so busy building my reputation with this world—when in reality what God thinks of me is all that really matters.. (and no don’t start with saying.. that you don’t care what people think about you—because you do.. we all do).

hmmmm—

Just stop to think..if we were so concerned with building Gods reputation–you think we would have time to care about what the world says… or thinks of us?

if all else fails. just:

Always remember that you are here for a purpose. You were beautifully and fearfully wonderfully made. You were no accident. Why not praise the one who gave you the breath of life? Why not build his reputation in the most positive, selfless, gracious, and loving kind of way.

Lets spread love and hope today and forever.

S.P : Jesus, help us to put you first. Help us to build your reputation in the most sincerest and honest way. Help us to love and forgive like you. Thank you for this day and for our family and friends. Thank you for the cross, and please forgive us for not putting you first in our lives.

 

in your name we pray,

Amen.

Allow yourself….

Learning to be comfortable in the discomfort is one of the most mind twisting situation that can happen to anyone. When one is put in a situation of discomfort—one is face with two choices.. either learn to be comfortable in the discomfort—which then becomes comfortable or familiar or staying in that discomfort until you are no longer in that discomfort?…..either way a lesson has to be learned  at the end right? Just stop and think about it? That situation or  act will always be apart of you.  Are you  the kind of person that learns from the discomfort that life throws at you? Or Are you the person that sits in discomfort until you are rescued from it?

We can either sit and let our lives go by… or we can decided to hop on the train and take a ride. When you open yourself to the many possibilities that life has to offer— you experience the many of wonders that life has to offer. You open yourself to many blessings that Jesus destined for you to enjoy. You love, you hurt, you heal, you have the capabilities to transform yourself and so many people.

Allow yourself to live.

Allow yourself to love.

allow yourself to hurt.

allow yourself  to make mistakes.

allow yourself to be happy.

allow yourself to be be influenced–and influence back.

again.. allow yourself to love.

 

 

S.P

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for the cross. Thank you for forgiving us. Thank you for the opportunities that allows ourselves to learn, love, live, laugh. But most importantly–thank you for the opportunity to get to know YOU.

In you name, Jesus,

Amen.

 

 

 

 

Holiday Blues or Nah?!

It’s that time of the year. The time of the year where we are “allowed to reflect on all the good that is in our lives” Well, of course you know that you don’t need a holiday to do that, but just in case you forget to evaluate and see how blessed you are.. Thanksgiving is your holiday. Look around? do you see how well we have it? US Americans. I have a place to live, running clean water, amazing friends, a home church. I can read my bible publicly and openly and not get hung for it.

I recognize how privileged, blessed beyond understanding I am. Even in the midst of our nations chaos..there are always things to be thankful for. Jesus, when we give you doubt..You give us grace. In this season of thanksgiving, I give thanks for everything and all things that I have and for the people you have put in my life. I can only pray that the road that I am walking on is your will… if not, Jesus I pray you help me find it. I pray that Jesus helps you find your will.

 

S.P.  Dear Friend, Promise me that you will make time to find the beauty in the middle of the chaos. Promise me that you will remember that you were made purposely and intentionally. Jesus has a plan for you.  I pray you recieve Jesus grace today,

Amen!

Uncommon Teenagers!

The things that have been going on in my life are astonishing. I look around and I see God’s face. I see God’s abundant love, above all I see God’s grace. His grace is sufficient for you and for me. I am short from the perfect person– to be given another opportunity to live. To  spread God’s love fills my heart with the uttermost gratitude.

Yesterday was AMAZING!. I went to youth night at my church and I was amazed (HopeCity Church is my Church). It was amazing to see so many young people fired up about Jesus. To be a teen and to be fired about Jesus is an amazing thing. Seeing the teens go all wild, made me wonder if I was that crazy about Jesus?!— It also made think–like that is how Jesus is amped up about us. He rejoices and he is pleased when we give him praise. I am honored that I got to be apart of that experience. Apart of that joy, apart of that journey that will change and transform lives.

I pray that Jesus uses me in a way that is life changing! In a way that manifests Him in all that I do and say.

 Side Prayer: 

Jesus,

It was amazing to see Teens following Jesus. Following Jesus is hard! I pray that Jesus gives them strength to overcome everything and anything. ALL things are possible with you God, Help them to see that. What is impossible for a man, is Possible for God. Help them to remember they were made and created purposely and perfectly. Thank you for dying on the cross for us and forgiving us this opportunity to worship you openly and freely!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waiting for others to be ready–when you are ready?!

I don’t know when I stopped being the girl that waited for everyone to get their lives together. It might have been after graduate school. My friends were starting to get married, forming families. It seemed like I was falling “behind somewhere” when in reality..my adulthood life was just the beginning. I fundamentally believe that God has a plan for everyone. I really do.We are all here for a purpose—and sometimes we just get lost in trying to figure out what that is and we become obsessed in having others peoples lives become our own.

Its a whirlwind trying to make it in this life. Trying to become and individual. Its hard not letting society define your standards who you are, what you should believe, how you should dress, and what kind of husband you should have. It’s even more difficult in trying figure out who you are without the influence of others. I of course, have a suggestion. Look to the cross. Look to the one who bled on the cross for you and me. In him you should find grace that is sufficient, redemption and unconditional love.

What I am saying is that you cant wait to live your life… because your friends aren’t ready. You cant put traveling on hold because your friends don’t have the finances to do it. You can’t put your dreams on hold because you haven’t met your husband yet. Sometimes we miss out so much on life–because we are waiting. You might be waiting for a very long time for somethings that are NOT in your future.
How about learning to live life and trusting God?  How about learning to live without the waiting for others to be ready to do the same things you want to do?!

I wish we learned to be individuals without having the acceptance and assurance of others.

I pray you find who  your worth is in. 🙂

God of wonders.

 

Gosh. There are so many amazing places in this world. The creation of God is beyond my understanding. I am amazed. I am forever amazed.

I am beyond thankful and grateful that I have had the opportunity to travel abroad. I have been to 13 different countries and over 2o cities. My latest excursion happened to be in Phuket, Thailand. Thailand is peaceful, beautiful, breathtaking and super cheap ( YES!). Two of my girlfriends and I went this summer and it was so memorable.

It means a lot for me to be able to travel. To be able to travel the world and experience God’s wonders is amazing. I am thankful to Jesus Christ that I can travel. That I get the chance to Love others just as he  loves. I am beyond thankful that I get the opportunity to show the Jesus in me.

If you are sitting and wondering if you should take that trip. Do it. Not to to be harsh— but your days are counted. We were born to die. Nacimos para morir–se dice en espanol. So please live you life the way that is noble, kind, and true. Live your life in a way that Jesus intended for you to live it. Jesus didn’t intend for you  to limit yourself and your dreams. He didn’t intend for you to settle. He doesn’t wish you to keep saying ” next year”, ” when I get married I will travel”, ” Next week”.  You can’t live your life waiting for tomorrow. Don’t wait  for tomorrow. Tomorrow may never come.  You’re tomorrow can be today.

 

S.P. ” Jesus thank you for your creation. Thank you for your undeserving grace. Thank you for today.  The chance to live and love again. Please help us to love like you. help us to learn to live for today. to learn to live and love intentionally. Help us to remember that with you all things are possible.  Thank you for the opportunities that you present to us. We ask that you forgive our sins..those known and the unknown.  Thank you in advance for the future places that we will visit together. In your name I pray, Amen”