Worship is a lifestyle 🙌🏼

“One of the hardest parts about ministry, or any other role in life that we immensely enjoy, is that our internal parameters are hard to find. Because it’s enjoyable to work hard and experience results, it can be difficult to know when it’s time to clock in and clock out. But, like anything, we need to have a day of rest. If God needed a day of rest then certainly we do also.” ~ Havilah Cunnington

The word “rest” for whatever reason always get swept under the rug when working for the Kingdom of God. We get so carried away on making sure that we are moving and doing everything that God wants us to do. We get bombarded with all the responsibilities that comes with the position that the Lord has blessed us in. We are so fueled with the thought that the Lord is using us, and want the momentum to keep going. Then we have our moments where our thought wants to remind us of all those counting on this vision or outcome. Little by little life spins it and creates this nonstop route of a circle in our life. When we finally decide to hit the brakes which is usually when we had enough; we realize that we been driving in this circle for too long. We realize that we haven’t gotten far but we’re continually retracing our steps. We realize that we are right back where we have started. Unfortunately we exhausted ourselves overthinking what God has given us and how we are going to run it; than moving and trusting that if he gave it, he will guide it.

It’s important to remember that it’s ok to hit the break paddle when needed. Working for God is by far one of the best things we can experience. However when we focus on working nonstop and not doing the self care steps that he provided; we end up halving all his works. It’s ok to rest. It’s ok to step back and look and redirect your methods. It’s ok to express the need of help. All these things are ok. What’s not ok is working nonstop with no boundaries and giving up on what God has called you to do, all at once.

The Lord remains is in scripture;

“Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.” ~ Proverbs 15:16

“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.” ~ Isaiah 26:3

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” ~ Philippians 4:6

“And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” ~ Exodus 33:14

“And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.” ~ Isaiah 32:17

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30

The way we work in God’s kingdom is an expression of our worship life. Worship is not singing or dancing in the alter only. Worship is a lifestyle. Worship is when all of you lives according to the Lord. When all of you wants to please the Lord with your life.

Is all of you worshipping the Lord in everything ?

Let worship be a lifestyle rather a scheduled expression.

“To worship You I live, to worship You I live, I live to worship You.” ~ Israel Houghton

Blessings!

– Victoria 💛

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Friday’s Fix: Fix Your Covenant


Wednesday Worship 1/10/18

We are in times were speaking has become a form of rebellious. Many have just stayed silent because they get more help. Those who speak get punished. It amazes me that todays society rather hear and support lies than the truth. But for those who are called to speak; please speak. It’s unfair in many ways when you don’t voice what God has given you. When we rebel against God we see his wrath! When we keep things to ourselves we steal other people’s blessings or guidance. What we could have avoided now we have to live through because we didn’t speak. So like the verse above saids; keep on speaking. Doing what God sends us to do is a form of worship and obedience. You could think your doing everything good but if you are not speaking what He is putting in you; that’s you being disobedient.

Below is a song that speaks about voicing the voice of God within you! That many times we fear but truly have nothing to fear.

https://youtu.be/Jd3vuxpMKUM

“The Voyage”

Speak, even if your voice is trembling

Please, you’ve been quiet for so long

Believe, it’ll be worth the risk you’re taking

You’re afraid, but you can hear adventure calling

There’s a rush of adrenaline to your bones

What you make of this moment changes everything

What if the path you choose becomes a road

The ground you take becomes a home

The wind is high, but the pressure’s off

I’ll send the rain wherever we end up, wherever we end up

Set your sights, sailing far beyond familiar

In the rising tide, you’ll find the rhythm of your heart

And lift your head, now the wind and waves don’t matter

I am the wind in your sails

I am the wind in your sails

I am the wind in your sails

Blessings!

– Victoria 💛

Monday’s Mission: BE AN ANT!

Whenever mission is involved or desired there’s a few things to keep in mind!

Preparation is key! When you prepare while, you can resist stronger! You can execute in an appropriate time frame, and make every second count! You can target exactly what you are aiming for! Mostly importantly you will have a higher successful rate than fail attempts.

Preparation is very much needed and involved in our daily life. Work, school, homes, relationships/marriages, churches, communities, traveling, studying, and personal goals all require preparation! It’s almost impossible to live and say you never encountered this conversation or act while alive. That’s how much power being prepare has.

Keep in mind that preparation exist for people won’t experience so many failures or negative outcomes.

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”

Proverbs 6:6-8 NIV

There are many examples of how we should prepare but this one is my favorite!!!! Be an ant and prepare off season for when your season comes your ready !!! Preparation is key to surviving!!!! I’m not saying prepare by making a 10 year goal list. However whatever is in your power at the moment to prepare for, do it! We want to be caught working and not being lazy. So don’t be afraid to prepare yourself for anything. Be more afraid of not being prepare.

Blessings!

~ Victoria 💛

Soul Food Saturday:Be consistent in your season.

Seasons. Some are good, and some are very very difficult. This is how I see seasons.

Seasons are a reflection of how prepared you were and weren’t. Regardless of how good or difficult the season is, I strongly believe that the Lord allows it because you are strong to overcome it. Some seasons are there for two separate reason. Either your going to grow from it or receive confirmation on the path your taking. Growth and confirmation. You either didn’t know what you encountered, or you always knew but doubted what you knew. Growth and confirmations are what seasons give us. Seasons are not meant to kill our spirit but built it up. Your season is what awakes you to keep burning that fire within for the Lord. To keep holding on when you have nothing to hold on. To keep hoping, loving, praying, seeking, seeing, remembering everything God has shown you in private.

Keeping a fire burning is one of the hardest things to do. Keeping it burning through seasons when the winds just want to blow you away. Keeping it burning when you don’t have all the things to keep lighting it up. It takes strategy and time to start a fire but it takes less than a second to blow it off. However that less than a second, was less than a second you didn’t care about it. If you can let a certain season turn off your fire instead of stirring it; then you had no passion when you first started it up. When you involve passion into everything you do for the Lord, nothing could ever stop you from sticking it out. Yes you will have days where you will question, want to give up, doubt, be confused, cry, upset; you will feel all these things. However none of these emotions will be able to move you where God has called you into.

When God brings you to a land that either you prayed for or didn’t; don’t let no one turn off your fire! This land is just another season you will need to get through for the next one.
-Remember to keep your eye sight on the things above and not on things from the earth (Colossians 3:2).
-The peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).
-When emotions overshadow your purpose; remember you walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
-The only way you will ever survive any season you walk in, is by living by faith (Romans 1:17).
-Don’t lose your trust in the Lord ever. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).

So whatever you are going through good or bad, keep going through it. Don’t try to find a short cut, or run from it. You might not see it now or feel it; but your reward is on the end of it. The only way to reach that reward is going through the season. Be constant in your season. You won’t alway be comfortable but you can always be constant. When your uncomfortable, thats God breaking walls down for you. He’s breaking the walls that held you hostage for so long. The walls that never let you pass on to the next side, next level, next promotion; closer to God.

When you could be consistent in your season, you find purpose! A purpose that is impossible for you to let go because He will never let you go in return. Being consistent within your purpose will keep the fire burning for the Lord!

Blessings!
-Victoria

Friday’s Fix 01/05/18

“We can be in our day what the heroes of faith were in their day- but remember at the time they didn’t know they were heroes.” – A.W.Tozer

Society will disagree but God birthed heroes when He spoke our names! Can you believe that you and I are the superheroes in theses times? It’s not the avengers or all those superheros that people go to see in the movies. They are idolizing a person who is fiction instead of loving the person in the mirror. They are the heroes they wish so bad to be! It’s that amazing to know, if you didn’t know?

Our ancestors throughout the bible were the first heroes to ever exist! They weren’t the heroes we are use to but had way more power than we can ever imagine. Their power was endless because their source came strictly from God. They were heroes of faith because they understood the power in believing what has yet to come (Hebrews 11:1). They didn’t have the mindset that this generation has. They didn’t risk doubting God and hope for a next time. They acted now because now is what they knew they had. They didn’t live life as if time was all they had in this world. They lived and acted as if everyday was their last day. They wanted to be caught in action and not laziness. The rule back then was whomever doesn’t work, can’t eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10-15). Today many are eating without ever working for it. Many are living a comfortable life without working for the roof over their head (Ecclesiastes 10:18). However our ancestors were far from that. They knew that if they pushed themselves in their labor they will have plenty (Proverbs 20:13).

Yes I’m aware that being lazy is an easy trap to fall into. But if you are repeatedly falling into it, then you are repeatedly losing sight of the vision. I have never heard anyone say they feel good about being lazy. I have heard so many people complaining of their hard work. I have also heard many people expressing how great it feels to be rewarded for their labor. Are you understanding what I’m saying? Why be lazy if you truly don’t like the feeling it causes you? Why not be a hard worker, when you enjoy so greatly its rewards? This is the one time I will say “fake it until you make it” expression. I’m going to change that saying a bit and say “fake the feeling until your conviction speaks the truth over you”. You could only fake it so long before your conviction begins to send warning signs that your behavior or feelings are unacceptable. Why do I say this? There is many scriptures that warn us and remind us, how we should be working. Whatever we do we must do it with our whole heart, and not for man’s pleasure (Colossians 3:23). We must be cautious on who we work for because chasing our own fantasies will lead us to death (Proverbs 12:11). The more committed you are in all works the more the Lord will align everything for your favor (Proverbs 16:3).

A hero never became a hero for never working. A hero is not named a hero for being perfect. A hero is someone who works in favor of God and doesn’t stop when he is tried. A hero is someone who knows that giving up is not optional. A hero is someone who knows who is against them and fights it without harming anyone. A hero takes no pleasure in their victories because they know all the victories come and belong to God. Your a hero! I’m a hero! Let’s activate what God has called us to do. Let’s make our faith grow and fear disappear. Let’s move by faith and not by sight. Let’s find joy in working in the land that the Lord has placed us in. Let us not forget who we are, where we came from, and where we are trying to go. Heroes of faith; WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!

Blessings!
– Victoria

Thursday’s Truths 01/04/18

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” – Mark 16:15-18New International Version (NIV)

Happy New Years my brothers and sisters! I’m not sure what your new year goal is for this year, but mines is to live boldly for the Lord. I know our society has taught us that a new year is a new us. That we should create this ridiculous list of what to expect this year from ourselves and everyone around us. However like I mentioned in the last post, you can’t have a new year new you if you entered this year with the same old mindset. So I encourage you that whatever you have plan for this year for yourself or love ones; may it be to purposely be bold and intentional with every move. How many of you want to have a full year of being bold and intentional with God?

I myself could admit that last year I did as much as I believe I was able to for the Lord. That was so wrong of me in so many ways. I put a limit on myself when my father viewed me as limitless. I hindered at times my progress because it required me to be uncomfortable at times. I did all this, not my God. Toward the end of the year I decided to change that attitude. I literally one day just sat in my bedroom and spoke life into my life. I started saying out loud all the promises that the Lord has given us in the bible. I started shutting down my old mentally and speaking like the Victoria God has named me to be. I cried in agony for a while because I know I had to let die something that I have been use to for all my life, in order to live this new life God said. My tears at the moment were for seeing my old self leaving me, and now this new me that I couldn’t understand. It’s so annoying and hard at times when people begin to say to you “ You have changed so much I don’t know who you are any more”. No one likes hearing that, at least not your old self. However your new self will rejoice when such things are being said about you. All this was becoming my day to day experience. I didn’t understand but felt a change that only God himself will confirm over and over again.

Has this happened to you? The moment I did what God wanted me to do, which was speak life into my life and allow my old self to die; literally wonders have happened since then. I no longer do foolish things like try to purposely limit myself but accept challenges even if I’m drowning in fear. Honestly fear only last 5 minutes and then comfort, confidence, and excitement come rushing in. I welcomed the new year the same way I ended it. I welcomed this new year with a mission to live boldly and intentional for God. Believing that signs will follow me because Im choosing to fully believe in the one who send me and gave me authority in this world. Im going to live boldly and intentional for the one who moves boldly and intentional for me. It’s only right that I begin to look and act like the daughter that I was called to be. It’s only right that as a daughter I reflect my father in everything that I can.

Who’s willing to live boldly and intentional for God this year? The gospel is light and we are called to be light amongst the darkness. Do you want to be the light? Do you truly? Being the light is sometimes shining bright through situations you might not understand and experience pain in. Being the light is at times moving and not knowing your destination. Being the light is fighting to keep it on while other fight you to turn it off. LET’S BE THE LIGHT THE LORD SPEAKS ABOUT! WHY LIVE IN DARKNESS WHEN THE ONE WHO IS WITHIN YOU, WANTS TO LIGHT YOUR PATH OUTWARDLY FROM WITHIN. SIGNS WILL FOLLOW YOU ONCE YOU BELIEVE THE ONE WHO IS SENDING YOU!

Blessings!

-Victoria

Translation Tuesdays 1/2/18

“La gloria que me diste, yo les he dado, para que sean uno, así como nosotros somos uno. Yo en ellos, y tú en mí, para que sean perfectos en unidad, para que el mundo conozca que tú me enviaste, y que los has amado a ellos como también a mí me has amado.” ~ S.Juan 17:22-23

El Señor es un Señor de la unidad. Sus deseos es que como somos uno con Él, también seremos uno con nuestros hermanos. ¿Es la unidad algo con lo que has luchado? ¿Has tomado los pasos hacia la unidad? La palabra de Dios es la verdad, y la verdad trae la unidad. ¿Qué verdad has estado viviendo? ¿Qué verdad has estado creyendo? ¿Qué verdad has estado siguiendo?

El Señor nos conoce y continuará conociéndonos, porque Él ve todas las cosas debajo de los cielos. Él ve a aquellos que verdaderamente buscan Su verdad y gracia, y aquellos que no buscan la verdad. El Señor te quiere cerca de Él para acercarte a su iglesia; que es su pueblo. Si sientes que te falta unidad en ciertas relaciones o situaciones; busca la verdad De Dios. La unidad solo podría tener fuerza cuando vayamos a quien nos fortalece. Muchas veces nos falta unidad o luchamos con la unidad porque dejamos de buscar al Señor. Las palabras del Señor son lo que necesitamos para alimentarnos de acuerdo con Su propósito. Cuando no buscamos su verdad obstaculizamos nuestro crecimiento. Si no estamos creciendo es porque dejamos de ser un estudiante de Su palabra. Si no estamos estudiando su palabra, ¿qué es exactamente lo que estamos aplicando en nuestra vida? ¿Su verdad o la verdad del mundo?

La falta de unidad en tu vida habla de la falta de relación que tienes con el Señor. Si cree en quien te envío, debe obedecer las leyes. Debes amar nuestro prójimo como a ti mismo. Si no puedes amar a tu prójimo, entonces no te amas a ti mismo. No podrás tener unidad porque no hay unidad dentro de ti. Porque lo que está en el corazón representa al hombre real.

Dios es unidad, su pueblo necesita representar unidad. Tenemos que está junto en el propósito del señor. La unidad es lo que trae los frutos buenos. Es lo que trae el ordene que puso Dios para poder cumplir cada meta. La unidad es lo que trae victoria en cada batalla o ataque de el enemigo. La unidad es una de las fórmulas más importantes para este camino, que es De Dios.

Vamos estar más unidos y fuerte para Dios, cuando nos amarnos como hermanos. Y cuando peleamos contra el enemigo unidos y no contra nuestro hermanos.

Bendiciones!!!

~ Victoria 💛

Happy New Year Eve (BYE 2017, HELLO 2018)

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”- Romans 8:28

Today is a bittersweet feeling. One chapter ends and a new one begins! Bye 2017 and hello 2018!

Looking back on all that happened this year, I can see through normal sight all the changes. My spiritual eyes can see all that is about to come! Glory to God for all His works today, always, and for those that are yet to come this new year. Yes the year is ending today but God is not ending what He began in you this year. What He started this year He will continue with next year and mold it to flourish! What He begins He ends but in His timing! So yes we could say bye to this year but don’t let go of what God started this year, just because your starting a new year!

This year probably wasn’t the best one for you or maybe it was, but how great is our Lord; that all bad He has made good! Just like the verse above saids, all things work out according to His purpose! No one likes going through the process and maybe this years was all about your process. However this new year could bring you closer to your destination! Your promise land is near, don’t be like the Israelites and drag out your promises because your lack of patiences. Believe that this is your year and that God is going to step in and govern your life more than what He did this year! The Lord is preparing you at this moment for what is yet to come! Don’t be like these social media friends who believe because its a new year its a new them. We know that we can only be new when we walk with the Lord and decide to live according to the truth and the renewing of our mind! If you want a new year and new you, than give your life to the one that can refresh you and make you brand new!

I’m beyond grateful for all that this year has brought to my life good and bad. I’m thankful for all of you that took the leap of faith and followed this blog. I’m grateful for this environment that God has allowed me to have through this blog. It’s mind blowing how many people I have met from all around the world, because of this blog! I pray that this year brings more clarifying moments. I pray that the Lord’s presences reigns heavier this coming year than what He did this year. I pray that what He has begun He will end. I pray that you all could enjoy the journey and process and all that it brings. I pray that you can see the good in everything this coming new. I pray that the enemy may have no say or put on anything that the Lord has for you. I rebuke anything that the enemy is trying to withhold from you. I pray in the name of Jesus that your mind, soul, and spirit is marked by God! That your mind, spirit, and soul move according to the Lord and only His voice. I pray in the name of Jesus that this year all the chains that have you hostage break and disappear from the earth. I pray that this new you all can have an encounter with the Lord and see that everything you have believed in until now, is worth believing and trusting in. I pray that you all can continue this good race and help one another through this walk. I pray that we all can have a spirit that could pray for one another always, and not speak negative about one another. I pray that God keeps being who He is and shows us His favor and grace for His church and bride. I pray for coverage for you all. That everywhere you go, you can speak and show that Jesus is within you. I cover us all with the blood of the lamb that no weapon form against us will prosper this coming year. That wherever we step the light of the Lord will guide us, protect us, cover us, save us, and win all the victories that belong strictly to the Lord. I love you all brothers and sisters! Thank you all for your support from gracefully undone this year. Thank you for all your encouragement and feedback. I appreciate it all and super grateful. I can’t wait for the new year to continue hearing from you all.

Blessing!
-Victoria

Soul Food Saturday 12/30/17

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” ~ Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Let’s start from today ! End the year and begin it with your faith in action !!! Faith is one of those things that is hard to hold on to because it’s unseen. However just because it’s unseen doesn’t mean it’s not there at all. Love, hope, patiences, happiness and everything else is right next to your future “yes”. It’s next to your “I believe” moment. It’s unseen yet there’s no denying the feeling that it’s real !

Faith takes a lot of dedication to believe and hold on to but worth trying your very best. Faith is what moves mountains that seem impossible now. Faith is you declaring and provoking what you will one day see! Faith is declaring that you have a God that will supply at any moment! Faith is part of our identity! You can’t say you love the Lord and serve Him whole heartedly if you don’t have faith! Faith is equal to praying! They go hand and hand!

Be bold and have faith this coming year! Any progress is progress! Even if it’s a mustard seed. That mustard seed will grow !!! In faith that seed will grow !!!!!

Blessings!

~ Victoria 💛