Hello bloggers!

It’s been a while once again, but here I am. Lots of life-changing decisions have been made, but all for the good of the family. This year has been a good one, although many of us are getting back to the “norm” after the pandemic. I haven’t been in touch with many of my followers and will love to hear from you. What has been going on? This weekend I will be changing my blog a bit and updating content! I have a couple of topics that I can’t wait to bring to the blog!

So tell me, how has 2021 treated you so far?

-Victoria 💛

Truths About Parenting

The reality is, that being a parent is a blessing. 

It’s a honor. It’s a promise. It’s a miracle. It’s a journey. It’s a teaching area for adults lives. It’s also a growing opportunity. 

We might be the adults in the equation of parenting but many times we are more childish than our child. As parents we want to install a particular reflection/image in the child’s life but we fail to understand that we (the adult/parent) have been their mirror. Think about that last thought…

As parents we want to install a particular reflection/image in the child’s life but we fail to understand that we (the adult/parent) have been their mirror.

Which brings me to this scripture… 

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.” – 1 Peter‬ ‭5:2-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Quick recap about the scriptures above. 

  • The apostle Peter was speaking about the relationship between the pastors and the church. He is counseling the elders how to lead the younger generation. He exhorts the elderly to lead with humility and warns about being cleared minded! Peter then goes on mentioning to those who accept this responsibility, may it be willing and not for any power. May those who accepted this position lead by example. In other words, be doers of the word and not just sayers. 

Although these verses are speaking toward the pastors, it is also bringing light to parents. Parents are called to pastor their home and be an example to their children. We should be more willing to raise the children we so much desired. We should want to guide them because we care; than by obligations. We should be a clear example for them. We might mess up because we ain’t perfect. However, we should always strive to be better for our children. 

Life has been one crazy roller coaster and not everyone has the chance that others may have. However, everyone does have the chance to make it right or different, for the next generation. 

Our homes are our first ministry. Let’s pastor well what God has already given us. 

Victoria 💛

How has the Holy Spirit guided you in doing what is right in this season ?

What a season we have been in?

For months many have embarked a historical moment in our life, that would one day be in the history books. For months many have felt a great amount of lost, stillness, silence, confusion, wavering faith and hope. For months many have prayed for the hopes of waking up the next day, seeing normalcy at the front door again. For months many have tried to adjust to this global change the best way that they possibly can. For months many have been force to see, hear, bend and extend. For months many have just wished the months away until the day we can all be human again.

We have come to a major conclusion that humans need specific things to be functional on a daily bases. We have taken touch, going to or doing activities, closeness, and interaction with other people for grated. I have never seen so many people desiring to be near each other, the way I have seen it in this season. I also have never seen so many people uniting in fervent prayer, passionate seeking to and for God.

Our world has been on a never ending change since the beginning of 2020. Which brings me to this very important questions that has been tugging at my heart… How has the Holy Spirit guided you in doing what is right in this season ? As a society we have an outline of the definition “right” and “wrong”. However I believe it’s safe to say that the word “right” it’s also an individual belief and act. Whether we chose to make a “right” or “wrong” decision; it’s still a choice we chose to believe and invest in. But how has your “right” been changed or guided by the Holy Spirit?

In this season I have noticed particular patterns to when the Holy Spirit, wants to fix my wrongs to right.

• The right bought no confusion.

• The right bought quick confirmation.

• The right didn’t feel right to my flesh.

• The right caused me to evaluate myself.

• The right lend me more into prayer.

• The right bought peace, even if I didn’t understand.

• The right gave fruit.

• The right helped me grow.

• The right had many people question the decision.

• The right bought order/alignment to my spiritual life, home (marriage/ children), church, family, and work.

The Holy Spirit is always willing to guide us, if we are willing to take guidance. He makes himself present and known. We must open our eyes and ears. He is always moving.

How is the Holy Spirit guiding you ?

How have you noticed his guidance?

Blessings,

Victoria 💛

Who is your expert?

A doctor.

A psychologist.

A counselor.

A teacher.

A pastor.

A sister.

A brother.

A parent.

A friend.

A boss.

Have you ever considered God ?

We rush to conclusions.

We rush to fix things.

We rush to speak.

We rush to ignore.

We rush for help.

We rush to see.

We rush to feelings.

We rush to denial.

We rush.

We rush.

We rush.

What will happen if we slowed down for a second?

Would we hear something new ?

Would we see something new ?

Would we feel something new?

Would we react different?

Would we speak different?

Would we think different?

Now I know we have many experts in this world, but why don’t we ever consider God?

Out of all the experts I know, He is the only one who understands us without speaking.

Who hears our tears, and gives it meaning.

Who sees us and covers us.

Who gives when we didn’t know we were lacking.

Who heals without declaring us sick.

Who gets involved before we could scream a S.O.S.

Who leaves signs all around, to let us know He is near.

Who embraces us, when we don’t know who we are.

Who makes our past, a bridge for a new one.

He is all of these things and more.

How can we not consider Him thee expert!

I don’t know you is your expert…

But mines is the one…

Who created me before times.

Who died for me to buy me out of a life of, captivity and condemnation.

And as if He has done enough for me.

The one who is relentless in His purse to love me and keep me as His daughter.

My father is my expert.

Victoria 💛

Clarity (Spoken word)

So many shades of colors.

So many shades of situations.

So many reasons for truth.

So many things just to protect, you from you.

Fields of thoughts.

Fields of plans.

Fields of hope.

Fields of plots.

Fields with no ending.

Fields with no beginnings.

You see…

There’s so many things of everything.

Lord, I just want to see, what you see.

Where does hope overflow like a well?

When does faith arise ?

What mountain do we tell to move ?

Why does sacrifice and obedience, always feel like a tie?

How do we active a Paul and Silas during these times?

Your coming back for ONE CHURCH.

One bride.

One vision.

So why so many dominations and religions?

Why so many different doctrines as options?

Why so many fights to covert someone to you ?

Your the prince of peace.

Your the one that transforms.

Your the one that touches the hearts.

Your the one that removes the blinds from our eyes.

Your the one that called us first.

Your the one that chose us before we were born.

Shouldn’t speaking about you be the important seed?

Shouldn’t the fruits of the spirit be what convinces people of the God that we seek?

Why do people try so hard ?

Isn’t our testimony enough and the evidence of who we serve ?

Why is there so much war on what is a good or bad believer ?

How do people measure and with what power ?

Aren’t you the judge of all judges ?

Does this world and everyone in it, not understand ?

Your the only one that has control.

Lord, I just want to see, what you see.

Please give this world some clarity.

~ Victoria 🙏🏼

When your best doesn’t feel enough…

Wow this year has definitely been 20/20 ! We have been forced to truly see things and not just walk around oblivious. The unfortunate has been in our view. Everywhere we turn we are faced with something that has just shaken us to our core. The impact of what we have been witnessing probably has been sugarcoated with “this if life” statements. However in those nights when sleep has been hard to find, all that rushes to our minds is…how can I help ? What can I do? I’m seeing but am I really? What I’m I missing? I’m I giving my best to everything God is expecting from me in this season? Our nights have been hitting us like a flood, where we are just trying to stay above water. A flood where currents are pulling every way possible, while our spirit stays focused on above !

Let’s talk about that hovering feeling. That feeling of “I’m giving my best and it’s still not enough”. The one that steals our thoughts and chains it to ideas that are a burden. Those difficult questions that hit an area in us. Why do I feel so inadequate? Why I’m not moving forward? Why does nothing feel like enough?

I know this season I’m not the only one battling theses horrible thoughts. However let me bring some light to these dark moments!

You are enough! You will always be enough! Jesus Christ didn’t die for someone who isn’t worthy or enough ! He died for someone who is WORTHY AND ENOUGH! We didn’t deserve it nor can comprehend it but it’s a done deal! Our Lord and Savior died for us because he saw something we couldn’t within ourselves. Feelings of inadequacy? Rebuke those and tell yourself what the Lord told us ! “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; ~ 1 Peter 2:9”. You were chosen !!! So it doesn’t matter what the enemy is showing you because you were chosen. Since you were chosen, that means the Lord’s favor and grace is upon your life ! He will equip you in every area, in his own way.

Just a reminder: Just because we have God doesn’t mean we won’t go through things in this world. Take heart because the Lord has also overcome this world, so we could too! Bad days are the worse but their not the end of anything! If anything their the beginning of something new! A new perspective, a new start to healing an area, a new opportunity to reach for help, a new opportunity to run closer to God, a new opportunity to surrender, and a new opportunity to give up control and hand it over to the Lord!

Peace my brothers and sisters !

Take one day at a time !

Victoria 💛

Contentment

In Timothy, contentment is a huge common theme. Once you have reached a level of contentment putting expectations on people becomes less. You realize then, only God can meet your expectation in the form you are expecting it to be revealed. The word also reminds us how much of a fallen race we are and that man fail us daily. That’s something we forget to remember or apply to our hearts the moment, love seems to be showed indifferent to what we are use to.

The word also reminds us how we are crucified along with Christ. The crudifition is an agonizing thing, there is no way to avoid the pain but the verse reminds us that we are crucified with Christ. That being said, Christ is enduring it all with us and we are not alone during the processes. Also in Romans it’s mentioned how our spirit is willing but our flesh is weak. That is our constant battle as Christians, having to kill our personal desires for God will can prevail instead.

I feel like these 4 things are spoken in great detail in the Bible to protect our hearts. These are 4 very broad topics that seem to always mark us because we forget that no one can give you what God can. Humans fail us every time because every human has a constant battle between they spirit and flesh. Were meant to feel their failure toward us for we can remember the one who never does; God. The pain of human failure however is meant to be felt just like the crucifixion. Just how Christ endured the crucifixion we must endure it as well. We should channel the pain or hurt for a greater cause and not to victimize or justify, how we lack giving it all to God.

I think it’s hard for majority of us because God has put us in a position where the truth has been exposed and now we are called to break generational curses. We are rebuilding in our life a new foundation that no one prior really established or paved the way for us to follow in. So it’s a tiring thought having to give it our all to Christ because we feel like life already took so much from us. We enter in a state of wanting to receive because it feels like our whole existence has been just giving and no one is giving back. Then we need to get real with ourselves and ask how are we getting filled. We know pouring into others very well but getting filling we don’t. In order for us to get filled we must let our guard down and get vulnerable because intimacy could only be created when everything is exposed on the table with no reservation. If you lack contentment is because your life has lacked intimacy with the Lord.

~Victoria 💛

Extending an olive branch 🕊

I won’t pretend that I understand or know the pain that you are holding within.

I won’t try to align our suffering to see if it’s rooted equally.

I won’t even try to comprehend to then sugar coat it with a beautiful bible phrase.

I won’t do nothing because I can’t…

But…

I will extend an olive branch.

I will extend an area where your allow to feel.

I will extend a space that no one will steal.

I will extend an arm and truly let you hold on.

I will extend my legs and walk miles with you or to where you are.

I will extend my heart and shelter what you lost grip of.

I will extend my mind and channel in everything your emotions left you blindside to.

I will do all this for I know this is where the gospel really steps into play.

But…

I’m only human, so I’m limit on how far I can get.

However I can intercede and provoke the dove to be set free.

That it may return with a new opportunity of reconciliation and restoration.

That it may return back with a sign that there will be life after this.

That it may return back with a sign that every seed that was drop has taken root and it’s just in a process of growing.

That it may return in hopes that a new direction will take place.

That it may return as a light, that all of this agony was just to fulfill a promise.

That it may return with a sign of a new covenant.

I pray that the dove comes back with an olive leaf in its beak.

I pray that the Holy Spirit will be poured out like how it happened to Jesus.

I pray that all of God’s children arise and take a stand.

I pray that the church sees this is something we need to take control of because politics can’t.

The legislation could put laws into place but the children of God can declare the blood of Jesus to go rushing into those stone hearts.

The legislation can present things in court but only God can put into place an order that no man can break.

The legislation can pretend to care but the Holy Spirit can bring conviction to every soul.

The legislation can try to fix all this mess but only God can cleanse the land and leave no trace of evidence.

The legislation can try everything but in the end it will still need God to step in.

There is a flood of anger, confusion, hurt, betrayal, abuse, injustice, sadness, depression, separation, division, numbness, grief, blood and tears flooding our atmosphere.

It’s been arising overtime.

But until the people don’t understand that we must take every step under the instructions of God, all things will continue to be wiped away.

From the roots things will be killed off and only those who obeyed will stick around to see a new place.