Save the world with the Lord!

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” ~ John 3:17

Quick and simple !!! For those who know the truth, free they should be. For those who know the truth, should be shedding truth to those who are unaware. We should be meeting truth with truth. It might not be easy but it is possible. Those who debate you with the truth you are giving, could be doing it for many reasons. Some examples are;

*they probably had a bad experience regarding the topic

*it could be a test of your faith, trust, and believe in the Lord

*the way you delivered the message

*they are probably very aware of the context and felt like it was given incorrectly

*it’s possible they just don’t care

*it might not be their season to understand what you are sharing, but it doesn’t excuse you from not sharing the gospel

As we can see there is an endless list of excuses, but yet no excuse to not share the love of God. There is no reason to not shed love. There is no reason to not shed hope, and faith toward someone.

Whether we feel like we are ready to take that step, isn’t up to us. The Lord encourages us to pick up our cross and follow him. He encourages us to spend the gospel to every ear. He doesn’t say if they want to listen, if they meet a certain requirement, if they ask for it or not. He said to just speak and he will fill your mouth with what you need to say.

In that note love and don’t judge! We get nothing out of judging besides judging ourselves. The moment you point the finger, you are causing fingers to get pointed at you. Your thoughts upon someone else, are your thoughts about yourself. So let’s help save the world with the Lord.

When in doubt pray until the Lord reveals answers, confirmation, and direction! When in doubt prayer will get you out !

It’s not disqualification; it’s redirected.

Your sins,

Your past,

Your failures,

Your setbacks,

Your temporary pit-hole,

Your confusion,

Your lack of understanding,

Your mis-position,

Your lack of motivation,

All of these unfortunate situations are more of a blessing than you can ever imagine. You could be wrong in many areas in your life and the Lord will always come in ready to fix it. We are a working progress under God’s eyes. No matter how much we try to be perfect, we will always fall short. When we fall short for any of the reasons listed above, we forget to see how powerful that moment is due to lack of acknowledge. No one likes to acknowledge that their wrong or mess up. Which is why they struggle so hard getting out of their mess. The beauty is in the acknowledgment. When we can admit to our wrong doings, the Lord can begin to move in our favor.

Every mess up is another lesson to master! Every setback is another leverage that God will use to place you where you must stand. Every confusion is a moment where God will reintroduce himself and remind you who he really is. Every failure is a chance for God to give you a different method to conquer that goal. Every past is a must for your future to be as bright as what it is today. Every mis-position is a chance for the Lord to built up your endurance and faith for you could be ready for your promise land. Every temporary pit-hole is a chance for God to give you new instruments to dig yourself out. Every lack of understanding is a chance to get deeper into the word of God.

Don’t you see how fortunate are theses moments of unfortunates? God will never disqualify you from running this race. He will never disqualify you from getting to know him. He will never disqualify you from the position he has placed you. He will never disqualify you from every ministry he let you borrow. He will never disqualify you!

However God will redirect you if he saw it was a must! He could redirect you to a better location than your present. He can redirect you to give you more time to flourish. He can redirect you to reveal more of his glory to you in a special way. He can redirect you to remind you where he has pulled you from. He can redirect you to promote you. He can redirect you for you can remain firm in his walk. He can redirect you to built your faith and endurance while being steadfast in his presences. He can redirect you to make sure he won’t lose you. HE WILL REDIRECT YOU TO NOT LOSE YOU. HE WANTS YOU BUT DOESN’T NEED YOU. HE RATHER YOU BE IN HIS PRESENCE THAN OUT OF IT. HE WANTS TO NEED YOU BECAUSE HE SEES PAST WHAT YOU SEE IN YOURSELF. HE SEES THAT YOU ARE MORE EQUIPPED TO HELP HIM COMPLETE THE MISSION HERE ON EARTH. HE SEES THAT HE CAN USE YOU TO BE THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD. HE CAN SEE THAT WHEN YOU HAVE HIM YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE AND UNCONTAINED WITH NO RESTRICTIONS, BUT HAVE THE PERSEVERANCE TO ENDURE ALL FORCES THAT COME YOUR WAY. HE SEES YOU AND BECAUSE HE SEES YOU, HE WANTS YOU !!!!

THE LORD WANTS US MORE THAN WHAT WE CAN EVER IMAGINE! FOR THIS HE WILL NEVER DISQUALIFY YOU BUT WILL REDIRECT YOU AS MUCH AS HE BELIEVE HE NEEDS TO!

Blessings brothers and sisters 😊

– Victoria 💛

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 💛

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 💛