“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!!!!!!!!!
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!
“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.
~ Victoria 💛