Positive for Covid19

This is the reason why I haven’t been posting so much during this lock-down. Before you read please keep in mind that everyone who gets this virus may experience something different. Thank you.

How does it feel finding out that you have covid19?

Anxiety, depression, and uncertainty of not knowing if you will be making it the next day. It feels as if everyone and everything is against you, it feels like you are not from this world, and at times it feels that getting this virus is in fact your fault. People either treat you differently or they look at you weird with fear that you might give it to them. It feels as if everything you have fought for has slipped through the cracks without not knowing if you will get a second chance to remake everything , and get a second chance to make your dreams come true. You get scared for other people that surrounded you while you had this virus, and praying so that they aren’t positive. You start to think about the good old days that you were able to hug your mom, dad, siblings, and a few other important people in your life. You feel as if you wished you had the power to turn back the time, and go back to the year where you thought you wanted the time to pass by quick. Despite of all of this, in a way it strengths your faith because when you feel alone you know that at least someone is always with you. You look at life way different and the purpose of everything that this earth has to offer. In a way, you feel alone but your perspective grows to the next dimension. Seeing people taking this as a joke, looking at how humans can not follow simple directions, and seeing how so many travel without not caring of the spread of this virus is heartbreaking….it makes you angry. When you get the news that you are positive you start to see your life flash before your eyes, you see your memories being more vivid than before, and the first people that you start thinking of are your parents. When I got the news of being detected, I couldn’t help to think on all of my dreams being either on pause or done. My husband suffers from asthma and he was detected with this virus, so in other words I wouldn’t sleep due to checking up on him while praying to God to give him another day to be with me. All of this and more is exactly how you feel when you find out that you have covid19.

 
Symptoms?

While having so many thoughts that invade your mind, it feels as if you were dehydrated for a long time. It feels as if you were carrying a big sack of potatoes while not having nothing to drink for weeks. You feel tired to the point that you feel that you just want to be in bed 24/7, and having the worst body aches. This also brings out the worst headaches, and for some it causes not being able to breathe. Mild covid or not…it feels horrible…. it messes up with you mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. The fevers are the worst, having the chills, and being cold to the point that you think that nothing can warm you up. What happened to me? Well, the first day I had to crawl while crying to the bathroom because I couldn’t feel my body at all. I was dehydrated that I did not want to eat anything, and I just wanted to drink water. My eyes burned, I couldn’t feel my body, and worst of all I lost a lot of weight by the first week due to diarrhea which is another symptom that you get. There were days where I felt that either I couldn’t catch up with my breathing, or I just honestly wanted my body to stop fighting. However, seeing my husband beside me, and seeing my parents and sister through camera strengthened me to keep on going. I remember being lightheaded for no reason, wanting to throw up the food I ate, and putting up an act so my family wouldn’t get worried. I would say I was good, I am making it, and then hanging up bursting into tears because I knew that it wasn’t true. I remember waking up in the middle of the night with a fever, and as I touched the arm of my husband I would start to pray so we can be better when the sun would come up again. For him? He had a cough and had to use his inhaler about 3 times or so. He was so strong for me so that I would kick my depression to the curve while he was low key scared, but wouldn’t tell me I would just see it in his eyes, and that was enough for me to confirm that he was indeed scared too. Please keep in mind that each person is different, and some might not even know that they have it.

 
Spiritually?

Where do I begin, being a person that worships the Lord I might say that the first few hours I started to doubt. I would think, ” I do everything to at least be half of the person you want me to be, but then again I get this?! WHY ME?!” There are no words to describe how angry I was, how disappointed I felt, and how unloved I was feeling at the moment. As the hours passed by, I kept thinking if there was actually a higher and magical power or if I was always worshiping something or someone that never existed. I couldn’t help but think of the pain that I felt, till for some odd reason I started thinking of the scripture of Job. That is when I thought, “Is this a test you want me to pass? seriously?” the moment that I thought of that, I started to remember all my kids that I work with at church. Each smile that passed through my mind was a fuel that gave me to keep believing in God through this tough time. I looked up in the news how other countries were doing, and I couldn’t help but smile when I saw that different animals started to reappear. I started seeing the masterpiece that God created through my computer screen, I looked out the window to appreciate the wind, I saw the birds fly so freely in the air, and I captured the moment when it started to rain. I came to the conclusion that as humans we are always making a huge deal when its such a gloomy day, when it is too cold, and when it is raining or snowing. We really don’t look at it as a benefit that God sends down for us because if you think about it…it really does benefit us. The rain comes down so the vegetables/fruits can grow, it gives water to the animals that need it, the cold is a benefit for us so we can stay inside while the earth tries to breathe so we can live in a better place, the snow is something for us to admire because not a lot people have that amazing view, and waking up to a gloomy day is just a sign that God gave us to wake up to see his masterpiece once again. Other people do not have the gift of life like we do right now because as you are reading this there is someone out there taking their last breath. Out there at this very moment, is probably someone looking at their last day in this world, and others are trying to fight for their life so they are able to live like you do. Having covid19 made me see so many things that I used to take for granted, and I appreciated every breath I was taking as each hour passed by. I started praising God through this storm, and I still do! If it wasn’t for God I wouldn’t be a survivor of this deadly virus going around, and I know that he had mercy over my soul because I have a purpose in which his work through me is still not done. 

 
Who?

During the rough moments, you start to see who really matters in your life, and who is just there to watch when you fall so they can laugh about it. You examine people in a different form and you are ready to cut them off. I am so happy that I have the best friends a girl can ever ask for, a few family members that took the time to check up on me, and prayed over my life. If I could mention every single one of them who checked up on me the list wouldn’t end. If you are reading this and you reached out to me I just want to say from the bottom of my heart: Thank you. Thank you for being there when I needed support, for encouraging me, and for praying for my husband and I. We really do appreciate it and we have all of you in our prayers!

 

How do you get it?

There is a reason why we need to have social distancing and follow simple rules! If you are too close to someone else, if they cough or sneeze, by touching the surface and then touching any part of your face, and last but not least some people are carriers of the disease which they might not even know. Till this day I have no idea where I got it from because it is truly a mystery. I work in the medical field, so chances are maybe I talked to someone that looked healthy, maybe when I had to go grocery shopping, or while I was walking towards my car and probably someone had just finished sneezing or coughing in that area. I know for a fact that it wasn’t because of traveling because with this going on there is no way that I will book a flight during this time…its called using common sense. 

 
How to prevent it?

Use a mask, disinfect your home, put a bag on the passenger/driver seat (change it at the end of the week), disinfect your car, change your toothbrush every other week, take a shower as soon as you get home, put the clothes in the washer right when you take them off, eat vegetables/ fruits, stay away from caffeine, stay away from junk food, stay away from high salt/sugar, and use mask with gloves every time you go out. Try to drink a lot of water and if possible do warm gargles of salt before you start your day and before you go to sleep. If you have a strong immune system the virus will not be as bad in case you get infected. 

 
The recovery?
It is a slow one to the point of getting anxious because you just want to be good as soon as possible. However, at times I feel tired and yet there are other days where I am so full of energy. This stage is a hard one because at times it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is because you would want to go see your family that you haven’t seen in weeks, but you still need to be isolated in order to get better. For other people the recovery might be a different experience as well as the symptoms. 

 
Conclusion?

One thing that we can all agree on, only the ones that have gone through this and survived, is that….we made it. People might look at us and say, “Is it really that bad?” but what they don’t know is… that it is! The first week you are full of emotions and wondering if you will get worse the next day. The second week you are still in shock that you even had it because you think if you were really healthy to begin with. The third week is more just like the “meh” stage where you start to get anxious because you want to see your loved ones. The rest you start to get depression or you just feel out of place and the need of wanting to scream to the world. I want everyone to return to their normal life, but for right now we all need to be isolated. 

There are no words to describe on how much I want a hug from my parents, my sister, certain family members, and my friends. I have no idea how to explain the need that I have to be up on stage, and start singing to the Lord without stopping. I can’t describe the need that I have to scream to the world to follow the simple rules so WE CAN ALL have our normal life back. 

I wish there was a word to clear the pain away from my friends that are going through this, and especially canceling an important event in their life. If you are reading this and had plans to get married this year, have a baby shower, graduate, or you are positive for this virus or even lost someone from this please know that even if we do not talk as much…I AM PRAYING FOR YOU! 

The best advice I can give is to stay away from the media, stop watching the news, and start trusting in God. Let go and Let GOD! I will be sharing a few songs that has helped me so much throughout this time, and I would like for you to hear it too. If anything covid19 is just a giant that we need to face with confidence. WE GOT THIS YA’LL!!!! 2020 isn’t completely dead yet, and we have the chance to rescue it! 

If we all pray all I gotta say is…..

 

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If you have questions, concerns, going through depression, anxiety, or you just feel lonely please do not hesitate to send me a message. Stay tuned for the next post because I will be sharing what I have been doing through this pandemic! Changes in the way I mediate, songs that I have written, and new things that I have discovered in the kitchen! I will be posting a video up on YouTube too so if you haven’t done so already make sure you subscribe. Also, subscribe to my blog to stay up to date with everything that I will be sharing. 

Love ya’ll and God bless.

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Songs that helped and keep helping me through this time feel free to check them out.

Quotes that Inspire me

When I used to have depression and anxiety back in the day I would always go on Instagram or Pinterest and look at the most random quote ever. Sometimes by reading a few quotes can change your whole entire mood! Last year, I wrote a poem about anxiety and depression which if you would like to read it, I will link it at the end of this post. 

Today I want to share with ya’ll some of the quotes that helped me during my times, and I hope it helps you too. Ready? Here we go: 

God Guides and Provides Quote

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Inner Light Quote

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Smile Quote

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I have more that I will share later on with all of you, but there were some that stood out to me the most. When I used to be at school, there was a small chapel that I would always go to so I could be alone. I am a proud evangelic, so even if the school was catholic I would go to a little corner which was like a library, stay there for a few minutes, read my quotes, and pray. I used to go there and cry so much because there were things that I was hiding. It is HARD being the silly one from the bunch of friends that you may have, but sometimes the funniest one is the person who never feels okay.

I know how it feels when no one understands you and especially someone trying to pressure you to be “out” and “happy” all the time telling you to just smile. It doesn’t work like that at all and some stubborn people push you to your limit making you just burst, and making you just distance yourself from them. If you are going through a very tough time I will be praying for you! It is okay to be alone, it is okay to cry, but never forget that the sun will always come out once you accomplish on erasing whatever it is bothering you.

I hope this helps you out in any way, and again feel free to read the two poems listed below. If you relate to that and would like to talk to me feel free to message me. 

Poems:

Depression Through My Eyes

Anxiety In My Eyes

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Planning with my God

A lot of people ask me how in the world am I planning for the future without fear. Others ask me how do I wake up in the morning thinking it is always the weekend. The answer is simple and that is planning with God. I carry a planner every single day where I write down my goals, thoughts, and my wishes for the next few months. Let me tell you that the next few months though are mind-blowing! The more I see the hand of Jesus work in my life as each second that goes by, I can’t help but smile from ear to ear. 

Here is the thing, when you let Jesus work then you learn to let go and let him drive your life to where he wants you to be at it’s the most amazing result ever. At times, things might not seem clear because in order to get to where you need to be you have to pass through a whole lot of things in your life. It can even be a divorce!! A few things that I have learned and seen along with lessons are the following:

1. Relationship– in order to have someone in your life you need to love yourself, love God, and most important to remember that if someone is going to love you it will be because of who you are. Do not pretend someone that you are not! 

2. Vacation– If you are planning to go somewhere, but it all crashes down do not even get mad. God might be protecting you from an accident along the way, or even something worse. 

3. Friendships– Find a friend that not only you can relate to but, loves, and respects God! That makes such a big difference especially when you plan with that person special events because they understand your reason on how something needs to be a certain way.

4. Job– You are trying to find a job but it is hard right? Do not worry because if you are faithful to yourself, pray, and never give up then the right job will come to you. Sometimes when one door closes it is because it was not meant for you. 

I can name a whole lot more in this post, but I don’t want to make this too long. All I can say is, in the almost Fall of 2018 during a youth camp, at that very exact moment….I decided to let go and let God. From that point on, God took away and gave me more. God showed me the truth and made me go to sleep laughing. God made a few switches, without me even doing nothing, and brought me better people. You cannot tell me God isn’t real because I see him work every single day. 

Born and raised in a Christian home, baptized at the age of 17, and I did not let go completely until last year. I am only human, I can only do so much, but God brings me up when I feel like I am about to fall. Never did I see that till I decided to let go! Doing so, the Lord has made my plans brighter, my path bigger, and my sense of people that are bad influence even stronger. When you let Jesus control your life you will see his plans for you become reality, and bigger than your imagination. 

I pray that you who are reading this, may all your plans come true and if they don’t you will see that there is something better for you. I pray that one day, when you decide to let go, and let HIM may you hear the voice of God saying,

“Hello my dear child, it is so good to see you… a g a i n . ” 

 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Weekend Vibes

Well what a weekend this was! I am so blessed and grateful that God has taken me through the first week of 2019. Today I took the time to talk to God (my way), and let me tell you that he answers quick! 

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Psalm 145:1

Today was maybe an eye-opener and a day where I had to trust what God was making me feel inside. I have been talking to the Lord for the past few weeks on something that I need in my life, and today I think I am closer to my answer. I am forever amazed at how he picks the right friends for you, and those that really care for you. Today I talked to a friend of mine that I haven’t talked to a while due to school, and she made my whole entire night.

Even though I still don’t have an answer, I know by faith that the outcome is going to be amazing by what her and I talked! It’s crazy how God talks through people, and they do not even know it. She will know this after she reads this post, but I felt a tremendous peace, not just because I am hoping for the best, but because I know that everything is in the hands of the Lord and everything will be alright.

That peace right there ya’ll is one that I wished everyone would experience because it is something I cannot explain. What have you been struggling on? is it school? job? relationship issue? or something that is going on in your life? I don’t know what it might be but trust me when I tell you that even if the outcome is bad you will look back on this, and laugh at it later on because you will see that you are still alive.

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It doesn’t matter what happens as long as you live through it, believe that God will take you out of it, and you will be victorious because the devil will not be able to touch you. It is at those times where you need to be silent, trust God, and watch him work as long as you have faith! With faith you can move mountains, make the ocean quiet, and even make the sun move because when you believe that God is the almighty and has everything in his power then that is when he shows you all his glory.

I honestly cannot wait to see what God has in store for me this week! I want the time to pass by super quick because I feel good things coming, and when I say that this is my year I mean it! Also, keep an eye out for my e-book! It is crazy that I took this step and literally I am writing my heart out for this e-book, and I hope it will be a blessing to you all. Also, I have been doing a few covers for my YouTube, but I can’t find soundtracks so guess what? I will be doing acapella till I find a good soundtrack for a song that I would want to do. When i post one up I will upload it on to my blog so you all can check it out! 

Also, I did a poll on twitter and I saw that the Blogging Tips & Tricks got the majority of the votes. So I will keep doing a series of blogging for you all so stay tuned because more is coming your way! Again if you haven’t already go ahead and subscribe to my blog, follow me on Instagram, YouTube, and on Twitter. If you have content that you would love for me to check out please let me know, and I will do it. I pray you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 
Michele C. 

10 ways to work on your faith

I have had a couple of people asking me the same question: How in the world do you still believe in God when things seem to go bad? The answer is simple my friends and that is to have faith beyond it all! If you are barely getting to know God, and have no idea on where to start then I am about to help you get started on this wonderful journey. A lot of people who are new get scared to even ask members from the church because they get so obsessed, try to chug you down the bible, and don’t understand that you are barley starting making you not to even go back to church. 

What to do

1. God is your best friend– You need to talk to God as if he was one of your friends, and remember that before you even say anything God already knows! 

2. Pray– Prayer works in mysterious ways but I would say just be yourself, and let it flow naturally. You can start by saying, “Hey Lord its me…ya boy..” lol! I know it sounds silly but trust me you will feel comfortable because at the end of the day it is between you and God!

3. Bible– When you read the bible do you get tired of seeing so many words? Try to be the person that the bible is talking about, and act it out. Sometimes you even need to have a visual set for you to understand what the bible is trying to say to you. 

4. Music– I talk about this ALL the time! Get your playlist into worship and praise! I do not mean the old songs I mean the good ones! Jonathan McReynolds, Yolanda Adams, Tori Kelly, Kirk Franklin, and much more! Once you bounce into one of the songs your day, mood, and faith is already set! 

5. Write out– Have you ever just want to sit down, and write out to God? Make him be your pen-pal, and write your heart away. I am a singer and songwriter so I usually write to the Lord in a form of a song it helps me so much. You can write to God what your goals are, and pray over it so they can be accomplished and remember that God always knows best! So if one thing does not happen chances are God has something better for you! 

6. Friends– Get friends that are filled with the spirit of Jesus Christ! I have a few friends that I love so much that have this every second of everyday. They are fun, outgoing, and most of all love God with all they got. They do not chug down the bible, and we see every concept differently, which when we share them with one another, we get to have an open mind. GET GOOD BUDDIES!!! 

7. Ignore certain people– By this I mean church people or even your friends that do not know the Lord, and might even make fun of you because you are walking with Jesus. God knows you better than ANYBODY and trust me other opinions from different people will become irrelevant once you figure this out. Church people can be too judgmental so watch out for that, and focus on you! Friends that are not in the spirit might want to make you do bad things that do not please God so try to stay away from them if they do not understand or you, or even support you! 

8. Listen– When you go to church listen carefully on what the pastor is trying to say. There are always hidden messages that actually will be directed to you, but understand that the pastor does not even know your problem. Every time when someone is about to preach they pray for God to speak through them, and that way whatever God would want to say the message gets out for certain people that need to hear a specific statement. 

9. Seek– You need to keep seeking the Lord every single day because the more you do the more your understanding will be. You will be able to give better advice to people that really need to hear you, and sometimes you would even surprise yourself because you had no idea what you just said! However, trust me the person you speak to will understand completely, and you might even change their life. 

10. Learn– You need to learn that having a strong faith takes time, patience, practice, but also it is a test. God is sometimes very quiet during difficult times and it is then when your faith needs to be stronger than ever. Remember that when you have faith the outcome is better than expected, and if it doesn’t then you will see something fruitful at the end of a difficult journey. Go and read the book Job so you can see what happened in his life! 

One More Thing

A religion with God is a relationship between you, and Him!!! I identify myself as a Christian, but if you want me to be completely honest my religion is the love I have for the Lord and everything is between Him and I! I have had so many ups and downs but one thing that I was working on was my relationship with Him! It is like having a relationship with your significant other see what I mean?

I do not let anyone get in between my relationship with the Lord, and I always work on it! It takes work, patience, discipline, and so much love! If I can do this trust me when I say so can you! I am working on my e-book which is coming out this year so keep an eye out, and it is about faith so I am hoping it will be a blessing to your life. Send me a message if you have a question I will be happy to respond, and I hope you are having an amazing day or night depending on where you are in this world. 

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Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 

Michele C.

The best in Me

For you I am grateful.

For you I am blessed.

Because of you I know who I am.

Because of you I know where I belong.

These are some of the words that were in my mind as I was hearing this song called “The Best In Me” I will link it down below. It is amazing to see the love of God surround me each and every single day, and feeling his touch from the moment I sleep till the moment I wake up. Sometimes the Lord does things that we cannot explain, and the beauty behind this is that when things go wrong everything turns out to be alright. I don’t know what you are going through, but trust me leave it to God and everything will be better than before. If there is one love that will never fail on you that is the love of the Lord, and he loves you just the way you are. I will keep this post super short because I have homework for you! I want you to hear the following song and meditate in each word that Marvin sings. Forget about the people that surround and try to have a few minutes in the presence of the high almighty God. I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. If you want to talk about an issue you are going through, or you just want a prayer (you do not need to tell me just say “pray for me”) I will totally do it just send me a private message. I hope this song helps you see that you are loved, and important more than what you ever know. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Where you least expect it

Where you least expect it you will find me there.

Even though you can’t see me I am everywhere.

From the smile of a child to the last rain drop.

You will be able to see me even when you feel time stops. 

There is no one in this world that can show your worth,

No one that can bring you love more than you will ever know.

From the waves of the ocean to the air that you breathe.

You can see me even if you are hiding in the deep blue see. 

There is fear in the world, but I am with you.

Holding your hand till the day is through. 

Do you know where to find me? Here is another clue.

In order to see me you need to find the real you. 

Stop acting like how society wants you to act, and start acting the way you need to be.

Stop hearing voices inside your head and start trusting in me. 

Who am I? 

I am your God, you Father, and your King the one who  knew you before you were in the womb and made you so perfectly. 

Composed by: Me, Myself, and I

 

I had this song on replay every the whole day, and it is in Spanish. It talks about how you even though you can’t see the Lord you can find him in the least places that you can ever expect. If this spoke to you I am glad it did, and I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at.

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Without words

I praise you for what you have done.

I exalt you because you were never gone.

I worship you because you gave me voice.

I admire that I was your choice. 

I love seeing my talents you gave. 

I am amazed of your everlasting grace. 

You changed my life and you changed my ways.

You saved me from an unwanted evil mess. 

You make me new every single day.

You show me love in every way. 

You gave me friends that are filled with your spirit.

You took away the ones that you knew were poison and never needed. 

You showed me my true family which I give you praise. 

You brought me much closer to your word and faith. 

You took away every sin and doubt in me.

You keep filling me with so many victories. 

I am astonished because without words you pull me through. 

I am grateful because even if I cannot see you…you are closer then I never knew.

Thank you Lord because without words you shine me with your light.

I praise you Jesus because without you I will never have a peaceful night. 

You are my all and all is well with my soul.

With each step you take in my life you make me feel even more warm.

With every move I make in this world I know I am closer to home.

Because home at the end of the day is being with you next to your throne. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for what you have done and keep doing because without words you always keep guiding me. 

Composed by: Me, Myself, and I.

 

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”- Revelation 5:3

If this has spoken to you remember God is always with you. I hope you have an amazing day or night depending where you are at. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Song I heard that inspired me comes from Julissa because not only do I hear her songs, but also each word is powerful. 

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God has been so perfect in a way that I do not understand.

I love when he has me always in his right hand.

From the deepest troubles he has taken me out, and made me feel safe.

To the brightest days he has given me making every single second better than “okay”.

God has been so forgiving even in the times where I seem that I may fail.

His love, mercy, and grace combined I am sure I will always prevail. 

Even when I go through a difficult time I can always go to sleep at night.

He shows me laughter along the way because he has, will, and always be my light.

I don’t know anyone else that will ever love me the way God does.

Because at the end of the day the Lord was the one who died for me on the cross. 

Composed by: Me, Myself, I.

If this has spoken to you today I am glad it did. I hope you have an amazing day or night depending where you might be. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.-Psalm 71:8

 

I did this poem after I heard this song, which I have on repeat, and I know I shared this before. However, this song not only speaks the truth but it never gets old. 

 

 

How to have faith

So before I go on with my  post, I know that I haven’t updated on my social media my other blogs so before you read this one go ahead and read the ones I wrote during last week lol!

Whistle while you wait

5 favorite shows

The Lion King

Whistle while  you wait talks about waiting for the right person to walk into your life, 5 favorite shows is about the top 5 I am watching currently on Netflix, and The Lion King…ya’ll have to click on that to see what I think! Okay now on to the post.

Today God spoke to me in a way I never thought he would, and honestly it is just one of those “aha” moments. I was going through Facebook, cause memes are life lol, and I was thinking about my week. I stumbled upon this picture: 

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Here is the thing though, the devil tries to test your faith when its going to be YOUR week…does that make sense? Yesterday I got the news that my grandma from Guatemala is very ill, and if the doctor does not figure out what she has on time she might not make it. I have learned a few things by having a relationship with God, and that is the following:

Pray.

Be Patient.

Hear His voice.

Trust in Him. 

I think we can all agree that this is hard to do at times, and especially during the holidays when you want everything to be perfect. This time of year is the one I hardly like because on 2016, my other grandma who I was super close with, actually died literally during these days. Christmas was hell for me because my dad had to leave to Colombia, and I missed my father and abuela so much. Other things happened during 2017 that is just too much to handle, but I am thankful that God had me sane.

2018 was going amazing until yesterday that I got the call from my cousin telling me about grandma. Instead of freaking out yesterday, I decided to contact all my friends (my true prayer warriors), and let them know to start praying. Prayer can heal people but this time was different. Now why was it different you might ask huh? Here is the thing, I can pray for grandma to be better, but at the end of the day only God knows our last day on this earth. So instead of praying for healing I started praying for peace for all of my family.

I am also praying for strength because from all of my family I am the one that takes it all in, and by that I mean I take all the sadness in and cry alone in my room at night. My true friends understand that about me, and I love how they give me my space so I can vent alone. Now on to the topic, how in the world can you have faith under every single problem that might go on in your life? Here are some advice’s that I will be sharing with  you, and if this spoke to you (or even help you) let me know so I can pray for you! 

  • Music! Listen to gospel music, and not that trash that comes on the radio! The more you listen to music that does not involve the word of the Lord then the more you will be very negative. Make sure the music is uplifting that will make your spirit happy.
  • Go the bible, flip the pages, and the first verse you see that is the one that will speak to you. I usually skim through the pages while having my eyes closed, and I pick the first verse that my eyes land on. I read it, apply it to my day, and it is so amazing on how God just gives you the right verse because it shows you what you are doing wrong and correct your path. 
  • Take time alone and talk to God…..ALONE! Notice how I emphasize the word “alone” because it is important to be by yourself for a moment. Usually being surrounded by people can make you overthink, or even blind by what God is trying to tell you. Talk to God alone in your room, focus on what he has to say, and be patient. 
  •  Give thanks about the things that you already have, and understand that “things” as well as people do not last forever. Okay, I am being to brutally honest with you but honestly it is the truth. I have been through a lot to not let anything bring me down. Understand that everything and everyone has a time, we cannot change that, but we can change to appreciate the moment that we live in. 
  • Cry if you need to cry and let it all out! Who cares if people tell you to be “okay” they do not understand what you are going through. By crying you will get back up, and be stronger! 
  • Journal it! Sometimes writing down everything that goes on actually helps you think. The beauty behind this is that you can always go back, and see that you overcame every single issue that you might have had during that time. 

 

..:::Remember this simple thing:::..

Tomorrow is a new day, everything will be okay, try to sleep, just have faith, but don’t worry because no matter what God will make a way. 

Here is my verse that I heard today from God, and I want to share it with all of you.

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  Matthew 6:6

As you can see, the steps to having faith look easy, are difficult to do, but if you put in a little bit of effort you will see how strong you will be at the end of the day. I highly suggest for you to start out with music! If you do not have a playlist yet, you can go to my Spotify and I have a playlist which helps me so much. I do not know who needed to see this today, but know that if you are going through something (like I am currently) you are not alone. God is always there to guide you and he will have you right where you need to be. It might be hard, but guess what? Everything at the end will not go in vain because with a little bit of prayer, and a little bit of faith God will reward you with what you deserve. I pray for peace and healing over your life and may your problem get resolved in the name of Jesus. This is all I have for today, and if this spoke to you I am glad it did. I hope you have a peaceful day or night depending on where you are at, and may God be with you in your journey. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.