A few verses that keep my faith growing

Today I want to share with you all a few bible verses that helped  me along my journey, and keep continuing to shape me up. I hope this helps you guys out if you are looking for a few bible verses that will inspire you to keep going with your journey! 

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Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 

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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. 

Announcement

If you have not read my previous blog please go ahead, and check it out click on the following link: 

Oh my goodness

Alright, so on Tuesday I wrote about announcing something that has been so close to my heart for a while. Also, the person that motivated me is Morgan! Please go ahead and read my previous blog linked on top to find out more. Well, as expected I took a wise decision that is going to change the lives of many, but also so many children that I am willing to help out. I will be finally be doing my own DEVOTIONAL E-BOOK! My goal is to make public by 2019, and selling it for $5. Every single dollar will be used to help out children that are in need, and also I will be vlogging/blogging the whole experience. By 2019, I will be making my own organization, getting a few people to go with me to visit children, and making this dream happen. 

I want to go over to orphanages, visit Children’s Memorial Hospital, and much more. Making a difference in the life of a child is so meaningful because they see that there is someone out there that cares for him/her. My organization will be very different, more than what you see on tv, because you will literally be able to see the life of a child being changed for the better. I am so done with sending money to organizations that literally do not do anything to help out kids, and the only one that I admire is Operation Christmas Child because they show when the children receive the gifts. 

My E-book, which I already started writing, will be a little bit about everything. It will talk about a few of my experiences that so many can relate, along with bible verses, songs, and every single thing that helped me out. I struggled through depression, anxiety, and I never believed in myself until I did every thing that I will be talking about in the Devotional E-book. I pray that every single word will be a blessing to you, and if you can relate to one of the journeys you can let me know so I can help you out and give you more advice. 

I will be giving out a free trial for the first 2 devotionals from the e-book, and from there you can decide if you would like to buy it. If you have made an e-book before please contact me so you will be able to mentor me a little more since this will be my first time. I want to take the time to thank the Lord for everything that he has put me through, and I came out victorious for every single test that I have had during my life. I learned that the teacher stays quiet during a test, and that is exactly how God works. If you put your faith in the Lord during hard times he will pull you out of every single problem, and make people that are not meant to be around you pull themselves out of your life. It’s funny but true lol!  

I cannot wait for this to finally come out on 2019, and I am super excited for the plans that God has in store for me. To all of my mature besties that have always understood me and respected my times, my FYT and MHB that are now my bffs, my boyfriend, and my family it’s going to be an amazing year! For all of you, I know that the Lord has prepared something amazing in your life. Just be patient. Listen. Wait. In that order! I hope you all have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C. 

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