Monday, August 25, 2008

Just A Thought

I am inspired by the moves and methods of God. He has increased my Faith through His word and His deeds. I hear testimonies of His goodness unto His children and I am inspired to continue in what He has given me to do.

I try to remember that each time I write something on my blog, that it is for His glory and I am a vessel for His use. I know that everything that I experience is an opportunity for growth. I am learning that the Lord uses moves and methods to align me in the right place at the right time. I am learning that everything has a purpose. I am learning to let go and let God. I am learning that He is in control and that He only wants the best for me. I am learning to lean on Him and trust Him in every aspect of my life.

Wisdom is gaining knowledge from those experiences, applying them correctly in my life and using them to uplift and edify another. The goal of my postings is to spark within you the drive to press forward and go deeper in Him; to use each experience as an opportunity to learn more about Him and about who you are in Him.

Today's lesson was Joy. Being joyful and full of joy about everything that God has provided. I laughed hard today. I ate cookies with abandon. I had popcorn with butter (the fake kind). I enjoyed myself. I learned that He has given me everything that I need to live abundantly.

I truly appreciate what God has given me today and I am excited about what tomorrow brings. I am confident in this, through everything I experience I know God is taking me from faith to faith.

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de Oro!
(My Life is Golden!)
(Shoes by BCBGirls Paris Ilta)

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Faith is On Trial

1 Peter 1:6-9

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love in whom, though ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

In a court room, a person stands before a judge. You are either the plaintiff or the defendant. You are either making claim against someone or defending your actions. The plaintiffs duty is to lay out all of the evidence against the defendant and convince a judge and/or jury of their crime. The plaintiff gives the facts and supports the claim with documents or evidence to support the claim.

The defendant is doing just that: defending. The defendant must refute or dispute the evidence with information and documentation of their own. They must also make claims against the claims that are used as evidence against them.

Ultimately, the Judge decides the matter. Period! The Judge decides what is permissible and acceptable in each case.

Today, MY FAITH is on trail.

I am the plaintiff and Faith is the defendant. God is always the judge.

Looking at my circumstance with my natural eyes, as the plaintiff, I present evidence and facts against the situation at hand. I recall all the facts with familiarity, because right now they are hurting me so. I call all the witnesses to support me because everything feels so heavy. I also use evidence that is not fully supported and claims that have NO documentation. I parade each problem before the Judge and openly discuss their misdeeds. I uncover facts that are not relevant to the current case and try to apply them to my claim. I use every trick in the book to persuade the Judge of my cause.

All the while, FAITH sits quietly, observing each piece of evidence. Even though all the evidence is not true, Faith allows them to be submitted and applied to the case. Faith allows the FIRE of the situation to be turned up even higher because Faith knows that it must praise, honour and glorify God in every situation.

There are no sudden outburst, no weeping or crying, just resolute silence. Faith already knows the verdict.

Faith holds out, not even breaking a sweat. Faith endures the accusations and lies hurled in the midst of my heaviness. Faith loves the Lord so much and works only to please Him. Faith is Golden.

I picked the moniker "Golden" because I am often tried in the fire. The Bible lets me know that I am coming out as pure gold. And even though gold may perish, the Faith within me is more precious than anything else and it will remain.

In this trial today, Faith has won. The evidence that I have presented is not only faulty, God disallows it. My witnesses are not credible. Even though I have paraded them through the courtroom, God says He has a greater cloud of witnesses. And the documents that I have gathered are all burned in the fire.

I must pull up my bootstraps and stick it out. The trial is not so great that my hope in Him is diminished by some temporal things; by this faulty, uncredible evidence. I should know by now that the Verdict is always the same.

FAITH WINS!!!!!!!!

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de ORO!
"My life is Golden!"
(Brown Boots by Steve Madden 2008 Fall Collection)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Persuasive Faith

Romans 4:20,21 (Scripture modified) Abraham staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in Faith, giving glory to God. And being fully persuaded that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.

Faith is persuasive. It can cause some to believe in God and increase in others. Through the trials and triumphs we experience, we provided visible evidence that the Lord is truly listening to our prayers, guiding us down the right paths and working miracles in our lives. This evidence is a witness that our Faith is growing and becoming stronger. God made a promise to Abraham and although it did not immediately manifest, Abraham continued to have Faith in God. He knew that God would do just what He said and HE DID!

That is strong Faith, that is persuasive Faith. Just imagine what Abraham's servants, family and friends must have been thinking after Sarah announced she was pregnant, after all those years. Abraham knew God was not a man that He would (should) lie. His level of Faith was so strong that he did not doubt God for one moment. He just waited and God did perform what He had promised.

I asked the Lord to give me this kind of Faith. The kind that encourages, edifies, glorifies, compels, and persuades others to want to know Him and serve Him. To believe that if God said that He would do it, He will.


First I have to walk down the path to gain the knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Only then is my Faith walk made stronger and is useful to others. Sometimes this is a lonely path, yet I know that I will not be alone. Everyone will not understand, support or believe what God has promised and not matter how many times you explain, diagram, and express it, they still will have unbelief. Even Abraham's wife had to laugh. Although the Lord quickly stopped that!

It is time for us, the women of God, to stop laughing at what God has told us (OH, yes you have) but to rejoice because He has entrusted us with His plan for us. No matter what it looks like, He knows what it is going to take to get us there. Joyce Meyer said today that we have to stop wasting so much time. Amen to Joyce. Being promised something by God does not allow us the opportunity to sit still until He performs it but it should encourage us to get moving until He shows up.

I want strong Faith, in all areas of my life, therefore, I cannot stagger every time something does not go as planned or I don't see how He will perform it. I cannot allow unbelief or doubt in myself or others to surround me because that does not glorify God. I have to have that unwavering, unmovable type of Faith that lifts me up above those things and helps me to know that God is able also to perform His promise.

I am fully persuaded that all God's promises are yea & amen. and what He has promised me, HE WILL PERFORM IT. (So Don't laugh!)

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de Oro

My Life is Golden

When I am tried in the Fire, I shall come out as pure gold!
(Shoes by Stuart Weitzman - Goliath)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Do You Have Faith In God?

Sorry, I am late this week, I had a final exam, but Praises be to God! I got an A-. I wanted an A+, but God is good.
Although I am a daughter of the King, I sometimes forget that I am priviledged. I forget my rightful place and allow fear, doubt and discouragement keep me from doing and being all that God has called me to be.

The Lord has not given me the spirit of fear, but yet I am sometimes afraid. I have to shake that spirit, which holds me hostage and keeps me from stepping out in faith. As I continue to walk with the Lord and truly let him lead and guide me, I find that His perfect love casts out that fear and replaces it with boldness and courage to do exploits.

Jesus asks His disciples, how long had they been with Him, yet they still doubted. I can relate to those disciples. When I see that hard thing in front of me, thoughts of victory run in the opposite direction and a flood of doubt rushes in. Yet Jesus encourages me in Mark 11:22, he says "Have Faith in God." He is the source of all my power, authority, victory, peace, love, joy, and hope. I have to "Have Faith in God."

As I move forward in reaching out to those who may not know Him and encouraging those who do, I find myself in a position of vulnerability. Everyone is not going to receive me, congratulate me or support me. I just have to "Have Faith in God." and in His word and promise to me. He promised He would never leave me nor forsake me, He said "Lo, I am with you always."

Today, I refuse to allow the spirit of fear, doubt, disbelief, discouragement and disappointment to overwhelm me or overtake me. But I choose to walk in victory, belief, encouragement and appointment. I choose to exercise my full priviledge and walk as royalty in the Kingdom of God. I choose to know that with God on my side, I am more than a conquerer. I choose to Have Faith in God.

Sisters, just know that no matter what the situation looks like, you must always remember that you are a daughter of the King and that because of Him you are priviledge.

When things look their worse, shout out loud "I Have Faith in God."

When I am tried in the fire, I SHALL come out a pure gold!
(Shoes by Bandalino - Quartz)