"… whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God" 1 Corinthians 10:31 (AMP)

For those who may be going through some rough times, I want to remind you that God is with us ALWAYS and that His Word never fails! Hold tight to Him and He will see you through!

“God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” Numbers 23:19 NLT

“Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33

“…and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:20 KJV

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

“…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5 KJV

“Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.” Proverbs 31:29 (KJV)

Recently, my great-grandmother, Sally Louvenia Rosemond (affectionately known as “Grandma Dearborn”) passed away. I am still getting adjusted to the fact that I will not see her again until we meet in Heaven, and I fear what her death may mean to the family, because she was our family’s pillar next to Jesus. As I sit and reflect on her life, what I knew of her, and what was revealed to me at her homegoing services, I come away with a new desire and sense of purpose for my walk with God. It’s now or never, and I want to do my best for Jesus Christ, just like Grandma Dearborn did.

The following lessons, I’ve learned from Grandma Dearborn:

Keep Jesus first, ALWAYS
Grandma was definitely a woman of faith, and of faithfulness. She loved Jesus, had repented of her sins, was baptized in Jesus’ name, and filled with the Holy Ghost just like the Bible says in Acts 2:38. But she didn’t let her salvation experience end there; she went on to develop a close and deep walk with the Lord. She was a woman of prayer, as my cousins, aunts, and uncles said, there were many times you walked to hear her praying, and you could feel the presence of God when you walked in her house. She instilled in her children a love for God and even in her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Even in the final months and weeks before her death, if she was able, she was in church. She knew how to be faithful to the house of God no matter what. The Holy Ghost and the love of God always shined through her and she always had open arms to anyone in need of love. She truly showed the displayed of Christ to others. Grandma was a worshiper, until the very end, loving Jesus with her whole heart, mind, soul, and strength. My great grandma, was a true Proverbs 31 woman.

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 KJV

“Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:25-28 KJV

“That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.” Titus 2:2 KJV

Love your family, no matter what
I wish I could say that we were a family of perfect people, but that would be one of the biggest lies known to mankind. The truth is, our family has had plenty of ups, downs, disappointments, and heartbreaks, but the Lord has been faithful, and Grandma always prayed and loved us. At her funeral, I heard stories of how she kept all her grandchildren during the summer months, even though food and money were low. She wanted her family to be in a safe and fun environment, and did her best to be in all of our lives. Even though she literally had a small village of children, grands, great-grands, and great-great grands, she still made sure to know all of us by name. I am one of seven, and every time I walked in the house, she knew exactly who I was. She was always sharp and always so loving. She always encouraged us to do more and reach for our biggest dreams.

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward” Psalm 127:3 KJV

Sacrifice may be tough at first, but it always pays off
As a way to demonstrate Grandma’s love, she always stepped to the plate when adverse situations arose. Unfortunately as an adolescent, her mother passed away. It was then that she took the reins and helped to raise her siblings. Later on in her life, with some of her children grown, while others still at home, her sister passed away in a fire, leaving behind 3 children. With permission from her husband, John Thomas, she adopted her sister’s children. As if that weren’t enough, her home was a summer camp for the grandchildren, even though she still had plenty of kids at home, including a son with some physical disabilities. And on top of that, she always opened her home to children in need. She took care of her husband until his death in 1992, and even assisted in the care of her slightly disabled son, Billy, until his death in the early 2000s. She literally spent most of her life sacrificing and giving for others, never complaining, but always giving glory to God. She definitely will receive her reward in Heaven.

“She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.” Proverbs 31:20KJV

“God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate a home in which to dwell…” Psalm 68:6a AMP

“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” Luke 9:23

Even though I will always miss her, like Ruth, I want to make sure that her God is my God (Ruth 1:21) and that I live my life to honor Jesus Christ in all that I do… this is the only real way to honor her.

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 1:4 (KJV)

Buenos días a todas! Espero que tienen un buen día en el nombre de Jesucristo! Hoy quiero muestro una video que habla sobre nuestra necesidad de Dios. Jesús es nuestros solo espero en este vida… hay nadie cómo Él y estamos perdidas sin Él! Disfrute y Dios te bendiga! ~t

“Pero bendito el hombre que confía en mí, que soy el Señor, y que en mí pone su confianza” Jeremías 17:7 (RVC)

“En ningún otro hay salvación, porque no se ha dado a la humanidad ningún otro nombre bajo el cielo mediante el cual podamos alcanzar la salvación.” Hechos 4:12 (RVC)

“Eres Mi Respirar” de Ingrid Rosario

Hello everyone, I know it’s been a while since I last wrote anything… life has been very hectic and I haven’t been able to collect my thoughts to write anything decent. But I’m back… I think 😉

So this week I have been reading in the book of Exodus, specifically when the Lord tells Moses the detailed instructions on how He wanted the tabernacle and the ark of the covenant to be built. I’m not really a “letter-visual person”, so reading the instructions can really make my head spin (I do best when I see the actual images or listen to things) and I find it difficult to focus and wrap my head around the details. But while reading these verses today, a question popped into my mind, “Why would God have all of these details and instructions listed here?”; that’s when I heard God remind me that He is a God of order and things are always done for a reason, even when we don’t see that rationale.

This really spoke to me because I am the kind of person who wants things done now, and I was reminded that just like the ark had specific measurements; our life has specific seasons and timings that God has allowed in order to grow us up in the faith. It is us to us to be obedient and follow the Holy Ghost or suffer the many consequences (look at Israel’s wandering in the wilderness for example. It was a journey that should have taken 11 days, but instead took 40 years because of their disobedience, murmuring, and complaining.).

Just like God had a plan for His tabernacle (Exodus 25-26) and the temple (2 Chronicles 1-4), we as born-again believers are a temple of the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 6:19) and God has a plan for our lives. We need to follow His Word in order for His Spirit to remain in our lives and for the Lord’s will to be accomplished in our lives. And without of the Spirit of Christ (the Holy Ghost), we are not the Lord’s (Romans 8:9), but are servants to sin (Romans 6). It is important to remember that, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD…” (Psalm 37:23) and that the Lord knows everything that you are going through. It is the path that He has designed for your life in order to make you more like Him and less like our carnal man. Our problem is that we often take our eyes off of Jesus and stray away, but we need to hold on and endure because we are more than conquerors through Christ (Romans 8:37)!

If you have not allowed yourself to be the temple of the Holy Ghost or are unsure, here are the Biblical instructions:
In order to become a dwelling place for the Spirit of God to reside, you must first be born again of the water and of the Spirit (John 3:3-8). How are you born again of the water and of the Spirit? Acts 2:38 tells us: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

So in order to be born again of the water and of the Spirit, you must first repent! There is no way around this step, you must empty yourself out and confess to God your sins and be willing to change. Next, water baptism in Jesus’ name is necessary, and then the Bible says you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost! Verse 39 of that same chapter tells us that this is a promised gift, the Lord wants to fill you with His Spirit!!!

So allow God to work in your life and don’t resist what He is using to make and mold you into His image. Be encouraged everyone and remember that it will all work out for your good (Romans 8:28).
“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…” 1 Peter 1:7

Okay, it’s been a while, but I promise that I have not forgotten about you guys! Life has been sooo hectic recently, but still enjoyable 🙂

I’m not quite sure about what I will write next… But until then, definitely check out the new Bible Study I’ve posted called, “Into His Marvelous Light”. Also, here’s some inspiration for you one of my favorite songs ever!

“Love Song” by Gateway College of Evangelism


And if you’re going through anything right now, here’s a wonderful song to encourage you. Just know that God is with you and He is on your side. He is our rock and our refuge throughout all of life’s ups and downs.

“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.” Psalm 62: 5-7

“Through It All” by James Avery Simms and Gateway College of Evangelism

Have a great night & God bless!~t

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Buenos dias! Yo creo que hoy sera un gran día en el nombre de Jesús! Te quiero animar a alabar al Señor en toda circunstancia. Hay nada problema dificil demasiado para el Señor. Y nuestros alabanza es muy poderoso y nos puede librar de cosas que nos atrapa.

2 Corintios 10:4-5 (RV-95): “…porque las armas de nuestra milicia no son carnales,[a] sino poderosas en Dios para la destrucción de fortalezas,derribando argumentos y toda altivez que se levanta contra el conocimiento de Dios, y llevando cautivo todo pensamiento a la obediencia a Cristo.”

Hechos 16:25-26 (RV-95): “Pero a medianoche, orando Pablo y Silas, cantaban himnos a Dios; y los presos los oían. Entonces sobrevino de repente un gran terremoto, de tal manera que los cimientos de la cárcel se sacudían; y al instante se abrieron todas las puertas, y las cadenas[a] de todos se soltaron.”

La canción para hoy es “Cuando Alabas” de Joann Rosario. Disfrute!

Dios te bendiga! ~t

So, I warned you, now here it is… May first blog in Spanish!!! *ta-da* lol. Don’t worry English speakers, I’ll have something up for you shortly. Be blessed ~t

Este mi artículo primero en español. Te quiero inspirar para adorar Jesús hoy. Las scripturas dicen:

“¡Dad a Jehová la honra debida a su nombre!
Traed ofrenda y venid delante de él. ¡Postraos delante de Jehová en la hermosura de la santidad!” 1 Crónicas 16:29

“Dad a Jehová la gloria debida a su nombre;
adorad a Jehová en la hermosura de la santidad.” Salmos 29:2

La cancion de adorar por hoy esta “Te Damos Gloria”. Disfrute!

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