The fruit of the righteous is a tree of Life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Feeling good today

Thank you Lord for letting me see that there is light at the end of tunnel!

One of my friends from church has lost everything....when I said everything I mean everything. Things started happening little by little...first work started getting slow to the point that they couldn't afford their mortgage, then her husband was gone, then her children, the hope of becoming a resident of this country is gone.

All this miss fortune came to her not by her choice but by the wrong doing of her husband, something that no one has expected from this Christian husband.

Never the less I'm happy that the Lord is using me to help my friend in need, the way I feel is that I've never done enough for anybody, but this time I want to help my friend the best I can. She needs so much help at this time and is not only material help but spiritual help also.
I'm so happy to see how some members of her church and my church are stepping out to help her...this is what the love of Jesus is all about.

some people are telling me not to bring a woman into my home because it can easily go wrong!

The Lord has always protected my home and my marriage and there is no doubt that He always will, the Holy Spirit dwells in my family's then can I deny help to my sweet friend.

Leviticus 25:35
'If one of your brethren becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you'.

Please keep us in your prayers til the end of this tunnel!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pleasing Walk with God, by Faith

By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death…for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:5-6)

Before Enoch was taken to heaven, he walked with God in a manner that pleased the Lord. Enoch's faith in God is what was pleasing unto Him. "Before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him." Pleasing God, as Enoch did, should be our desire.

Many people waste their lives by aiming to please themselves. Their lives are choked with self-indulgence. "And the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity" (Luke 8:14). They have ignored the fact that pleasing self cannot lead to spiritual growth and Christlikeness. "We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves… For even Christ did not please Himself" (Romans 15:1, 3). Others live in carnal bondage to human opinions. Their consistent priority is to please people. This was part of King Saul's downfall. "Then Saul said to Samuel, 'I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice'" (1 Samuel 15:24). We cannot aim to please man and still serve God. "Do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Christ" (Galatians 1:10).

Living to please God is what we were created for. This can never happen apart from faith. "Without faith it is impossible to please Him." Coming to the Lord in true biblical faith begins with a conviction that God exists. "For he who comes to God must believe that He is." Additionally, God-pleasing faith eagerly anticipates the Lord's gracious response to all who truly seek Him.. "He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Although there are many blessings that result from pursuing the Lord, the ultimate reward is God Himself. God told this to Abraham. "After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, 'Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward'" (Genesis 15:1).

Lord God Almighty, too often I have aimed at pleasing myself. At other times, my goal was to please people. Thank You for Your patience and forgiveness. Now, my heart desires to please You in all things. By faith, I know that You exist. By faith, I seek You, anticipating the grand reward of knowing You better and better, in Jesus' name, Amen.

---  Bob Hoekstra

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Your Convictions!

We need to love one another and help each other in time of need...this is what a good Christian is suppose to do!
But??? What about when people want you to agreed with what they are doing even dough that goes against your morals principles, and what do you do when their ultimatum is either you accept it or you will be out their lives!?!?!?!? all of the sudden you find your self trying to reason with someone who's not in the position of listening to matter what! at the end of the day you'll be the bad guy anyways.

My Convictions are base on God's word. I won't accommodate my convictions based on every person's life style....that's not me!
Jesus is my rock and He is the base of my principles, morals, convictions and no one will alter that..if that brings strife between people and I, sorry but that will be their choice not mine.
The Bible tell us that in the last days we are going to be persecuted. We might think that persecutions is about killing Christians, but persecution can come in different ways and through different kind of people and some times from people that you least suspected.

"Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
"Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."  (Mathew 5:11-12)


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Walking away fromGod.

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 1 Timothy 4:1-3

Unfortunately what Timothy is telling us in these scriptures it's already happening all around us. I have seen how some of my friends and family members are departing from the faith and have opened the door to sinful perverted sexual life style.

I just hope that one day they will repent of their sins and come back to God.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy B-Day to my baby girl Kaelin

Thank you Lord for giving me such a wonderful family.
Today was my baby girl Kaelin's 13th Birthday, family came to celebrate her life.
I cherish every moment that I spend with my children, they are growing up so fast that I can't keep up with the changes they are going through, one thing that will never change in my home is the word of God.
I'd enjoyed my life as a mom and wife and Thank the Lord everyday for this opportunity He has giving me.

Pastor Rick, Kaelin, Zoe and baby Zeal

My son Kyle and cousin baby Zeal

My friend Vita and her family

Cousin Zoe, Kaelin and friend Jaime

Uncle Jacques

My son Kyle

Aunty Kristi

Family and friends

Jaime and Kaelin opening the first present

Food and frienship


Ice-cream cake

awww! so much love.

awwww! nice gift card

Kaelin and Candace

Brother and sister

She is a teen sweet little girl!