Aug 29, 2014

Modesty over Likes

Modesty is so "old fashion" in todays society .. but what is Modesty?? It is a mode of dress and department intended to avoid encouraging sexual attraction in others.
Now days its really entertaining and pretty "normal" showing off your body on social media, but why you do it?
You uncovered your body because deep inside you longs for attention and validation from people but not all kinds of atenttion is good. When you showing your body (you showing meat) you sending the wrong message and only "dogs" respond to that ..
So let me get this clear . so if somebody tells you your pretty you get all happy but if somebody else tells you you ugly you feeling sad?? Honey you have to have a standar and it definetely cant be people´s opinions (so changing and so wrong).
Deep inside you know you want a good man that can see beyond your body and looks, but flashing your goodies on social media wont attract that good man sis, because godly men aren´t looking for that type of women .. (do the math)
Being modest also has to do with the way you dress, for example do you expend money you dont have on pricey and branded items..such as clothes, shoes and bags?? so when u wear a 100+ dollar outfit you think you worth more than if u wearing a 25dlls one?

here is the question: where your validation comes from?
                               how much you worth?

Let me encourage you Sis. Your validation and worth comes from Christ alone, not from people or items. You are who He says you are! the bible says: you where bought with price therefore glorify God in your body , and in your spirit, wich are God`s .(1Co 6:20). Therefore you dont have to defile your temple (body) to gain approval, choose modesty over likes !
Sis , you dont need 10000 thousand likes to feel worthy you only need One and thats Christ`s , he validates you!


Mar 24, 2013

got standars??


hey Im back at it  .. nobody said it was going to be easy but its definitely worth it ;) after all , following Jesus its gonna cost me something its going to cost me my life I know that now  ...
 the topic today is : GOT STANDARS ? .yup when it comes to choosing the "right one" (wo/man) what is that we looking for in the other person? what are our requirements?
wow! theres alot of opinions out there for this one , Im single and I often hear from people  :" he gotta have money" ,"he gotta have an education", "he gotta be likeable/sociable guy", "he gotta look good", "he gotta have a nice personality" etc..etc..etc.. all this sounds good but is it really important ? all this is peoples opinion but as a wo/man of God what are the standars that we need to be setting?
As a child of God I think that this is the most important requirement to look for in  a wo/man :
  • HE/SHE gotta be a REAL wo/man of God , and this has nothing to do with church attendance . what I mean is that HE/SHE gotta have a genuine relationship with Christ thats shows in HIS/HER life .(you judge a tree by its fruits). if HE/SHE have this then HE/SHE will honor and respect God and respect you as well . ;)
  • HE/SHE gotta know where he/she aheading, gotta have a purpose in his life! (ladies if we talk bout your Adam he must know where he going because he supposed to be the leader .. how he gonna lead you if he doesnt know where he goin?? )

Hey, I know we are not here  lookin for Mr./Mrs. "Perfect" because we wont find Him/Her., but we lookin for someone who knows and Loves God first because God is Love and how can you love somebody if you dnt know who Love(God) is ??
I know how hard and confusing could be trying to stand up for what its right, for what the Bible says, for what God says , when  the world looks to go backwards and society seems to be having fun living by its own rules but trust me at the end God is always right and He can not be mocked.

I encourage you to wait on his perfect timing and trust Him with your life ,hold your standars high according to Him and stand up for what its true and right even when you feel like you are the only one choosing righteousness,  keep walking on the narrow path that you have already chosen nobody said it would be easy but its definitely worth it ;) ....

with Love,
your sister Cora .

Nov 23, 2012

God vs the world

This controversial topic got people greatly deceived nowdays , especially the young generations . Most people base their decisions on their own logic or on what majority says, some people look up to famous and powerful people for life instructions  but few very few consider God`s guidance .
why is so important  to listen to GOD?? `Lets take a look at some clear examples:

SOCIETY (the world)
  • SEX:.- Society promotes birth control such as the use of a condom (promotes sex), 90% tv nowdays promotes and portraits sex as a good and fun thing w/o making clear that must be practiced between husband and wife, ppl often says: " its ok if you "try" your partner before marriage to make sure you both are sexually compatible" .<< really since when  marriage should be based on lust and sex?? no wonder why theres many divorces now days >> consequences: abortions, soul ties(broken hearts), STD`s ,single  and young Moms, etc..
  • MONEY : Society says: "get as much as you can" , "if you aint got it you aint nobody","money moves the world",  Tv promotes consumerism of unnescessary things, you must get this new item  or this recognized brand to feel important to prove your worth ?? << and thats why people are slaves to their jobs/money  and stress levels are higher than ever >> consequences: depression, stress, affliction, unhappiness, children w/o values, etc..
  • OTHER ADVICES:  "Follow your heart ", "achive your dreams", "love yourself "," love those who love you" , << who told you this is your life ? since when you can decide when to live or when to die ?? >>  consequences of relying on yourself or on other humans : wrong decisions, many mistakes and disappointments, heaviness in the spirit, etc.
GOD    (the Bible)
  • SEX:  God says : Flee fornication !(1Co.6:18), no premarital sex (1Co.7:8-9), no lust .(Matt.5:27-29) .God never meant for you to lose or hurt , he never meant abortions, STD`s, etc. thats from the world!
  • MONEY:  God says:" Be content with what you have I ll never leave you nor forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5-6), "do not serve mammon/money, do not worry about tomorrow, I kow what  your needs are"  (Matt. 6:19:34), life isnt about how much money you have! (Luke 12:15) .God never intended for us to live worried or afflicted , thats from the world. 
  • OTHER ADVICES:  God says: Follow me, do my will (Matt 7:21) , die to yourself( Matt 10:38-39), love your enemies (Matt 5:43-46), I got a plan for your life (Jeremiah 29:11) ,trust in me not in yourself (Prov. 3:5-6). Thats why he is God for us to rely on Him and cast all our cares upon him because he cares for us .

   God is always good , and like a caring Daddy he only wants the best for us  , next time you taking decisions consider his wise advicing .  ;)
       
"The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you."(Jeremiah 31: 3)
         

Oct 22, 2012

Its All About HIM

Now days ppl misunderstands the true meaning of being a bond servant of Christ (Pastors ,Teachers,Apostles,Prophets,Disciples,etc..) ,somehow we think that such "titles" give us power and self-glory, ministries around the world like to focus on how to bring more money or more people to their congregations, they have used "the Gospel" as a platform for a political career,self recognition and a way to a very lucrative business, we have forgot the very  ROCK OF OUR FOUNDATION.

 Right now ,I could talk bout MY life experiences over and over , I could tell you numerous stories about the mess God has brought me out of ,I could tell ya`ll how I got over this or how I got over that ,and Im not saying that doing all that  is wrong  but this is all you need to know and this is enough (The testimony of the Son of God coming to the world), because its all about HIM ,and I wanna redirect this all over again because this blog its not about me ,its about Him and for His glory and Honor.....

  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling  (Philippians 2:3-12)

Ponder this:
Do we have the mind of Christ or we let our own mind rules us? ,are we humble and obedient to the Father?, do we care for others or are we too busy getting our own? ,when we do somenthing for others do we give Him full credit or  do we take some of it? ....



So now  looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, let us DIE to self daily (self desires,own mind own plans, etc..) and humbly accomplish what He has call us to do, lets not forget that we are receivers of an undeserved Grace. ;)

Glory to God

 Now to Him who is able to keep you  from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.
Amen. (Jude 1:24-25)

Sep 10, 2012

I hate to be single

This topic caught my eye not only because I find myself in this season of my life, but also because I`ve heard from so many singles how hard its for them the single life.
"Single" does not necessarily means lonely and depressed, also isnt the opportunity to take advantage of the freedom and live loosely, however we should embrace this season of our lives and make the most of it according to God`s will .
I personally wasnt very happy about it.Sometimes I was at home feeling lonely,depressed,sad ,or in the other hand I was out making a mess of my life but in none of this states I could find contentment.
One thing I learned "life can be as beautiful as you want it to be" ,your happiness should not depend on circumstances such as marital status, I`ve also learned that marriage doesnt always mean happiness.

According to the Bible the Single life could be a true Gift:

"Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife" (1Co.7:27)
" But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord—how he may please the Lord. But he who is married cares about the things of the world—how he may please his wife.  There is a difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world—how she may please her husband" (1Co.7:32-34).

God`s purpose for our lives goes beyond the one of finding a spouse. Lets take a look at two successful singles in the Bible : Jesus whom lived a single life completely dedicated to his Father work, and Paul who was single when God called him to do his work and decided to stay that way" But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am" (1Co.7:8)
 

Singleness could be the most beautiful season of your life ,it all depends on how you look at it , and theres many godly ways to enjoy this season to the fullest :
  • Spending time daily with the Lord and doing his work, this couldnt come that easy when you are married for the many obligations that marriage implies.
  • While you single you can let God work on you so you can be fully prepared to be the best spouse you can be and bring something to the table other than your body .
  • As a single person you can make your own decisions , go for the things that you like and want, because you are unyoked , when you are married you have to consider your spouse because marriage is a yoke .
Now dont get me wrong I dont mean that you shouldnt get married  "But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you." (1 Co.7:28)  but before you think about marriage you should reconsider what are the real reasons you want to marry that person , because many times we are based on superficial reasons that vanish with time .(This was my own experience)
Be of good courage! enjoy your single life and make the most of it , this could be the best season of your life.
If you desire to get married ,leave the whole thing to God , trust in his perfect timing and matching, dont rush into it but If you think you are cool being single ,well pray for the strenght to have a successful life .

From my own experince I can tell you that I`m enjoying very much  this season of my life ! :)

 To God be the glory now and forever

Aug 8, 2012

GOD IS GREATER THAN MY SIN

That`s true God is GREATER than any sin , I `m picking on sexual sin this time specifically pornography because this is the modern addiction that its affecting our young generations,because once I struggled with it as well and because I know many so called "pastors and preachers" are afraid or ashamed to talk about it.
Ok, we all know that Internet and technology now days are very powerful tools that kids/teenagers are using for school purposes,information ,etc..matter fact who doesnt use the internet??  this tool is now days the main source of evil.

Back in the day... (if you can relate this is for you): Lets say I was never into porn but I was introduced to it and I never realized how bad it was until I was caught up in it .First it started with the "pics game" sending/receiving nasty pics with the random dudes I was dating, until it became a  normal thing to do.Then when I got in a relationship my bf at that time was an addict(I never saw it that way until I came to Christ),he would ask me for pics, he would ask me to do this or do that, when we moved together we would watch movies and stuff ,our relationship was based on pure LUST. At that time I thought it was fun but things started to get ugly, when I wasn`t around he would watch movies and certain websites and masturbate ,giving me the feeling that I wasnt good enough! destroying my self-esteem, and when we finally broke up I realized I was caught up with his bad habits, I was sneaking on websites thinking "I can stop this whenever I want" but true is I couldnt!  I was falling more into it instead, and  far from feeling happy and satisfied I was feeling guilty,ashamed,empty and defeated for my many self efforts to stop it because deep inside I knew this was wrong!

Then I finally came to the only ONE I knew that could help me ,CHRIST! I wanted ,SO bad to get rid of this bad habit,I wanted to be holy and pure as he wants me to be, I knew that even this was behind close doors and nobody knew bout it ,I knew God did so there was no point on ignoring it. So I started seeking The Lord so desperately,reading and meditating on his word, constantly praying,I had to make the decision to cut off all that wordly/sexual music that was poisoning my mind,tv as well,social media, etc..I had to clear my mind from all those nasty/wordly and evil thoughts and let God run my mind whit godly/pure thoughts and his word.
Here`s the thing no matter how big, or how bad ,etc.. YOU THINK your sin is ,God can help you but YOU have to want to change! you have to be willing to do what it takes," just like the athletes put the hard work to come out victorious", you can not come up to God with an attitude and be like "ok God change me if you can," this aint no magic trick that its gonna miraculous happen over night, you have to make the decision to cut off all the(impure/wordly) things that come between YOU and God`s holiness, you have to want it REALLY  REALLY BAD!!!!!!!! .
 if you struggling with sexual sin, I encourage you to take a min. and pounder this : is it worth the momentary pleasure for an eternity in hell? is my flesh ever gonna be completely satisfied?? am I willing to do what it takes to overcome my struggles?? 

Let me say this,In my carnal mind I used to think that living pure was impossible to do , but in God anything its possible "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (philippians 4:13) yes that is! God is gonna  give you the strength for you to remove all those things that are keeping you away from Him!
Come closer to God, I encourage you to read  2 Peter1:1-11 meditate on this scripture, verse 5 to 10 says :
 "In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with SELF-CONTROL, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. "




  Hold tight to the Lord  !

 check out why do I do what I hate?

 May God give you the spiritual strength to Overcome sin.


Aug 6, 2012

how listening to certain music affected my life

the truth is that I love music!who doesnt? music always has been a big influence in my life, as a teenager I grew up listening to D.Child, Usher,A.Keys,50 cent and many other artists. fact is that music does affects our lives in a positive or negative way either we notice it or not.
Heres the point a lot of "christians" struggle trying to let go of listening to secular music , SECULAR means not regarded as religious, spiritual or sacred which then is the opposite rite? well Jesus said who isnt with me is actually against me(Luke 11:23) now let me get back to my testimony.
Rihanna taught me how to dress and act like a h*e , Bey taught me how to run my man and 50 taught me how to be cold hearted. this 3 were my main on my Ipod , so while I was listening to Ri-Ri over and over I could care less what ppl think of me and dress with less clothes ,look like meat that attract dogs,be careless about my life,sleep around with boys and then wonder why they dont love me right.
Then when I went in a relationship I would try to run my man and tell him what to do and not to do , when we argued I would go all emotional and dramatic and play all those dramatic Beyonce songs and cry and cry the night away victimizing myself, smh...then when things got intense and we had physical fights over other women cuz we would listen to 50 cent  and think "you fk with me I get to you"  a very famous 50 cent line ,etc..
(me:Rihanna wannabe 2009)
I never realized this negative influence (this applies to t.v as well ) until I came to Christ, all this music sent a subliminal message to my mind that it showed in my actions, I was the 1 that says nah its only music I listen but I dont do what they say (big enemy`s lie) remember when the serpent told Eve "its just a fruit, nothing bad its gonna happen" well exactly the same!
Let me be clear Im not bashing nor dissing anyone the fact that I dont listen nor support their music anymore its  because  Im choosing God first ,(im choosing to be pure in body and mind) ,they are very talented artists but I think they could be using their talents to worship God.
Now if we say we love God we must obey his commandments and what it not comes from him then it comes from the devil theres only 2 options, The Lord says "do not love the world or anything in the world"(1 John 2:15)
It wasnt easy to get rid of secular music for me,the hard thing to do its to take the first step as you continue then soon it will be a habit a good one you will see, there`s so many diff styles of good Christian music that worships God and that also brings a positive message to your life I encourage you to check it out ;)..

Remember, God only wants the best for you!