Just like an architect can visualize exactly what he wants to build, the Holy Spirit works the same way in us. Look at what the Scripture says:
“but just as it is written,
‘Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him’”.
(1 Corinthians 2:9)
After receiving this promise in the beginning of the year, I began to pray asking God to open my eyes to see His visions. The Bible teaches us about a man named Abraham. A man who apparently had success in every area of his life. He had a beautiful wife, he was a businessman, had influence in people of high society, and on top of all that, the BIble says he was a friend of God. Despite this, Abraham still had a limit in his life: he couldn’t have children. There was a moment where he thought that just wasn’t for him. But God, in His mercy, motivated him to not give up...
… Because you fought the greatest battles and obtained the victory
I will never forget your attitude as we faced the greatest trial as a family; May 25, 1997, the day my dad was shot five times, and you were shot once. Although you were immediately released from the hospital, I remember seeing you as a warrior during the nights that followed. You rose up in prayer to fight for your husband and your family’s future. Your faith...
“The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands” (Proverbs 14:1).
There is a very big privilege God gave exclusively to man; the power of communicating through words. Words reflect what is in our heart, and as we use them, they paint a picture in our soul. With our words, we can create a beautiful painting or a completely atrocious display, there is no mid-point. Proverbs 18:21 says: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit”. The contrast is very noticeable: life or death. Our words have the power to bring comfort and healing, or destruction and cause wounds. Everything that comes out from our mouth produces hope or despair, blessing or curse.
God gave my husband, Rich, and I three beautiful children. Every day I have the choice to edify and bring out the best in them, or discourage them and bring bitterness to their lives. I have determined to always choose the...
I love the words of the preacher of Ecclesiastes:
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)
I think that in His divine wisdom, God knew a team of two people was needed to raise children in the fear of God.
My husband and I have been married for five years, a time of complete blessing. In the beginning of our marriage, we said we’d wait three years before having kids, but God’s plans are higher than our own. Noah, our firstborn, was born one month after our first year anniversary...just a little sooner than we thought!
With the arrival of our children, my husband and I have learned a lot about teamwork. I think this has been a great blessing because the responsibility does not fall on just one person. Today, I want to share...