You are not alone!

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When I walk through deep waters
I know that You will be with me
When I’m standing in the fire
I will not be overcome
Through the valley of the shadow
I will not fear
I am not alone
-Lyrics by Kari Jobe: “I am not alone”

Beautiful women of God, the Lord wants to remind you today, that He is with you and loves you ferociously. The Lion and the Lamb still fights for your life and has redeemed your very soul.

We live in a very fast-paced society, and the truth is, there is so much emptiness and loneliness in between all the hustle and bustle. In fact, even the busiest people deal with loneliness and many times, they fill up their schedules just to avoid the sad reality.
But the beautiful part about loneliness is the moment you find God. In my personal life, I drew closer to God when I was facing periods of loneliness and despair.

Even in the book of Psalms, David wrote to God many times during his sorrow and solitude. When he was running away from Saul, he had no one to turn to but God.
“Be good to me God- and now! I’ve run to you for dear life. I’m hiding out under your wings until the hurricane blows over. I call out to the High God, the God who holds me together.” Psalm 57:1-2

The worst thing you can do when you are lonely is to fill the emptiness and void with things of this world.
Many times in my own life, I filled the emptiness with meaningless relationships, movies, TV shows…the list can go on.
These wrong ‘fill-ups’ not only increases your feelings of emptiness, but you end up living a life without purpose and meaning.  Instead, we are to fill our hearts and lives with the word of God, the love and forgiveness of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit (our comforter).
In fact, the Holy Spirit was given to us, so we wouldn’t be alone, as we wait for Jesus’ second coming.
“He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.” John 14:16

Jesus came down to earth in the form of a human, in order to redeem us and connect us to God. Jesus Himself, experienced loneliness on the Cross that night.
Jesus cried out a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”)  Matthew 27:46

Jesus had to experience that in order for us to be freely forgiven. Thus, we never will be forsaken by God, because Jesus took the fall for us. This is God’s promise to us!
“I will never leave nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

As you are starting the regular routine of school, work, family schedules, church ministries, etc., I want you to remember to turn to God daily, and overcome the loneliness by seeking His presence.

“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:20

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Detoxify your brain!

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Have you ever thought about how extraordinary the human body is?  To me, the human body is a work of art, stunning in every way, which is why I chose to explore it even more in my undergrad years. I have a Kinesiology and Health Science degree, and I was thoroughly fascinated about learning the anatomy of the human body.  The more I studied about the human body and all its functions, the more it was evident to me that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, crafted by the most creative artist… GOD! Every organ and function was precisely thought out, and made with purpose! It surprises me when people who are lovers of science, don’t believe that God exists! I’ve always believed in God since I was a little girl, but the more I studied science and the human body, the more in awe of Him I was! Continue reading “Detoxify your brain!”

Guest Post: Providence in the Silence

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“Now in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces”… Esther 1:1 

And this is how the story of the Jewish girl Esther begins!  As all of us are probably aware, the book of Esther in the Bible is known for not mentioning God by name even once. But, when reading Esther, it is pretty obvious that God’s presence is felt and hinted at throughout the story.  Many of you may be living out this very theme, I know I am!  This year started out with a mix of supernatural blessings combined with struggle and confusion.  What I mean is, my husband and I had been praying for a house, we were very detailed and specific in our request to God, I had also applied to a job in the Region we were looking to buy the house.  In His awesome Sovereignty and Grace He gave us a house with everything we asked for, it is a new build, finished basement, curb appeal, all the upgrades—and I got the job!  However in the midst of the joys satan was stirring up trouble… the relationships that meant so much to me started to fall apart before my eyes. Everything you can imagine going bad in a relationship began to happen—jealousy, backbiting, misunderstandings.  It is possible for the sun to shine through a torrential rain fall, and that is what most of 2016 has been for me…and maybe you. Continue reading “Guest Post: Providence in the Silence”