Recharging


God bless you,

This morning I just want to encourage you to listen what God is trying to tell you. Be still and let Him do the work. If your constantly talking your so caught up in what you are doing and don’t have the time to listen. In our daily life it is important to listen to what people is trying to say, to filter what is important for you and to listen to God what He is telling you to do with the information that you received. #recharging #break #listening #refill #silence

James 1:19The Message (MSG)

19-21 Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.

sensetive

Jesus made sure that everything was plain and clear explained to us. This is what He Said in John 14:26The Message (MSG)

25-27 “I’m telling you these things while I’m still living with you. The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you. I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.

Be sensitive to the voice of God. Let the Holy Spirit minister to you. Don’t be your own boss but let Jesus own the throne of your heart.

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

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Feeling the shift but not shifting..


God bless you,

Today I’m writing about the fact that you know that there is shift coming but at the end your at the same place. Or the fact you feel like your on a level for a long time but your not moving forward, it seems like your been stuck for quite a time and you just don’t know why. Well we as Christians want grow but we don’t want to leave things behind we want to carry the whole baggage of years ago into something new and God has been telling you for a while you have to let go but your not letting go. Realise and understand this in order for God to shape you into His own image; every time that a shifting must take place in your life you must leave something behind there need to be a sacrifice in your life. It will cost you something, it is the price you have to pay.

You see the scripture says in Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)

1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

For you to grow and to be promoted by God you have to do something for in return. When you came to Christ you had to made the decision between staying in the world or start following Jesus, Accept His living terms for things to work out for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. You had to look at your friendships you have build through year and choose who you will hang with, who will contribute to your new life in Christ. You had to look through your habits and make the decision to quit smoking, dealing drugs, selling yourself for a cheap price and being used by others. Sometimes you have indeed let go but there is still something from the past living in you. A rage, a pain or another baggage you don’t want anyone to know off.

shifting

Every lift as a description of how much weight you can bring into before the door closes and take you to another floor. And you may try to take more and later find out the lift wont work and your stuck in the lift. It’s the same with sometimes He asks from us to break friendships that are not fruitful, sometimes He requires us to be alone so He can deal with us, He even sometimes ask us to throw things out we don’t want to get rid of. This is a sacrifice you have to make.

I can remember my first time flying to Holland I packed my bags but I had overweight and the price I had to pay was so extremely high that there was no other option to leave some behind. And I’m opening this luggage and wondering of which peace of clothing I will leave behind this can be stressful. So I  had to be brave and make a sacrifice (for me it felt that way, love shopping) and leave a quart of it out. You see and when I finally got here I forgot completely of those clothes because now I was elsewhere where shopping was on a whole other level. Every stage brings his own things. #lifelessons

You see Elijah was the master of Elisha and Elisha knew He was going to loose Elijah. Elijah twice tried to leave Elisha behind but it didn’t work cause Elisha was determined to go with him. So Elijah asked Him what is it you want me to do for you before I depart. Elisha answered and said that he wanted to be Him with the same anointing. Elijah replied that is gonna be difficult but when God glory come and you are looking than you will receive what was mine. So it happens. This was planned long before so it worked out for good. (Passage 2 Kings 2:1-14) It was not meant to be for them to be forever together. A new level started for Elisha when Elijah was taken from him.

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

Blessings & Friends..


God bless you,

This morning (day) I want to write you about the reality that we sometimes encounter ourself in. The fact that you ask God to bless someone and the fact you wish them all the best in every area of their life and than when God does so it seems like you are getting mad about the fact that God blessed the brother or the sister but you have been left out. Suddenly you don’t know how to treat them right and with respect because all your mind is focused on is the blessing they just got. (I’m really writing to someone) Sometimes you have friends that wishes you all the best and when God takes you to another level they suddenly cannot handle you anymore. This life everyone has to live individually, everybody grows individually, salvation is individually, so you cannot expect us to be on the same level constantly. It is not a competition, because in every stage there is something to learn a test to pass.

Sometimes you don’t even realise what struggles and demons someone had to fight before getting where they are in life today. The only thing you think is God I’ve been living good, obedient, I’ve been doing everything according the scripture but still you blessed them instead of me. In the story of the prodigal son at some point the oldest son said to his father all this time i’ve been working hard for you, i’ve been on your side and now this son of yours comes home he spend all his money on whores and you go out and throw him a feast? The father replied to him; “31-32 “His father said, ‘Son, you don’t understand. You’re with me all the time, and everything that is mine is yours—but this is a wonderful time, and we had to celebrate. This brother of yours was dead, and he’s alive! He was lost, and he’s found!’” (Luke 11:31-32) In this story you can see that this youngest son struggled with life after he wasted all his money and than come to the realisation that if I work for my father I may have food to eat at the end of the day.

realness

Testimony: I was away for some time handling some things that had to be dealt with. It required from that often I was on the road to have this done in orde for me to get home. One Sunday I get a message that a old fried heard that I was in town but that she didn’t see me, but when she heard I’m on the road with someone else who was helping me at the time with all of these business I had on y plate she got jealous. This friend is someone that I hadn’t spoke with in years we used to be close but know we are on another scale of friendship. I told her that I was not on vacation and that I was in town for business and that time is short for me to visit all these people that expect me to come by. I know that in the time I was off that God hands and favor went before me, doors were opening in such a way that you could see difference, you could have seen God’s glory, so I know what it was what she felt. The point here is we are to caught up to see how others are doing life and forgetting to focus on or own and than blessings come and you aren’t ready for it.

This is what I want to close with its a scripture in 1 Corinthians 13:1-7

“If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

This is what the bible says love thy neighbour as you love yourself. If you can’t love them you have to self search the intentions of thine heart. Check your limit of love before going of blessing everybody and you don’t mean them well to get blessed by the abundance of God.

You may be mad at me for writing this but I want you to realise it and stop looking at life as if someone stole something from you. You have to be openhearted, real in love in order for God to bless you fully.

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

Your presence is better…..


God bless you,

First of all I want to thank my faithful readers that continue to read the blog even thou there was nothing new posted. I appreciate your prayers and the fact that you as reader and follower uphold me. After a few months of struggles and dealing with legal parts after the passing of my mother I’m back. I thank God for His grace and mercy that has kept me so far as I felt I could no longer go on but I knew His presence was there with me along this journey.

Today I want to write you about Moses and the fact that he chose God’s presence over the promise. You see in Exodus 33:3 NIV God says to Moses: “Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.”

You see God promised them long before that He would take them out from Egypt and away from Pharao, He told them that He was going to bring them elsewhere that is far better than where they are currently are. But God also said that He would not go because they don’t listen they are stubborn and if He goes he would probably kill them along the way. But see in vs.12-15 (you can read all of it till 21)

12 Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.”

14 The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”

If you read carefully you’ll see that Moses did tell God all the promises He has been making regarding these people. His nation. Than God replied and said My Presence will go with you, and will give you rest. Than Moses replied and said this: “If Your presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.

God promised them something it was time to get up and leave for a situation that was better than the one they wore in but they refused to go if God’s presence wouldn’t go.

exodus33;3-15

Daily you run after promises God has made you but you forget that His presence need to be there in order for things turn out as they should be. Sometimes you run after promises and God’s presence left or even isn’t there anymore. Things don’t go as it should go and you blame God for it or you are disappointed in people because you forget to invite God’s presence to go before you. You need to have the timing to go with God’s presence infront of you.

Lord you promised me a man. And you are off chasing a man and than suddenly you have the man but marriage doen’t go as planned and you realise God’s presence wasn’t even there.

Lord you promised me abundance, prosperity… You are off chasing career and than suddenly you realise that you are far from God and to busy making career and building nice houses and buying the latest car to drive in.

All these things are good when you don’t forget about God and His presence that is required for direction and favor.

There are many people that has all those things but one thing will differentiate you from them. It will be God’s Presence and His glory covering you.

It is better to live in His presence than to take short cuts to the promise without His presence going in front off you.

I much rather stay in Your Presence God than run after promises and later on realise that your presence wasn’t even there or left.

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

Love conquers all!!


God bless you,

A while ago I wrote a serie on the subject Love-Marriage. Today I just want to encourage you with the following; When you say “I love you” mean it and when you say “I do” live it.

Love can be a feeling but when you take the decision to love someone you will go for it. Don’t be a quitter. The devil is waiting for you to make the move to say I don’t love anymore, I don’t wanna try anymore, I’m tired of this situation and so one. And when he catches you in that mood he will make a move, but be smart and know that the devil is a liar. Love is pure and comes from God. Love will persevere it hopes. So when trials and tribulation come don’t be quick to quit because you’ll be a quitter but be a conquerer and live in victory. Fight for your marriage, don’t let life lessons throw you down, stand firm, everything you go through is to make you stronger to shape you into the man and woman God created you to be. The fight is not against flesh and blood but against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Love doesn’t work like we think. Ooh I love you babe; “do you want to marry me” and you get married and than you will enter an other stage of live your mindset is set to think for “us” instead of “I” and than suddenly you don’t want it anymore you have seen it all. This is not what the bible says about love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV

1 corinthians 13;4-8

Love does not keep track record of everything that went wrong. You know why because when you do so you are quick to quit but when you look at the victories it brings forth hope, joy and love grows. At this point you’ll get motivated about the love you are giving and receiving and will be encouragement to keep on persevering and to keep on fighting.

PS: I love my husband and wouldn’t change him for anything nor anyone. I have told you the bad but now I’m telling you this. I love him and He loves me, so we love each other. We tell it to one and other and we live it. When trials comes we don’t talk I wanna a divorce, we talk with the mindset of analysing the situation, searching for a solution and making sure we are growing through the situation it has been more than 12 years but the love is the same pure. It only encourage me to give more, love more. Im still mesmerised by him. Last Sunday I was preppin’ the sound and I saw Him in the hallway and he looked fine. I give Him a compliment of his look and everybody laugh but this is how you encourage your spouses, motivate them and making sure that the love keeps burning.

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

Believe who you are.


God bless you,

Today I wanna talk about feeling and believing what you are. These two verbs are completely different. Feeling is a emotion that can change. Believing in something is having the conviction that you stand firmly behind that something you believe. No one can change that.  Many times we rely on feelings.. Feelings change; Right now you can feel pretty and later on you see someone that looks prettier to you and than instantly you don’t feel pretty anymore. Right now you can feel loved and later one you see someone getting more love from others and than suddenly you don’t feel loved anymore. Feelings change but what you believe will stay with you.

Psalms 139;13-14

Today I want to encourage you with this Psalms 139:13-14
“13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.”

Know who you are, you don’t need anyone to tell you (it is nice tho once in the while) but know that you are God’s masterpiece, you are what God created you to be and that this is all you need to know. Prince and Princesses of the most high King!!


Remember everything you do is a reflection of who you truly are and want to be. Some things only enhance it more.

Be blessed.
With loving regards,
S.Domitilia

Grieve, mourning and weeping…..


God bless you,

It has been a while since I blogged with regularity, but as you may know my mother was battling cancer and last week the Lord called her to be home with Him. You may be wondering how am I doing well the only thing that I can say right now is; “I’m doing my best to make things work even thou the circumstances and as you also know the strength of the Lord is my joy. You see Nehemiah said in Chapter 8 verse 9b-11 

“This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” 11 The Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for this is a holy day. Do not grieve.”

Grieve is a feeling of a great amount of sorrow at the same time. For some it takes longer to accept – adjust – and to let go. You see it is good to feel the pain and mourn someone, but you have to realise also that you cannot live in pain for the rest of your life and bitter. A part of processing is to recognise and know that the place your loved one is in, their will be no pain (this is if the person lived a good christian life and accepted Jesus as his Saviour and when the person asked for forgiveness for all that has been done that doesn’t please God), then there is hope that we all will be reunited when Jesus comes back. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

1Thessalonians4;13-18

If you take a look at king David he did some things that didn’t please God like when he took the wife of Uriah, Bathsheba. (2 Samuel 11 + 12) Bathsheba became pregnant and David had to cover up some thing so he set Uriah up to fight in a position where he would be killed instantly. After the time of mourning past (which wasn’t long thereafter) he took Bathsheba as his wife and she bore him a son. God spared David but didn’t spare his son so illness came  upon the son of David and he past away. Now this is David his reaction in verse 18-22 of chapter 12 “18 On the seventh day the child died. David’s attendants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, “While the child was still living, he wouldn’t listen to us when we spoke to him. How can we now tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate.” 19 David noticed that his attendants were whispering among themselves, and he realised the child was dead. “Is the child dead?” he asked.“Yes,” they replied, “he is dead.” 20 Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate. 21 His attendants asked him, “Why are you acting this way? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept, but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!” 22 He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live.’ 23 But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”

Even in this time of great loss David got up and he went to the house of the Lord and worshipped. Sometimes we mourn longer than is needed. (no one can condemn you of how long you have to grieve as long as you know that there is hope in Jesus and that making a decision to move on has to be yours to made. This mean accepting the fact that your loved one won’t be coming back right now and that God never intended for you to be pained by losses but it is necessary.)  We want the pain to be a reminder of who your loved one was. This is not necessary while you can have great memories that will fill you with hope and let the love keep on growing even if the person isn’t physically present. Jesus was pained when He heard that Lazarus had past away. He cried over it and moved on. His next step than was to resurrect Lazarus so He did.

God is the author of life, sometimes you don’t get a answer of why that person had to die, but know that when they die in the Lord there will be a festive engagement in heaven. Celebrate their soul in heaven. I know it is hard I have my days, sometimes mood changing but when I think about God his greatness and love and peace I know that beside God and in His presence is where I want to be. He will heal those of broken heart
Psalm 34:18

18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Matthew 5:4 says “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” God will take care of you let Him in and work His ways. Remember everything He does He knows why. Every stage you go through there will be changes and sometimes it requires us to step out of our comfort zone and depend completely upon God. New directions, new things.

Be blessed. You may not agree right now but this is how God work. He is not to blame. This is the truth. Job lost everything but still his hope clinked in God.

With loving regards.

S.Domitilia 

PS: CERTAIN LOVED ONES JUST CANNOT BE REPLACED ONLY GOD CAN FILL UP THE EMPTY SPACE YOU HAVE LEFT IN YOUR CHEST. SO ASK GOD TO HELP YOU DEAL WITH THE PAIN AND COVER YOU WITH HIS LOVE AND GRACE.

I’m struggling


God bless you,

Today I want to talk to you about the struggles of life. Every struggle has a name, maybe your struggling with pain, depression, loss, guilt whatever it is your struggling with. It is a good thing you are still struggling/fighting and pressing forward. You may think why did she just said that it is good to struggle; well let me just say the struggle you are in today will develop the strength you’ll need tomorrow. The true meaning of struggling is to make a forceful or violent effort to get free of restraint or resist attack. In my opinion this mean that you are willing to break free from whatever is holding you back and to make progress.

Let me tell you a little testimony:

I’m a only child, grew up with my mom but we didn’t always get along with each others opinions. You could say I was a little rebels and wanted to do things always my way, so I did. So far I have a good life and got always what I wanted and what I needed. Though I was in my rebellious stage at some point I found out last year that I was not only living for God but also to the opinion what My mom wanted me to become. I was trying to live up to her opinion something that had a hold on me. Last year in October my mom was diagnosed with cancer. It is spreading fast. Right now I have the chance to put everything God thought me to practice and also He is giving me the chance and strength to take care of my Mom. My family and I decided to move in with her and take care of her as long as needed. It feels good to have a bond and take care of her. But while I’m doing this my mind is spinning and I’m thinking the church is like a hospital where sick people come to get healing, restoration, a new chance and to be taken care of.. So even now that I’m in a pretty rough time God is still prepping for the greater. Actually two days ago I got a call of one of the leaders, deacons of my church asking me, that if in case she has to leave that I’d be willing to lead the dance group. My response was yes, whatever God says I should do I’ll do if it is ok with the Pastor of the congregation I’ll do it. (I’m still waiting on the answer of this maybe task and role I’ve to fill….But beside that this is whats happening right now so that is why you’ll experience a little absence on the blog, but I will make sure to post something that will help you in your situation as well)

When you are struggling doesn’t mean you are failing. Every great succes requires some level of struggle to get there. You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it!

romans 5;3-5

Even if your hurting and going to trial, there is always something to learn. I’m still learning. Even tho I have pain in my heart, I’ll cling to hope that whatever God has coming it will be for the Greater. It will be to give Him glory with. It will be to exalt His name and testify to the world of His greatness. Something else I learned is that when you have the feeling that you need someone the most, it is not them you need but it is God. When you think you need someone the most, they are not available you’ll get disappointed but it is just God telling you that you’ll need people but when you need someone the most is because you need God Himself.

For this is what the bible says in Romans 5:3-5
Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

I love you God, through it all I will bless your name. You are the author of life. And I know for sure that every plan you have for me is not to harm me. So whatever it is I’ll follow.. Thank you for the Holy Spirit, You left be behind to serve as our comforter.

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

2015 New beginnings for greater things…


God bless you,

Today I want to boost you with Jeremiah 29:11 but before I do that I want to explain to you what beginning stands for. If you take the word beginning (Genesis) and define it you will come to the conclusion that it means the point in time or space at which something starts or the point at which someone comes to life.

Now the good thing is that before you came to life God knew you, before He formed you He set you apart for the greater(Jeremiah 1:5). And then He tells you that He has a plan to prosper you not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Well it is a good thing that He is a man of His word and that He will make sure to fulfil all His promises made to you. Because the Bible says that He is no man that should lie (Numbers 23:19) and the scripture also says in Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” So this is your assurance for this year that God’s word will stand and prevail till the end.

Jer 29;11

So this is a New year to live and to see God’s promises come to life in your live. As you’re walking towards or into your destiny God will set you up for greater things. Even if you don’t see it right now He will do it. You see when you have faith you will not walk by sight. Trust Gods in all your ways and you will see that He is up to do greater things in your life.

2015 is the year for greater things if you let God have His way.

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

A reminder to me


Today I’m writing to myself..

Every book, article, paper or summary you read there is a introduction. This is mine. Just to be clear that I do not seek recognition in whatever my task for the Lord is, that it is not to gain power, to fit in or something like that. I’m writing this to remind me that in 2015 that this is who I am.

This is me; “I’m not going after power or recognition those who want the platform can take it! My mission is to follow Christ in obedience. Impersonating someone could be fun until you loose yourself in it and forget who you really are! This occasionally will bring collateral damage with it, because someone tried do something that wasn’t theirs to do.. I’m me and I’m real, there is no pretending to be anyone. I just wanna be me. My role model is Jesus… My Inspiration is the Holy Ghost. And my payment (price) will come from God.”

recognition

When you do something for God do it with a pure heart. Be contempt with who you are. God created me for who I am!

Yours faithfully,

S.Domitilia (Me)