Rise above


God bless you,

Today I’m writing about a matter that’s been addressed to me by the saints of God. The building of gathering is not the church, as different as we are and as unique as we were created, together we form the church. When something happens to you and you don’t like it pray about it, be the change and rise above it.

Examples: whenever there is a conflict (of interest) I keep calm, I pray and I ask God to help me. Don’t judge sometimes I get addressed in a certain way, that other people question themselves why do I accept that. (with attitude or a poor language) And as in my turn I don’t reply in the same way, I keep calm and address the issue as the bible puts it with peace, gentleness and self-control Galatians 5:22 This doesn’t mean I don’t get angry but I don’t act out of anger I pray that God’s power and Holy Spirit can change the situations and my feelings that I have at the time. By saying this whenever people approach you in a certain way it does not have anything to do with you but everything to do with the condition of the other party involved. 

When feelings come up you need to analyse is this coming from God or is this coming from my own human flesh and desires. Peoples actions can affect you but it can’t separate you from God’s love. In some experiences you can choose to see to good perspective or the bad (I choose to see the good). If you focus on the bad only bad decision and actions will proceed. I quoted a while ago, “People see faults and flaws in others whenever they become a threat to their own life”. 

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There is no reason in church that can stop me from going to church, lets say:

  • If people don’t like you, be happy you are different, not everybody has to like you, as it is for you love them with the love of God don’t be move by the fact that they don’t like you.
  • If people have a poor way to speak to you, don’t be moved by their action or address in the same way, rise above and address it with peace, love, kindness and self-control.
  • If you feel used by others, don’t worry, God will see your effort He will reward you for your work, as it is for you see the matter that you are called to serve others. You are doing good by God.
  • In everything you do be humble, don’t be moved by people, be guided by the Holy Spirit. None of those mentioned things above are a reason to leave the church. You need to be the example. You need to be the light. God will reveal everything in His proper time. Whenever you’ve been wronged, forgive each other and keep moving forward. Don’t spin backwards and hold grudges.

The bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:8-11: We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 

This means in order for people to see Christ through you, you need to pay the price. You will experience things, but don’t harden your heart. Pray and let God reveal His plan and purpose for you in the matter. Opinion of others can not cause you to stop doing what God has called you to do. Keep pressing, rise above everything that is holding you back.

I pray that God’s power and Holy Spirit will change and reveal to you the reason why you are experiencing these things. God is ready for your next level are you?

Be blessed.

ShainaLiMargaritha

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Rebuilding is a process


 

Hey there today I’m writing you from the thought that sometimes we find ourself connected the wrong people and in that moment you don’t see what the damage is. The text is based on Nehemiah 2 en 1 Peter 5:8

There need to be breakage before healing. Nothing is rebuild overnight. When God leaves you in the fire is because that’s the only way you can see God. When you can shout in the furnace you can shout when you get out. God provides revelation in the situation. Maybe the prayer your praying doesn’t need to be change my situation but give me revelation.

The most vulnerable time in ones life is when you are tired and gave everything away. the devil has time to wait on a opportunity to sneak in and if you are off guard it will bring you down. Small gesture can bring down great people. When you are tired everybody that pretend to listen will do. everybody that says anything nice to you, you will be attracted to. Bad company corrupts good character. Bad company on a long term will affect your health, your finance and your strength. It will cause you to feel as if you are in the lowest moment of your life.)non deserving of God’s love, this is a lie of the devil)  It’s the feeling like hanging on a cord without getting any air, it is the feeling of being scared that the cord will break and cause a separation between you and God.That is why we need to be alert and of sober mind. cause the enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8.

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Sometimes the things that seems to be of no harm will be harmful.  Sometimes we overestimate or strength just to find out that the place we are in we are selling ourself short. We need to back off and seek God.

As a person that has the calling of leadership on your life and you are functioning as leader you can not let everybody in your space. Some people will take from you without putting it back.(strength, energy , ideas…) They suck the energy out of you. they bring you down for Satan’s pleasure. Satan uses people to get what he wants. He will laugh at you in your down moment. When he thinks you don’t have the strength to get up he will find peace. But as soon as you plan to start rebuilding all hell is going to break loose. He will use strategies to bring you down. (he will ridicule you, intimidate you, scare you.. but satan’s plans are not unknown for those who pray and seek God)

  1. A leader must spend a lot of time alone. (Neh. 2:11) Sometimes you have to go apart before you fall apart. You have to unload before you overload. When you are alone you can hear from God. In your solitude you can get a plan and power.
  2. A leader takes the time to gather the necessary information/facts (Neh. 2:13). If you don’t have the facts you will make the wrong decision based only on your feelings.
  3. A leader understand the devil plan and the divine plan is based on details. If you are not a detail-oriented you will mess your life up. A leader pays attention to the details but is not bogged down in the details. You cannot rebuild while micromanaging everything and everybody.
  4. A leader understand that timing and words are important. (Neh. 2:16) Sharing information to soon gives people the time to come up with reasons why your idea won’t work. Be careful who you trust your good stuff too. Have a strategy. The devil sure as hell will have one.
  5. A leader must always focus on the big picture. 2:15
  6. A good leader knows how to motivate people
  7. A good leader knows when to confront the enemy.

Testimony:

While I was going through my now cancelled divorce procedure, I was down, this action of mine caused me a lot of stress I was loosing weight. It caused me my energy. In that time I connected with a person who I confided somethings cause my emotion were all over the place and you could read them of my face. Without noticing this person was trying to pretend to care by saying nice things like I understand, if you need to talk I’m here. Sooner than I expected I was constantly messaging on whats-app. Without knowing I was being carried away. I was feeling tired the whole time, couldn’t give anyone no motivational word, my problems were growing bigger. The demand and the feeling of obligation towards the wrong person began to grow. It was like this person couldn’t be missed in my life.. But the one Person I couldn’t be separated from was the love of God. So I decided that whatever that I can get from God I would take, if it is the same song I will praise Him with, if it is same sentence “Help me Lord” I would say. In my silence I would here Him over and over “Stop talking, Stop exposing yourself, don’t look back” Than one day when I had enough of fighting my own will vs. God’s will, after a service on sunday I messaged this person and I said you are withholding me from God, I choose no longer to give you my time. I’m choosing God over you. I have know broken that line of connection that was causing frequency damage. The truth to be told after this action I missed talking to this person it was as if this person has gotten under my skin. This person became to important in my life just to find out that I was blinded and of guard. Know that I’m aware of this I thank God that he brought me out of the mess I’ve created for myself. I’m free, not looking back. I’m going forward with Jesus in front of me behind me and next to me.

Be blessed,

Shaina Domitilia-Margaritha

He moves mountains!


Gods blessings be upon you. Good morning. Today I just hope to shine some of Jesus His  light in that ugly situation you may finding yourself in.

You see when you read the bible it says that He is the same yesterday, today and forever more. He is not changing; situations change, people change, the system may fail you but He will never change nor fail you. He is an everlasting God and if He is an everlasting God than I have an everlasting blessing, you have an everlasting blessing.

When I think back on all that He has done, all the miracles I received, all that I’ve been healed from, all that He has deliver me from, all that I been blessed with… I know that He can do the same for you. He did not do it only for me but He did it for all those characters you can read of in the bible. This is prove that if He did it for me and them, He surely can do it for you. Just believe that the Everlasting God is bigger, mightier and stronger. He can bring you out, He can deliver you, He is everything you need in the less expected time. He is never late, just when you think is not going to happen hold on to Him and you will see His glory.

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If you think the situation is big and there is not a solution for it so it will be. But if you think that God is bigger and you believe with all your mind, heart and strength without doubting his ability.. you will see that everything that seemed big is small.

With faith you can move mountains.

Bible verses that prove to you that He is the one that can do it for you and for me:

Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be raised up,
    every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
    the rugged places a plain.

Job 9:4-5 His wisdom is profound, his power is vast.
    Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?
He moves mountains without their knowing it
    and overturns them in his anger.

Matthew 21:21 21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.

Isaiah 41:15 15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,
    new and sharp, with many teeth.
You will thresh the mountains and crush them,
    and reduce the hills to chaff.

Ezekiel 38:20 20 The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.

I hope you will be blessed. Change your perspective of seeing things. All you need is Him. What seems impossible for men is possible for God. Consult the Holy Spirit for wisdom through every situation you may be going through.

My praise: When I didn’t have the strength, the Holy Spirit was pleading for me and fighting for me. In my most peaceful and quiet place in my interior I was crying out for His help. It felt like I was not able to stand up back, but than He stepped in the most perfect time and change my tragedy into a teaching message. My sadness into joy. He turned it all around. So I believe with you today that God will do it for you.

Hold on and never let go. Be blessed. From my heart tot yours.

S. Domitilia-Margaritha

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.

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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

A vital life..


God bless you,

This morning I want to remember you why it so important that we are constantly talking to God. (praying) When you pray doesn’t necessarily mean you have to ask for something. You can be grateful and thankful for what God is doing. Grateful for life because this was not promised to you it is by His grace..Grateful that He will never forsaken you, give your praise to God, Exalt Him, Glorify Him… Now a days we have a attitude that when we need something we know what prayer means. Prayer is not a option to get out of trouble. Sometimes prayer brings relief, you can see with clarity a way out all that stress has covered with darkness. You now have hope.

For Paul praying was not a option it was a vital question. Paul writes in
1 Thessalonians 5:17 that we must pray without ceasing..Also in the book of Romans chapter 12:12 he says:” Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” When your faithful to something you can also say you are committed to it.. Commit yourself in prayer. Talk to God about everything. There is nothing you can say to God that He already didn’t know about.

Ephesians 6;18

You must be driven by the Holy Ghost to connect with the Father, it is not a routine it is a act inspired and driven by the Holy Ghost.
Ephesians 6:18 says “ And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

If you look at Jesus, He was disciplined in prayer. His ministry begun with praying and fasting. Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’

The first church in acts 2:42 lived in a atmosphere of praying;They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

We must be constantly in prayer. Prayer builds us up. When you pray you are keeping the line of communication between you and God open. Remember that when you communicate with someone you have to give them the space to reply back. Give God the chance to answer back to you.

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

 

Rest in the Lord.


God bless you,

Before yo knew God you worked hard, you tried everything to make everything going. There maybe even times you had to consult a psychologist because emotionally you were burdened. You didn’t even know where to go.

Now you Jesus, the saviour the One who came to set an example, the One that has been crucified and resurrected again. He left the world leaving you with a Counselor, The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit if you listen to Him can give you an exact indication when your tired, when to leave things in Gods hands and when you need to take a rest.

But what the problem now seems to be is. You are used to handle your own problems, you are used to work hard to make life going, you are used to take care of others but you forget all about yourself. Sometimes it can even bring depression, sickness or sometimes even spiritual death because you r to often busy and don’t take the proper time with God.

Bible says in Matthew 11:28, 29b

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”
29  ………”for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Now this is an invitation you can’t let go. Let God help you, ask God to lighten your burdens. Take a vacation if necessary, do things that make you feel relief and that will renew your strengths. Trust God with any situation because He can handle it.

You know what? God knows you need rest so He himself will lead you beside quiet waters and will refresh your soul.

psalm 23;2-3

Psalms 23:2-3 NIV
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.

Be blessed. Take good care of yourself!

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

In pursuit of The Living God…


God bless you,

Sometimes you encounter yourself at home or in the service and your singing as loud as you can and waving your hands, clapping and whatsoever you do while the praise and worship is going but you don’t realise your spirit is in captivity. He can get out because you are not in the right position to pursuit God. Maybe at that moment of praise and worship your thoughts were completely elsewhere. I challenge you to worship yourself in spirit and truth through this Weekend. You are here as a servant of God, not to get the glory but to give Him the Glory He only deserves. It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people God is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before Him in their worship. 

                        john 4;24

 

John 4:24 :  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Your body needs water and food so it will be strong and does not dry out. It’s the same with your spirit, you need the living word and the praise and worship that enlightens your spirit. (Think about it!)

Be blessed.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia

Hungry and Thirsty


God bless you,

Today you may read the title and think that I’m talking about food. Or that I am in need of food. But I’m not talking about bread nor water. I’m talking about the Well of Salvation and about every Word that comes out of God’s mouth. You know this may sound funny but there are times you are craving for something you don’t even know what it is. You are longing for something but you can’t find it. You want to fulfil a need, desire but you don’t know where to start so you may achieve it. You talk with lots of people each of one tell you something different than what you need to here. That one word that keeps you thinking acting towards it.

Today I’m going to take two parts of the scripture to illustrate to you that you need Jesus. (I need Him to) Not only your flesh, your human body needs food so it don’t dehydrate; but the spiritual part needs food to.

John chapter 4 verse 10 – 15

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

Jesus was in Judaea He left, and departed again into Galilee. During this trip He had to go through Samaria. He send His disciple to go into the city so they can bring something to eat. In the meanwhile Jesus went to sit next to a well, where He encounter this woman of Samaria. She came to pull water out of the well. That is when Jesus started to talk to her despite their differences. Jesus asked her for some to drink. The woman replied saying that “How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me,….” this is when Jesus offer her something yet much better than she could even imagine. Living water, water that shall be unto you and me a well of water springing up into everlasting life. When you drink from this water Jesus Him self  you will not thirst anymore.

When you read the Bible it speaks to you in so much kind of ways, that every you need you have shall be answered. Every craving you have there will be and answer a portion out of the Bible that will fulfil the need. If it’s something wrong you craving after pray about it and let the Holy Spirit take it away and fulfil you with the Godly things, things God desire from you.

When Jesus was tempted in the desert by satan and he tried to get Him to change the stones into bread Jesus replied;

Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Deuteronomy 8:3)

So every word based on the Bible spoken to you, will speak life unto you. It doesn’t matter how God comes in; if it is through a song, a preaching or through someone who gave you a motivational text. God will find a way  only if you want to let Him in. By this I mean only when you recognise that everything you consumed didn’t fulfil your cravings and that God the only One is that can do so. Be like the Samaritan woman that said unto Jesus; “give me of this water, that I thirst not,..”

Hope you’ve been refreshed by this word. God bless you.

With loving regards,

S.Domitilia