Shall we go?!

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. He has saved us and called us to a holy life…” (2 Timothy 1:7-9)

Hey friend! How are you doing today? I hope you are having a good sunday.

Yesterday was a special day! I don’t know if you are aware of this event, but yesterday was the gathering of The Send in Kansas City and it was amazing! I mean, I was not there, I was watching online with some friends, but it was powerful!

This movement, if you don’t know about it, it is a movement of prayer and evangelism that was born in the hearts of several leaders of different countries/movements and the goal is to activate every Christian to go to the fields and preach the Good News of Christ, with passion and authority! It is so powerful, I have to admit that my heart burns for this goal and I was very glad to join in the Send 2020, that happend here in Brazil!

However, my purpose with this post it is not to talk about The Send ,specifically, but to share the need that we Christians have for community! I mean, the whole message is very powerful and necessary, but yesterday during the event, Francis Chan said something really important: It is not only about being send to the fields, but to have a life grounded in God, through a life that involves community(fellowship with the local church) and submision to the Word of God!

It is very easy to embrace this idea of “Let’s start a revolution. Let’s change the world!” but it is very easy to miss the point when you are moving in your own desires and strength! We can easily say: Yes, let’s go, let’s do it! But it is very tricky when we are moving on the wrong perspective!

It is not easy to be patient and understand that we need to take one step at the time! I remember when I was in this DTS school, I experienced a lot of miracles and new things with God and was amazing! But after I came back home, I felt frustrated for a while, because it is hard to slow down and come back to a “normal daily life”. Sometimes, we go back to our local church and we want to change everything, we struggle to connnect with people and the culture of our church.

However, what I’ve learned these past few years is that God is patient and He wants us to be patient with us and the whole process we are being submited!

He wants to be our Lord, partner and guide in everything we do, but it takes time for us to understand that, a life grounded in God’s Word takes time to show the results we want so bad to see!

There is a proper time to everything: To grow roots, to become more mature in our spiritual walk with God, to fruitify! Only on the other side of the “line” the results we expected to see will show up, but we need to be patient!

What I want to share here is that, if you have a passion for the Gospel, with you want to go to the nations, to be a leader or maybe a businnes man or woman to contribute for God’s kingdom and glory, that dream need to be sow, watered, daily cared for and it will grow, but it takes time!

Second, we are not called to walk alone or in our own strength! I have to say that I struggle with this sense of community for a long time! Even for years after I gave my life to Christ, I struggled to connect with others Christians, to let people be part of my life!

Part of the reason was because I was hurted by people and I needed to be healed first! But also because, I had this individualistic sense deep inside, that made me believe for a while I didn’t need people to accomplish my dreams and goals!

That is a big mistake. We can’t accomplish anything great without help, without a good leadership in our lives! First, we have to submit to God’s ways and timing for us, and that part can be very tough and frustrating! If you are a stubborn kind of person like me, you know what I mean!

I suffered a lot before I realized that, I din’t have all the answers or the autonomy I’d like and I needed to submit to God and to the people He put in my life!

So, if you struggle with this kind of rebellious feeling, I encourage you to surrender it to God quickly, so you don’t have to suffer like I did! Submit your mindset, your feelings and beliefs to Him and watch Him change you from the inside out! It is not a easy choice but is totally worth it!

Don’t let your past and traumas isolate you from the body of Christ! We need to walk together in submission and partnership. Like God healed and helped me to see things in a diffrent perspective, I believe He wants to do the same thing for you. You just need to open the door and let Him in!

Yesterday, while I was watching to the Send, I realize how amazing was the work of God in my own life. For a long time, I felt so disconnected from people, so alone in my struggles and, yesterday I was surrounded by good friends!

Friends that God gave me during my walk with my local church, and that makes all the difference in my life! It is so powerful and encouraging to have people we trust and can share our burdens, pray with, laugh together. I am really grateful to Jesus for this gift in my life!

I know that some day my season will change again, that He will send me in a different direction, but till them, I will enjoy the opportunity He gave to be part of His body here and now. I know that I am learning new lessons in every season, with the challenges, opportunities and people He puts in my life!

So don’t feel discouraged, don’t give up! If your dreams are not fulfilled yet, if you are feeling frustrated or isolated, just remember that God is with you, helping you in every battle and every season of your life and, eventually, it will change! New people and opportunities will arrive in your life and you will be ready to receive it!

Just remember that we are all being shaped, challenged, purified by the fires of adversities, but it is not the end! It is just a process and we will succeed, in Jesus name!

Have a great day friends!

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-20)

Do you know what is your purpose?!

“To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
Proverbs 16:1‭, 3

Hey friend! How are you doing?

Today, going through my notes, I found a really interesting exercise that can helps us to take the right direction and find what we are called to do in our lives!

I’ll share here some tips/insights that, I hope, will direct you if you are struggling with this question: What should I be doing with my life?!

Our life’s purpose should define how we spend our time, money and all our efforts. We need to look at it as an investiment, to reap good fruits along the way!

So, take some time to reflect about it and write down some of the signs that points to your main purpose in life or the “Permanent central idea” (In another words: What makes my heart beat faster?!)

Here are some of the signs you may consider to find your “calling”:

-Temper (Strengths and weaknesses of your temper!). You have specific characteristics and abilities that will help you to fulfill your purpose!

-Skills: What do you love to do and also is good at?! That can be a good sign, but also involves things you’d love to do, but are too afraid to start doing!(skills you should develop…)

-Family challenges: What are the challenges you had to face(and overcome) in your family relationships? ( That could be used to help others to be encouraged).

A lot of us have already experienced pain, rejection or lost in our family relationships! Not only victory over a problem, but also the struggles of life, can connect us to other people. People that we can help and also be inspired by! We are here to learn and to teach others.

-Your life story: What are your most difficult experiences? Things that made you stronger and more mature in the process? What do you have learned in your daily battles, that can help people around you, inspiring them to have hope and faith in their own situation?!

God uses our battles to build perseverance and strength inside of us!It also will be a tool to reach our goals and help those around us!

-What do you could do for the rest of your life without being paid? What wakes a deep satisfaction in you?! We all have some activity, some hobby or professional skill that could be used as a tool to build a better life to others and also spread the Word of God! (As for me I can say that writting is one of my passions since I can remember! That makes me feel happy and useful!)

What are some tasks and challenges that makes you feel inspired, energized and fulfilled? That is a good sign for your purpose! It is not the whole answer, but it’s definetely a good tip about the direction you should be taken in your life’s decisions!

I encourage you to make a list of those things and think deeply about it: Am I going into the right direction? Am I investing in something that I really loves and also impacts others in a good way?! Something that will last?!

It is not an easy or quick task, I know. Maybe you are in a season, righ now, where those questions seems pointless, because you don’t see a way through it. But don’t stop dreaming about it, ok?!

Don’t be so hard on yourself! You can dream and, at the same time, start to plant some small seeds now, that will bring good fruits for you in the future!

It is important to acknolegde your dreams and that they matter! Even in times when it seems impossible! I also have my own share of “impossible dreams”.

However, I really love to write them down and read it, every time I need to remember that it’s not the end of the line. God is faithfull and He’ll help me accomplish them! No matter how long it takes.

I know that, if you trust in God and put all your hope in Him, you’ll not be disappointed!

Share your thoughts and dreams with Him and He will plant a good amount of hope and strength in your heart, so you can keep pursuing it, without giving up!

Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him,” declares the Lord.”

“Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, Virgin Israel, return to your towns.” Jeremiah 31:20‭-‬21 NIV

“This is how I FIGHT my battles!”

“Raise a banner on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles.

I have commanded those I prepared for battle; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath—those who rejoice in my triumph.

Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude!Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms,like nations massing together!

The Lord Almighty is musteringan army for war.” Isaiah 13:2-4

Hey guys!

Just a REFLECTION for today!

Battles are part of life! Even more when we are facing a chaotic and uncertain scenario like we are living right now! How do you REACT to those challenges?!

We are living in dark and rough time! A time where most of people are lost and overtaken by doubt and fear,just repeating the same weak and boring mindset!

However, we are called for something greater, a task for the bravest ones, the sons and daughters of the Holy ONE!

Are you READY to answer this call?!

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“É ASSIM QUE EU LUTO MINHAS BATALHAS!”

Levantem uma bandeira no topo de uma colina desnuda, gritem a eles; chamem-nos com um aceno, para que entrem pelas portas dos nobres.
Eu mesmo ordenei aos meus santos; para executarem a minha ira já convoquei os meus guerreiros, os que se regozijam com o meu triunfo.
Escutem! Há um barulho nos montes como o de uma grande multidão! Escutem! É uma gritaria entre os reinos, como nações formando uma imensa multidão! O Senhor dos Exércitos está reunindo um exército para a guerra.” Isaías 13:2-4

Apenas uma REFLEXÃO pra hoje!

As batalhas fazem parte da vida! Ainda mais quando estamos diante de um cenário caótico e incerto, como estamos vivendo agora! Como você reage a esses desafios ?!

Estamos vivendo tempos difíceis e desafiadores! Um tempo em que a maioria das pessoas estão perdidas, tomadas pela dúvida e pelo medo, apenas repetindo a mesma mentalidade fraca e entediante!

Mas somos chamados a algo maior, uma tarefa para os bravos, os filhos e filhas do Santo dos Santos!

Você está PRONTO para responder a esse CHAMADO?!

Breaking intimidation!

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. ” 2 Timoty 1:7-8

Have you ever felt paralyzed by fear and doubt? Well, I have.

Since the beginning of my journey, I had to experience a lot of situation where I felt overhelmed by fear!! That made me wander: Is this really my calling? Why should I keep going if it is not working?

How many times you doubted of yourself? How many times did you let the fear take control and just gave up?

I recently discovered, the root of (probably) every problem I had with fear, doubt and discouragement: Spirit of intimidation!

I had never heard about this before, untill I attended a great course called “Breaking intimidation” by John Bevere! Through this course, wich is also a amazing and very deep book, John shares with us what is intimidation and what it causes in our lives: We lose our place of authority!

The spirit of intimidation triggers confusion, discouragement and frustration. Your goal is to make you lose the right perspective. Everything will seem overwhelming, difficult or even impossible. The stronger the intimidation, the greater the discouragement and hopelessness. If intimidation is not confronted immediately, it will cause you to do things you would never do if you were not under its influence. This is exactly the aim of intimidation.” (from the book Breaking intimidation, by John Bevere)

Like I said, before I knew it, I experienced a lot of intimidation in my life and I can’t count how many times I surrended to fear!

I remenber a lot of situations when God spoke through me, by prayer or testimony but even though I kept thinking it wasn’t right, that I was not able to do what God was telling me to do. Doubts just flooded my mind.

I feared rejection, I continuely questioned myself and, even when God proved to me that He was in control, guiding me to speak or to do something, I still felt insecure! And the reason I faced it was because I let people’s words and opinions about me plant a seed of intimidation!

One great thing that I learned by experience was: The enemy will always use people around you and their words to attack what God has promised to your life, to attack your calling!

God said you gonna be a great teacher? So the enemy will whisper in your head that you are not good enough, that you are able to do it. He will also use people to tell you that you don’t have the skills, the patience, the gift and so on.

I remember a lot of times when people attacked me in specific areas that God had told me He’d made me able to bless others! And through this, the enemy planted intimidation in my mind!

Look at what happens to Moses before he ran alway from the Egypt, in Exodus 2 11-14:

” One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?”

14 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”

Isn’t interesting that this random hebrew just attacked Moses using specificly what God, many years later, would called him to do? Be a leader, to rule and judge over the hebrew people! That was definetely not said by mistake, cause when God calls Moses to go back, the first thing He said was: “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

When we believe in lies said by the enemy about our identity, we gave up the authority that God gave us, as His sons and daughters, to use in a specific calling in our lives.

We do that because we are too afraid to face our accusers, we avoid confront and we fear failure.When it happens, we already are intimidated by this spirit, that paralyze us with fear, doubt and discouragement.

However, we don’t have to keep allowing this spirit to affect our purpose anymore!

Ask the Holy Spirit what or who is intimidating you, what is stopping you from living the fulness of God’s calling to your life! You need to go deep in the root of it, to overcome intimidation, once for all!

We are called to walk in freedom, cause our Father gaves us a spirit of power, love and a sound mind! The mind of Christ, to think and act like Jesus; guided by His perfect will and protected by His love.

I’ll give you a cool advice to discover what God really called you to do! Use the enemy’s words in your favor, make hm work for you! Whatever he says to you, consider the opposite and write it down, as a clue to your calling! It works really well =)

I want to finish it by praying for you!

Father, I thank you cause you chose us to walk in freedom and to free others by the power of your Word! I declare over your sons and daughter a spirit of power,love and a sound mind to walk in boldness, free from all intimidation in their lives! Set our minds free and renew us, open our spiritual eyes to see what is taking us back, help us to gave up of it, to repent and replace this spirit for your promises in our lives. In Jesus name, amen.

*If you want to buy/read John Bevere’s book “Breaking intimidation”, is available here!

Messenger International (John/Lisa Bevere)

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Você já se sentiu paralisado pelo medo e pela dúvida? Bem, eu já!

Desde o início da minha jornada, tive que enfrentar muitas situações em que me senti dominada pelo medo e isso me fez questionar: Será que esse é realmente o meu chamado? Por que eu devo continuar se não tá funcionando?

Quantas vezes você duvidou de si mesmo? Quantas vezes você deixou o medo assumir o controle e desistiu?

Recentemente, eu descobri a raiz de ,provavelmente, todos os problemas que eu tive com medo, dúvida e desânimo: espírito de intimidação!

Eu nunca tinha ouvido falar sobre isso antes, até eu fazer um curso sensacional chamado “Quebrando a intimidação” do John Bevere! Através deste curso, que também é um livro incrível, John compartilha conosco o que é a intimidação e o que isso causa na nossa vida: Nós perdemos nosso lugar de autoridade!

O espírito de intimidação provoca confusão, desânimo e frustração. Seu objetivo é fazer com que você perca a perspectiva correta. Tudo parecerá avassalador, difícil ou até impossível. Quanto mais forte a intimidação, maior o desânimo e a desesperança. Se a intimidação não for confrontada imediatamente, isso fará com que você faça coisas que nunca faria se não estivesse sob sua influência. Esse é exatamente o objetivo da intimidação. “ (do livro Breaking intimidation, de John Bevere)

Como eu disse, antes de descobrir disso, eu me rendi a muita intimidação ao longo da minha vida e nem posso enumerar quantas vezes eu me rendi ao medo!

Lembro-me de muitas situações em que Deus falou através de mim, por oração ou testemunho, mas mesmo assim eu continuei pensando que algo não estava certo, que eu não era capaz de fazer o que Deus estava me dizendo para fazer. As dúvidas inundaram a minha mente.

Eu sempre temi rejeição e me questionei muitas vezes! E, mesmo quando Deus me provou que Ele estava no controle, me guiando a falar ou fazer alguma coisa, eu me senti insegura! E a razão pela qual enfrentei isso, foi porque eu deixei que as palavras e opiniões das pessoas sobre mim plantassem uma semente de intimidação no meu coração!

Uma coisa muito importante que aprendi ao longo dessa experiência foi: O inimigo sempre usará as pessoas ao seu redor e suas palavras para atacar o que Deus prometeu a você, para atacar seu chamado!


Deus disse que você será um ótimo professor,escritor ou talvez um evangelista? Então o inimigo sussurrará em sua cabeça que você não é bom o suficiente, que você não é capaz. Ele também usará as pessoas para lhe dizer que você não tem as habilidades, a paciência, o dom e assim por diante.

Lembro-me de muitas vezes em que as pessoas me atacaram em áreas específicas, áreas que Deus havia me dito que me capacitaria para abençoar os outros! E através disso, o inimigo foi colocando intimidação na minha mente!

Veja o que acontece com Moisés, antes de ele fugir do Egito, em Êxodo 2 11-14:

Certo dia, sendo Moisés já adulto, foi ao lugar onde estavam os seus irmãos hebreus e descobriu como era pesado o trabalho que realizavam. Viu também um egípcio espancar um dos hebreus.
Correu o olhar por todos os lados e, não vendo ninguém, matou o egípcio e o escondeu na areia.
No dia seguinte saiu e viu dois hebreus brigando. Então perguntou ao agressor: “Por que você está espancando o seu companheiro? “
O homem respondeu: “Quem o nomeou líder e juiz sobre nós? Quer matar-me como matou o egípcio? ” Moisés teve medo e pensou: “Com certeza tudo já foi descoberto!


Não é interessante que esse hebreu, “do nada” tenha atacado Moisés usando especificamente o que Deus, muitos anos depois, o chamou para fazer? Ser um líder, para governar e julgar o povo hebreu!

Definitivamente, isso não foi dito por acaso, porque quando Deus chama Moisés para voltar ao Egito, a primeira coisa que ele fala é: “Quem sou eu para ir ao Faraó e tirar os israelitas do Egito?”

Quando acreditamos nas mentiras ditas pelo inimigo sobre nossa identidade, renunciamos à autoridade que Deus nos deu, como Seus filhos e filhas, para exercer um chamado específico em nossas vidas.

Fazemos isso porque temos muito medo de enfrentar nossos acusadores, evitamos confrontos e tememos o fracasso. Quando isso acontece, já estamos intimidados por esse espírito, que nos paralisa com medo, dúvida e desânimo.

No entanto, não precisamos continuar permitindo que esse espírito continue a afetar nosso propósito!

Pergunte ao Espírito Santo: O que ou quem está me intimidando, o que está me impedindo de viver a plenitude do chamado de Deus para minha vida?! Você precisa se aprofundar na raiz disso, para superar a intimidação de uma vez por todas!

Somos chamados a andar em liberdade, porque nosso Pai nos deu um espírito de poder, amor e uma mente sã! A mente de Cristo, para pensar e agir com clareza; guiados por Sua perfeita vontade e protegidos por Seu amor.

Vou te dar um conselho bem legal para descobrir o que Deus realmente te chamou para fazer: Use as palavras do inimigo a seu favor, faça ele trabalhar pra você! Tudo o que ele te disser, considere o contrário e anote isso, como uma pista para o seu chamado! Funciona muito bem =)

Quero terminar orando por você!

Pai, obrigado porque o Senhor nos escolheu para andar em liberdade e libertar outros pelo poder da sua Palavra! Eu declaro sobre seus filhos e filhas, um Espírito de poder, amor e uma mente sã para andar com ousadia, livres de toda intimidação em suas vidas! Liberte nossas mentes e renove-nos com a Sua Palavra; abra nossos olhos espirituais para ver o que está nos segurando, ajude-nos a abrir mão disso, nos arrepender e substituir esse espírito pelas suas promessas em nossas vidas. Em nome de Jesus, amém.

“Come and sit with me, see the sight from here…”

Hello everyone!(Is there anybody here?! lol).

My  name is Dayane and I decided to create this blog to share a little bit if my experiences and to write my thoughts ( that makes me feel lighter).But I have to warn you, I never was good in share my feelings and thoughts with anyone, so be patient and kind with me!

I hope this blog  help me (and you) to understand a little bit more about  life, God´s plans and will! Yeah, cause this is the main point of all, my friends. What God wants to do through our lives and how He works! So…be welcome =)

I want to talk about my last experiences and that involves a trip to Nepal, a mission(to share the gospel), the calling of God and how everything started!

I don´t know if I will be able to organize this crazy history in a understandable way, but I´ll try. Before I share my notes about this whole experience I want to tell a little bit about my life and testimony, how Jesus started to make sense to me and how He called me to walk in a crazy and amazing journey with Him!

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Olá pessoal! (tem alguém aí?! rs).

Meu nome é Dayane e decidi criar este blog para compartilhar um pouco das minhas experiências e escrever meus pensamentos, porque isso me ajuda a me sentir mais leve. Mas eu tenho que avisá-los, eu nunca fui boa em compartilhar meus sentimentos e pensamentos com ninguém, então sejam pacientes e gentis comigo!

Espero que este blog me ajude (e a vocês) a entender um pouco mais sobre a vida, os planos e a vontade de Deus! Sim, porque este é a principal questão, meus amigos. O que Deus quer fazer através de nossas vidas e como Ele trabalha! Então … sejam bem-vindos =)

Eu quero falar sobre minhas últimas experiências e isso envolve uma viagem ao Nepal, uma missão (compartilhar o evangelho), o chamado de Deus e como tudo começou! Não sei se vou conseguir organizar essa história maluca de uma maneira compreensível, mas vou tentar. Antes de compartilhar minhas anotações sobre toda essa experiência, quero contar um pouco sobre minha vida e testemunho, como Jesus começou a fazer sentido para mim e como Ele me chamou para caminhar em uma louca e incrível jornada com Ele!