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Align your pesrpective!

Hello dear reader! How are you doing?

Today we are beginning a new year! Thank God we survived till here, right?! Kkkkk

Jokes aside, I just want to encourage you to look ahead with the right perspective: If you had a tough year, remember, you got stronger through the process( even if you can’t realize it yet). And you can choose to look forward with hope, knowing that God is the One who makes all things new!

If you had a good year or you started a tough year but finished well (like me =) ,you have a lot of reasons to be thankful for, and to look forward with gratitude and keep growing! Enjoy your good time to go deeper in the things that is working now and also to improve your relationship with God and those around you!

Every day is a new day to start fresh, to be hopeful and try again, no matter if you failed yesterday. Today is another chance and you can choose to look to yourself and to the cirscumtances around you with a renewed hope!

Our strength is in the Lord and He never fails! He is a good father. Don’t forget that!

Have a great year folks! That’s all for today. See you next time!

Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense with my God.”

And now the Lord says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him— for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord, and my God has become my strength— he says: “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nation, the servant of rulers: “Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

Thus says the Lord: “In a time of favor I have answered you; in a day of salvation I have helped you; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, to establish the land, to apportion the desolate heritages,saying to the prisoners, ‘Come out,’ to those who are in darkness, ‘Appear.’ They shall feed along the ways; on all bare heights shall be their pasture; they shall not hunger or thirst, neither scorching wind nor sun shall strike them, for he who has pity on them will lead them, and by springs of water will guide them.
Isaiah 49:1-‬10 ESV

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God still answers our prayers!

“I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn; then I called out to God for help: “Please, God!” I cried out. “Save my life!” God is gracious—it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. I said to myself, “Relax and rest. God has showered you with blessings. Soul, you’ve been rescued from death; Eye, you’ve been rescued from tears; And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling.”
Psalm 116:1‭-‬8 MSG

Hey friend!

Passing by just to remind you that God still answers His children’s prayers!

He hears our cry and He fills our lives with good things, at the right time!

All of us who hopes in Him will not be disapppointed. Even when the processes are hard and we are going through tough seasons. He is still present, He is always faithful!

Looking through my pics today, I saw some special faces of people that Jesus gave me in this season of my life, and I feel so blessed!

Not long time ago I was feeling very lonely and isolated and I prayed for Jesus to bring special people into my life and He definetely did it!

Today I can say that I received things from Jesus that I prayed for, for a long time! Yes, we have to ask, and wait and cry for a while, but He listens to our cry and He teachs us to be perseverant! That is part of our growth!

If you did not received what you have been asking for, keep asking and trusting! Don’t give up! God is right there with you, giving you strength and hope to keep waliking on His plans for you!

We can learn to be satisfied and grateful through the journey! It is not about the destination only, but how we walk our way through it, in a daily basis!

God is reminding you to smile today, be happy and thankful today! And not spend your entire time thinking about what you may get in the future!

Let’s invite His Presence into every detail of our daily lives! That’s the better way to enjoy wich day as a blessing, because “this is the day that the Lord has made, so let’s us rejoice and be glad!”

Have a great sunday friends!

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Joy during trials!

Hey friend!!

Do you know the difference between experiencing joy and feeling happy? In this podcast, my favorite couple of all times, John and Lisa, explain how we can maintain joy during hardship! Because life is full of challenges, right?!

I hope it encourages you to keep believing in what God has promised you, despite of all the circumstances, because that is what means “the godly(or the righteous) will live by faith”.

The bible has a lot of references about keeping the joy of the Lord, no matter what. Be inspired by these verses and use it to fight back discouragement, every time you need it!

“Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope! “( Romans 15:13)

“The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of God are plain and easy on the eyes. God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of God are accurate down to the nth degree.” Psalm 19:7-9


River fountains splash joy, cooling God’s city, this sacred haunt of the Most High. God lives here, the streets are safe, God at your service from crack of dawn. Godless nations rant and rave, kings and kingdoms threaten, but Earth does anything he says.Psalm 46:4-6

“You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” Hebrews 1:9

Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”(Psalm 51:12)

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4)

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Understanding our seasons!

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,we were like those who dreamed.
 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
    and we are filled with joy.

 Restore our fortunes, Lord,
    like streams in the Negev.
 Those who sow with tears
    will reap with songs of joy.
 Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.”

Hey friend! How are you doing today? I hope you are doing great!

This beautiful Psalm talks deeply into my heart about the seasons in our lives! Not only that, but also how important it is not to lose sight of what God promised and what He already did for us!

We all have promises (if you are a Christian) not yet fulfilled in our lives, right?! Sometimes all we have in the “wilderness seasons” is the hope that one day God will do what He has promised to us!

However, even in our toughest seasons, when we are tired and discouraged, we can choose to bring to our minds what He already did for us! That will definitely feed our hearts with hope and strength our faith!

An important thing to keep in mind is that: God is always working, in us and for us! Even when we feel desperate and alone, He is there, building strength inside of us and refining our character. He is also holding us together and comforting our hearts, so we don’t give up!

If you are in a good and light season, enjoy it the best you can and be grateful to God and generous to others, because God is giving you rest!

If you are in a hard season, be strong and corageous! Remember that God is with you, sustaining you, so you can face one battle at the time. Take the best you can from this process! Learn with the challenges and grow in wisdom and patience.

No matter what we are going through this season, God remains faithful and He is a good and loving Father. He will accomplish everything He promised for us and for our family! Not only in this life, because He has a much better and everlasting reward for us! Keep that in mind.

That’s all folks. Have a peaceful day! =)

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

Entendendo as temporadas da vida! 💚💛🧡❤🤍

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Quando o Senhor trouxe os cativos
    de volta a Sião, foi como um sonho.
Então a nossa boca encheu-se de riso,
e a nossa língua de cantos de alegria.
Até nas outras nações se dizia:
    “O Senhor fez coisas grandiosas

    por este povo”.
Sim, coisas grandiosas fez o Senhor por nós,
por isso estamos alegres.

Senhor, restaura-nos,
assim como enches
    o leito dos ribeiros no deserto.
Aqueles que semeiam com lágrimas,
com cantos de alegria colherão.
Aquele que sai chorando
    enquanto lança a semente,
voltará com cantos de alegria,
    trazendo os seus feixes.

Ei amigo! Como você está ? Espero que você esteja muito bem!

Esse Salmo inspirador fala profundamente ao meu coração sobre as estações da vida! Não apenas isso, mas também como é importante não perder de vista o que Deus prometeu e o que Ele já fez por nós!

Todos nós temos promessas (se você é cristão) ainda não cumpridas em nossas vidas, certo?! Às vezes, tudo o que temos nas “estações secas” é a esperança de que um dia Deus fará o que nos prometeu!

No entanto, mesmo em nossas épocas mais difíceis, quando estamos cansados ​​e desanimados, podemos escolher trazer à nossa mente o que Ele já fez por nós! Isso certamente alimentará nossos corações com esperança e fortalecerá nossa fé!

Uma coisa importante que devemos ter em mente é: Deus está sempre trabalhando, em nós e por nós! Mesmo quando nos sentimos desesperados e sozinhos, Ele está lá, fortalecendo-nos internamente e refinando nosso caráter. Ele também está nos mantendo de pé e confortando nossos corações, para não desistirmos!

Se você está em uma estação leve e feliz, aproveite o melhor que puder e seja grato a Deus e generoso com os outros, porque Deus está lhe dando descanso!


Se você está passando por uma época difícil, seja forte e corajoso! Lembre-se de que Deus está com você, sustentando-o, para que você possa enfrentar uma batalha de cada vez. Tire o melhor que puder desse processo! Aprenda com os desafios e cresça em sabedoria e paciência.

Não importa o que estejamos passando nesta temporada, Deus permanece fiel e Ele é um bom Pai. Ele vai cumprir tudo o que prometeu para a nossa vida e nossa família! Não apenas nessa vida, pois o melhor ainda está por vir, sua recompensa é eterna! Lembre-se disso.

Isso é tudo pessoal. Tenham um dia abençoado! =)

Porque sou eu que conheço os planos que tenho para vocês’, diz o Senhor, ‘planos de fazê-los prosperar e não de lhes causar dano, planos de dar-lhes esperança e um futuro. 12 Então vocês clamarão a mim, virão orar a mim, e eu os ouvirei. 13 Vocês me procurarão e me acharão quando me procurarem de todo o coração. 14 Eu me deixarei ser encontrado por vocês’, declara o Senhor, ‘e os trarei de volta do cativeiro.[a] Eu os reunirei de todas as nações e de todos os lugares para onde eu os dispersei, e os trarei de volta para o lugar de onde os deportei’, diz o Senhor.” (Jeremias 29)

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Embracing a free life!

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.  So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

In this pasage, we see that Jesus gives us a KEY to freedom: Remain with the truth, remain on His Words!

In a world sank in relativism, where people encourage us to embrace “our own truth” it is easy to get lost! However, we have a anchor! We can choose to embrace Christ’s direction for us and stay grounded in the truth of God’s Word!

It is not always easy, I know! Our minds will try to trick us, because we grew up hearing a lot of things that misled us!

Embracing freedom it’s a daily process! The truth will sets us free, but we have to choose it every day, step by step, in our commom lives.

I remember a lot of times when I doubted of what God was saying to me, about who I am! I doubted that I was free, brave or strong, because the past experiences told me the opposite!

That’s why we need to say YES to Jesus everyday! When we choose to believe His Words, daily, our minds are renewed by the Word of God. Little by little, the lies are unmasked and we are able to see the truth about God and about ourselves: We are free people, chosen by God, to be His sons and daughters!

No matter what people say about you or about the future: God’s Words remain as a foundational rock. It is settled, yesterday, today and forevermore. We can rest on this truth!

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

You are not a slave of your past anymore. You are not bounded in the labels people put on you. You are a new creature in Christ. You are free through the blood of Christ. Praise the Lord!

Embrace this freedom today and let Jesus change your reality. Step into the reality of God! He has so much more for us, more than anything we could ask or imagine. His plans for us are good and He is holding our lives together!

Choose to believe, even when the circumstances are contrary to the promises. Remain on the truth means that we are going to declare the truth of God over our present and future, no matter how we feel or how things looks like today.

We are called to live not by what we see, but by what God says about us. We are driven by eternity!

Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

“Jesus, help us to embrace your truth today. Open our ears so we can hear Your voice. Open our eyes so we can see your beautiful Presence in our lives! Silence the lies inside our heads, so we can hear your peaceful voice, speaking truth over us! We choose to believe in you today, and everyday! Help us to be consistant in our faith walk, Lord! In Jesus name, amen!”

Abraçando uma vida de liberdade!

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“Disse Jesus aos judeus que haviam crido nele: “Se vocês permanecerem firmes na minha palavra, verdadeiramente serão meus discípulos. 32 E conhecerão a verdade, e a verdade os libertará”.

33 Eles lhe responderam: “Somos descendentes de Abraão e nunca fomos escravos de ninguém. Como você pode dizer que seremos livres?”

Jesus respondeu: “Digo-lhes a verdade: Todo aquele que vive pecando é escravo do pecado. O escravo não tem lugar permanente na família, mas o filho pertence a ela para sempre.  Portanto, se o Filho os libertar, vocês de fato serão livres.” 

Nesta passagem, vemos que Jesus nos dá uma CHAVE para a liberdade: Permanecer com a verdade, permanecer na Sua Palavra!

Em um mundo afundado em relativismo, onde as pessoas nos encorajam a abraçar “nossa própria verdade”, é fácil se perder! No entanto, temos uma âncora! Podemos escolher abraçar a direção de Cristo para nós e permanecer firmados na verdade da Sua Palavra!

Nem sempre é fácil, eu sei! Nossas mentes vão tentar nos enganar, porque crescemos ouvindo muitas mentiras!

Abraçar a liberdade é um processo diário! A verdade nos libertará, mas temos que escolhê-la todos os dias, passo a passo, em nossa vida comum.

Lembro-me de muitas vezes em que eu duvidei do que Deus estava dizendo a meu respeito! Eu duvidei que fosse livre, corajosa ou forte, porque as experiências anteriores me diziam o contrário!

É por isso que precisamos dizer SIM a Jesus todos os dias! Quando decidimos crer em Suas Palavras, diariamente, nossas mentes são renovadas pelo declarar da Sua Palavra. Aos poucos, as mentiras são desmascaradas e podemos ver a verdade sobre Deus e sobre nós mesmos: Somos um povo livre, eleito por Deus para ser Seus filhos e filhas!

Não importa o que as pessoas digam sobre nós ou sobre o futuro: As palavras de Deus permanecem como uma rocha fundamental. Está eternamente estabelecida: Ontem, hoje e sempre. Podemos descansar nesta verdade!

Portanto, se o Filho os libertar, vocês de fato serão livres.” 

Você não é mais um escravo do seu passado. Você não está limitado pelos rótulos que as pessoas colocaram em você. Você é uma nova criatura em Cristo. Você foi liberto pelo sangue de Cristo. Glória a Deus por isso!

Abrace esta liberdade hoje e deixe Jesus mudar a sua realidade. Entre na realidade de Deus! Ele tem muito mais para nós, mais do que qualquer coisa que possamos pedir ou imaginar. Seus planos para nós são bons e Ele é quem sustenta as nossas vidas, hoje e sempre!

Escolha acreditar, mesmo quando as circunstâncias forem contrárias às promessas. Permanecer na verdade significa que vamos declarar a verdade de Deus sobre nosso presente e futuro. Não importa como nos sentimos ou como as coisas pareçam hoje.

Somos chamados a viver não pelo que vemos, mas pelo que Deus diz sobre nós. Somos movidos pela eternidade!

Disse Jesus aos judeus que haviam crido nele: “Se vocês permanecerem firmes na minha palavra, verdadeiramente serão meus discípulos. 32 E conhecerão a verdade, e a verdade os libertará”.

“Jesus, ajude-me a abraçar sua verdade hoje! Abra meus ouvidos para que eu possa ouvir Sua voz. Abra meus olhos para que eu possa ver a sua gloriosa Presença em minha vida! Silencie as mentiras dentro da minha cabeça, para que eu possa ouvir sua voz calma, falando a verdade sobre mim! Eu escolho acreditar em Ti hoje, e todos os dias! Ajude-me a ser consistente na minha caminhada de fé, Senhor! Em teu nome eu oro, amém! “

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Joy like an overflowing river!

I’ve loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love. If you remain intimately at home in my love, you’ll keep my commands. That’s what I’ve done—kept my Father’s commands and made myself at home in his love.” (John 15:9-10)

You didn’t choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.(John 15:16)

 “But remember the root command: Love one another.” (John 15:17)

“When a woman gives birth, she has a hard time, there’s no getting around it. But when the baby is born, there is joy in the birth. This new life in the world wipes out memory of the pain. The sadness you have right now is similar to that pain, but the coming joy is also similar. When I see you again, you’ll be full of joy, and it will be a joy no one can rob from you. You’ll no longer be so full of questions.” (John 16:21-23)

Hey friends!

Today I want to share what I read in my devotional time with you!

What can we take from this amazing affirmations?!

-Jesus has LOVED US first! Before we make a move, before we were even born, through His love we were created to be His and bear good fruit, fulfilling the purpose He has for us! It is not something we achieved by an effort, but a free gift from above!

-He choses us, not the other way around! The only thing we have to do it’s to say YES! Yes to this amazing and transforming love that set us free from all bondage. We are sons and daughters of God, part and representatives of and unshakable kingdom. Halleluiah!

-All the suffering we may face in our lives for a while, can’t be compared to the amazing gifts that Jesus has for us! Nothing that we can ask or imagine can be so good as what God has already set apart for us, His children. We have an eternal gift and that will be revealed not only after this life, but it is being unveiled as we walk with Him, in intimacy!

-All that God asks from us is just to believe! “Just believe what I say to you! Embrace the truth of my promises and remain in my comforting love for you. Only when you remain in Me, you can see the changes you want for your life. I am always faithful for those who remain in my love!

Have a blessed day!

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Do you have a ‘impossible’ dream?!

Hey friend!

Today I want to share this prayer to encourage you tp keep dreaming! Always keep in mind and rooted in your heart, that Jesus is the One who enables and strengthen us to do whatever we are called to do! But most important, He is the Love that restores us to be exactly what we are created to be! There is nothing impossible for Him!

Have a great day!

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God”

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Você tem um sonho impossível?!

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Olá, querido(a) leitor(a)!

Hoje eu quero compartilhar esta oração para te encorajar a continuar sonhando! Lembre-se de que Jesus é Aquele que nos capacita e nos fortalece para fazer tudo o que somos chamados a fazer! Mas o mais importante, Ele é o Amor que nos restaura para sermos exatamente o que fomos criados para ser! Não há nada impossível pra Ele!

Tenha um ótimo dia!

“Oro para que, com suas gloriosas riquezas, Ele possa fortalecê-los com poder por meio de seu Espírito em seu ser interior, para que Cristo possam habitar em seus corações pela fé. E eu oro para que vocês, estando enraizados e estabelecidos no Amor, possam ter poder, junto com todo o povo santo do Senhor, para compreender quão amplo, longo, alto e profundo é o amor de Cristo, e conhecer esse amor que ultrapassa todo conhecimento — para que você seja preenchido na medida de toda a plenitude de Deus!”

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A new song for a new day!🎶

I waited and waited and waited some more, patiently,

knowing God would come through for me!

Then, at last, he bent down and listened to my cry.

He stooped down to lift me out of danger from the desolate pit I was in,

out of the muddy mess I had fallen into.

Now he’s lifted me up into a firm, secure place and steadied me

while I walk along his ascending path.

A new song for a new day rises up in me,

every time I think about how he breaks through for me!

Ecstatic praise pours out of my mouth

until everyone hears how God has set me free.

Many will see his miracles;

they’ll stand in awe of God and fall in love with him!

Blessing after blessing comes to those who love and trust the Lord.

They will not fall away, for they refuse to listen to the lies of the proud.

O Lord, our God, no one can compare with you.

Such wonderful works and miracles are all found with you!

And you think of us all the time

with your countless expressions of love,

far exceeding our expectations!

It’s not sacrifices that really move your heart.

Burnt offerings, sin offerings—those aren’t what bring you joy.

But when you open my ears and speak to me,

I become your willing servant, your prisoner of love for life.

So I said, “Here I am! I’m coming to you as a sacrifice,

for in the prophetic scrolls of your book you have written about me.

I delight to fulfill your will, my God,

for your living words are written upon the pages of my heart.”

I tell everyone everywhere the truth of your righteousness.

And you know I haven’t held back in telling the message to all.

I don’t keep it a secret or hide the truth.

I preach of your faithfulness and kindness,

proclaiming your extravagant love to the largest crowd I can find!

So Lord, don’t hold back your love or withhold your tender mercies from me.

Keep me in your truth and let your compassion overflow to me no matter what I face.

Evil surrounds me; problems greater than I can solve come one after another.

Without you, I know I can’t make it. My sins are so many!

I’m so ashamed to lift my face to you.

For my guilt grabs me and stings my soul until I am weakened and spent.

Please, Lord! Come quickly and rescue me!

Take pleasure in showing me your favor and restore me.

Let all who seek my life be humiliated!

Let them be confused and ashamed, God.

Scatter those who wish me evil; they just want me dead.

Scoff at every scoffer and cause them all to be utter failures.

Let them be ashamed and horrified by their complete defeat.

But let all who passionately seek you erupt with excitement

and joy over what you’ve done!

Let all your devoted lovers rejoice continually in the Savior,

saying, “How great and glorious is our God!”

Lord, in my place of weakness and need,

I ask again: Will you come and help me?

I know I’m always in your thoughts.

You are my true Savior and hero, so don’t delay to deliver me now,

for you are my God.” (Psalms 40:1‭-‬17 TPT)


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Perseverance to grow!

Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.

It’s been a while that God is speaking with me about being patient and perseverant to see the results I want in my life!

There is no greater law in the realm of the spirit or in earthly life: What a man plants, wheater is literally a seed or an intention, a plan, a dream; that is what he will crop! This law works for everyone!

It is an amazing parabole to understand how God works with us! Because His Words for us are like seeds! It needs to be planted in the soil of our hearts to make any difference in our lives. And, as any seed, it need to be watering, also it needs proper conditions to grow. Time is essential in the process!

That said, I want to point it out some things that we need to understand about this process in our lives:

A life deep rooted in Christ is like gardening!

Like I said before, it is a good analogy to realize how can we grow in understanding and partership with God! Some cares are needed, also a good amount of time so we can see good results in our lives! Remember: Perseverance is key!

We need to plant good seeds and be patient with the growing process!

Good seeds here are everything we use to feed our minds and hearts, specially the Word of God! We can choose to listen and declare good things over our future and identity, and eventually that will bring the right results. That’s why the bible says we need to renew our minds!

It is God that makes the seed grows, not us!

However, our role it is to keep the soil clean and smooth for His seeds! The soil of our hearts must to be healthy and ready to receive good seeds! That means we need to get rid of any poisoned feelings like guilt, rage, bitterness, lack of forgiveness and anything that blocks us from growing!

Surrender all the heaviness to God, repent and make your soil clean again. The partnership with God, trusting in what only He can do, it’s what makes the seeds grow! Have faith in the love of God for you.

– Every seed needs to be watered!

The Word of God says: ““Listen! Are you thirsty for more? Come to the refreshing waters and drink. Even if you have no money, come, buy, and eat. Yes, come and buy all the wine and milk you desire— it won’t cost a thing.” Jesus is the fountain of life! All the nurturing water we need for out lives are in His Presence! Spend time listening to Him! He is all the water you need to satisfy your thirst. He is the answer for the desires of our souls!

A life of good FRUITS requires persistance and patience! (And also a sound mind.)

Everything we plant, needs time to grow stronger! We need to be patient with our processes! The things you think and say about yourself or how you see others, will not change overnight. It is a constant process of renewing our minds: What we believe about ourselves, how we see the world must to be align with the perspective of God!

God is always teaching me about being patient, specially with myself! I am naturally driven by results and, sometimes, there is none to be seen! When I feel overhelmed, thinking about everything I did wrong, God leads me through a reflection about who I was two, three years ago and who I am becoming! That makes me feel encouraged! Because I remember all the fear and anger I used to carry inside and now, I am definitelly more confident in who I am! I can see the progress and the freedom that only Jesus could give to me!

I learned to be more aware of my thoughts and feelings as well! Because when we are distracted, it is easier to be drawing into a cicle of poisoned thoughts that makes us feel miserable!

Watch what you are thinking: If it brings accusation, comparison, frustration or anything that makes you feel traped, that does not comes from God. Cut it out on the spot, and choose to declare what God says about you!

Be patient with yourself and, definitely, with others! People need time to change and grow. If you keep planting and watering good seeds, the results will come! That’s is a unbreakble law of the universe God created.

-A good soil needs the right nutrients to grow the seed.

Like I said, we need to be careful about what we are feeding ourselves! Get rid of any source of discouragement, guilt, comparison you can get from the wrong fountains. Change the time you spend on social media for a good reading, prayer time, a good walk to breath fresh air; choose wisely your friends. Spend more time taking care of your body and mind, and watch the change happens!

The soil of our hearts needs to be smooth and health, fed with the right nutrients! Watch for any sign of growing weeds and dig it off! When we are alerts for bad seeds it’s easier to get free from it.

-Serving others it’s essential to bear good fruits!

So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.

Like Galatians 6 says: If we don’t give up about doing good to others, eventually we will harvest a good crop! When we take the eyes off from our situations and look to others to offer help, we learn gratitude and the value of life!

Serving others is a great way to get rid of selfishness, a self-centered life! We are created to be a body, different parts, different backgrounds and abilities combined to write a great story, building the kingdom of God! Complementing each other.

Can’t you see the central issue in all this? It is not what you and I do—submit to circumcision, reject circumcision. It is what God is doing, and he is creating something totally new, a free life! All who walk by this standard are the true Israel of God—his chosen people. Peace and mercy on them!

Finally, remember: It is not about what you can do, but what God alreday did for you! Jesus won the battle over death on the cross, so we can have life in Him!

We are sons and daughters of God through Jesus, who redeemed us all. It is not about doing, but about embrace who we are created to be!

 “It’s now so obvious! We’re not the children of the slave woman; we’re the supernatural sons of the freewoman—sons of grace!

Perseverança para crescer!

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 Não se deixem enganar: de Deus não se zomba. Pois o que o homem semear, isso também colherá. Quem semeia para a sua carne, da carne colherá destruição; mas quem semeia para o Espírito, do Espírito colherá a vida eterna. “

Já faz um tempo que Deus tem falado comigo sobre ser paciente e perseverante para ver os resultados que eu desejo na minha vida!

Não há lei maior no reino do espírito ou na vida terrena: O que o homem planta, seja literalmente uma semente, ou uma intenção, um plano, um sonho; é isso que ele vai colher! Esta lei funciona para todos!

É uma parábola incrível para entender como Deus trabalha conosco! Porque Suas Palavras para nós são como sementes! Elas precisam ser plantadas no solo dos nossos corações para fazer diferença em nossas vidas. E, como toda semente, precisa ser regada, precisa de condições adequadas para crescer. O tempo é essencial nesse processo!

Dito isso, quero destacar algumas coisas que precisamos entender sobre o crescimento de sementes nas nossas vidas:

Uma vida profundamente enraizada em Cristo é como jardinagem!

Como eu disse antes, é uma boa analogia para perceber como podemos crescer em compreensão e parceria com Deus! Alguns cuidados são necessários e também um bom tempo para que possamos ver bons resultados em nossas vidas! Lembre-se: a perseverança é a chave!

Precisamos plantar boas sementes e ser pacientes com o processo de cultivo!

Boas sementes, é tudo o que usamos para alimentar nossas mentes e corações, especialmente a Palavra de Deus! Podemos escolher ouvir e declarar coisas boas sobre nosso futuro e identidade e, eventualmente, isso trará os resultados certos. É por isso que a bíblia diz que nós precisamos renovar nossas mentes!

É Deus quem faz a semente crescer!

Sim, é Deus quem frutifica a semeste! No entanto, nosso papel é manter o solo limpo e macio para Sua ação! O solo dos nossos corações deve estar saudável e pronto para receber boas sementes! Isso significa que precisamos nos livrar de quaisquer sentimentos envenenados como culpa, raiva, amargura, falta de perdão e qualquer coisa que nos impeça de crescer!

Entregue todo o peso a Deus, arrependa-se e torne seu solo limpo novamente. A parceria com Deus, confiando no que só Ele pode fazer, é o que faz a semente crescer! Tenha fé no amor de Deus por você.

– Toda semente precisa ser regada!

A Palavra de Deus diz: ““ Ouça! Você está com sede de mais? Venha para as águas refrescantes e beba. Mesmo que você não tenha dinheiro, venha, compre e coma. Sim, venha e compre todo o vinho e leite que desejar – não vai custar nada.” Jesus é a fonte da vida! Toda a água de que precisamos para nossas vidas serem nutridas está em Sua Presença! Passe algum tempo ouvindo-o! Ele é toda a água que você precisa para matar sua sede. Ele é a resposta para os desejos de nossas almas!

Uma vida de bons FRUTOS requer persistência e paciência! (E uma mente sã)

Tudo o que plantamos precisa de tempo para crescer e ficar mais forte! Precisamos ser pacientes com nossos processos! As coisas que você pensa e diz sobre si mesmo ou como vê os outros não mudarão da noite para o dia. É um processo constante de renovação de nossas mentes: O que acreditamos sobre nós mesmos, como vemos o mundo, deve estar alinhado com a perspectiva de Deus!

Deus está sempre me ensinando sobre ser paciente, especialmente comigo mesma! Sou naturalmente movida por resultados e, às vezes, não há nada para ver! Quando me sinto sobrecarregada, pensando em tudo que fiz de errado, Deus me conduz a uma reflexão sobre quem eu era há dois, três anos e quem eu estou me tornando! Isso me faz sentir encorajada! Porque eu me lembro de todo o medo e raiva que eu costumava suportar e, agora, eu estou muito mais confiante em quem eu sou! Eu consigo ver o progresso e a liberdade que só Jesus poderia me dar!

Aprendi a estar mais atenta aos meus pensamentos e sentimentos também! Porque quando estamos distraídos, é mais fácil cair em um ciclo de pensamentos destrutivos que nos fazem sentir miseráveis!

Observe o que você está pensando: Se isso traz acusação, comparação, frustração ou qualquer coisa que te faça sentir preso e sem esperança, isso não vem de Deus. Pare com isso imediatamente e decida declarar o que Deus diz sobre você!

Seja paciente consigo mesmo e, definitivamente, com os outros! As pessoas precisam de tempo para mudar e crescer. Se você continuar plantando e regando boas sementes, os resultados virão! Essa é uma lei inquebrável do universo que Deus criou.

-Um bom solo precisa dos nutrientes certos para fazer a semente crescer.

Como eu disse, precisamos ter cuidado com o que nós estamos nos alimentando! Livre-se de qualquer pensamento de desânimo, culpa e comparação que você esteja recebendo das fontes erradas. Mude o tempo que você gasta nas redes sociais para uma boa leitura, um momento de oração, uma caminhada para respirar ar puro; escolha sabiamente suas amizades também. Passe mais tempo cuidando do seu corpo e da sua mente, e observe a mudança acontecer!

O solo de nossos corações precisa ser suave e saudável, alimentado com os nutrientes certos! Fique atento a qualquer sinal de crescimento de ervas daninhas e desenterre-as! Quando estamos alertas às sementes ruins, é mais fácil nos livrarmos delas.

Servir ao próximo é essencial para dar bons frutos!

Portanto, não nos cansemos de fazer o bem. No momento certo, colheremos uma boa safra se não desistirmos ou desanimarmos. Agora, portanto, sempre que tivermos oportunidade, trabalhemos para o benefício de todos, começando pelas pessoas mais próximas na comunidade de fé.

Como diz Gálatas 6: Se não desistirmos de fazer o bem aos outros, eventualmente teremos uma boa colheita! Quando tiramos os olhos de nossas situações e olhamos para os outros para oferecer ajuda, aprendemos a ser gratos e enxergamos o valor da vida!

Servir aos outros é uma ótima maneira de se livrar do egoísmo, de uma vida egocêntrica! Fomos criados para ser um corpo, diferentes partes, diferentes experiências e habilidades combinadas para escrever uma grande história, construindo o reino de Deus! Nos complementando mutuamente.

Você não consegue ver a questão central em tudo isso? Não é o que você e eu fazemos – submeter-nos à circuncisão, rejeitar a circuncisão. É é o que Deus está fazendo! Ele está criando algo totalmente novo, uma vida livre! Todos os que seguem esse padrão são o verdadeiro Israel de Deus – seu povo escolhido. Paz e misericórdia esteja com eles!

Finalmente, lembre-se: Não se trata do que você pode fazer, mas do que Deus já fez por você! Jesus venceu a batalha da morte na cruz, para que possamos ter vida Nele!

Somos filhos e filhas de Deus por meio de Cristo, que nos redimiu a todos. Não se trata de fazer, mas de abraçar quem fomos criados para ser!

“Agora é tão óbvio! Não somos filhos da escrava; somos os filhos sobrenaturais da mulher livre —Filhos da graça!

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A love that will grow!

An open letter:

“My dear friend:

Every time you cross my mind, I smile and break out in exclamations of thanks to God! Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on this, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish, on the very day Christ Jesus appears. It’s not at all fanciful for me to think this way about you. My prayers and hopes have deep roots in reality.

All along, you have experienced, just like me, the most generous help from God. He knows how much I love and miss you these days. Sometimes I think I feel as strongly about you as Christ does!

So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much, but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.

If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you care—then do yourself a favor: Agree with others, love people, be a deep-spirited friend. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourself long enough to lend a helping hand.

Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night(…)

The real believers are the ones the Spirit of God leads to work away at this ministry, filling the air with Christ’s praise as we do it. We couldn’t carry this off by our own efforts, and we know it—even though we can list what many might think are impressive credentials.

So let’s keep focused on that goal, because we want everything God has for us. If you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it. Keep track of those you see running this same course, headed for this same goal.

There are many out there taking other paths, choosing other goals, and trying to get you to go along with them. All they want is easy street. They hate Christ’s Cross. But easy street is a dead-end street. Those who live there make their bellies their gods; belches are their praise; all they can think of is their appetites.

But there’s far more to life for us. We, my dear friend, are citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him.

I want you to remember to celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can, to all you meet, that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns! Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Summing it all up, I’d like to say to you: Do your best, by filling your mind and meditating on what is true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you’ve learned, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies!

I am looking forward to see for myself, His amazing work in and through you! You are always on my mind and heart, and I hope to see you again, very soon!