Happy New Years! Yes I’m late, have been busy with life and mending my relationship with Christ. It takes a lot I’ve been learning to be married to him, and not just dating him. Its however been awesome and I love the flow of blessings that have taken precedents in my life. This morning, a day after the snow storm in New York. I decided while enjoying my “me time”, to make a smoothie I’ve always wanted to try and boy was it delicious.
Very simple ingredients- BANANA, STRAWBERRY AND YES AVOCADO– BLEND WITH ICE AND A BIT OF SUGAR OR HONEY AS NECESSARY.
IT’S DEFINITELY A DON’T KNOCK IT TILL YOU TRY IT SMOOTHIE …believe me.
After a long and awesome day and the beach with my girls, while strolling home we came across a cute little garden and what I found in there was magical. It ignited in me the passion I have for photography and I was excited and honored to be their photographer. Even though they had made no prior bookings. I agreed with them my fee would be priceless! Because simply being in His presence was enough!
So they agreed to the photo-shoot and gave me a tour in His Promise Land….Take a walk with me:) Take everyday to enjoy even a second of life…The beauty we can find in it is truly priceless. God is good and knows what we want, exactly when we need it. I needed this reminder of his promise to me, of his undying love for me, of his Grace towards me. —
(THEOS EIN AGAPE)—-BUTTERFLY
I LOVE being close to water….it makes me feel so close to Christ. I love worshiping near the ocean. The sea reminds me of him…it reminds me of his great big love, of the fear and respect I have for him, of how he continues to create and make anew everything from nothing….how beautiful he is. How he continuously washes away all my sins, all my faults, all my fears. How he inspires me and give me a fresh new start every time I so desire one. How warm, gently and loving he can be, yet if he decides his jealousy for me can roar and create the worst storm. Yet my trust and faith in him lets me know that he will only hold me close and part the deepest sea for me if needed…MY GOD IS AWESOME.
Recently I’ve really come to realize and understand that we are not defined by our circumstances. Our joy resides in Christ (The joy of the Lord is my strength -Nehemiah 8:10) and him alone. With him I can find joy and peace in any situation, in any storm. Crisis reveals our true character. The way we deal with our crisis definitely determines who we are. Sometimes we tend to give the “devil” WAYYYY too much credit! Don’t get me wrong, he is real and he does exist. He will try and has been trying my faith. But my faith is bigger than him. My God is bigger than him. I am bigger than him. I believe God takes us through things to lead us to a better place. I’ve seen it continuously in my life and in the people I love lives. (God doesn’t give us more than we can handle- 1 Corinthians 10:13)
Philippians 4:13 “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
The devil as no control over what happens in my life, the ultimately decision maker and Author of my life is Christ my Savior! Period ….
I witnessed a love one go through a car accident and her entire reaction to the person at fault and the entire experience was positive all the way. Praising God every chance she got. Thanking him with every breath she was able to take. I was in awe, not because I’ve never seen this, but because in that moment I was reminded of his Grace and Mercy that has brought us a mighty long way. His hands wrapped around us, his love pouring through our souls. God is awesome! (Genesis 19:19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:)
In concluding I will say this, God is still the author of my life- I trust him and I love him. I gave myself away so he could use me the day I got saved. I took up the cross and I’m walking with him, side by side. If he endured pain and suffering from mankind here on earth. Why would I be excluded? It’s a big misconception that being a Believer requires our lives to be perfect. That’s a myth! Move on and carry on with your cross, no matter how heavy it gets. He will help you.
Be blessed and loved through Christ my Lord. STAY ON THE RIGHT PATH, EVEN WHEN IT GETS ROCKY.