The best gift a friend can give is to be there for you, committed to fight for your joy, to hold your hand in battle and to help keep your focus on & bring you closer to Jesus. It's so hard to find these true friendships too. Even in our church groups it seems that people just want to get together for fun, food and casual conversations. Which is great! Fellowship is wonderful!! But, for the times that are real. The times where we are raw. When we are down to our last moments of being able to hold it all together...this is when you find your real friend. Life is messy. Your friend will see past that. Your life being lifted higher, eased of pain in some way, brought closer to The King is what they want for you. We need to remember as a family of believers that our connections are deeper than blood in our veins. We are connected by blood spilt on a cross. We have been saved by the perfect friend, Jesus. He had to save us before we could ever begin to love some one like He does! He gave the ultimate example of how to to be a good friend. No one is okay on their own. We all need blood bought brothers and sisters who are willing to be friends who will bear burdens for each other. Through the moments of pain and heavy affliction, physical health battles and healing of broken souls, know that Jesus has placed special friends who will be there battling by your side.
Best friends make life better.
Posted by Aimie Martinez on Dec 12 2017
You are what you eat from your head down to your feet. Remember learning that in grade school? It's true! If you eat a bunch of junk food, that tastes good going in but takes up residence as unwanted bumps, tucks and rolls in various locations on your body. But you are like "that's not true, I exercise every day and I look great! I can eat anything I want!" Goodness yes! You do look fabulous ON THE OUTSIDE. How is your body doing inside? Running on optimal thrusters? What damage is all that fake food doing to your cells, circulatory system, your liver, yada yada yada? "But I take vitamins! I use special oils! I use this amazing whatever & I am healthy!" You can bandaid your health as much as you want and justify it to yourself however it helps you to sleep at night. The truth still remains that the cleaner you eat the better your temple for God will run. He gave you what you need to keep your body healthy. Real food. It's the same with your soul. It needs to be fed. Don't keep giving it just a taste of goodness and filling it up with drivel. All the "junk" you take in reading, listening to and watching just fills time in your day not in your heart. If you have time to spend watching the Kardashians, you have time for The Word of God. We need to be invested in the study of it! Yes, we can attend church on Sunday and hear The Word taught to us and that is good for our soul!! It fills us up and it's wonderful!! That is a healthy spiritual meal! We can add reading a devotional, listen to worship music and maybe scroll through some IG ministry chick's posts to take in our daily dose of spiritual vitamins. We need to remember though, even with all these great soul snacks available to us we need to spend time with our substance,The Lord most of all. Spend time feeding your soul His Good Word. Read your Bible. Really think deeply about what is being shared with you. Then talk with God. Ask Him questions! Share your hurts! Praise His name! He is listening. He keeps your spirit healthy. He is the bread of life! He is the living water! He is your soul's healthy food!!
Posted by Aimie Martinez on May 03 2017
When I was younger I could never understand how old people could just sit on their porch and "watch the grass grow." I mean, goodness! How boring!! There is so much to do!! So much to go out and experience!! How can you just sit there??
I get it now. As I sit out on my back porch watching the clouds pass by, listening to the hummingbirds chirp at each other and watching the Lord paint the morning with a warm melon shades pushing through the deep blue of the night. I understand the respect of acknowledging how marvelous our Creator is. He made all this. It doesn't just happen. I have the privilege to watch Him at work praising the beauty He is creating! I am honored to get to spend time with Him, in the quiet, listening to His words for me. I am not wasting my time. I am embracing my God and growing closer with him! There is no greater adventure!! There is nothing more important to my soul!! So yes, I will "just sit here and watch the grass grow" knowing that Jesus is sitting here with me, spending time with me, as we watch the splendor the Lord is creating right now.
Posted by Aimie Martinez on Nov 04 2016