Is it THAT kind of morning?
Are you getting bombarded with all sorts of wonky and mean messages from the enemy? You know what? Mess with his head and agree with him. .
Think about it, it is true. Man is fallen and has a sinful nature. Without Christ, you are incomplete and unworthy, BUT since YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE KING, YOU ARE FORGIVEN, you can stand on the TRUTH that YOU ARE COMPLETE, LOVED AND WORTHY!!! 🙌🏽🎉 That is so FREEING!!! Doesn't that fill your heart with tremendous joy? We know already that we are not complete in ourselves. Our God is so good to us, He knew we would question our worth. He gave us written truth in the bible, for those days we are unsure, we can read in Colossians 2:10 that "we are complete in Him." Praise God!! Thank You Lord!! Hallelujah!! 🙏🏽🎉🙌🏽
So the enemy thought he had you today, instead he just reaffirmed God's amazing GRACE & GOODNESS. Now you can relax and lean on The Lord in your prayers, readings, bible studies and fellowshipping. ❤️GOD LOVES YOU.
Posted by Aimie Martinez on Oct 12 2016
God loves a cheerful giver!He wants us to JOYFULLY give to others!! When we give lovingly out of our faith, not only do we bless the receiver, but it blesses us and gives God all the glory!It generates PRAISE!!
What is this giving? Does that mean we just throw more money into the offerings at church? Of course not silly! Well, maybe for some who are abundantly blessed in that area, that would be nice...but what God wants us to give, is from the heart. Be available for others. Be the hands and feet of the Lord. If you know someone is in need and you can bless them with a meal, go for it! If you know that a young mother is stressed out and you can stop by and watch her kiddos so she can shower or nap for 20 minutes, that is PRICELESS!! If you have a friend who you know is hurting, just giving a REAL HUG can change their heart, if only for a little because they know someone cares. There are thousands of ways to give. Just GET INVOLVED! Be part of the body of Christ! The Lord will lead you to where your giving will truly be a gift. You just need to open your heart up to Him and obey.You will be blessed if you do
Posted by Aimie Martinez on Oct 10 2016
Be blessed today my friend.
Posted by Aimie Martinez on Oct 08 2016
I need glasses to see.
Not that I expect you to care about my vision issues, but it is a fact about me. I have at times thought it was such a hinderance, because if I want to drive, put on the glasses. I want to watch tv, put on the glasses. See something on the other side of the room, put on the glasses. When I got older, I got contacts!! Yeah baby! Put those little corrective suckers right smack on my eyeballs and vision without reaching for my glasses!!
I started to forget how to see blurry.
I spent many years living for my contacts. As soon as I woke up, those suckers went in my eyes till I laid down to sleep. Clear vision was awesome!! Until one day when I had ripped a contact while it was on my eyeball and kinda lost a piece of the contact somewhere in my eye...but that is another story. Point being, I couldn't wear my contacts and was back to glasses. 👓 Ugh.
You know what? It was a blessing. Now, if I wasn't wearing my glasses, and my kids wanted to show me something, they had to get close. If I wanted to see something specific, I had to get up close. If I wanted to do most things, I did better if it was up close. I needed to be UP CLOSE in my personal space, to function with the most important people to me. Funny how this lack of corrective eyewear brought me closer physically to the people in my life that matter most!!
God knew way back when I was being formed, this is how He wanted me to be. He CREATED ME to be an UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Christian. He knew that is how I would come to Him, that I need that type of intimate relationship with Him to grow closer and deeper in my faith. Not only with Him but with the amazing people He has put in my life! 🤓 My vision is not horrible without my glasses, everyone is just fuzzy. God knew I needed to be close to see them clearly, for the good or the bad they might have to offer me. He did not make me to see people from far away. I was made to serve Him, being His hands and feet, not watching from a distance. Some days being that close is so painful. It makes it easier for others to hurt my soul or physical me...but the joy He brings on those days that are unexpected, from the UP CLOSE & PERSONAL relationships He has put in my life make it all worth it!! The joy would never be as grand without the closeness.
So I am rejoicing in my fuzzy vision. Thankful for the direction the Lord has set my path. Thankful for the daily reminder to be UP CLOSE & PERSONAL not only with Him but as His faithful servant. I love you God.
Posted by Aimie Martinez on Oct 06 2016