2015

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I want to wish you all a wonderful New Year 2015!!!

May God show you a part of Him you have yet seen..
May His glory shine over thee…
That in the troubles that may arise…
Know that God is there by your side…

Poetry: ©Y.R.

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Mind Map

Hello! I have been gone for a minute, but always remembering all my faithful readers.

Today, I want to share what came to me today. By nature, I am a visual learner. In order for my mind to grasp things in a more profound way I have to see it. Like many of you I am too, an over thinker. I think and analyze EVERYTHING! At times I am guilty of going to the extremes. So to put my thoughts in order I use mind nodes or in old school lingo – brain maps.  They help so much to create a visual escenario of what is going on in my mind. This way I can “see” the thoughts and “clean” those that do not need to stay.

As I was storming through the thoughts of the current process God is taking me through; I wrote my thoughts to get a better perspective. I can’t post everything I wrote, of course, but I do want to share the last link I added. I titled it “What God Wants.” When we follow God for a while we tend to wonder what God wants for me and what He wants us to do. Every time I go through a trial or breaking process that I need fresh godly perspective I add this title to one of the mind node branches. It helps me see and focus on the right thoughts that are in my head but the clutter of frustration, disappointment, and confusion don’t let me see.

Here is what I discovered that I KNOW but in the middle of the different situations that clutter my life I forgot…

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Thinking this way will keep you on track. God bless You All! 😀

Note To My Followers

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WoW!!!! So many new readers and followers! I am so grateful to all!!!! I thank each one that has read, enjoyed, liked and followed my writing. I hope the latest poetry has been a blessing to your life.
I hope you can identify with the poetic expressions. There are different life situations which as Christians we go through like any other person. The difference is that at the same time we can be confident that God is with us guiding and protecting till the end in Jesus name.

May God Bless You Enormously,
Y.R.

On This Day: I’ll Wait

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I wrote this some weeks ago and for some unknown reason neglected to post it. Maybe it wasn’t the time. Maybe now it is…

         Wanting to distract my mind from daily pressures I sat at the seashore of the wonderful Arabian Sea. A marvelous spectacle of God’s majestic creation. Seating there I observe as the seagulls line up as if in a straight military line formation looking straight ahead. They were like contemplating the sea. There attention to it was to be admire. They’d were waiting as for the sea to bring them something. The seagulls just stared in observation. What a coincidence with me! I was like them just waiting! I was waiting for my thoughts to get settled. For these to organize at the same rhythm that I see the waves dance to. It worked for a moment but discouragement wanted to come in. How many times did I sat infront of life just waiting? In many ocassions that was the only thing I did because as the seagulls I stood observing what God will bring my path.
There are episodes in our lives that we are like those seagulls just waiting. Waiting for the miracle, the change, the showing of the fruit of our labor. Just waiting we have done everything. Our efforts are exhausted our prayers just have one song, God when?
I see the seagulls starring in expectation not only waiting without hope they know something is coming the sea will bring them food what they need.
Then comes to mind what God tells us, “If I take care of the birds in the sky wouldn’t I take care of you?” Sometimes we are willing to wait but our wait is not in absolute expectation but in skepticism. Our hope is low and our patience is lower. This when the enemy wants to take the last bit of hope we may have. It is at that moment where the Word of God becomes our strength. Our wait turns into a gentle breeze. In the least expected moment God ends our wait and we receive what we have been waiting for.

On This day remember waiting on God is worth the wait.

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On This Day: Let God Show

         I wonder…How many times we strive to get noticed and to be acknowledge by other people? In our society that is the norm. We do not like to be anonymous to the whole world.

  What happens when God allows that same thing you fear to come to pass? You are not noticed. No one acknowledges what you do or the effort you put. Would your frustration build up and explode before those that neglected you? Will you go above and beyond to make yourself noticed or would you sit, reflect and ask God what are You trying to teach me? This is where we get stuck. We forget that there is One that sees everything and knows everything…God.

Everything we do in our lives should be done to please Him whether people acknowledge it or not. We should not live trying to find favor in people. You will always disappoint someone. We should always look up to please Him who can reward us greater than any human being can. His recompense is far more abundantly than we can imagine.

On this day let God exalt you on His time.  Even if he doesnt exalt you before men praise Him because you are pleasing Him with your obedience. The eternal life given by Christ’s sacrifice is the best reward for this obedience.

Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time… 1 Peter 5:5a-6

La Inmovible Sombrilla

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Tome un fin de semana para dedicarme tiempo. Sali del trabajo sin rumbo ni reservación. Estaba decidida a relajarme, olvidarme de los problemas y sobre todo aclarar mi mente. Decido ir a un hotel retirado de la ciudad, realmente en el medio de la nada. Un oasis de tranquilidad en medio del desierto que me acapara  aqui en el Sur de Arabia. Llegue bastante tarde al hotel pero para mi deleite me dan una suite a precio de cuarto regular (Dios sabia lo que necesitaba). Bueno ya era tiempo de dormir.

A la mañana siguiente me levante temprano, ordeno las cosas que me iba a llevar y después del desayuno a disfrutar a la orilla de la piscina. ¿Suena bien? Si, no se adelante mucho.  A la orilla de la piscina estoy recostada en una silla de playa lista para relajarme y leer mi libro. Me acomodo y todo se siente super. De repente comienza la claridad y los rayos del sol a tomar todo el lugar de mi sombra. Siento la potencia del sol sobre mi. Al lado habían dos sillas vacías y una sombrilla, del tipo de estante solitario. Frustrada la miro y mientras, trato de formular la estrategia para moverla hacia mi lado claro, sin pedir ayuda y con gracia (en otras palabras sin caerme de boca en el intento). 

Primer intento la trato de empujar, nada. Segundo intento la trato de rodar, ni un centimetro. Tercer intento, veo que tiene ruedas trato de inclinarla para moverla pero para nada, no se mueve.

Es ahi donde vuelvo a mi silla y como si nada hubiese pasado y nadie me hubiese visto (aunque todos alrededor estaban analizando mi análisis de la sombrilla) me recuesto, tomo mi libro y trato de pretender que el sol no me afecta. ¿Que paso? No dure ni diez minutos hable con uno de los que atienden para que llamaran a alguien que pudiese mover la sombrilla a mi lado. Vino el muchacho con tranquilidad y sin pesar alguno, casi instantáneo, puso la sombrilla a mi lado. En lo que fracase por viente minutos el venció en dos.

Y usted se preguntara, ¿por que esta historia? Por que en nuestro caminar con Dios somos así. Es interesante que siempre en la vida se presentan obstáculos que detienen nuestro caminar o determinación. Cuando algo nos molesta y queremos alejarlo o aliviarlo buscamos siempre hacerlo por nuestros propios medios. Cuando nos hieren queremos sanarnos con positivismo y reprensión emocional. Cuando tenemos problemas con alguien los evitamos y hasta los desterramos de nuestra vida para así no enfrentar el problema. Cuando Dios trata areas de nuestra vida que no nos gusta que el toque ponemos barreraras para que El solo toque las que nosotros queremos. Y así como yo con la sombrilla determinada a moverla con mis fuerzas, muchas veces no queremos dejar a Dios actuar para hacerlo como pensamos. Algo hermoso que tiene Dios es que El es un caballero. El sabe esperar y nos deja pasar por esas circunstancias frustrantes para que lleguemos al punto de rendición. Ese punto donde nos damos cuenta que no podemos hacer nada y clamemos a El. Es ahi cuando clamamos a El que nos responde y mueve nuestra “sombrilla de la circumstancia” a nuestro favor y sin tener nosotros que poner el menor esfuerzo.

Moraleja…Dejemos a Dios actuar como El quiera. Su poder es infinito para arrancar todo aquello que nos acosa. Su amor es inagotable para inundar nuestros vacíos. Su propósito mas allá de nuestros sentidos e imaginación.

Porque yo sé los pensamientos que tengo acerca de vosotros, dice Jehová, pensamientos de paz, y no de mal, para daros el fin que esperáis.

Jeremias 29:11

Blog Update

Dear Followers and Readers!

I hope everyone is doing great. Thanks be to God I am still sane after this merging. Those that have visited GINOSKOCHRIST have noticed the gradual changes, and things that have been disappearing. I ask all my followers from Ginoskochrist to keep changing to following now GINOSKOCRISTO. I know is going to take a while. You all have been kindly patient with me so will I. The blog will stay on Public status, but all posts English and Spanish will be here on Ginoskocristo. I sincerely appreciate your support.

Have fun here. I have maintained all the categories from each blog. On POSTS you will be able to find the posts in the Language you like. May you enjoy and be blessed with the lines that come out of my head whether in English or Spanish. May God Bless You!

WELCOME TO GINOSKOCRISTO!

New Year, New Changes

To My Followers and Readers,

Well readers I know I have been absent for a good while and I do apologize for this.

It has been tough this past year juggling both blogs i.e. ginoskocristo and ginoskochrist. Saying this I have made the decision to merge both blogs into one. I will maintain the original blog Ginoskocristo.wordpress.com and this will be my ONLY presence on WordPress. I would appreciate so much if you as my followers will show the same appreciation of following me there as you have given me here. This change will be gradual. I will keep you posted on all changes and finally when I close this blog. I thank you all in advance for the wonderful support. I hope all may keep enjoying the lines that I may write.

Sincerely,

Y.R. (Ginoskochrist)

 

Thankful Faith

We start the month of be thankful. Even though we should be thankful at all times this month is taken into our culture to bring forth to remembrance the things for which we are thankful for. Now, seeing this I would like to bring a perspective as Christians we constantly forget or don’t realize the importance of being thankful for what you have not yet seen. Yes, I said what you don’t see.

We declare the Word of God, His promises, but we neglect to give thanks to God for them when they have not yet come to pass. Why should we? Because if He has said it in His Word it is true and will come to pass. We should be thanking Him for every promise that He has made us and the wonderful future of fulfillment that is to come into our lives.

If you are sick thank Him for the marvelous healing He is doing and will complete in your life. “By His stripes you are healed”

If you are battling depression and it seems like the vicious mood cycle and lack of concentration will not end thank Him for the freedom He has declared and done over you life. “He came to set the captives free”

If you are facing troubled times where right decisions are difficult to make thank Him for guiding you to the truth and helping you face this time with strength. “His Spirt will guide you in spirit and in truth.”

For every situation there is a promise and if we believe and ask God to fulfill that promise according to His will in our life we can be assured it will. We can start thanking Him in advance for the tremendous things He will do.

You would notice I didn’t say if have gone through this. I said if you are going through it. Thank God for what you have asked that you have not yet seen Him answer. Thank God before it happens. He has said; it will happen. So why not take the time to thank Him ahead of the wonderful works that He is to do in our lives.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

That my friend is a THANKFUL FAITH.

How Do You Feel?

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How do you feel right now?

Do you feel anxious? Probably doing that “tick” thing that you do when you are trying to keep your head straight.

Maybe you are worried about the decisions you have to make. You are analyzing every possible scenario creating different situations that may come.

Maybe you are just trying to finish something that seems never to be finished.

Maybe your relationships are never coming to the happily ever after and frustration has sinked in.

Maybe you feel empty because as much as you try to fill with material things or entertainments the void does not seem to go away.

Maybe loneliness has trapped you. Even with people around you it seems you’re the only being on the planet.

How many times have people asked you this? Unless people know of a situation that is going on in your life most likely they won’t. Most of the time we forget that every day God wants to know how we feel. He wants us to pour our hearts in His presence and tell Him what has hurt us or what struggle we are facing that we have no clue to. Yes, God knows everything, but in His lovingkindness He wants to have this wonderful relationship with us that we may share everything with Him. He wants us to go to Him FIRST and tell Him what is going on inside us. The wonderful part is that there is no protocol! We can present ourselves before Him. Doesn’t matter if you are throwing a tantrum, looking at the ceiling crying, or just asking why; He will hear. David understood this clearly. He came before the Lord with questions, praises, ashamed, needing comfort, not understanding and pretty much every possible way. David knew the only one that will truly understand how he felt was the One who created him and had the power to change everything for his good.

The question is no longer how do you feel. Is Do you know who KNOWS how you feel?                              The only One is Christ.

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.                                                                                       Hebrews 4:15

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By Him I Won

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I would tell you I have seen all

That no fear takes over my soul

That I am able to overcome it all

But is not true, I’m yet that strong

Reality on my door knocks

Showing me my sad truth

I cannot overcome trials on my own

I need someone that knows what to do

Knows the fight and the fighters

Knows the strategies that need deciding

Have the over exceeding power

To bring down any force

Where do I find it, you may ask?

That, I tell you, is no difficult task

He that always sees the trials and situations

That come over in my life through every direction

He does not leave me alone

Even when I think I may not overcome

He always shows me that indeed

My strength to fight increases in Him

He,  I tell you is the Lord

The powerful mighty warrior

The one that victory owns

He is who fights my battles

By Him I won

Poetry Y.R.

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Today I Am Thankful!!!!

I am truly thankful to The Lord for allowing one more year serving Him and rejoicing in Him!
He has done more than I have thought He would!

Thank you Christ for your sacrifice! Without You Lord I AM NOTHING! Praise God!

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Note – New Followers

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Hello! May God bless you abundantly! I want to extend a warm welcome to my new followers! I would normally go and write on each individuaI blog, unfortunately, I am quite busy these days and truly there has been more than I expected which I am truly greatful. I still did not want to pass the opportunity to say THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I hope on the Lord this blog may be a blessing to your life and that through poetry, a word and others your spirit may be refreshed by the Holy Spirit. This walk is not easy, but its reward goes far beyond our expectations.

Don’t give up on the Lord…He will never give up on you! HE IS FAITHFUL!

Nota

Bueno despues de varios problemas tecnicos vuelvo a la escritura. Me disculpo con los lectores y seguidores a los cuales no les he respondido sus amables gestos de visita o comentarios. Empezare a retribuir en estos dias.

Dios les bendiga! Y ahora a escribir!!!!!!!!!! 😀

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I am back!!!!!!! My dashboard back to normal and my internet connection kind of sane… I am glad to be able again to go through your blogs and thank you! If I missed someone please let me know. 🙂

Well, back to writing! God bless you!

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I want to apologize to those whose have been so kind in visiting my blog for the first time. I have not been able to visit your blogs and thank you. On the iPad I am not able to reach your blogs. My connection to WordPress and internet have been kind of crazy. Please excuse me. I will resume writing as soon as everything can get fixed.

God bless you!