Meditaba sobre la soberanía de Dios. Cuanto la expresamos y proclamamos más rara vez la entendemos en su aplicación. Su soberanía es Su Poder absoluto. El cual nada ni nadie puede detener, ni aun el mismo infierno. Si logramos asimilar esto completamente en medio de pruebas, procesos y quebrantamientos pasaríamos estos con una paz sobrenatural. Sabríamos que Dios esta en absoluto control de todo aún lo que humanamente se ve imposible o no tiene sentido. Entenderíamos que los quebrantamientos, aún los más fuertes y devastadores los permite con un fin glorioso. Que aunque el enemigo haya recibido permiso para zarandear él tiene su limite y su tiempo designado. Y aún en medio el ojo de Jehova está sobre nuestras vidas para guardarnos. Si entendiéramos que hay quebrantamientos necesarios. Jehova ejerciéndo su soberanía sobre nosotros es algo beneficioso en medio del quebrantamiento porque nos enseña dependencia de El y obediencia hacia El. Nos muestra que no podemos hacer como queramos sino que necesitamos obedecer Su voz. Se nos ha olvidado cuanto poder nuestro Dios tiene. Lo cantamos y lo profesamos más en medio de las pruebas y quebrantamientos lo limitamos. Es ahí cuando más tenemos que proclamar Su soberanía. El alfarero sabe la forma que ha de dar a la vasija y por ende la vasija tiene que dejarlo completar la obra. Hay que confiar que cuando Dios determina algo NADIE puede obstaculizarlo ni aún el mismo infierno. Todo ataque, lucha, o prueba no es lo suficientemente fuerte para acabar o detener el plan de Dios.
La pregunta que resale en todo esto es…
Estamos dispuestos a dejarnos moldear cambiar y transformar dejando que Dios ejerza su soberanía como quiera? Mantendremos obediencia a Su Palabra? Estamos dispuestos a pasar el quebrantamiento para ver Su gloria?
Dios les bendiga ©Y.R.
If anyone hears my cry
I want you to know
This cry is not of sorrow
It’s a cry for help
Coming from the deepness of me
Crying Lord help
I need You indeed!
It is not only now that I cry
It is continuous repetition inside
A daily prayer calling to the Divine.
He who knows all that I can’t see
The One that can fulfill all my needs
I cry Lord, help me please!
It is my cry of dependance
It is my cry of submission
That in the midst of trials and temptations
It is He only who can deliver.
I cry because there is no one else
Silent to all others are my words
It is He who hears
This cry from my soul silent in tears.
I am tired!!!!!!!!
My internal scream whose echo rumbles through my inside like a massive nonstopable earthquake. I am not tired of working, studying or the daily. That tiredness is physical and psychological. It is normal and comes with this thing we live every day called life. The tiredness that shakes my soul is a deep one. It is one that no spa, medication, meditation, or excersise can relax. Is that one that consumes the soul.
That tiredness that comes from trying on my own. Trying to submit to the Word and see how it does not sink into my heart but like a slow passing wind drifts out of my mind. Then without notice a stronger wind pushes me into what I do not want to do. I am tired of pretending I can handle it. Like moving sand I sink slowly in the idea I can control the situation. I am tired of not getting into my head that I need more of Christ! That without Him I am lost, abandoned and in a pit. I am tired of going into the Israelite cycle of sin, repentance and forgiveness and back again. What can I do? My heart is burdened. My eyes are full of tears which refuse to come out from the shame of one more time realizing I failed in my attempt to please God. I am tired of being a stumbling block for others those that looked to me in a time where I was firm on the rock which is Jesus Christ.
Now the question that rises is what can I do? Keep relying on myself and keep believing that I can control the situation? Will I give up and lay aside the wonderful salvation and eternal life Christ has given me?
I REFUSE TO!!!!!!!!!!
If I place on one side of the scale what the world gives me and on the other what Christ has given me. I would tell you the abundance mercy, grace, love, joy and security that Christ has given me outweighs all. Not by an ounce or pound but by the weight of His blood that was shed for me. It’s my place to honor that blood, that sacrifice that was given for me. I have to honor the God whose love can never be measured.
Tiredness comes. I, as many of you, may be tired of the fight and sometimes wanting to give up wanting just to rest from the fight. But what would be the point of receiving a rest that is temporary and artificial and its end is death. Tiredness is there. The pain is there. What I chose is to give everything to Christ even if it hurts me. It may take some time and maybe restrictions or even giving up things. All comes to that moment on the Cross and the sacrifice that was given for me. In the end the benefits outweigh the present pain.
For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory…
Is so hard this new start!
For I don’t know on which entrance of the route to stand
I want to go forward so bad
But the battle inside puts a stop on the start
How can I go against this?
I am not strong in any way
My strength fades with the blow of the wind astray
What can I do to not feel what’s in?
I want to fight
With the courage of the knowledge of Christ
But inside me courage there is none
Everything inside me is weak not strong
I have lost myself
The one that came at the feet of the Master
With crying and even laughter
At every moment counting on Him
Perhaps that’s my entire struggle
That I have lost my way
To the feet of the Master
Where I would go every day
If I only could push myself
Back to that path
My soul would be delivered
From the bounds that don’t let it start
I can only cry to you, Master!
Come and help!
For it is only you
Who can help me start over and be renewed!
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.
Quiero postrarme y solo estar
Ni una palabra pronunciar
Solo en Tu presencia quiero habitar
No encuentro nada
Ni aun toque o un cariño
Que pueda satisfacer el vacio
Que solo Tu Señor puedes llenar
Nada hay tan espectacular
Que sentir Tu presencia rodeandome mas y mas
Es ese balsam fresco
El cual con tantas fuerzas anhelo
Que busco con desespero
Llene todo mi ser
Nada en esta vida me lo da
Solo en tu presencia lo puedo encontrar
Es tu Espiritu Santo llenando cada vez mas
Tu como perfecto alfarero cambiando cada area
Dándome la forma que Tu en mi quieres plasmar
No resisto estar lejos de ti
Sin estar en Tu presencia siento sucumbir
Ayúdame Señor, llevame al lugar secreto
Donde me haces revivir
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
Are we all perfect? As Christians, I mean. Do we let ourselves believe that we are better than those that struggle day by day to find a reason for their lives? How many of us keep the posture, the talk and the ways of Christian life to the human eye? At the same time in the dark, on the blinded side of the human eye, there it is, the emptiness, the struggle, the doubt and more than anything, our tired soul laying on the floor thinking the next breath is the last. We rarely want to admit this, not even to ourselves. We are tired! We are destroyed and we seem to have lost focus of everything or worst of who we are serving. We have lost our focus in Christ in the midst of situations, loss and the sorrows that accompany. It is a destroying moment when you realize that, yes, I am not perfect.
What do you do then? Let your self die? The confrontation is so abrupt inside of us. We are Christians! We should not live in defeat! Our life is of victory and triumph! That’s what we hear and are taught. Sure, that is true. What we don’t understand is that we will go through downfalls like any other. We will struggle and have to fight more than others. That is called my friend, vulnerability. We forget that we are still in this flesh fighting every moment to achieve to go everyday from victory to victory. Remember though, in the battles there will always be losses. The choice is ours. What loss do you want to experiment, the loss of those things that God wants to take out of our life so you will be more Christ like or loose yourself in the battle and in the end die without achieving nothing? This is when dependence on God would be our ONLY help.
It is that moment when a firm decision has to be taken. You accept your vulnerability. You refuse to fight with your strength, knowledge and will. You commence to deposit every struggle in the hands of God and see how perfect His grace is to sustain you. We are not perfect; we will never be on this earth. The guarantee we do have is that the perfect One sustains and strengthen us as we more draw to Him.
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-11
Es mi Aire…aquel que necesito para existir y vivir
Es mi Ilusión…aquella cuya llama arde dentro de mi
Es mi Esencia…que impregna mi ser de algo real y verdadero
Es mi Corazón…que lo inunda de amor eterno
Es mi Vida…aquella que sopla cuando creo estar muerta
Es mi Suficiencia…da mas de todo que jamas yo obtener pudiera
Es mi Palabras…que pronuncia por mi cuando me falta el aliento
Es mi Defensa…que muestra su luz ante to acosamiento
Es mi Fuerza…aquella que desvanece de mi en medio de la prueba
Eres Tu Espíritu Santo, Mi Consolador, Mi Ayuda en esta Tierra
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!
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.
Sostenida en mi mente está tu Palabra.
Entre susurros profundos en mi ser.
Tiende al tiempo detener,
En una eterna alba
¡Y como no deleitarme!
Miel más dulce no puede ser.
Destila en cada una de sus letras
Que sobre endulce no llego a tener.
¡Es que es viva!
No sólo en mi mente entra
Sino que la experiencia
Como corriente hace estremecer
Como no seguirla
Cada instrucción al detal
Cambia mi destino fatal
En eterna vida
Por eso sigo y no detengo
La ardua búsqueda en ella
La siempre Palabra certera
Que viene del Dios del cielo
Quise decirte tanto
Y ni una palabra salio
Solo un silencio profundo
Brotando de mi interior
Quiero decirte lo mucho que siento haber perdido
No estando a tu lado con vendaje en mis sentidos
Por tanto tiempo luche sola por seguir
Pero sin ti no habia nada solo dolor y sufrir
Hoy miro atras
Tu gran misericordia
Que me pudo acompañar
Fue la que me sostuvo cuando no podia mas
Hoy me alegro y Gozo la Paz
La que he encontrado en Ti
Se que no me tengo que preocupar
Todo en tus Manos mi Dios esta
Mi corazón arde de emoción
Al estar en tu presencia Señor
No importa la circunstancia
En tu presencia encuentro la sustancia
Que invade mis sentidos
Y a su vez provoca alivio
A mi alma en desesperación
Si no pudiese acercarme
Al momento de mi prueba
Que desesperante fuera
El dolor dentro de mi
Pero gracias a tu Amor divino
Mi corazón recibe alivio
Y por eso puedo ser feliz.