The Weekly BLURB
By Tania Torea
To all you wonderful and amazing people, I hope you had a good Christmas and awesome beginning to the new year. I was just sitting and thinking and the word potential. We all have the potential to succeed in life, but we all have to seek for our passion. For where our passion lies, so is our calling. Our Heavenly Father gave us this desire. Once you find what is both your calling and passion, the voice of the Holy Spirit will guide you. It's time to step out in faith. Always remember that as the saying goes, 'Rome wasn't built in a day'. Remember the words Jesus said, to take it one day at a time and remember to enjoy the journey and fulfill your destiny and calling.
As we draw near to Christmas and the fast approaching new year, let us all sit for a while and reflect about this year. The highs and the lows, what did we learn and what we could have done better. But also let us go into the new year with hope and also with those things that we needed to learn; let us with the Lord's help through the Holy Spirit who resides in us, to become more dependent not ourselves but on Jesus. Let's also make a determined effort and a more resolute decision to develop our relationship with the Lord, but also to be a beacon of hope to others who are searching. Christ never gave up, so we must mirror his behaviors to others. Let this be the year of the harvest of souls for Jesus. Shalom to all.
To all who are called by our Heavenly Father. Who remembers when they were young, where children would play games like tag and marbles. Where they could play in the park and be safe. Children also would make tree houses. One thing about children is they are so special to our Heavenly Father. For each one of them, he has given them an angel. For Jesus said if anyone did anything to the little one then it would be better that they put a millstone and be cast into the sea. While a child is growing up teach them the joy of using their imagination. Nurture their dreams for each of us has been given a job of guiding them through this life. Shalom and blessings to all of you.
To all who of those who created with love. Have you ever sat back and took an inventory of your life, where you can only see regrets and what-ifs. Do you realize even if you can't understand stand things that those things are which bought you to this point in your life and made you who you are today. Have no regrets, but see them as opportunities to learn. Don't look at the negatives, but see the positive such how you have grown. As Solomon said, there are seasons. As we come to a celebration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ birth let us celebrate who we are in him. We are all unique. Also, we are made individually in the image of our God. Enter the new year with hope. Shalom.
To all who are the expression of Gods love. In this life, we all have choices to make. Some will big ones, some not so big, but they can be daunting. Always remember we have a God who, if we ask will help us. As the word says seek ye first the kingdom of God. It doesn't say later or after we tried to work it out independently of the Lord. No, it says seek first, not second or last. There is a reason for this, to show we have faith that the Lord has everything under control and also to trust. Do we trust the Lord enough to say thank you, Jesus, for what you have done for us in the past, in the present and also what you are going to do in the future? Be blessed for greater is he who is within you.
To everyone who oh so special to the Lord. As we draw near to Christmas, it is a time where we should reflect upon the real meaning of Christmas. To many, this time is a time that brings about a lot of stress and to others less fortunate than ourselves, can't have a Christmas due to the fact they don't have a home or even if they do they, are not able to eat the food we take for granted. Many take for granted the real meaning and it is that the messiah who would in due process of time would lay down his life was born. Christmas is not about presents or the other things that go with it. As you draw near to this time be ever mindful about what and who we worship. Shalom and peace to you all.
Hello to all those who are blessed by our Heavenly Father. No matter what you do in this life just remember you are loved by the Lord. Always know that he loves individually, regardless of how much or how little we have. He does not love because we do things in his name to earn brownie points or how many souls we brought to the Lord. His love was shown in it's purest form when his most beloved son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, was crucified for the forgiveness of our sins. Jesus didn't come to judge the world but to save it. When you have a blue day, remember you are loved by God.
Greetings to all who are known and loved by our Heavenly Father. In this life, we will things happen which are beyond our control, and we will have to choose whether we will let it make us bitter or better. Each of these choices will determine how we are going to handle other situations which come into our lives. There are also physical effects that will come as results. With bitterness comes anger and one of the physical effects are proven is arthritis and another is depression. The Lord understands how you feel. All he wants you to do is to give all your cares over to him. He wants you to know he loves you and just to trust him. Shalom peace and love to all.
To all who are loved by our Heavenly Father. So many times we have all rushed around and forget about the simple things of life. Creation is one of those things that we can take for granted. If you stand to close you can miss the small things that make up the bigger picture. Take a step back, and not only will you see the little details, but you will see the bigger picture. Each picture was drawn by the grandmaster himself, that being our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Since time began, Jesus spoke the very words that the Father spoke, as he existed with both God and the Holy Spirit before creation existed. We too are part of creation and made with much love.
To all you amazing and awesome people. As you wake up each morning, don't forget to welcome the Heavenly Father into our day, but also welcome Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for each of them is important. They all are interconnected to each other, and they each have a part to play in our lives. If you ever feel alone, misunderstood or even doubting yourself just know that they all are there for you. Never be hard on yourself and beat yourself for doing something wrong, for the Lord knows, and has already. He paid the price when Jesus went to the cross, this was to reconcile man back to the Heavenly Father. The Holy Spirit is the revealer of God's word, to speak and be our voice. Peace to you all.
All of us at one moment or another have doubted ourselves and our abilities but our Heavenly Father didn't because he was the one who gave us these things to be used. He used and also created them to build his purposes for each of us singularly but also corporately. Each of us, he also gave the talents to encourage others to reach their full potential. It is like when a seed is planted. First, the soil is turned over and then the seed is planted. This is how the Lord does the work. First, our heart is prepared then his word is planted. Over time like the seed God's word within grows and when it is ripe, then the talents will be used to build each to fulfill the purpose of he has sent us to do.
To all who are expression of our Heavenly Father's love. There is a battle going on within each of us. It is a battle between our spirit and our soul. Our Spirit is the connection to our Heavenly Father, and our soul is comprised of all our fleshly desires. Our Spirit desires to do the will of the Lord, but our soul wants to do the exact opposite. It's like a spoilt brat, always throwing a tantrum when it does not get its way. Just remember the Lord is in control. Even when we fall and allow the soul to trip us up, just turn to the Lord, admit you have fallen and get up. The Lord loves you, even when you have fallen.
To all whose names are written upon the hands of our Lord. One of the things people find hard to do is the act of forgiveness. Often we struggle with this, and we say to ourselves, I'll forgive them when I feel like it, but there is no time like the present. For when Jesus was asked, "how many times do I forgive? seven times?" Jesus replied, "not seven times, but seventy times seven". Man puts on limits, whereas Jesus has no limit. Forgiveness is an act of surrendering oneself. We are asked by our Heavenly Father to forgive, for if we don't then he won't. Each of us has at one time has needed to be forgiven, so we must forgive as well. Blessings to you all.
To all who are anointed and appointed by our Heavenly Father. Though we wait for the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus, it is a time of testing of our faith, where we may feel he is coming back for you. Just remember he is faithful to his own. Yes, we all had times like that and that we have questioned our faith. He has heard every prayer and knows every tear we shed. Like any parent would he will never leave nor forsake you. He is an understanding God, and nothing surprises him. As it says, be of good cheer for I have overcome. Be always blessed and know you are loved.
To all those who are the apple of the Heavenly Father's eye and are His treasures. Though there are times when we have battles in our lives, and know that when we do, we have the best protection in our lives, and that is Jesus. He enables us, to face the battles because when He went to the cross, He paid the price and that was when our foe Satan became defeated. Know who you are in Christ. You all have the authority to trample over snakes and scorpions. There is power in the name of Jesus. Your time is now. Be blessed.
To all who are loved by the Lord and who are expressions of His love. Remember we all can have periods where everything just seems to crush us down. Sometimes it seems that our prayers have fallen on deaf ears and it seems that God isn't listening. Know that He is and He knows what we will say, even before we speak. Just know that he has everything in control. He has heard your cries. You are His child, whom He loves so much. Just be still and rest in his love and allow him to do his work.
To all who loved dearly by the Lord. No matter what situation you are in even the not so good, just remember all things work together for those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose. What you are going through is temporary and know that the Lord will use this. Even if you fall spiritually know that the Lord will lift you up. You are his beloved children. Blessings to you and your families.
To all you blessed ones. In this life, we all will have trials and situations which will truly test us as people. It's at this time we have to remember that the Lord said, we would have these things, but he also said to be of good cheer for he has overcome. As we look at Christ and his example, he went through many things, but he always looked to God as the answer. In your trials look to Christ and He will never let you down.
To all who are important to the Lord. Sometimes we all have problems which can feel overwhelming and say to God, 'I can't do this', or 'I haven't got the strength'. It's at these times that we need to stop and remember what our Heavenly Father says, which is that you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you. God knows how much you can take. Believe in Christ, believe you are able and ask God for his answers. Much love.
To each who is so loved by the Lord. As we grow up life can deal with some pretty hard stuff that can set us back in life. Often we may not know how to deal with this but there is one who knows and his name is Jesus. Jesus knew about life and what it was like but he showed by his life how to deal with things like rejection and the big one forgiveness. If you need an answer for problems look to Jesus and he'll show you.
To all the Lord's beloved. Never doubt who you are nor what you can do. As the saying goes from small acorns come great oaks. Within each of us is that spark which the Lord has placed in us. We each have a passion, a desire to follow and fulfill. For as it is said a man's giftings make way for him. In all that you do always remember that it's the Lord who created to do this and praise him. Love and blessings to all.
To all you beautiful people. There are often times when we may wonder why we’re are here and what’s my purpose. The first thing we were created for was for fellowship with the Lord and then others. As for our purpose that is linked to our passions. These are linked hand in hand. A passion is like a vision for it gives direction and drives you toward that goal the Lord has given each person. We each have this.