Jesus loves me this I know!

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I am a new creation! Eight years ago today God made me new. He came into my heart and took away my fears, my sadness, my worries. He made me white as snow. He wiped my past. He forgave me. He loved me.

I am living proof that if you give your life to God and trust Him with everything He will dramatically change your heart. God loves you. He sees your pain. Your sorrow. Your tears. Remember that He first loved us before we even knew anything about Him.

I came out of a long term relationship nine years ago. I was hurt, sad. Only Jesus can take pain away! I trust Him every single day. He has a plan and a future for me. Thank you Jesus for Your love, Your Grace and Your mercies that You pour into my life every day. I am praying for all of you. Seek Him with all your heart. ❀❀

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, β€œHe is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” (Psalms 91:1, 2 NKJV)

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is he going to call?
will this ache go away?
does the hurt go away?
will she ever love again?

but God.
but God.
but God.
but God.

If you add God into those sentences you know that God has a purpose and a plan for our lives. One of my favorite Bible verses is in Jeremiah. Actually I have two favorite ones in Jeremiah. My life verse, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13) “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

It’s so sad how we can put so much effort into people and into a relationship and it doesn’t go the way we hope it would have gone. People, will always, always disappoint us. But God won’t. People will hurt us, talk behind our backs, but God won’t. People will make us cry. Hurt our feelings. But God won’t. In Hebrews 13:8 it reads, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,today, and forever.”

I have a friend that is going through some heart aches right now. She is struggling. She doesn’t know the Lord, but I’m praying that God uses this time in her life to bring her to seek Her Savior and the One person that will never leave you, nor forsake you. Please pray for her. If anyone is need of prayer, please email me crebollo31@gmail.com

Just know that God is with you even at your darkness and saddest moments. He is right there.
“Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

hold me near.

“Hold me near, when I am restless
Hold me near when I am bitter
Hold me near when I am rebellious
Hold me near until the end.
Hold me near when my heart is broken
Hold me near when I’m ignorant
Hold me near when I am jealous
Hold me near until the end
But as for me, my feet almost gave up
I nearly sold my heart
It’s good to be help by my Father, it’s good to be where you are…” -Enter The Worship Circle

my story, His Glory

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It was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. We were early and I wanted to sit close to the front. It was getting crowded and the worship had started. Since it was my second time ever going to this church, I didn’t know the words. But I sang along and it felt good. I felt good. Then the pastor came out and started his sermon. I had a Bible that my friend had let me borrow. I didn’t really look to find the scriptures because I was so focused on what the pastor was saying. Everything he was saying, it felt like he was talking to me. And only me. “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) I had never imagined how much Jesus loved me. He loved me before I even loved Him.
“We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)

When the pastor gave the alter call and asked if anyone wanted to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and have their sins forgiven. I knew He was calling me. I knew He had forgiven me. I knew He loved me and will never let anyone brake my heart again. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) ”
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. (1 John 1:9)

You see I had my heart broken eight years ago. I never thought I would get over it or to even love again. Until I actually knew Jesus and started my relationship with my Savior. I can say that my heart will never be broken again. You know why? Because I trust God in all areas of my life. He has a beautiful and amazing plan for my life. He has a purpose for me. His love that I receive every single day
amazes me! His grace and mercies that He pours into my life are the reasons my little story is ALL for His glory! He loves me for who I am and paid the ultimate price for me. Even though I am so unworthy and undeserving. I am forever thankful for this life that You have so graciously given to me. Thank You my Yahweh for coming into my heart seven years ago today. For saving my soul. For loving me even when I didn’t deserve it.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

One please :)

Singleness. It’s not so bad. Sometimes I can go days, weeks, and NOT think about it. Then someone will say something about being single and I think about it for like a minute! I try not to be consumed by it. It does feel like I’ve been single for so long. I haven’t. I know that God made us to want to be with another person. Like He did with Adam. Adam wasn’t walking around all bummed out and depress that he didn’t have Eve yet. He was content. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s wrong to pray for your husband or your wife. To ask Jesus if it’s His time to send you that perfect person He has chosen for you. More importantly, Jesus knows our hearts better than we do. I know there is a reason why He still has me being single. I am okay with that. My pastor always says we must always align our life with God’s will for us. You know this happy, God pleasing life comes in different packages. It may be the season God has you on. There is a whole lot more in someone’s life than their martial status.

I am enjoying my family more. I love spending time with my parents. They are amazing! My friends are such a blessing to me! My life isn’t on hold for when my God loving husband comes, no way! This singleness is just a season. I am loving every minute of it! Thank you Jesus!

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moving on

to love YOU from the inside out!


As I drove down the road, on a calm, end of summer evening. It was getting late and the mall was closing. Hours before, I felt my heart breaking as I drove away, from him. I knew this time, it was over. When you go through a break-up, it doesn’t matter how long you shared your dreams, your hopes, you life, your family with someone. It hurts either way. Unfortunately, this break up was from a very long relationship. We basically grew up together. Right after high school, even our first job. All this added, made it that much harder. Honestly, it didn’t hit me till months later. When that hole was very livid in my life. The loneliness. The not sharing anything with anyone in your life. I had this void in my life that was present. I never appeared to be depressed or sad or angry. Those feelings were all hiding inside. I believe it wasn’t so much what this person did that affected me so much, it was the fact that part of my life had died. The part that lets you love others freely. To forgive and let go. To move on and let others love you, again. I tried to fill this hole with anything, and anyone. It didn’t work. It made me feel worse.

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. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distress, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Fast forward to six months later. I was sitting up in the front at church and the message my pastor was giving that day was making me so uneasy. My hands were sweaty and I was feeling warm. It was last service so it wasn’t cold in the sanctuary. My pastor prayed and I just felt this feeling of peace all over me. He did an altar call, and I hesitated at first, but I stood up and walked over to the front. I was overwhelmed when I stood up. I didn’t know what was happening to me. All I knew is that feeling of peace and love, was amazing. I asked Jesus to come into my heart and forgive me of all my sins. To guide me, and to change me. To never let me be the person I was six months before. The hole in my life was filled. I no longer felt that void in my life. Jesus filled that void in my life with His unconditional love that only comes from God. No one else can ever fill this, no one.

I wanted to share this part of my testimony today. I pray that it speaks to all of you. I am not some expert in relationships, at all. God is teaching me everyday, even after six years later. That He is my husband, my best friend, my everything. If you put anything in front of Jesus, it won’t work out. Jesus has shown me once again, to love others, to forgive others, to let others love me.

“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5
“A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

the break-up kit

break-up kit


The Do’s and Don’ts of a break-up:

Do:
1. Go out and get yourself a nice outfit and even a cute haircut or hair color. Pampering yourself is always a MUST!
2. Care about others. Get involved with others. Be connected. Love others and let others love you, you are worth it!
3. Do plan “date nights” with your close pals πŸ™‚
4. Join a gym or a get a workout partner. (or a shopping partner!)
5. Volunteer YOUR time.
6. Take a dance class or spin class. Or go travel somewhere.
7. Enjoy your family. Take your parents out to dinner.
8. Forgive and let go.
9. Start new friendships and visit family members you have not seen in years.
10. Love the single, amazing, independent person God has guided you to become!

Don’t:
1. Feel the need to beat yourself up with the “what if’s”. Leave things in the past, so you can move on with the future.
2. Listen to songs, or watch movies that will bring back memories. Not until your heart is ready.
3. Be afraid to start something new.
4. Blame yourself for anything. This was and is God’s plan for you. His plans are always better than our plans. (Jeremiah 29:13)
5. Ever believe that your alone. Because you’re not.
6. Let your heart go with just anyone else, save it. God has that special person already ready.
7. Let this get in the way of loving someone else.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought about blogging about break ups. I’m not sure why. I am not an expert, but I have been there. But ONLY with Jesus I am the person I am now. So if you are feeling sad, lonely, depressed, or hurt. Jesus is with you listening to you and wiping every single tear from your eyes. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28