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, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” (Psalms 91:1, 2 NKJV)

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Prayers for my (future) husband

For my future husband ❤

I have a small prayer list that I’ve come up with. I’ll will be adding more in the future.

1.) Pray that he will continue to grow and change more and more into the image of Christ.
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” -Romans 8:29 {KJV}

2.) Pray that YOU will constantly be growing and sanctified into the beautiful help mate he needs.
“Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.” -Titus 2:3-5 {NASB}

3.) Pray that the Gospel will impact him not only in salvation but also in every area of his life.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ” BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” -Romans 1:16-17

4.) Pray that He will be strong in the Lord and fight against the Lust of the flesh, guarding his purity.
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” -1 Corinthians 10:13

5.) Pray that he will own the truth that, real strength is controlled strength: meekness, gentleness and Spirit-filled Boldness.
“but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.” -1 Peter 3:15-16

6.) Pray that self-control would dominate His life.
“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” -Proverbs 25:28 {ESV}

7.) Pray that He would have a hunger for knowledge and wisdom.
“How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.” -Proverbs 16:16

8.) Pray for spiritual and practical maturity well beyond his years.
“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” -James 3:17 {ESV}

9.) Pray that good, strong servant-leadership skills would be cultivated in his heart.
“For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body……Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her” -Ephesians 5 {NASB}

10.) Pray for the Lord’s sovereign protection in his life.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” -Psalm 91:1-2 {NASB}

11.) Pray that he would have direction and that he would prepare for the future.
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” -James 1:5 {NASB}

12.) Pray that he would have a heart of forgiveness and that forgiveness would be granted to him.
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” -Ephesians 4:32 {NASB}

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sustained by God

“My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:26 NKJV)

Hello! It’s been a while since I last blogged my little heart out. How is everyone? How was your summer? Was it too hot? Too fast? Or like mine, just to quick! I did have a good summer though. I actually took a little family trip to San Francisco in July and it was great! I will blog more about that in future, promise. This summer I did feel like I have grown up a little, and not just because I had a BDAY! It’s because I realized how faithful my Jesus is.

Let me rewind a little bit here. I know how faithful God is. For some reason, I thought it is required of God, the Creator of the Universe, to “have” to be faithful. See it isn’t. He doesn’t have to be. But like a loving, caring Father that knows best, He is and will be Faithful. In painful, horrible, dreadful moments, He is still faithful. In the book of Job, it reads, ” The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21 NKJV) We may not see it at times, ( I know I don’t) but He is faithful in everything. It could be that not so good relationship that you are in. Or that job, or even certain friends that YOU know are not helping your walk with God. When you take that step of Faith and make a stand for Jesus. He will be faithful. He will always honor your decision. You know what comes with being sure that God is and always will be faithful? Having trust in Him. Having His Word in you heart. Trusting that His plans and His ways are 100% better than your ways. (Jeremiah 29:11)

“Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.” (Psalm 100:2-5 NKJV)

“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments”.(Deuteronomy 7:9 NKJV)

I’m sorry

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Lord, im sorry for not reading my Bible more.
Lord, I’m sorry for not praying more.
Lord, I’m sorry for not coming to You with all my worries and fears.
Lord, I’m sorry that I’m not being the Woman You are calling me to me.
Lord, I’m sorry for not waking up in the mornings and complaining about what i DONT have, instead of praising You for what I DO have.
Lord, I’m sorry.

The God I serve isn’t a God that won’t Stop loving You if you make mistakes along the way. The God I serve gives third and fifth chances. He sees your heart. The God I serve Loves, shows His Grace and His forgiveness.

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28, 29 NLT)

“Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10 NLT)

made to love You

He does love YOU!

“I have summoned you by name; YOU ARE MINE…” – [Isaiah 43:1]
“I CHOSE YOU and appointed you…” – [John 15:16]
“The God of our fathers has CHOSEN YOU…” – [Acts 22:14]
“I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” – [Psalm 139:14]

What are you made to do? To love? To care for someone? To be a mom? To be daughter? You were made to love God our Creator. And no matter how small you might think you are to Jesus, you are His daughter. He loves you. He treasures you. He knows every single hair that is on your head. He will never leave you nor forsake you. I use this blog to remind myself how busy life can get, and distractions may be everywhere. Just know that Jesus is always there. He is waiting for you to let go and let Him be the center of your life.

JOY!

Live for Him!How does one get Joy? Not just happiness because you are having a good “feeling”. But to experience Joy. The Joy of the Lord is such a beautiful feeling. In my Women’s Study Bible it says it starts with the Journey to Forgiveness. First we need to recognize sin. “Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your loving kindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:1-2 Then we need to confess our sin. “I acknowledge my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgression to the Lord,” and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.” Psalm 32:5 Then the BEST thing Jesus does, He forgives us! For everything. We receive forgiveness. “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit these is no deceit.” Psalm 32:1-2 Then we experience Joy! “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for Joy, all you upright in heart!” Psalm 32:5

My prayer for today is that we all experience that Joy. God’s joy in our hearts and in our everyday lives. The Joy that others will stop and ask us, “why are you always happy?” That today, right now, we choose to live for Him and only Him. I pray that God will continue to use our life, our trials, to bring Him all the Glory and Honor. Any prayer request please email me: crebollo31@gmail.com

the race of Faith

“let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..” Hebrews 12:1

run with endurance!

As I held my breath and said a little prayer. I stepped on my weight watchers scale on Friday. I looked down and I did it! I lost 15 pounds since February 3! Yay! And it feels great! I know 15 pounds aren’t that much, but I can tell in my jeans and my work pants. That alone makes me feel so good. I am walking more and I have more energy! Without my Starbucks. I could have not done ANY of this without Jesus. Seriously. But why is it when you are trying to eat better you see fating foods everywhere? At work, at school. However, I am NOT walking around eating my carrots and feeling deprived. Not this time around. I know that having weight control is not being on some crash diet and being sad because you can’t have your favorite foods. It is so much more than that. You do have to be disciplined, but putting Jesus first and asking Him to give you His strength and to help you make those right decisions, believe me it does get easier.

I was reading in my Women’s Study Bible the other night and it has a section of weight control. Then I started thinking all those bad foods that give us that “gratification”, when we consume them, for a while we feel better. But how long does that even last? For me, not long at all. I was like this for so long. When I would be stress or overwhelmed with work, school and everything, I would eat to make me feel better.Those “comfort” foods would go a long way, until I will feel bad for over eating. Then, of course the cycle will repeat itself. If you struggle with weight control, God’s Word has encouragement for us:

*Be accepting. God designed your physical make-up. Refrain from criticizing His creation. (Psalm 139:13-16)
Be grateful.
God has given you a triumphal new nature at your conversion. You are admonished to give thanks to God who gives you victory in the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 15:57)
Be careful. The Bible, speaking for moderation and against gluttony, condemns over-indulgence. (Prov. 23:20-21) Resist extra helpings and rich foods that add additional inches.
Be disciplined. Achieving temperance in eating will strengthen other areas in your life. (1 Cor. 10:23)
Be active. Regular exercise will help you to reach and maintain your ideal weight. Activity also improves productivity, cardiovascular stamina, and mental alertness. The writer of Hebrews encourages believers to run with endurance (Heb. 12:1).
Be persistent. Just as Paul finished the race (2 Tim. 4:7), you too, can persevere if you set a goal and move forward victoriously to achieve it!

*taken from my Women’s Study Bible

I can do all things though Christ!