Plans (part 2)

Have you ever made plans that you really wanted but for some reason, they just didn’t. No matter how much you planned everything out. They just didn’t work out. You are left wondering what the heck happen?! Why didn’t I see this coming?

This. Was. Me. Three months ago my world turn a little bit. The place where I called work wasn’t what I wanted anymore. Wasn’t where I even wanted to be anymore. I know I still needed a job. I still have bills to pay, responsibilities, but all I wanted was to walk out and quit! After 15 years at the same job. I was done. I felt like my time had come. I was scared, nervous, anxious, confused. You name the emotion! I know I had it that one week!! That week felt like the longest week of my life! I prayed, I fasted. I humbled myself to the One that I should have come to first.

Then God stepped in. He constantly was tugging at my heart and telling me He got me this far. He will sustain me. He will get me through this. I just have to trust Him. To let Him do the work He said He was going to do in my life. I had asked God years ago, to use me at this job. To bring others to know Him. To let me see others the way He does. In the 6 years that I was at that store. I shared my Faith with my co workers that I would sometimes see more than my own family. I would try to give each of them Godly wisdom. But most important, the way I lived my life had to reflect the God I was talking about. I tried my best to plant those seeds in each of their hearts. I pray that someone else comes to water them now. That season has passed now.

God open doors and this new season He has me in a totally different store, with a different atmosphere. It’s still the same company. But with new co workers. A new mission field. This was never my dream job, but it’s a job. The bible says everything you do, do it on to the Lord. I pray that God to keep using me. To keep showing me how to share His love to those that don’t know Him. To not only share my Faith with others, but to be that example of that love relationship I have with Jesus. Not some religion! Please pray with me. I know that I’ve been away this summer, but I’m promising that ill be blogging more this season He has me on. So stay tuned!

I sometimes look back at what my life would have been without my Faith. Without my God that has my life already planned out for me. I urge you right now. If you don’t know Jesus. Or are confused and feeling that all your plans in life are not what you wanted. Don’t worry. God loves you. He has your plans all ready. Just trust Him. Any prayer request? Please feel free to email me: crebollo31@gmail.com

Thank you for taking this time to read these simple words. Thank you for praying!
Love and prayers to each one of you. ❤

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she will be healed…

Matthew 19:2
Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. (NIV)

Mark 5:34
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” (NIV)

Luke 8:50
Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.” (NIV)

Luke 9:11
… but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing. (NIV)

It was cold this early morning. I put on the heater in my car and turn down the radio. All I can hear was the engine and the heater. It was a stillness in “my world” this morning. Not because it was 4:15 in the morning and the world was still sleeping, but I was sad. I didn’t sleep well the night before, I was tossing and turning. I started my night praying when I found out that this beautiful little girl, that I and many have been praying for, had passed away the early morning before. I was upset that God didn’t heal Daisy Love. That God let that cancer take away little Daisy Love’s life. Then of course, I started talking to God and asking Him why? He didn’t answer me. He didn’t even give me some comforting scripture. I even listen to so MUCH worship songs and still NOTHING!!

Back to being sad in my car, as I drove off. I noticed people waiting for the bus in this cold. Then I thought, “does the bus even run on Sundays?” Then, I turned off the heater because I can’t have it to long because I get too hot. Then I started thinking about stopping at Starbucks and wondering what to get that is “healthy”. I also need gas. I finally get to work, seeing the homeless guy sleeping all covered up with trash and all his stuff everywhere. All this time, my normal routine that I have day after day, God has always, always protected me, provided for me, blessed me, and loved me. Just like Daisy Love. She is protected and loved by her Heavenly Father now and for eternity. Daisy will no longer have cancer. She will no longer be in pain. She will no longer cry. God has healed her. Thank You Jesus.

I know I don’t understand why things happen. I know that this life is not guaranteed. We always hear that things happen for a reason. A reason? Or a purpose? We all have a purpose in this life. Little Daisy Love wasn’t even ten years old and she touched so many lives. I never meet Daisy. I did go to her Dad’s church once. Join me in prayer for this family. They know that their Daisy Love is with Jesus now, but it is still very hard. I cannot even imagine how they are handling all of this. Only Jesus can give them His peace.

“He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, For there were many against me.” (Psalms 55:18 NKJV)

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Plans

I’m back!! I’m sorry. I took a little bit of a break from blogging. I honestly didn’t mean to take that LONG of a break! I do hope everyone is doing good. I set out to make some “realist” New Year’s resolutions. One of them was to be grateful for every single thing. It’s almost the end of January and I’m pretty sure I’ve messed that up, a few times actually! But I’m trying. Really hard to stop complaining and start praying! I know it’s hard. Because this is what we do…complain about being too cold, hot, the rain, the president, the 49 ers!! If I prayed more than I complained…I would be a happy camper. Seriously, when I complain it doesn’t get me anymore. It just makes me more angry, upset, worried, tense, anxious. All of those things are NOT from my Jesus. His Word clearly says that He has a plan for us. A plan to NOT harm us, plans to give us a hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

I know that everything gets in the way. Life, stress. I think that is one of the reasons why I didn’t really think about blogging. I didn’t want my posts to be about me complaining. But you know something? Life and stress happens. Complaining happens. Things that don’t go the way you plan them to go, happens. Nothing in this life is certain. Nothing. You know what is certain? The One that loves you no matter how much we complain. The One that will get us through any stress if we just seek Him first. And trust Him with all of our heart, mind and soul. “A man’s heart plans his way, but The Lord directs his steps.”

I’m so happy to be back blogging my little heart out! I pray each of you will continue run this race that is set before us. To love others the way Jesus would. To be accountable for every single person that walks in to our life by not misrepresenting our Jesus. Any prayer request or just to say hi 🙂 my email: crebollo31@gmail.com

Love and Blessings to you all 💜

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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)

my hope is in You

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Happy March everyone I pray that we all grow more and more in love with our Savior. For His love and grace to continue to pour in our hearts so others can notice it and ask why do we have that Joy when we are sick or just not having a good day. Why? Because we know how much Jesus loves us. How He has an amazing plan for our lives. I have gotten sick again. It started last week with my throat and now I have this dumb cough and runny nose again. Doesn’t seem that serious. I just can’t seem to shake this cold off for longer than two weeks. I know my Jesus has me in this season. When I’m sick with no distractions from school assignments or work, I pray more. Lots more! I read my Bible for hours! I listen to worship music ALL day! Whatever season He has me I will praise Him with all I have. Any prayer request please feel free to email me at crebollo31@gmail.com praying for all of you!

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Trust

I am alive!! Yay!! I am finally feeling better 😄 thank you Jesus! I’ve been sick on and off for almost two months now. Having this cough and cold is no joke! I still have a little cough but not as bad. So Lord willing I will be back to more blogging, more sharing, and just more of Jesus. I needed this time to just and ask God what is going on with me? Why I’m I getting sick so much? I was reading my Bible and trust was always on my mind. It’s so simple to say that you will have God lead you and you know His ways and plans are better, but do you trust Him?

One of my good friends asked me last week to share and do a guest post to her blog. (when you have a moment check out her blog, it’s a blessing, it’s faithfoodfitnessforreal.blogspot.com )She asked me to write about trust. I knew it was God’s perfect timing. He always works things like this together. Here it is. Enjoy and be blessed! “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him”! (Psalm 34:8 NKJV)

Monica asked me last week to guest post and I was so flattered and excited. I have been blogging on my own for over a year now and it is such a blessing to get to share my life with everyone, at times it can get challenging. Since you expose so much of yourself in such unpretentious words. When I decided to actually start a blog I did a lot of praying and I guess you can say “soul searching”. I was worried if I didn’t really have much to say, or the right words to say them. I even thought, “Why would anyone want to read about me?” Then Jesus spoke to my heart. He reminded me that I will not be on display. He will be. His love and His Grace that has been in my heart and my existence for almost seven years now.

All that being said, I’ll admit it that I have been kind of downhearted lately. Life is just moving by and I cannot seem to get a grasp of it. However, my faith is not based own conditions. I am choosing to trust God and His promises. I am choosing to trust God in helping me deal with my singleness. I am choosing to trust God to heal me from this ugly cough and cold that I have had for over a month now. I am choosing to trust God to guide me and give me His wisdom so I can get done with school and get my degree. I am choosing to trust God in this season He has me.

Life’s journeys have a way of bringing all of us to an occasional bitter pool. When we have something that puts us our life on hold or our everyday activities, we get (meaning me) get impatient, bitter and not a very fun person to be around. We stumble upon unpleasant experiences when we least expect it and they can have a way of rocking us and our faith to the very core. It can be sickness, major regrets and losses have that effect upon us. At a time when we should desire for sweet water to refresh our drained souls, it seems like all we have to draw from is bitter.

I know that at times it can be hard to just trust. To be still and let God be God. We are standing at a bitter pool and crying out to God, it seems like the transforming power of the cross is nowhere to be found. No matter how diligently we ask, seek and knock, the bread we so desperately want is still a rock and the fish we believe for still feels like a slimy snake. But Jesus promises us that the heavenly Father will give us what we long for if we trust. He will give us the desires of our hearts. In His time. And indeed, when we hold a stone long enough, it will eventually turn into bread, and that scary squirmy snake will turn out to really be a fish. (Matthew 7:7-11)

“Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5
“Therefore I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7
“He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him.” Psalm 22:8

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Kindness always matters

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It was a really busy day. Things were everywhere. We were almost closing. Then she walks in. Her face covered up, you can only see her eyes. She is walking around the store looking for something. I see her eyes. They look sad. Hurt. Confused. I am helping others so I couldn’t go and ask if she needed anything. Minutes later I see her coming towards me. I am getting ready to close the doors for the day. She looks up at me, I see her beautiful eyes up close. Before I can even ask her anything, she reaches for her iPhone and types “feminine product”. That’s all she was looking for. She didn’t know how to say it, and she couldn’t ask my other co-worker because he is a guy.

This women is from a totally different country. She has come thousands of miles away from her home to have a better life for her and probably her family. In the Bible it talks a lot about loving others. In John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Also, in 1 Peter 3:8 it reads, “Finally, all of you be of one mind having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tender hearted, be courteous.”

All Jesus ask us is to love others. Love others the way He would. Show others the same Grace that Jesus has and still gives us, daily. You never know who will walk into your life, even for a few seconds. So be kind and smile 🙂

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.” -James M. Barrie

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!”- George Elliston

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” -James Matthew Barrie