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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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)

Why do I ?

“Why do I have to be the one to call?”
-because YOU know Jesus.

“Why didn’t I get that promotion at work?”
-because Jesus has a better plan.

“Why do I care when others don’t?”
-because Jesus is in Your heart.

“Why does it brake my heart when I see so many rejecting God?”
-because You know that God won’t ever reject You.

“Why do I have to forgive?”
-because You have been forgiven.

“Why do I have to wait for my husband/wife?”
-because You trust God. His plans for you are to give you Hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

“Why can’t life just be easier?”
-because in this life, we will have trials and tribulations.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NKJV)

“Why do I wake up every single morning with Joy in my heart?”
-because I know how much Jesus loves me and only wants the BEST for me.

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find Me anywhere

Lately I have been out walking and running before I go into work. I LOVE it! My left knee has been acting up for a couple of weeks now. I don’t know what I did to it but it gets swollen and it’s bothersome. Not so much painful. Just when I start running really fast. But this isn’t stopping me from going out and enjoying my walks/runs. If you have a little moment, please pray my knee gets better and it’s not to serious. I appreciate it.

When I’m out there alone with just my music and my Jesus. It feels amazing. So empowering. He really speaks to my heart. I ask Him for all my worries, my concerns, everything. He listens. Like always. I stop and look at the birds around me. So happy. Content. Flying around. They don’t have a care in the world. You know why? Because the Creator of the Universe takes care of them! Yes. Even the small birds, He makes sure they eat and are taken care of. “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they”? (Matthew 6:26 NKJV)

Sometimes, I think I can do it all. Work, school, family, friends. But I can’t. I need Jesus! In ALL areas of my life! See the thing is, God thinks about me, loves me, cares for me, only wants the best for me. No other person or thing can ever take His place.

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Life Lately.

Summer is finally here! I can’t believe it’s almost 4th of July! Yay! One of my favorite holidays. Love being patriotic. And the smell of fireworks! Wearing red, white & blue! Love all that!

I hope you guys are all doing good and enjoying your summer. I’m sorry I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks now. I have been working a lot and taking a well deserved break from school. Fall classes start, well who knows! Haha! I believe it’s late August or first week of September. I hope! I actually have to take some make up classes I had to drop at the beginning of the year, because I was sick off and on with bronchitis. That was horrible. it’s okay though. God is faithful and good. He had me in that season. No matter what. I can always, always count on Him. My Rock. My Deliverer. My Everything.

Just wanted to encourage you today: With anything that is keeping you, from truly having that relationship with Jesus. Just ask God to help you see anything that is hurting your walk with Him. You know sin comes in all different shapes and sizes. And nice appealing packages to. I pray that God searches our hearts, to point out anything in us that offends Him, and lead us along the path of everlasting life.

I hope you all have a very blessed and safe 4th of July. God Bless America!!

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thanks Poppa

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

Since I can remember my poppa has always said yes to me. “Dad, can you drive me to the mall. Dad, can you help me with my homework. Dad, can you make me my egg white omelet.” When I hear stories from some of my friends that their dad isn’t like my dad, it really brakes my heart. I am so beyond blessed to have a man in my life that will always looks after me. Always says yes to me. (and sometimes NO) And loves me for who I am. And who God is molding me to be.

This Father’s Day I just wanted to say “Thanks poppa.” For all you do to show me how much you love me. You may never say it, but I know I am your little girl. Always. I thank my Jesus for blessing me with such a kind, loving, funny, caring, devoted poppa like you. I can’t wait for God to bless me with a husband. I pray, Lord willing our children, your grandchildren will see what a wonderful grandpa you are! I ❤you poppa!

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use that bull horn!

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“And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:15, 16 NLT)

This past Sunday I went to Venice Beach with my parents. My mom has been wanting to spend the day at the beach and walk around. We haven’t been there in over ten years I think, and wow it has changed! So many different people and sad to say, so many of them lost, sad, high on drugs, sleeping on the streets and selling anything to get money.

You see, ten years ago I didn’t really know anything at all about the God I serve. I didn’t know you can have a loving and beautiful relationship with The Creator of the Universe. I didn’t know how much my God loved me so much that He gave His only Son to die for my sins, and yours, and whoever believes in Him will not perish, but will have eternal life. (John 3:16) I didn’t know any of this.

When you have God in your heart and in your life, you see things differently. You sorta look at the world around you with different eyes. I always pray that God lets me see the people I work with and go to school with, His eyes. So I can love them and show them His grace and His love. It’s hard at times. Believe me. I have my days. But every single day God is changing me. My heart. For His people. At the end of the day, if my life is all others see, and they see Jesus in it. Then it was all worth it.

Walking around that beautiful sunny California day my parents and I saw darkness in so many people on the beach. Then we saw some guys, old and young walking around proclaiming Jesus Christ to every single soul on that beach! They had a bull horn and everyone saw and heard them coming! It was such an amazing sight to see. My parents and I were so overwhelmed by them! I saw them and thanked them for what they were doing for Jesus. It did stir something inside me that hasn’t been stirred in a while. Where is my bull horn? Why I’m I not walking around telling my co-workers and my family members that God is coming. Soon! And they all need Jesus! I’ll leave you all with this simple question: When was the last time you used your bull horn?

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 NLT)

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