Praising Him in this storm

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“rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;” (Romans 12:12 NKJV)

No crowded malls. No last minute shopping trips. No searching and searching for that parking space. This Christmas was different. I loved it! I have a choice to rejoice! No matter the trial, heartache, sadness, I will rejoice! Not because it’s Christmas but because my Savior Jesus Christ has already delivered me! I have to trust His plans. One of my favorite pastors said in his Christmas sermon yesterday, “God is trying to produce something through your trials, He brings blessings out of burdens.”- Levi Lusko

The last two months my dad has been unemployed. It’s been a struggle but we serve a faithful and loving God! I know my dad will get another job soon. In the meantime, we are praising Him in this storm. My dad is such an awesome guy. God is working in His heart so much! I am so grateful to come home and see my dad cooking for us or cleaning and helping out my mom. Doing all the chores and things we normally do. He helps all of us out so much.

My mommy was sick off and on at the end of the summer. By September she was told she had kidney stones. Then the pain stopped. At the end of September it was back. She had her Kidney stones taken out in with no pain. Two weeks later we were back at the emergency room because she had some infection. She isn’t sick anymore. At the end of November, she had to change stores again. The same company, but different location, different employes, different bosses. She is stressed but she is praising Him in this storm.

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”(James 1:2, 3 NKJV)

I want to take this time to encourage each of you. What ever you are facing and going through, please know that God has an amazing plan for your life. He sees your trials. He sees your pain. He sees your tears. Believe me. He is there with you. Maybe you didn’t get anything special this Christmas. Maybe you didn’t get anything under the tree at all. The one gift that will change your entire life. The one gift that won’t be ever returned! The gift of salvation! In the Bible it says,”that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9, 10 NKJV) This gift is the BEST gift you will ever receive! I pray that you take this season and search God and seek Him. For โ€œwhoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.โ€ (Romans 10:10, 13 NKJV)

Thank you for taking the time to read my simple blog. I do pray and hope that it encourages you. Any prayer request? Please email me at crebollo31@gmail.com wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and a wonderful and happy new year!!! “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,โ€ฆโ€ 1 Chronicles 16:11-12

A child is born

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“And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. “(Luke 2:1-7 NKJV)

I like to take this time to wish each of you a happy and blessed Christmas. Thank you so much for taking the time to read these simple words that I post. I pray that God continues to use each of us to show others His love and forgiveness. God is amazing! Seek Him with all your heart! Praying for all of you! Merry Christmas!!

Repeat the sounding Joy!

This year is almost gone! Can’t believe how fast it came, and almost went. Finals are coming up for me and work is hectic with Christmas coming up. I did plan a day off with my parents and wanted to go to the happiest place on earth. Disneyland! It was so much fun. Love it! It was cold and sunny and we did lots of walking, talking, eating, shopping. God blessed our day ๐Ÿ™‚ here are some pictures of It’s a small world, the princess castle, the Christmas tree. It was awesome! My mom asked me the other day, “so what do you want for Christmas this year?” I haven’t thought about it till then. Hmmm. What do I want? At the end of the day, I have ALL I want and more! See, I am loved by my family and friends. I have my health. I have my job. I get to come home to a nice warm bed. I have so many blessings that I can’t complain. I do though. We always want more.

My prayer for today: Jesus thank you Lord for all that You do in my life. For Your love that You pour into my heart daily. Forgive me. Change my heart. Help others to see You and not me. Help me to be content with everything You have given me. Help me to bless others and to give You all the glory and honor. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” psalm 51:10

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Joy during finals?!

“Repeat the sounding Joy!”

Since finals are just around the corner and work is crazy right now and my car needs to have their breaks fixed and my left knee is still bugging me sometimes, and, and, and…. I need to remind myself that God is in control. Always has been, always will. I need a moment to stop and see the Joy in everything around me right now. That Joy, only comes from Jesus. That peace, only comes from Jesus. My hope is only in Jesus.

our star!

our tree!

We got our Christmas tree over the weekend and I must say, it’s really pretty. I just need to get some new decorations for it. We had the same ones for years now, and they are cute, I just saw some cool ones at Target the other day. You know what Christmas song I have been listening to a lot? “Joy to the World”! It is on the Chris Tomlin Christmas iTunes and its so awesome the way he sings it. So from now till all the finals are over and my life will seem somewhat back to normal, I will find Joy in everything ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Jesus! “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13