An Answered Prayer/ Una Oración Contestada

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There are three things that predominate in my life: writing, cooking and music. So if you know me, you are aware that I use all of this to explain life and pretty much everything. 

So when it comes to prayer, I think about music. All of you musicians out there know that practice is vital. It’s like a matter of life or death hehehe…seriously, it is. It can take months for a musician to perfect a song, and even when he perfected it, if he does not continue to practice it daily, then when he wants to play it again he will have to begin from zero. 

So it is with prayer. If you pray once in a while, it will NOT be effectual at all. Zero results my friends. How can you call yourself a Christian if you do not communicate with God? How can you say that you are following Gods plan for your life if you are not listening? 

Think…

If Jesus spend entire nights in prayer, we should spend every waking moment in communion with God. 

Dear reader, I cannot find the words to describe the feeling when God answers your prayer. I want you to experiment the happiness and peace that only God can give. 

“If I fail to spend two hours in prayer each morning, the devil gets the victory through the day.” Martin Luther

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Hay tres cosas que predominan en mi vida: escritura, cocinar y música. Y si me conoces bien, sabes que yo uso esto para explicar la vida y pues todo.

Así que cuando pienso en la oración, la comparo con la música. Si tú eres un músico, sabes que la práctica es vital. Es cosa de vida o muerte jejeje…en serio, lo es. Puede tomar meses para perfeccionar una pieza, y aún cuando la pereccionaste, si no la sigues practicando diariamente, pues cuando quieras tocarla otra vez vas a tener que empezar desde zero. 

Así es con la oración. Si tú solamente oras de vez en cuando, no va servir de nada. Nada de resultados. Como puedes llamarte cristiano cuando no te comunicas con Dios? Como puedes decir que estás siguiendo la voluntad De Dios si no lo escuchas? 

Piensa en esto…

Si Jesus paso noches enteras en oración, nosotros deberíamos pasar todo momento en comunión con Dios. 

Querido lector, no encuentro las palabras para poder describir la felicidad cuando Dios te responde! Y quiero que tú también experimentes la felicidad y paz que solo Dios puede dar. 

“Si yo no pasó dos horas en oración cada mañana, el diablo tiene la victoria todo el día.” Martin Lutero

“Lord, I Love Him. Why Can’t I Have Him?”

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“Lord, you know I really love him. I believe he is the one. Why can’t I have him??”

“But Dad/Mom, what’s so wrong with him? I’m happy with him. Doesn’t my happiness matter to you guys anymore?” 

“Why is it that the guy I really like is exactly the one that seems impossible to have?” 

Sound familiar? 

Maybe you have heard some young people say this, or…yourself? 

Well, I got the idea for this topic the other day when I was talking to a good friend of mine. We were sharing our views on choice making, relationships, and on how many times we misinterpret God.

…yes, it is possible to misinterpret God. For example, take a look at this scenario: 

Let’s suppose you like this guy, or girl, so much. But here’s the deal: your parents don’t approve at all. And somewhere in the back of your head, you know God would not approve either. But being the amazingly stubborn person that you are, you still go to God and beg and complain. It then happens that God gets fed up, and so He says, “Okay. Fine. You can have him/her.” And then you are like, “Oh my goodness! God answered my prayer! I knew this guy was the one!” But the truth is that God is giving you what you want not because it is His will, but because you will only learn by suffering the consequences. 

Listen, when it comes to relationships, making life choices and pretty much everything, you NEED to come to God with a clean bowl. Don’t bring your choice of flour or oil. Just bring your clean bowl and allow God to give you the ingredients and utensils to make the perfect cake. 🎂 

“Trust in the lord with all thine heart,

And lean not to thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct thy paths.” 

It’s Wrong But I Still Do It…So Learn From It.

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It is just wrong. Plain and simple.

But I still do it.

Why? 

I have to do it, else I just go crazy. 

I think no one else does it better than I do.

Or faster than I do. 

But I think I should let her do it too. 

Just make sure she does it well done. 

*sigh*

Okay…if I never allow her the opportunity, she will not learn.

I can’t be everywhere, and do everything at the same time.

Even though I do pride myself in multi-tasking…

Like my Dad says, he who tries to do all, ends up doing little.

I still whish I had 10 hands…

Alright, alright…

I’m done talking. Thanks for listening. 

More Stress…More Success!

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Yeah, you heard me right.

The more stress you have, the more success you will have in everything you do.

But under SOME conditions, of course.

I believe this is true because it just happened to me this week. You see, this past week I was so busy getting college paperwork ready that I nearly lost my head. This might be easy for some people, but if you must know something about me, then remember this: I DON’T LIKE DEALING WITH PAPERWORK, DOCUMENTS AND PHONE CALLS.

So I was really getting stressed out, and I still got more stress ahead. But I’m glad about it.

Here are the conditions–>

The more stress I have, the more I remind myself to do my very best at all times. And also, the more I rely on God to help me out when it seems that I can’t go on anymore.

Yeah, go ahead and get stressed out…but don’t forget that only God can accompany you there. So don’t forget to take Him along. 🙂

“Behold, I and the Daughter Whom You Have Given Me.”

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“Mom, leave me alone!”

“Mom, I know what I’m doing. Just go!”

“Mom, you have already said that billions of times!”

Do these sound familiar? Like…at all?

Maybe you don’t say it out loud, but in your mind you are screaming them at the top of your lungs. Kind of like me…a few days ago…

I did not say none of the above examples. Let a lightning struck me if I ever say that to my Mother. But well, let me start from the beginning:

My Dad was delayed at work, so my Mom and two little sisters sat to eat supper. We were talking about something, and then the conversation turned to the days when my older brother was a baby. And my Mom said something like this: “One day this lady gave me this advice, and now I’m telling you as well…”

Long story short, the advice only applied if I was married and with a baby. And I was like, “Seriously, Mom? None of this applies to me. Best to save it for when I am married.”

But then I got to think.

Our parents stand in the place of God to us, right?

Yeah, that’s right.

What does God do in regards counsel and events?

Hmmm…well, He lets us know before hand. Even hundreds of years in advance!

So yeah, I believe it is wise to listen even if we think it does not apply to us now. One day it will, and by then it will be nice and engraved in our minds.

“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.” Proverbs 1:8

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” Proverbs 12:15 

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Be the daughter you would like to have one day: a God-fearing daughter that you will not be ashamed to present before God. A daughter that you will be able to take by the hand, kneel before the Lord and say, “Behold, I and the daughter whom you have given me.”