Friday, June 23, 2017

Just practicing how things may turn around

I am back after 3 years!!! Many things have happened!! Let´s see how i will start. I do not have a specific or chronological order of how I will do this, so it would be like mixing up a lot of ingredients. Thanks for your patience if at any  point things do not make sense..... as i think it would be....
Ok, well, recently i got into a " relationship", kind of thing..  This guy was really really cute and handsome. I called him " My Chocolate Man" or in spanish " Chocolatico". I saw him as an answer to my prayers, Christian, tall, inteligent, mature, good listener, hard worker, good looking, good family ( i know every member, actually i have known him forever.... ). You know, it is funny when i saw him for the first time after, 10 years let´s say.. ( told ya, know him forever). My thoughts were like: "OMG He is so darn cute", "where are you´ve been all my life ( yeah, rihana shows up)", "you are the man of my dreams"... and other stuffs that i would not say here... I felt so sinner!!! We enter into the restaurant and we ate and talked and man.. could not help but seeing his lips.. Every word he said ( not too many actually because everything was about me!! how excited is that a man for once in your life shows some interest in what you are talkin about) was to me like "seriously, it would be any chance to kiss you"... I think i would stop now here.. my joins are hurting me.. sick again probably... My chocolatico, what are you doing know.. Do you think about me?
Tomorrow i will go to the countryside,Fusa- I do not have data on my phone, so no internet for a few days ( i use my house wifi, because i changed my phone plan due to my trip to canada.. another story to tell later on) so i do can not send to my chocolate man, a farewell for his B-day.  Well I do not know if i will be capable of doing it... not sure how he would answer me or if he answer me...
I hope i will get better by tomorrow.......  I am thinking this may takes the same direction as Anne Frank diary, not direction at all, just feelings... Brave girl by the way..

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I am back, in Colombia

I have not written anything like for above 3 years now. Right now i feel like doing it because a lot of things have happened in my life keeping me up and down. I moved from Canada to my home town, Bogotà, looking for new perspectives and following more than anything the voice of God. Shortly, a month after my arriving, i found a dream job working in the International Relations field, at a very prestigious high education institution in my country. Everything was working fantastic for me but then as usual, i realized that the person who is always smiling at you it is not always your friend. I worked with the best of me  but at the end my contract did not last more than 4 months and it was not renew because of budget ( or that is what i thought). What i learnt about this experience is that my trust has to be always in the Lord and not in the man: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD." Jeremiah 17:5 -9. So now, i am looking for a new job, learning that the plans that God has for my life are 100 times better than mine and He is the Almighty God: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29-11. It is difficult to internalize  this when you don have an apparently answer, but as hannah I decided to not longer remain downcast 1 Samuel 1: 18.  I have not yet received my dream   job nor the husband i have been praying for, but when i feel down because of this, these verses give me hope that the Lord is not late, He is just taking his time to give me the best. Praise the Lord!

Monday, March 21, 2011

God is taking care of you.

I have had the same questions in winter time: How the squirrels survive this season? As I did not have a clear idea of it, I went to goggle and I found: Tree squirrels build nests out of leaves, twigs and other materials that they find in their surroundings and Ground squirrels live underground. They dig tunnels and rooms under the ground or in the side of a hill. ( It is amazing to see how God put in the mind of this little creature these survival mechanisms. Honestly they are the experts in extreme living conditions, but what it happens when the squirrels or other little creatures died?

Not long ago someone so I little bird died on the floor. That person thought “I almost met with God, because I was attending the funeral of this little Bird”. This little Bird was used as an example for Jesus in one of his speeches, in order to teach his disciples a precious lection of trust.
The Lord Jesus told them that our heavenly father takes care of his creation and He was even at the moment that the little bird passed away, Matthew 10-29   (The Holy Bible, International Bible Society),and God would never forget any of them (the birds).   
If Our Heavenly Father is taking care of the little creatures, feed them and shelter them, imagine his care for us who are his children. The history of the humanity cannot compare the love of God with anything else, because nobody will sacrifice his beloved son for the sake of all Human kind. Look at around and beyond you and you will see the love of the Father in everywhere.
Dear Lord, I know you are taking care of me. Open my eyes to see your love in everywhere. Amen.
“So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10: 31, Holy Bible.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The risk of taking decisions.

All the time we have to make decisions. Sometimes we do not know which one is the best, and we spend time and energy trying to decide what to do. When our minds are confused, we go to the people that we trust the most and to listen their opinion. In the end, we make decisions based on the influences of the wisest people we know, such as our parents, grandparents or friends. We feel safe and confident with their advise because we know they want the best for us.
Explorers in the Alps were seeking exotic flowers. They saw a beautiful one, probably the “Edelweiss,” that was seen in a dangerous place, close to a river, 4,000 below (see wikipedia). The access that flower was very difficult. The only way to get to it was to use a cord. When the explorers were debating whether or not to risk seeing the flower, they saw a little shepherd. They called him and offered him coins if he allowed the explores to tied him to the rope and go down to pick the flower.
The man looked at the coins. He really needed them, but the danger was great, and he didn't know the men. Again and again he analyzed the situation. Then an idea came to his mind. He left the explorers and soon returned with a tall and strong man. Finally near the edge of the precipice, the boy ran to where the explorers were and said, "Now you can tie me to the rope, only if you let my dad hold the other end."
God wants to hold us with His own hands to help us overcome our difficulties. There is nobody else like him to keep us safe, even near the edge of a cliff.
Dear Lord, You are my refugee. Help me understand that You are present even in the difficult times and that You are holding me by your right hand. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

"I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears." Psalm 34:4

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

God of the biggest and smallest things.

God is great in great things and also in the small ones,” said Henry Dyer, an English Christian priest.

A group of of British hikers climbed the Matterhorn mountain in the Penine Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. A gentleman pulled out a microscope to observe a fly. The man explained to the group the English fly does not have hair on its legs. Then, he showed the legs of the fly he catched and its legs were covered with hair, indicating that the same God who made these great mountains had also thought of the comfort of this small creature, to the point of providing it gloves . This is our wonderful God!
The Bible shows God's wonderful care for small things. For our God, nothing is irrelevant. We are His children. Whatever we ask for - if it agrees with his will - He will give it to give us. Our God is close to you, waiting to provide you with His treasures. All you have to do is call after Him.
Dear God, help me to appreciate Your wonders, and Your care for them and for me. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” Psalm 19-1

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

God is more than happy to share our hobbies.

Every activity of our life must have a meaning. Sometimes, our daily life becomes a meaningless    routine, and we lose opportunities to share with people around us our talents, the precious gifts that God has given each of us. According Mrs. Cowman the author of Streams in the Dessert, a Christian is someone who allows Jesus to be part in all his/ her daily activities even in their hobbies.

In 1904, Jack Miner founded a birds refugee in Kingsville, Ontario. He fed and took care of these animals, particularly geese. He placed a small metal band with a number on the legs of each goose . When one of his birds were caught, the person who found the small band sent it to Miner, because his address was written on it. This was how Miner collected information about the geese. This was his favorite hobby.

One morning, in 1914 he had a brilliant idea: stamp biblical messages on the small bands.         “I feel the guidance of God, and I realized that my hobby was fulfilled,” he said. 

Miner saw the results of his work.  A hunter that caught a goose in the south, found the small band with Miner’s address and a passage taken out of Philippians 4-13 that said “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.”

 Time passed by and the hunters who trapped the Miner’s birds wrote him how their lives were transformed by the messages on the small bands.  A missionary, who worked in the Hudson bay, left that place for the first time after twenty years in order to talk to Jack Miner about the influence of the small bands on the Aboriginals’ lives. Jack Miner commented that his refugee had not become what it was, or would have gained worldwide recognition, if He had not associated his hobby with God.

Nothing is insignificant to God. He wants us to share with Him our hobbies, our dreams, our daily activities. We will see amazing results when we make God part of our life.

Loving God, help me to see You in the activities I am going to perform. Direct me towards what You want me to do and what to leave undo.  In the name of Jesus, Amen.

“Acknowledge him (God) in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3-6

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Hands of Jesus

In the hands of Jesus there is safety and there is majesty. The hands of Jesus were human. He had child hands when He was a baby. The angels commanded the shepherds to hurry their steps to see those little hands.

The time passed by and those little hands were transformed into hard-working hands. He, who created the stars, was working as a carpenter. His work would be prefect. “We are his hand-made,” as the Apostle Paul said. Those hands that were working over the wood were the same that changed Paul from persecuting Christians to becoming Jesus' disciple (Paul the Apostle, Wikipedia). Paul was motivated not out of obligation for the law, but by love.

The hands of Jesus were generous and gave tender care. His hands blessed everyone he touched. His hands healed the sick. He went where they were.

The hands of Jesus are redemptive. The Bible describes every kind of sin, but it declares that Jesus saves us from all of them. His hands can save us because they are wounded hands. The only thing that mankind made that is found in heaven, is the five wounds that Jesus has in His body. His wounded hands interceded for us before the Throne of Grace for all of us who call on His name.

“When he had said this, He showed them his hands and feet.” Luke 24-40.