Hi! Thank you so much for being here!!!
I am Gabriela and I am a child of God.
I struggle with many things in this life (I’m not the only one, am I? ;)). I feel weak and incompetent many times, I put myself down more than I build myself up. I try to do things in my own strength. But I can’t. And I am learning to let go and let God. And my life is becoming SO much better!!!!
I am on a beautiful and, sometimes, painful road to holiness. I am maturing in Christ. I love God and I want to obey Him. (John14:15 – If you love me, you will keep my commandments). And I want you to join me, because there is nothing better than following Christ. NOTHING. If you know this truth, I pray that you are able to really live it. If you don’t, then I pray that you will soon find this out because it will rock your world!!!!
What will I do for you?
- pray for you
- be your supporter and encourager
- help you understand there is hope – always
- help you understand that you really can have the “peace that transcends all understanding”
- help you understand that “we can do all things through Him who strengthens us”
- help you understand that we all need God, the Creator of all things.
How will I do that?
Well, my part is simple and hard in the same time.
Simple… because I just have to write and be open and real about my life: struggles, failures, lessons I’m learning, celebrations, praises and prayers.
Hard… because I don’t want to write from my own head. I want to be inspired by the Holly Spirit. That means I really have to stay in the Word and keep my ears and heart open to God’s leading. It means I can’t take as mine anything that happens here. It is all God and all done for His glory. (Please tell me I am not the only one that finds being in God’s Word hard at times!!!)
Hard… because I have to learn about all technical stuff that help me keep this blog online. But, learning is good and I’m excited of becoming a pro in blogging.
This blog is an answer to my prayers and it took me a few years to get here. I first had this idea in 2015 when I bought my domain name and set up the blog. I wrote some posts and even went live for a while. But only my husband (of course 🙂 ), sister and one friend knew about it. I didn’t have the courage to really go for it and it was probably for the best.
I am a shy person, a total introvert and I struggle with self-confidence. My fear and many negative thoughts took over many times. Unfortunately, I also have the “talent” of caring too much of what other people think of me. I am slowly learning to let that go and focus on God. I want to please God and not people. We were made to worship God, not ourselves or others.
Recently, I went through a pretty bad season of life and it made me realize (AGAIN) how much I need God.
I slowly started spending more time with Him – reading the Bible, praying – just getting closer to Christ. And this gave me courage and assurance that I need to go on with this blog. I know I will not make everyone happy and I am ok with that. I probably won’t know on this earth who will benefit from all this, but God knows. All that is left of me is: obedience, obedience, obedience.
One – share this site with someone else – you won’t know how this might change their life and
Two – remember this site – when you feel the need, come back, I’ll be here.
I know from my own experience that this works – For a long time, I didn’t need what others offered me, but when I was at my lowest, I knew where to go and what I needed to do. And the rest is history… 🙂
I still get fearful at times, but I try to shake it off fast. I can’t be afraid of people, and you can’t either. Remember that self-confidence struggle? Still here, but I am working on it, with God’s help.
No fear or worry! Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you, declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 1:8); “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).
What is Your Part?
For starters, just hang out with me and join me as we try together to grow our relationship with Christ, know God (not just know about Him), and become all that He meant for us to be.
Afterwards, you will have to take some action and change some things in your life. Most importantly, you will have to B E L I E V E. This is huge! H A V E F A I T H. If you have trouble with believing, I am here to help you. Contact me and tell me what is on your heart and why you are having trouble with this. I’ll do my best to help you because I don’t want you to miss anything from what Jesus has to offer.
And once you feel comfortable around here, there are a few more things you can do:
- share your testimony
- share how God is working in your life – big and small praises (example: I saw two deers today in the front of our house – insignificant? yes. Praise worthy? – totally!)
- ask questions for the Monday Question
- share you prayer needs – I’d love to pray for you, especially if you’ve been struggling with something for awhile and you can’t see a way out OR if you know there has to be something more out there than barely surviving
- share why you don’t believe and what’s stopping you from changing this
Seriously – we need to do life together!
We need each other! I know this because I was the person that thought I was the only one going through “this” problem and “that” struggle. It seemed that other people’s life was so much easier than mine. But then, God opened my eyes and I realized we all struggle with something – either we can see it or not. But God is faithful – He gives us eyes to see. He is the light in our dark world. What a wonderful gift!
- The weak becomes strong.
- The weary becomes refreshed.
- The fool becomes wise.
- The darkness becomes light.
What an amazing thing! Let’s enjoy it together!!!
Blessings, peace and joy to you me sweet friend!
In Christ always, Gabriela