Selah Vita

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Divine Help Never Fails…

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GOD WILL DIRECT UR STEPS

i apologize for this one being so lengthy, as i can’t seem to find an easier/shorter way to express myself about this subject…and, i will keep it about me, as not to judge anyone who’s been down this road…
here’s the deal…
at times when life threw me some curve balls i tried everything i could, and sometimes nothing seemed to help…i used to think i went to the right people, places and/or things for help, sometimes it helped and sometimes not.
as years went on, i found i was going to the wrong people, thinking they were friends, unfortunately i found they were only there for what they needed from me(i was ok with that b/c my heart is to help others if i can, so i understood it) but yet, it frustrated me b/c now i needed some guidance and there was none to be found, or so i thought.
i began to honestly seek divine help more than ever (i always talked to God , but i never thought i had the right to ask Him to help me with something as trivial as needing people who could teach me or pray with me for help, after all, isn’t He too busy with life’s tragedies and worldwide stuff like war, poverty and disease? i was clueless, being raised catholic i was taught prayers for myself was selfish and prideful as others needs were more important!…
i’m going to skip past this part (it will all be in my book one day lol)
i did find God had particular people He’s given me to go to for prayer and guidance and at times like this,  i will turn to those who are close to my heart and spirit…i know God has put them in my life to stand with me in the best and worst of times. some of them, sadly, have been through the worst of times and yet they are always there for me…(i will always admire and honor them for having such unconditional, loving hearts for me and others).
right now there is no human help for what’s taking place in the here and now, but i do know this, in these times i can and will seek those who God has given me, after seeking Him in all His wisdom…being soul-y dependent on Him, trusting Him and expecting Him to open the path of peace and keep me walking in it steadily as i wait for Him to bring to pass the answers i need.
i know this may sound like gibberish to some…but give me a moment to try to explain a bit…
when there is something in your life that continually causes pain and no matter what you do, it doesn’t ease up, only divine intervention can be the answer… even after some long heartfelt prayer, this is when i realize my efforts of begging or pleading are in vain…why? because there is One who was moved with compassion and love, to come to my aid…but the truth is, He was moved a long time ago and took care of business long before i needed it…
when i came to that realization for the first time, it began to give me a deeper glimpse into the reality of the One who made the earth, the stars, and all things, including human beings…
i don’t want to get into another story here, but i do know this, there is a God who is so loving, so caring, that before our troubles began, He saw to it to give us the answer to every problem before they happened…
by me thinking about ME and MY problem so much, i left out the most important part of the equation…HIM! it seems i lose sight of the whole picture at times and forget there is an answer, even if it’s beyond my seeing at the moment…
i’ve learned through the years, the more i put myself aside and choose to focus on Him the more i begin to understand things from a heavenly perspective.
it’s true i see with my eyes, but i also have spiritual eyes, and i’m choosing more and more each day to look with those eyes, they seem to tell me the truth.
i have found, that if i ask to see with His eyes i get a better perspective on each situation.
this is the divine help that never fails me…with it, i can’t go wrong, it gives me clarity without my emotions getting in my way. and my spiritual friends are an added bonus that God has given me…and silly me, all i had to do was ask for divine help, and voila!
i’m always amazed at how simple things can be…geez, if i only had the sense to understand and ask, but then again, fear kept me from asking, BUT not anymore…i’m freeeeee and it feels good, even in my given situation, i will trust Him, knowing He has all the answers, all i have to do is ask for it to be brought into the light…and, obviously, He is the one who turns on the switch…

peace out…

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GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT!

BE YOURSELF stand out from the crowd

did you ever feel alone in a room filled with people? or when there’s a party going on you may feel you’re on the outside looking in? what about not being picked on a sports team in school? maybe you were overlooked for a promotion? ever have days like that?
i know you may not believe it, but everyone experiences some form of rejection at least once in their lifetime…
and yes, it’s a painful feeling thinking no one cares about you or recognizes your gifts or talents.
but maybe this is not really rejection as you know it.
can you stop for a moment and consider it may not be others who are rejecting you , but maybe you’re rejecting yourself, simply by not seeing your “true” self-worth?
the truth my friend is , you have been duped! you have believed an age old lie……
you see, what’s behind all of this rejection is fear ! fear lies and tells you no one cares about you, you’re not good enough, you don’t fit in, you have no friends, you’re not pretty enough, talented enough……are you getting my point?
well it’s time to take that fear and turn it in for some good old fashioned truth!
don’t let fear whip you and tear you down……take that fear and make it bow it’s knee and come under subjection to the truth!!! want to know what the truth is? the truth is that you are worthy to be a vital part of life and you were called to be planted in a strategic place… did you know you are worth more than silver or gold in the eyes of your creator? anything other than that is a nasty lie….
listen, we all have areas that need work, but focusing on the down side only brings bad results! focus on the good things about yourself!
see yourself as one who’s a victor! one who can take on a challenge and jump over it like deer who’s feet can take them through rocky mountains!
come on, we all face challenges in life, why not refocus and see yourself as the one who wins instead of loses? you can do it!! anyone can, you just have to decide you want to sprint to the finish line! remember, if you’re going to run the race, it’s just a matter of giving it your best shot……that’s what really counts. truth be told, we’re all winners to someone!
so why not take a stand and see yourself strong and courageous? just look fear and rejection in the eye and tell them they have to find another resting place because you’re evicting them!!! hang up the“no vacancy”sign and tell those losers you’ve just rented the room to a winner!!!
oh! one last thing, don’t forget to thank your creator for who you are and how you were made, after all, you’re perfect in the sight of the master potter……so seriously ask yourself, who’s opinion really matters most? doesn’t the potter love his creation more than anything? then, why not take his hand and celebrate with him and be happy for who you were created to be?
come on…….let’s turn up the music and do the victory dance together!

peace out


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DIGGING HOLES

 

 

have you ever thought about what happens when you dig a hole?
i never recognized the importance of digging one, until i saw how it actually alters everything around it….
i know it sounds crazy, but stay with me on this one and think about it for just a moment…..
a hole is made by removing dirt from a specific area, large or small.
obviously you remove the dirt to make room for something else…..and then you have to take that same dirt, place it somewhere, adding it to something, which then  alters it’s original appearance….hmmmm…
where am i going with this, you might ask?…….well, let me say it this way….sometimes we have to dig holes in areas of our lives that need shifting or removal…..when that happens, it’s most likely not a bad thing……i would venture to say that whatever is being removed is actually making room for something new and exciting!

just think of this alteration as a makeover!! just remove some old dirt and lay it on an area that needs rebuilding or raising up in order to take a step up to see from a different perspective! and then, fill your empty hole with some seeds that will produce life so you can share it with others…..

so then, why not begin looking at this hole as a new season in your life…..and see the extra dirt as a way for you to build a hill to step up onto higher ground! while you’re up there see the world from a different point of view!
hopefully, after today a hole will never look the same to you again!!!

and with that said, i think it’s time  we get out our shovels and start digging a hole?

do you realize we could change the world one hole at a time!!!

peace out…


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Getting FINE TUNED

TUNING FORKS

about a week ago i had a vision of the Lord holding a huge tuning fork. He lifted it high into the air and gently swung it as if He were banging it against something. i didn’t hear any sound but i knew in my spirit, whatever He struck caused it to vibrate. He then held it down to where His people were and i heard the words “I’m tuning the hearts of my people”.
that sounded kind of strange, and yet, i knew it was somehow a good thing…knowing that, i’m  going to get a little bold and say this; “get ready…get ready and prepare to have your hearts tuned to His…get ready to have your hearts changed by His vibrations and let Him fine tune you and vibrate/shake you into who you were called to be!”
it’s time to become who and what you were created for…
He then said, “I will do this if you CHOOSE to let me”…interesting words huh?
let’s think about that for a second…hmmmm,  what will you choose? will you allow Him to vibrate His sound into your hearts? will you be brave enough to allow the vibration to shift things around and shift things into their proper place? if you do, that would mean some things will fall away, break off and fall off you…are you brave enough to let things go?
honestly, i believe it’s time…i believe it’s long over due…can you give this some serious thought? do you think you are willing to take the risk of letting Him shake things out of you? i think i’m ready to let Him hit me with that fork, and so what if i shake, rattle and roll…what can happen, i can become something new and shine for Him like never before? maybe i’m finally ready to be used in the capacity i’ve been training for? ok ok, enough with the words, i’m in this all the way…is anyone out there ready too? let’s do this thing, let’s CHOOSE to do this…it can only be good, right?
ok God!! go ahead, hit me with your best shot…fire away!!! 
peace out


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HOW LONG IS YOUR SEASON ?

GOOD FRIDAY ....EASTER 3 DAYS

bear with me on this one…it’s long, i know…i apologize for the lengthy rant…

obviously most know we are in the Lenten season, and many Christians celebrate it and finish off with Easter, Resurrection Sunday…but here’s a thought…how about we celebrate His victory every day?

why do we only celebrate it once a year?

don’t get me wrong, celebrating  Him is good, NO MATTER WHEN IT IS… but i can’t seem to understand this, if He is your Savior and you say you love Him, why enjoy Him only one season a year?(well, two counting Christmas)…am i missing something here?

i don’t want to belabor this one, but it truly messes with my head knowing so many christians declare this specific day or season, and i know it’s  sincere to them, and then in one day it’s over and becomes like a flat tire afterward…they seem to forget who (whom?) they’ve just celebrated!! is it me, am i missing something here?

oh, and btw, this pic i posted about celebrating the weekend? well, it caught my eye and caused a stir in me, and that’s where this post was sparked…come on, the weekend only? hello? isn’t He worth more than just a weekend? what are we to do with Him the rest of the year?

ok, obviously i’ve made my point…and please believe me, i’m NOT judging, honestly, i’m NOT…i just don’t understand all the hoopla… forgive me for not understanding, i’m trying….i guess my heart runs different…i can’t get by one day without celebrating His great love for me and being comforted knowing He died and rose again after all that horrendous punishment He went through…again, forgive me, but He only gets one day? noooooo, i can’t do that…He gets all my days, even if i slack off a day here or there, i find myself running after Him when i realize i didn’t give Him my attention that dayHe means too much to me to not acknowledge Him and bow my heart to Him every day…

but here’s another reason of why i am so in love with Him…i love when He says, be of good cheer!!! do you see that?  don’t you see how He celebrates us!!! He did it all for us!!! He delights in His pain on that horrific day, and tells us to be of good cheer!!! wow!!! how can i NOT celebrate Him every day?  YES!!! be of good cheer!!!!! our Lord laid down His life for us on that glorious Good Friday! and 3 Days later He rose again!!! AND, He raised us with Him and said we would sit with Him at the right hand of His Father (who is also NOW our daddy !) what a GLORIOUS day (and every day) for us to celebrate… and, He has given us authority to declare He HAS overcome the world!!! what a God we serve!!! isn’t that reason enough to be celebrating Him EVERY DAY?  come on now,  we should celebrating Him daily and live it like we believe it? didn’t He do enough for us, isn’t He worth it?  i think so…how about you?

peace out

 


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Be Fearless…Be Free!

CONFINED BY THE WALLS WE BUILD

how many of you feel confined? ask yourself why are you like this, and why did you build those walls?  and then, ask yourself, what can you do to free yourself? yes, i know it’s not always easy…BUT!
it’s time to free yourself and break down the wallsit’s your time!!
don’t be confined…BREAK FREE and enjoy the life God has given you…imagine yourself finally free, then call it into being!!
BELIEVE in the power of your words, believe in what God has spoken over you, believe in YOU…you and Him, that’s a beautiful match!!
don’t let anything confine you anymore!!!! and don’t sabotage yourself and keep yourself locked away…be brave, be fearless, be YOU!!
go for the gold, the gold in you…be who you were created to be…NO FEAR anymore…
trust that He will walk you through the veil that has kept you from seeing yourself as He sees you…walk through that web that tries to keep you clouded and restrained…
your time has come, get your hammer out and start chipping away at those walls!! piece by piece they’ll come down, giving you a glimpse of the light outside the walls…
it’s beautiful out there, it’s where you were destined to shine!! don’t keep your light hidden behind walls so thick you die slowly, never seeing the light of day!
BE FEARLESS, BE STRONG, TAKE THE STEP, LIFT THAT HAMMER!!
you CAN do it…you and Him…together swing that hammer and make the first crack…it gets easier after the first swing!
go ahead, on the count of 3, swing it
ONE…… TWO…………… THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
peace out…