Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Good eyes

Hey girls, how are you? It has been a while that I have been meditating on the good eyes and how important it is in order to maintain our relationship with God.

But let's see, what does to have good eyes mean? To my point of view, to have good eyes is to look on the bright side of everything. Is to choose to look at what is good rather than at what is bad. I know the world around us, and wherever we go, there are more bad things than good, as the Bible says: "The whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one" ( 1 John 5:19), but there are good things too. To have good eyes is a decision I made. I decide to look at what is good. I decide to think about what is good. I decide to act well. You may ask me: "But Ju, what about the people that do me wrong? And the bad people? How do I look at them with good eyes? "Well, if that person is an unbeliever, then you know that he may be used by the devil to sadden or upset you, so you pray for that person, tie up the devil and have mercy on that soul. But what if this person goes to the Church too? Pray for her, tie up the devil, who is behind causing all of this and have mercy on this person’s soul. Remember David? How many opportunities he had to kill King Saul but he did not because he feared God? By having good eyes? He chose to continue seeing King Saul as God's anointed. Saul had lost the presence of God, but David chose to have good eyes towards him. Now I ask you: Who came out winning? David!

When we have good eyes, we benefit from it. For example, when we start looking at everything with malice, bad eyes, we criticize everything, when we always find mistakes in everyone else, , we get very busy controlling and observing other people's mistakes and we have no time to better ourselves. Moreover, we carry that weight with us, our conscience accuses us, because the Holy Spirit warns us of that mistake... but if we ignore it, that weight increases and we feel burdened and full of bitterness within us. Yes, bitterness because we begin to want justice, and in many cases, many people end up wanting to do justice with their own hands, isn't it so? Now I ask you: How many times have you made a wrong judgment? You thought that a certain person was nosy, annoying, but after you got to know her, you saw that it was totally the opposite? Now imagine how many times we were wrong in a pre judgment and we kept looking with bad eyes simply because we have not had the opportunity to see the other side?

 So friends, my advice to you today is: decide today to have good eyes. But pay a very close  attention, it doesn't mean that you will be negligent and keep a sin hidden or if you saw something wrong, you said nothing... Thewrong is always wrong, that’s why we need the discernment of the Holy Spirit to guide us. I can have good eyes towards my parents, and seek to understand them. I can have good eyes towards  my friend, I can have good eyes before the situations I face and be sure that God will bless; I can have good eyes towards everything the Holy Spirit shows me is right. If we have good eyes, our whole body will be full of light,, but if we have bad eyes, we will suffer the consequences.

Friends, on what have you had bad eyes? Against the Church? Against the pastors? Against your friends? Against  your parents? Decide today to change and start doing what is right and pleasing to God, okay?
A big kiss and may Jesus give you wisdom and discernment to live according to His holy will. Until next week.
Juliana Furucho
Translated by: Tatia Oliveira

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Who controls your day?

Hello ladies, how are you? Has anybody ever given you a bad answer? Has anyone ever treated you badly? Have you been through a bad situation? If so, what was your reaction?

I have realized that the complaints, the murmurings, the sadness and the discouragement have been part of people's daily lives. Each day the intolerance increases, the lack of patience with others, and as a result, the fights and evil have grown. People are more irritable, they get into fights and into disagreements with everything and everyone and you know what is the problem with that? It is that love is growing cold, faith stands aside and the positive word that cheers you up, is somewhere hidden and forgotten. Today people let their surroundings tell how their day will be. Read this verse with me: "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Jesus never told us that we would live in a bed of roses, but made it clear that we would rather go through afflictions, but we should not give up, to be of good cheer. Do you know what the word cheer mean?  According to the dictionary it means: Motivate, encourage, to raise someone’s spirit, optimism or give comfort...  State of mind; light-heartedness. Let's see with phrases what it means: "… Be of good spirit" "Have a good mood" "Have courage." And so on. In the face of tribulations and disappointments during the day, we must act different from people who do not have Jesus. I always believed that getting upset because of others is a waste of time. I can't allow anyone to interfere with my mood. If a person is upset with something and explodes on me, I have to be patient and understand her, instead of letting the bitterness affect me, on the contrary, I will contaminate her with my good mood, my positive spirit. I know that sometimes it is inevitable to get upset with something, but it should not last the whole day. We have to take a deep breath, tie up the devil and put a smile on our face and move on and not embitter the lives of others who are not guilty of anything. For sure this attitude will irritate the devil lol because he is the one who wants to see us worried and upset.

Faith is what makes us believe that with Jesus, everything will work out for the better, because He has overcome the world, didn't He? So, why allow the worry, the sadness, the fear, and nonsense dictate your life and your day? Why give space to bad feelings instead of keeping the positivity and joy? To focus on the good, to keep a positive mind, to ignore the bitterness of others and to avoid getting upset with small things, will make us nicer people and it will be great for our sake. I try to live like this: if someone disappointed with his own life treats me badly on the market or wherever  (we have to understand that people without Jesus live tormented by the devil) or give me a bad answer, I try to smile back and not respond in the same way, but I respond politely and cordiality, to break the distressed cycle at that instant. If I got off at a wrong street, I just get out at the next exit and turn around. If I  forgot something at home, I simply go back and get what I forgot. Why bother with things so small and mess up my day? If I get upset, is it going to change anything? Will it help me get at the destination faster? No! Then, why get upset? For that reason, every day in the morning I get up thanking God for that day and I ask Him to guide me on everything. If I made this  prayer, I have to believe that God is in control and will be with me in every step I take.

 Friends, let us be of good cheer, of positive spirit. You are the owner of your own life and only you can decide how your day will be.  Always decide to be cordial, to be polite and to be friendly, obey the word of God that teaches us to be of good cheer, positive before afflictions, tribulations, so that way we will live in peace, as it is written on verse above. Do not let anything take your peace away, believe in God, trust Him and rest assured that your days will be better and people will want to be close to you, and so it will be a good way to win souls, will it not? With your good testimony. And don't get afflicted because of the problems, put them in the hands of the Most High God, who better than Him to solve them?

A big kiss and until next week.
Juliana Furucho
Translated by: Tatia Oliveira

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Self pity

Hello friends, how are you? Have you noticed that when we go through a difficult time, a struggle, the hardships of life, our first reaction is to cry?

I know it's not pleasant to go through difficult times, I know it well, but our reactions toward the problems is what will define how long we will have to fight in order to win. What do you mean? If a problem comes and we give in, we begin to whine, to cry and murmur, then the solution will take longer to come or it may never come. But on the other hand, if we cry (yes, because we are women and feelings soon appear, right? Unfortunately lol) we feel sad, but right after we respond, we use our faith and of course we send fire to the devil, ordering  him to leave, then the answer comes faster.
Read this verse with me:“So the LORD said to Joshua: “Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face?”  (Joshua 7:10)

Israel had lost a battle and Joshua did not know why and so he fell on his knees disappointed  and sad before the Ark of the Lord and complained to God, until God answered him with the verse above. In other words, God does not want us to be crying because of a situation, whimpering and murmuring, God will not feel sorry for us if we cried more, or even if we tried to get to Him with moving words, God does not act out of pity, but on faith. So God said to Joshua, get up! He expects us to take an act of faith, of revolt against the situation  and against the devil. We have to rise up and resolve the problem, yes, us, and God will take us straight to the solution.

I know that when we are young, our emotions are sharpened so to  think and to reason is difficult, but possible!! Sometimes it is necessary to go in our room or even in the bathroom, raise our hands and send fire to the devil and his demons and command them to leave us and go to hell in the name of Jesus. We have to use our faith with anger against the devil and command him to leave. Use the sadness and the tears to burn the devil, because he wants to see us crying and suffering, no, he is the one who has to take all the suffering and fire because in our lives he does not have a place.

Of course we can't only be burning the devil and do nothing. God told Joshua to get up and look for the person responsible. The same way has to be with us, we also have to stand up and seek for the solution of the problem with the help of God. If it is lack of a job, we have to go get it in faith or ask God for a new direction. If the problem is with your parents and family members, change your behavior at home, do your part to be a good daughter, use your  faith and consecrate a bottle of water and put in the juice for everyone to drink; if it is a hidden sin, confess it to God, repent and don't do it again... and so on.

Friends, we have to be women of faith and of action, and not emotional,  who want to draw God’s attention(and sometimes people) with a little self pity. Don’t look for anyone's pity, a woman of God does not want the pity of God, whether the answer she knows will get through her faith! Enough with the crying and the murmurs, ok? It does not get us anywhere! But true faith, with the cry out of revolt, commanding the devil to get  out and going to fight, this is what brings the results that we want.

A big kiss to all and until next week. Kisses

Juliana Furucho

Friday, 5 August 2016

The cry out

Hi dear friends, how are you doing? Today, I wanted to ask you this: Do you have a cry out stuck in your throat?

This past Sunday my husband preached something very interesting and I would like to share it with you. Read it with me: "Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.  And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Mark 10:46-48

Friends, let's see the situation of Bartimaeus: He was a blind beggar, his life was worse than almost everyone else's, was it not? He also had a cry out stuck in his throat, he could not take that situation anymore and when he heard people talk about Jesus, that He was healing and performing miracles, etc. There he saw his opportunity of being healed and free from that life. Pay attention to the verse where it says that he heard a noise coming from the crowd of people, he heard because he was blind not deaf lol, that it was Jesus coming and began to cry out. I imagine the scene: a blind man shouting in the crowd, maybe even facing the wrong way, but he did not care, he began to cry out, to draw Jesus’ attention. But what caught my attention was the fact that there were people in that crowd without love for their neighbor; because the same crowd were telling him to be quiet and they even rebuked him. And it was for these people to have a little mercy and take the blind beggar to Jesus and not scold him, don't you agree? But Bartimaeus did not even bother with these people, he continued using his faith, believing that his voice would be heard by Jesus; he literally ignored everyone around him and set his focus on Jesus and nothing else. Jesus seeing his faith, SAVED and healed him. Very strong, right?

But Ju, what does this have to do with me and my cry? Friend, you may be in a situation, that only Jesus can help you. And that cry is stuck in your throat because many people and situations, used by the devil, made you to be silent. Negative people, discouraging words, a difficult situation, and the faith to cry out, to go against the problem, discouraged you, all of that made you to be silent and so your cry got stuck in the your throat. A few days ago I made a very strong prayer at home because God showed me that I had to rebel against a situation and cry out too, and that's what I did. I cried out to God with all my strength and faith. And when I got up, I got up with the certainty that Jesus heard me at that instant. The devil wants to shut you up, by using people and situations that’s why we can not let him reach his goal. We cry out to God louder. Let's ignore the negative voices. Let's ignore the people that do not want us to cry out, because our testimony will silence many tomorrow!! But for that to happen, we have to use our faith, to get up from that prostration, in revolt against that situation and fight it, because  God is with us and Jesus is ready to ask us also: "What do you want me to do for you?". Friends this is to blow up hell,  to change your story. Don't let the devil shut you up, intimidate you or steal your faith, you can and WILL conquer whatever  you need, but you have to believe, now is the time to cry out and say Enough of this situation.
Share with us: Did a crowd make you to be quiet?  Have you been silent? Who stopped you? And what do you plan to do from now on?

A big kiss to all and until next week. Ah... In this month of  August that has just begun will be the month of our victory. Amen? Kisses
Juliana Furucho
Translated by: Tatia Oliveira

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The Little Foxes

Hey girls, how are you? Today I want to start with this very interesting verse,  I heard it for the first time when I was very young and I never forgot about it:
 "Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes." Song of Solomon 2:15

You know friends, this week I was meditating on something very strong and important to our lives and I  remembered this verse I heard many years ago, God made me remember it so I can pass it to you. Lately, I have seen that many things we considered wrong, now they have become normal and acceptable. Notice that the verse says that we should "take the little foxes that spoil the vine". Why the little foxes? Because usually people are concerned about the big animals, but they forget that the little foxes can easily enter and destroy the vineyard. And what are these little foxes? They are the white lies, the murmurings, the evil eye, gossip, envy, the desire to do harm to a certain person because you do not agree that she is better than you therefore you speak  badly of her, the TV programs full of things of the devil, the songs with horrible lyrics, the inappropriate things you see on the internet, the laziness to read the Bible, the laziness to pray or to go to church... all these are little foxes that most people neglect and they are exactly what little by little will destroy the vineyard (which is each one of us) until you get to the point of losing the spiritual vision, the holiness and purity and consequently lose your salvation. If you've been following my posts, you will realize that my biggest concern is to show you the tricks of the devil, to open your eyes so you do not lose your salvation and today once again I write to warn you about the little foxes... what little fox you have detected in your life?

Friends, it doesn't  matter if everyone you know is doing the wrong things, what is wrong is wrong and we should not follow. People will always find a way to satisfy their flesh by masking what is wrong as right, as if it is more pleasant to do so than being obedient to God and cut what is bad even if it hurts. The human nature will always seek the way of the waters, in other words, always looking to harmonize their will with the things of God.  That's why they look to those who do wrong and say, if that guy does it, then it is not wrong for me to do it too. But who said that, that guy is worried about the little foxes?

 Dear friends, we don't have to look at anyone's life, we have to be faithful to Jesus, follow His commandments without trying to please our flesh or wanting to mask the wrong as right. What God asks of us is holiness, purity, that we run away from evil so that when He comes for us or when it is our time to go, we can be with our garments clean, for our beloved Savior. What is interesting about this verse above is that the chapter starts talking about the beautiful love that our Beloved Lord has for us and in the middle of the chapter where He expresses this wonderful love, comes this warning. Do you think it is there by chance? No friends, God is perfect and knows that the more we want to please Him, the more the devil will want to deceive us with the little foxes, making us think that there is nothing wrong, it is normal and  everyone does the same... as my mother used to tell us, I tell you: we are not ‘everyone’ lol. Let us watch and take care of our holiness, let's keep our garments  clean, okay? I hope I have alerted you to be very careful with your own lives my flowers.
A big kiss and until next week. Kisses
Juliana Furucho
Translated by: Tatia Oliveira

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The dangers of youth

Hey girls, how are you? I believe you have noticed that I started writing about some subjects to warn you of the dangers young people face in our days. I wrote about music and games, and today I will talk about: TV programs. But before I write about TV programs I would like to just reinforce the subject of last week. Have you seen the news about Pokemon Go? How many bad things have happened because of this game? Well, once again God is showing that we have to be careful with the offerings of this world.

The care we should have with what we watch on TV. In our days TV programs are very explicit. What it would not be shown on TV, now it's ok. What was immoral then, today is natural. Sorry friends, but I will talk about the Game of Thrones which is a fever today.  I saw a commercial where everyone turned against the girl who did not watch the Games of Thrones, passing the idea that those who do not watch it, should feel ashamed. But wait a minute, what is so good about this series? Women and men naked? Betrayal? Sex? Wars? And who knows what else. And that's good? Of course not! This only pollutes the mind of those who watch the series. Some say that I am radical and exaggerated; sorry friends, I am very careful with my life and that's what I try to pass to the people around me.

Think with me: the more you see these things on TV, the more they become natural, and the line of consciousness that makes us differentiate right from wrong changes, and what was wrong now becomes right, because you hear and watch people saying that it is normal, that there is nothing wrong in it,  and so your conscious will ultimately accept everything as normal too. Why and who is behind all of this? The Devil, of course! There is  also another series called Orange is the new Black, where sex between women is  natural. Don't you realize that what the devil wants is to dirty  our minds with the wrong things, making us think that they are ok? Have you  realized that because they show so much on TV,  drugs, partying, sex and nudity, the young people are starting to use drugs, drink and have an active sex life at an earlier age? And what has happened? Children giving birth to children; therefore no prospect for the future; the child will be born without a family, created by the world ... what's wrong with that? The world asks. For me, everything is wrong. That's not what God envisioned for human beings, who wants to see the destruction of the people and the family is the devil and he has used these weapons to reach his  goal. The more people watch programs on TV showing sex, nudity, betrayal, disrespect, homosexuality, cheating, alcoholic beverages, drugs, parties, etc., the more their  minds will desire these things and their subconscious will want to experience these things they  are  seeing on TV that apparently bring joy... Therefore your flesh will desire to experience them even more...

What do you do? Avoid watching these things that aren't good for you. Stop watching  these series that have only what pleases the devil. Stop watching  what the world says is good. If you like TV, watch what is good, for example the Promised Land soap opera. Watch Christian  movies, or watch cultural channels that will teach you useful things, or if you don't want to watch TV read a good book, read the Bible, attend church meetings through I know it sounds radical, but it is not; it is better for you to protect yourself, watch and take care of your faith than to get carried away by the devil suggestions every day, with a single objective: to get you to lose your purity and holiness, to take you away from God's presence. I ask you, can a mind full of the things offered on TV, sexy and lustful images, hear the voice of God? Will God be there? Of course not, because God is purity, holiness, and will not share His space with a polluted mind, so I advise you to be careful with what you see on TV, so keep yourself pure and holy to God, okay? Please read and meditate in this: Matthews 8:18

I hope I was able to help you so now put everything into practice friends. A big kiss to all and may God bless you Kisses 
Juliana Furucho

Translated by: Tatia Oliveira

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