Sunday, 26 March 2017

When giving things in God's hands become too hard!

The great human battle is the war between reason and emotion. What to do when your reason says one thing but your emotion says another?
You are experiencing a certain situation, in your mind you know what to do, but your heart screams for something else and you get divided.
You had already decided to give it in God's hands, to not be hasty and impulsive, but you ended up listening to your heart and took control of the matter.
You behaved guided by emotion and things went wrong, so bad that now you don’t know how to solve it!
When we decide to give things in God's hands, we are giving Him control over the situation, but for this we must TRUST. You know what’s best to do, however you have no patience, you don’t trust that He will work it out the best way; perhaps you don’t want to wait for God's time. You want to solve it here and now!
Yes my friends, giving a situation in the hands of God requires you to keep your faith. Perhaps you will not see the answer the next day, or the next month, but you know that He will always do the best and at the best time.
If it has been so hard for you, maybe it is because you still cannot trust or you always end up using your heart instead of your reason; and that weakens your faith.
“Those who trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abides forever.” Psalm 125:1

Friday, 24 March 2017

Example of a Servant - Always warning others

“He warned them, “Take heed. Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.” Mark 8:15
Our example of a servant, the Lord Jesus, always warned his disciples about the danger of bad influences, so that they would not be contaminated by the hypocrisy of the Pharisees.
Yeast represents evil and corruption because it has the power to alter the dough, just as sin alters genuine faith.
In the same way Jesus warns us to watch, to flee from bad conversations, and from people who can contaminate our faith with our words and actions.
How many people have already given up the path of faith? Simply by joining others who were spiritually bad and subtly injecting poison into their innocent hearts. When that person realized it he/she had already bad eyes, bad feelings, bad thoughts and full of malice.
Watch out! Sometimes the wolves come dressed in sheep just to destroy you.
As it is very clear in the above verse, we must guard ourselves. It is we who decide with whom we come together and who we listen to. It is not God who will keep us from these people, it’s us! From the moment we do not join them, we do not listen to them, and we do not follow them.
Do not forget what I always teach here on the blog. If it's not good for your faith, and it's not good for you, so run away!
I would like you to leave your comment bellow. Who has already given up on faith because h/she allowed himself/herself to be contaminated by someone who was spiritually evil?

Thursday, 23 March 2017

What young person do you identify yourself with in the Bible?

Youth 1 – What do you think is there?
Hi, my dear friends, how are you? Starting this week I will be writing about the young people of the Bible. Which one will you identify yourself with? I want to read your comments later, okay?

Well, I guess the subject is pretty common between us, right?  Every human being is born with a certain curiosity, a desire to know things and we can see this clearly from our first years of life; Every child wants to touch, to taste, to take everything that he sees in front of her, because everything is new to her and she wants to know what  is before her. But the curiosity of someone  in the Bible caught my attention, let's see who? Read with me:

“Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her, and violated her.” Genesis 34:1-2

Let's take a look at this verse: Dinah was a young woman, and she was curious to see the "daughters of the earth", that is, I believe that she, being Jewish, wanted to see their customs,  the clothes, and so on... of the young women of the land of Shechem: the Canaanites, who for sure  were very different from them. Bringing to the present day: a young woman in the Church, accustomed to the things of God, then the devil blows the curiosity to see "the daughters of the earth", or things that the friends of the world do. Dinah paid a very high price for her curiosity. She was raped and forced to move in with her rapist; Because of this humiliation, her brothers made a massacre in that city and many people died. But even though they had avenged their sister's rape, the evil was already done, she had already been dishonored, who would marry her now? Her future was damaged because of a simple curiosity. Now, imagine if she had overcome this curiosity and stayed home with her family! She could have been a great woman of God, mother of many children, mentioned in the Bible, but ...

And now I ask you, my flower, Is it worth putting your future, your life at risk because of a simple curiosity to know the things of the world? To know what it's like to kiss a boy at school? To know the taste of an alcoholic beverage? To know what smoking feels like? To know how it feels to use drugs? To know what it feels like to have sex? Simply because school girls, neighbors, cousins ​​comment and want to put that curiosity for you to do too? It is not worth my dear. Just watch Bishop Sergio Correia’s program on Facebook and  you will see how many people who have decided to go to the world, do the will of their flesh, satisfying their curiosity that today they call for help to be able to return to Jesus... Would you want to be one more in this immense sea of those seeking for help? Think about it. Dinah wanted to satisfy her curiosity and paid a very high price, so do not follow her example.

And you, have you identified yourself with Dinah? Share your comments, who do you think will be next week's youth? We have an appointment scheduled girls! A big kiss and may Jesus bless you. 
Juliana Furucho
Translated By: Tatia Oliveira

Monday, 20 March 2017

What is it to give the Holy Spirit freedom?


Surely you have heard this expression in the church “to give freedom to the Holy Spirit,” but what does it really mean?

The Holy Spirit speaks with us to help us; He gives us warnings so that we avoid making mistakes and suffer. He tells us: “you are being proud, you are stubborn, this choice is not good for you, or you are very emotional.”

When we do not pay attention and ignore the care of the Holy Spirit, it’s in this moment that we don’t give freedom for Him to work in our life, to correct us, and to bring us back to faith.

If we don’t listen to Him and acknowledge what’s inside of us, how can He help us clean up?

Our resistance prevents the action of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Not because He has no power to work, after all He is God; but because we’re rebellious and we neglect it, we do not give Him freedom to work in us, and to mold us according to our will.

It is only possible to be sensitive to His voice when we live in communion with God, when we seek to know what He wants from us, what we can improve, and how we can please Him.

How many times for not listening to God you suffered, wept and bitterly repented? Notice that if you have resisting the voice of God or you’ve been attentive and submissive to what He says.

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Example of a Servant - Always Thinking of Others

Hello darlings! On Fridays we will continue with the series “Example of a Servant” because it has not been finalized.
“In those days, the crowds being very great with nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have now been with Me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint on the way, for some of them have come from afar.”
His disciples answered, “Where can one get bread to feed these men here in the wilderness?” He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” He commanded the people to sit down on the ground. Taking the seven loaves and giving thanks, He broke them and gave them to His disciples to serve. And they served the crowd. And they had a few small fish. And blessing them, He commanded that these also be served them. So they ate and were filled. And they collected seven baskets of the broken pieces that were left. There were about four thousand who had eaten, and He sent them away.” Mark 8: 1-9
Jesus had compassion on the people who had been with him for three days and had nothing to eat. His compassion is an example to all of us. We always ask God for opportunities to serve Him, and they come every day. Sometimes we think that we are used by God only when we do something extraordinary, however we can serve Him in small things too.
Whenever we think of others, when we pay attention to the needy that is on our side, when we help a person who needs help, we are serving God. This can happen either in our own home, with a friend, in the church or even with a stranger on the street.
A word, a smile, a gesture, a favor, sharing bread, teaching something, paying attention, etc. are things that can make a difference in one's life. Have realized if your husband needs you to pay more attention to him? How about the people you work with in the church, have you seen how they are? Do they need anything? What can you do for your friend? Maybe she's going through a problem and needs a word of faith! Your neighbors have problems, have you told them about Jesus?
Do we always think about others? Or are we selfish? Feeling sorry is one thing and doing something about it is another. The Lord Jesus had compassion and did something for those people; it means that there’s no use for being pitiful if we don’t do anything. Let’s look further in the needs of people around us. Perhaps because we’re too busy, we don’t pay attention in the details and the opportunities that God give us to serve Him.
So what are you going to do now?
If you’d like to read the previous posts about this series, click here!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

I know what's best for me.

Hey girls, how are you? What a pleasure it is to be here with you today and I would like to begin by asking you a question: Imagine that you have a lot of stomach pain that you feel like you are going to faint and you do not know why, and on the right side of your house there is a hospital with the best doctor in town who can take care of you for free and on the left is your neighbor who always recommends home remedies for everyone. Which of the two would you trust your life with the most? The doctor or the neighbor?

I think everyone answered with the doctor, right? Obviously, he studied for that, prepared himself years to treat people and the remedy he recommends, will surely help and will end the pain... what about the neighbor??? lol

This is exactly how many young people have lived in our days. They believe that they know what they are doing, that they have the right "home remedy" for themselves, they prefer to learn from their own mistakes, and unfortunately, when they realize it, they have lost so much time of their lives because of pride, thinking they know better... but an intelligent young man understands that there is a greater and more powerful Being who wants to guide him through the right paths to give the blessed and happy life that one day he will desire.

Our lives depend on our decisions. If a young man is intelligent and humble, he will recognize that the best thing to do is to depend on God, to obey His commandments, and not think that doing what he wants, he will be enjoying life. The intelligent young man knows how to stop and think, looks at his surroundings, sees how are the lives of those who are "living a crazy life"  and hears the cries of those who once arrived in the Church destroyed by the wrong decisions they have made in the past. An intelligent young man sees all this and decides to go the right way, not following everyone! He prefers to put his life in the hands of God, because he understands that God is the being that knows all things, sees all things and knows what is best for him. How can we not fully trust in Him? Only a person who does not have this understanding, would not surrender himself to the One who KNOWS ALL AND LOVES US SO MUCH!!! Do you think God wants our misfortune? Do you think God wants to see us suffering? Will God try to stop us from doing a certain thing simply because He is angry at us and because He can? No friends, when God says NO! It is because He knows that what we want will do us harm... It is wise to just follow and obey Him.

What about you, my friend, have you been a wise girl? What did you understand with this message? I will be waiting for your response, okay?

A big kiss and may God bless you abundantly. Until next week. Kisses

Juliana Furucho

Monday, 13 March 2017

The two voices

The first woman of the humanity faced a big dilemma. What voice to hear, the voice of God or the voice of the devil? She had received that word that came out form the mouth of God, saying to not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil; otherwise they would die.
“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:16, 17
After she heard the suggestion of the devil too, that said to eat from the tree God had said to not eat.
“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit from the trees of the garden; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You will not eat of it, nor will you touch it, or else you will die.’ ” Then the serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 For God knows that on the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:1-5
We have the word of God that shows us His will and the way we should follow. On the other hand, the devil also blows on our minds his ideas that are against the orders of God. By disobeying God we lose the right of His blessing, we stay away from His presence, and consequently we become vulnerable to the action of evil.
Observe that the devil deceives people. He make it seem as if you could win when following His direction, but never let people see what they will lose. Look at his words to Eve, “Eat, you surely will not die”, “Your eyes will be opened,”  “you will become like God knowing good and evil.” The devil always wanted to be like God, that’s why he rebelled against God. Now he was suggesting Eve to do the same. Unfortunately he got it!
Nothing pleases more God than our obedience. It’s not our dedication, what we do at church, evangelization, etc. All of these things are important, but if there’s no obedience, nothing of these is accepted by God. To who have you heard? The voice of God or the voice of the devil? This will depend your life and your future.

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