What I Want to Know and Believe For Myself

So, God has just been speaking to me through different verses and key points from sermons, and even random phrases and quotes; and I would love to share them, hoping that they impact you, the way the have impacted me.

  • God’s way will never fail you.
  • “Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” –Matthew 7:13-14
  • Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, having set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. (paraphrased Isaiah 50:7)Setting His face like flint, Jesus faced harder things and He conquered them including death to redeem us. God’s way will never fail us, even when they make us uncomfortable for awhile.
  • I am a slave for Christ.
  • I am called by God the Father who loves me and keeps me safe in the care of Jesus Christ.
  • Awakening is the powerful work of our Sovereign and Gracious God.
  • When God awakens, He doesn’t simply awakens us from sleep, but from death.
  • He regenerates our hearts, gives us the gift of new birth, and makes us alive.
  • He always brings revival to our dead lives.
  • Coram Deo
  • Nothing built for the glory of man will survive his scrutiny.
  • But what is done for God’s glory will endure forever.
  • I am covered by Your Grace, and You called me justified.
  • Be faithful to the end.
  • “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” –Psalm 34:5
  • I’m no longer a slave to fear because God is with me. Remeca, be strong and courageous. God is with you!
  • “You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”
  • “Your inability to trust Me, let Me change that today! All things are found in Me, so lean on Me.
  • “Like David, who faced a very distressing period in his life, when the Amalekites took the women, children of Israel, including his own. ‘But he chose to encourage himself in The Lord.'” (1 Samuel 30)
  • I am full of goodness, I am full of knowledge. I am competent to instruct.” God help me to believe that about myself.
  • I pray when I look into the mirror, I see me, the me that God created me to be. Not a version of myself that I have forged based on society’s expectations, but a me that reflects God’s unique character!
  • “Hardships strengthen the heart…and joyful experiences enrich the mind.” – Piano No Mori
  • Grace releases and affirms. It doesn’t smother.
  •  Grace values the dignity of individuals. It doesn’t destroy.
  •  Grace supports and encourages. It isn’t jealous or suspicious.
  • “This is what the LORD says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.’” Jeremiah 6:16a (NIV)
  • At times, we have to say ‘no’ to good things to be able to say ‘yes’ to the most important things. We can’t do it all. Pray and choose wisely. Then, invest deeply. #NoteToSelf
  •  I’ll sit under the palm tree for I know the victory is won. I’m resting in His assurance and believing that it is well.
  •  “There is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
  • “Those who seek him will find Him; If you are seeking with all your heart. Trials will come, be of good cheer He has overcome the world and so do you in Him. Let patience have her perfect work. Wait. Wait. And you will be equipped for every good work. Strive to enter His rest. He corrects those who He loves. You are His Beloved. Taste and see that The Lord is good. Blessed is the woman who takes refuge in Him. Grace upon grace.” – Anita
  • “The best things in life comes to the good things in life.”
  •  I’m still the sinner you rescued, a sinner who is nothing without you. O Lord, rescue me still.
  • “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
  • “Remeca, You are a beloved daughter of the King above all Kings.”
  • Lord, thank You for choosing me and loving me despite my flaws.
  • Help me to remember this truth on days when I’m feeling like I’m not enough. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. Isaiah 42:1a, “Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my chosen one, who pleases me.” (NLT) 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.”
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for creating me in Your image. This Easter, help me remember that it’s because of Your Son’s death on the cross that I can fully accept the gift of being deemed “awesome” in Your eyes, not just here on earth, but for all eternity. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. Psalm 139:14, “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous — how well I know it.” (NLT) Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (NLT) While we are being sanctified, we are being perfected forever! (Hebrews 10:14).
  • Teachable people succeed!
  • “Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu
  • “Why ask for respect when you can earn it?”

They were not ashamed…

“I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
   They looked to Him and were radiant,
                           And their faces were not ashamed.”  ~Psalm 34:4-5

     Fear, if you allow it, it can consume your thoughts, paralyze you and keep you stagnant. Everyone has fears, some we’re unaware, some we’re downright scared of. It takes more than boldness and courage though to overcome these fears. In Psalm 34, King David is doing what he does best, praising God. This Psalm promises a happiness to those who look to God, and trust in Him. Placing our trust in God, requires us to not just believe in God but to also depend on Him completely for everything.

I know for me, fear has allowed me to miss out on a lot of things that would’ve helped my growth. And thinking about the many things that has affected our world in the span of a year, it would be hard not to fear. Fear the things that I can’t even see, understand, and grasp. But i’ve been learning that it’s not up to me to understand, cause guess what my understanding of those problems won’t change them. I can only trust God, and lean on the truth that His plans are better than mine.

Just like King David’s predicament with Abimelech/Achish, (2 Samuel 8:17) where he pretended to be mad so he could live. And because God saw favor in him, through this ordeal he allowed David to flee with his life. King David replies with a heart of gratefulness towards God and His protecting hands on his life. The truth is, that God is faithful, even when we’re not, but when we are faithful, He rewards us accordingly. He loves when we’re obedient, and when we are completely dependent on Him; and through our obedience and our dependency He wants us to be happy.  He alone understands how much we need Him, and because He is a good Father, he wants to provide us with need; because He is The Only One who can satisfy us.

I want to seek God wholeheartedly, knowing and trusting in Him through all my fears, pressing forward because His perfect love casts out fear. (1 John 4:18). Looking to Him, keeping my eyes on Him when the world is in chaos, when I have nothing left but Him, when I’m lonely, when my fears become overwhelming, when the pain gets out of control, when I’m confused, when I’m powerless (because I always am), when I’m empty, when I’m angry, when I’m weary, when I’m heartbroken; I want to look to Him. When we focus our eyes on God through all that is happening around us, we’re saying: ‘We Trust You God,’ ‘We might not understand, but we trust that Your will for our lives are true and perfect.’ 

The next time fear appears, because it will come. Let’s keep our eyes on Him. Stay focused on the face of our Redeemer and Savior who loves us despite our flaws. let’s look to Him and be filled with His love, His light, and his truth. And we will never be ashamed, because it’s not about us, should never be about us; but about Him, His grace and His mercy.