Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Candidates for the Altar series: Love for the souls

It's so nice and helpful for me to read your comments! Thank you for always leaving your opinion on the topics:)

As many of you said, what is the point of doing the Work of God on the Altar, without the desire of saving souls, if this is our drive once we are born of God and wish to serve on the Altar?

All those who are born of God, have this burning desire inside of them of winning souls. It's impossible to truly experiment what salvation and who God is and want to keep it all for ourselves. We want pass it on to all those we know and even to those we don't know! We can't help it, it's a strong desire that moves (action) us to reach out to all those who are lost.

If we think about what Jesus did when He was here on earth, we can clearly see His main concern was the souls.

There is a passage in the Bible that I find so wonderful and so deep... One day Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him. Peter did not hesitate but immediately replied yes!! Let's see what Jesus replied to Him?
"So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?”He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” John 21: 15
If you keep reading this passage you will see that Jesus asks him 2 more times the same question, and His answer to Peter was all regarding the souls. Showing to us that even to prove our love for Jesus we must dedicate our lives for the souls, we continue God's dream of having us as His children!

And another important reason why the love for souls is so important when doing the Work of God, it's because if there is one thing in common in all places we are sent to serve on the Altar will be: souls!

The country or the city you are sent may be very hot or extremely cold, it may be rich or it may be poor, it may be far or close from your homeland, it can be very different in many aspects from other places you've been before, but one thing is for sure: there will always be souls in need of help there.

If we keep our focus on the souls we will always be happy and we will remain in the Work of God forever, because souls will be what will always surround us, regardless of the circumstances.

When people lose this focus on the souls, they begin to get cold in their faith, thinking more about their own businesses and in turn end up leaving the Work of God... So sad, but it's been the reality of many.

Souls are everywhere. If you are a true servant for the Altar, you will be able not only to see that, but your mind, your thoughts and your objectives will be around souls.

Are you ready to make the souls a priority in your life - obviously, after your own soul?

GREAT! But that's not all...

Let's talk about having kids when doing the Work of God on the Altar? What are your thoughts about it? Don't forget to leave your comments, I love reading them and getting to know you more.

See you next week Wednesday :)

Monday, 18 August 2014

Preparation for marriage series - Are you ready to become Mrs Right?

Hi dearest readers, 

As promised I've been praying for all those who left their names in my previous post. Don't lose hope, don't lose heart. Your blessing is on the way :)

Today's topic is about something many people neglect whilst trying to find or waiting for their Mr Right. They forget that Mr Right, is also looking for Mrs Right! Right? hehehe!

Place yourself in Mr Right's shoes... Would he think you could be his Mrs Right?
  • When you think about your finances for instance, would you be able to get married anytime soon? Or you are so full of debts that you can't even afford the basics for yourself?
  • Are you still so dependant on your parents or on other people to do things for you? Do you think you are ready to take the responsibility of being a wife? 
  • If you are a single mom, but have the dream of marrying again, how have you been dealing with your kids? Do you make time for them? If not, how can you then place someone else in your life, you won't be able to take good care of?
  • What about your looks and health are you really taking the time to look presentable - not perfect - so that you can please Mr Right when he comes along?
  • How is your faith? Are you ready to get yourself in a marriage - which is a lot of hard work - when in smallest things, you get desperate and think of giving up?
Dear friends, this post is NOT to put you down. Not at all, but it's to make you realize that many times you forget that you also need to take good care of yourself and to be prepared in order not to suffer once you are married, as all of these things and more can be really overwhelming.
Actually for you to love someone - and love them well! - you need to love yourself first, and that includes having peace of mind when taking such a important decision in your life which is to get married.

 ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Mark 12:31

Obviously you don't need to have a perfect life or to be 100% prepared in order to get married, but as you are still waiting for Mr Right to come along, why not use this time to invest more in yourself?

In the next few posts of these series we will be talking more specifically about some things you can do in order to prepare yourself for marriage.

What about you?
Do you realize you are still missing some of the above things, or other things in order to be ready for Mr Right?
What are the steps and actions you need to focus more from now on in order to invest more in yourself? Feel free to leave your comments :)

See you on soon :)

Friday, 15 August 2014

Beautiful in God's Eyes: Elegance zero!

Hi everyone! It's been such a long time I don't post anything related to beauty right?

Well today I would like to post some pictures of photos which I consider NOT elegant...
I've made some of these mistakes before, but step by step we are learning to become more elegant in a Godlly way :) Still have a lot to learn, but we will get there!

When I was in Ireland, we showed these slides to our Godllywood members and some of them were quite shocked with that they saw, kkkk, because many of them did not realize how they had NOT been elegant, hahaha!

Well, everyone can dress the way they wish, right? So don't get offended, hehehe...
But in my opinion these looks below are not very elegant...



TIGHTS/STOCKINGS AND SANDALS! NO! NO!

TRANSPARENCY...
You don't need to be a lot overweight for some fabrics to reveal a lot of your body. When wearing clothes that tend to 'divide' your body, wear shorts with spandex or 'body'.


If you don’t have fit, you don’t have style—end of story

If you don’t have fit, you don’t have style—end of story

That's it friends!
What do you think about the above looks? Do you agree they are not elegant?
Are there any other things/looks you don't think are elegant, share them with us :)

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Candidates for the Altar series: Being born of God

'Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!' Matthew 26:35
Congratulations girls, many of you have got it right when you said the reason why one should be born of God in order to serve God on the Altar.

When we are not born of God, our heart may say one thing, but our attitudes coming from a human nature may leads us to do exactly the opposite of what we had in mind.

That’s what happened to Peter. He never thought he could deny the Lord Jesus, he said that to Him and honestly we can even perceive some sincerity in his words, can’t we? But when the problems came and he was pressured by them, he ended up doing what his human nature pushed him to do; he denied Jesus even though he didn’t want to. I believe he was surprised by his own reaction.

Serving God on the Altar, must be a decision that has no turning back. That is, you surrender yourself to His service and don’t look back, you don’t deny your faith, your calling, you don’t give in to the pressures and problems that happen throughout the years, because you trust The One who called you for this great Work.

However when we are not born of God, the devil will try to make us to give up before the tribulations and problems that will rise in our lives. If we don’t have God’s nature in us, we might even be surprised by our own actions and reactions, as we will end up doing what our human instinct will lead us to do.

When we join the Work of God, we never know what will be of our future from then on. All we know is that God will be guiding and taking care of us. However when a person doesn’t have this conscious which God himself gives to us once we are born of Him and receive His mind, so all that is left are worries, uncertainty, doubts, fear and discouragement. The person cannot bear the battles, the difficult places, difficult situations and will end up giving up or giving in to their fleshly desires.

How many people who started well, who were by our sides doing the Work of God, are no longer with us? Many are not even in the presence of God anymore… they never thought they were capable of committing such sins, or that they would ever give up along the way, yet this is what their human nature led them to do.

Peter, after been born of God, was able to bear everything for the Work of God and for God himself. He was even ready to die for his faith. What about you and me?

The only guarantee we have that we will remain until the end and won’t be surprised by our own actions and reactions will be if we are born of God and are constantly watching not to loose what we have received.

Yes, my dear friends, if you want to be part of this amazing Work, seek to be born of God. Ask Him whatever is missing for you to surrender to Him, and I am sure He will tell you. He is really interested in you being a part of His Work.
And even if you have made mistakes, if you were disappointed by your reactions, just like Peter was, nothing is yet lost. You can still seek Him with all your strength to receive His divine nature. And then my friend you will have a before and after just like Peter had.

Big kiss to all, and see you next Wednesday talking about the second condition to serve God on the Altar: love for the souls.
Why do you think this condition is so important?


See you!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Preparation for marriage series: Do you really have faith to get married?

Today's post is a little long, but worthy reading until the end :)

Throughout my journey with God, I've seen many people with the following dilemma: they believe in God, but deep down they don't actually believe THEY can be happy in their love lives.
Many don't have the courage to confess so, but that's how they feel about it... Especially when they see time going by before their eyes, they are getting older and nothing!

You know friend, the blessing in the love life is not something that falls from the sky or that you receive because you deserve it. You need to have faith that it can happen in your life, there must be faith, perseverance, strength and determination that sooner or later this blessing will come. That is the second step in order for you to prepare yourself for marriage.

I know it's not easy to keep faith when the circumstances around are contrary to what you believe... It's the age factor, you don't know anyone that could be compatible, you feel ugly, inferior... so many things that the devil himself tries to put in your head that the only way to overcome all of it, is only by faith.

Age is one of the worst obstacles for many single ladies... they see time passing, their friends getting married and they are not even close from finding a boyfriend. The attacks come from all sides suggesting they will be single forever... You know, one day I was attacked with bad comments when I talked about it as people judged me for not knowing what I was saying, since I married so young. But truth is that I wasn't lucky to get married soon in life, it was all the result of my faith. The reason why it happened so fast, I can't say why, but what I know is that I always used my faith on behalf of my love life. I had suffered in the world, and didn't want to suffer again.

I am not saying here though, that there is a problem with your faith. There is the right time for everything and God knows best. I know that there are many single ladies out there that even though they haven't yet found their partners for life, they are confident that they will and they are always using their faith for that.
But many others, are hiding behind the 'I've surrendered everything to God', but deep down, they no longer believe they can actually be blessed. They don't move a finger about it and don't even like to hear anything about love life...

Friend, in the world many people surrender to the first guy that appears in their lives in the hope - in the faith - that they will be happy. Most of them end up destroying themselves as God is not involved in their decisions... But what about us who believe in God? Do you think that the One who said 'that it was not good for man to remain alone', will let you down?

Keep fighting my friend. I know there are times you think maybe it's best you stay alone... but if this 'loneliness' has been disturbing you, and if you still feel incomplete, don't give up, your blessing is on the way. If you are fine on your own, amen... But I believe that if you are reading this blog post is because you DO want to get married, right?

And then, what about you who are still believing, what do you decide? To keep believing even when the doubts are beginning to come? And what about you who have given up believing... what if you give yourself a chance to believe you CAN be happy in your love life?

Do you know what I believe? That very soon you will come back to this blog post to tell me your testimony! Do you believe it too? It only depends on your faith.

I will be praying for all of you, leave your names below.

Kisses and the series continues next Monday :)

Friday, 8 August 2014

Subscribing to the blog

Dear Friends, 

Have you been following the 2 series we began in the blog this week? NO??? Perhaps it's because you have not subscribed to the blog yet :)

In order for you to follow all the messages and not miss any 'chapters' of these series, you should subscribe to the blog.

When you subscribe to the blog, you receive an email about the post of that day in your email, reminding you to come back here and read it ;)

But do you know how to subscribe?

This is how:
This box is located at the right hand side of this blog. Did you find it?


After submitting your email, you will receive an email from FeedBurner similar to this: 


You need to click on that link above, so that you can actually activate your subscription.

Then tada! You will start receiving the emails of the blog every time there is a new post.
Ps: Always check junk/spam email, as it sometimes may go there depending on the settings of your email


But if you only 'join this site' like the picture below, that does not mean you are subscribed...


That's it my friends :)
I will see you on Monday if our second part of the series 'Preparation for marriage'
Don't miss it...anymore ;)

Ps: The picture of above is from our loving women from the Godllywood Philippines. Love them :)


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Candidates for the Altar series: Introduction

Today we begin a series of blogs related to the Work of God on the Altar.

It's truly a privilege to be part of this Work, especially when we dedicate our whole lives on the Altar of God. Without a shadow of doubt, the happiest years of my life have been here on the Altar.

However I want to make it clear here that those who do the Work of God on the Altar are not better than those who don't. It's a matter of personal faith, surrender and calling.

Every Wednesday we will be talking about the requirements for the candidates for the Altar.

There are basic principles we must have in order to be part of this beautiful Mission.

And the Nº 1 condition for the candidates for the Altar is to be born of God.

Many people don't understand why this condition is so important, and many try and venture themselves into this journey without being born of God, not realising that sooner or later, the reason as to why one needs to be born of God will come around.

Contrary to what some may think, doing the Work of God is not easy... And we will face different kinds of situations, difficult ones that will really put our faith to test.

As this is such a deep subject I would like to hear your thoughts about it and will use two posts to talk about this condition. 

'Why do you think one needs to be born of God in order to do the Work of God?'
'What kind of problems, a person who is not born of God may have when doing the work of God on the Altar?'

This condition is so important that it is not only applicable to those who aim the Altar, but is also a condition to be saved. 

“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:5

Next week I will be talking more about the new birth and one person of the Bible in particular: Peter... What do you recall of his story in the time of Jesus...?
Let's see if you can 'nail' it? You can leave your comments :) Don't be afraid to try your guess!

See you next Wednesday :)

Ps: Do you have friends who want to serve on the Altar? Share these posts with them :)