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“Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal”. Matthew 6:20
Hello beloved reader! God bless You all In the name of our Lord Jesus… I hope you are having a Blessed week. This week I’ll be sharing the word God has placed in my heart to share with you all from the scriptures in the book of Ecclesiastes, a very profound book in the Bible…and explains so much details about life & the seasons of life, it puts things truly in perspective of where our heart & mind should be truly focused on, on God & His Kingdom. Father I pray in the name of your son Jesus Christ our Lord & Savior that you speak to every person that reads this week’s message. I know you speak to us all differently to meet us where we are in each season of our life. Let it be your words touching every heart Lord & If someone reading doesn’t have a relationship with you Lord Jesus and doesn’t know you I pray that you touch their hearts God & let them know you are for them, and they can come to you just as they are, I know you are waiting for them with arms wide open. For your word says that Heaven rejoices when even 1 sinner repents. I give you all the glory Lord Jesus Amen.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35
I don’t believe there is a person who would honestly say I love NOT having money. Everyone needs money in order to sustain themselves in this world. The bible says in Gen 3:19 “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken;
for dust you are and to dust you will return.” for example: if you personally don’t work because you are a stay at home mom or can’t for another reason you are aware though that someone needs to work or else you won’t be able to cover the expenses of life, someone needs to sacrifice to be able to provide, all of us need to eventually work and make money. Everyone wants to prosper and there isn’t anything wrong with wanting something better for yourself and those you love, But as believers we should never put our hearts in earthly possessions, because “for the love of money is the root of all evil which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10.
When we start focusing our attention to making more money, and trying to keep up with appearances, we loose spiritual focus on the things of God. We desire earthly pleasures rather than storing treasures in Heaven which are eternal. I always share my own personal struggles on the blog and I thank God so much for opening my spiritual eyes, because like many out in the world I struggled with these things too.. and like it says in Ecclesiastes “Everything is meaningless.” & It truly is.. In previous posts I said how in the past I initially created this blog because I wanted to be a fashion blogger I had such a desire to travel the world, and make money while doing it. I wanted this luxury lifestyle and be this entrepreneur because that’s what was “in” that’s what is popular. Everyone wants this life of prosperity I remember my old self and I wasn’t focused on anything eternal or in really doing the will of God & crucifying the flesh, in fact I “thought” in my own mind like somehow —my time on earth was eternal, and to be honest I believe most people think that same way in the world like they will live forever here on earth they don’t think about the day that they will die. They don’t think about where their soul will spend all eternity. Because you & I are a soul. We will die and our physical body will return to dust the same way we were created from dust –see: Genesis 3:19. But the soul will live forever because we are eternal beings, because of sin we must die in this physical body we are in right now, but the glorious good news is that God sent His son Jesus to save us. He died on the cross & rose again so that we could spend eternity with God in Heaven. “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 You don’t have to spend eternity apart from God…He is calling you today…Tomorrow may be too late, but the free gift of salvation is available for you beloved reader! My prayer is that you will say Yes to Him! He will change your life if you truly surrender to Him & give you Hope & a Future Amen. [see Jeremiah 29:11.]
“I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind”. Ecclesiastes 1:14
When I truly decided to surrender my own personal will and live for the Lord Jesus. I had to ask God to take all the roots from my heart that really were displeasing to Him, I told Him I no longer wanted to be a carnal Christian I didn’t want to waste my time anymore going to church if I am not willing to die to who I was and really be like Jesus I asked Him to help me love people the way He does. I am not ashamed to say that’s who I was a carnal Christian… because it’s true not everyone who says they are Christian really lives or loves like Jesus. It doesn’t matter how many Bible scriptures you know… How do you treat people!? I wasn’t treating people the way Christ says to I didn’t love my enemies I would act the same way they did but How is that right when we say we’re Christian I had to completely die to who I was how I acted and it’s hard but with God everything is possible those carnal pleasures like Lord please take it all, those earthly pleasures that take over our hearts such as trying to make money, buying so much shoes & clothes that I don’t need so much of, buying so much makeup etc.. There are many things that can consume our lives if we let them take root: buying a bigger house, buying a better car, going on multiple vacations, eating at fancy restaurants, buying expensive things only..like they make us better than everyone No that doesn’t define you.. and I’m not saying those things aren’t a Blessing and you shouldn’t do it, but if we did a inner view & checked our intentions behind the reasons we do them and then some even post it for others to see like what are your true motives!? Are you just trying to show your memories or are you trying to make your neighbor feel bad like your better than them?..we would realize our motives and intentions weren’t aligned with God and His ways. We want to appear as something were not.. personally speaking I know because I did it.. I use to dress up really nice, do my makeup really good, but deep inside there were areas I didn’t want anyone to see, wounds that weren’t healed… I was hiding inner pain… & I felt that I had to do things a certain way, but now I thank my Father, the Lord Jesus, & Holy Spirit because I have found my true identity I found it FINALLY in Christ! I smile now because He truly set me free from the identity the enemy painted with lies that I felt I had to become..or else I wasn’t worth it. I feel so grateful that the woman I was when 2020 started isn’t the same woman who is leaving 2020 & entering into 2021 even though I am her…Tania. I experienced my breakthrough and I will always be grateful to God for breaking the chains. I now can truly understand the apostle Paul’s words [“Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ“] Philippians 3:8
I still of course have goals & dreams and hope to accomplish them if God allows me to..I still enjoy to shop now once in a while 🙂 & wear makeup, but what I have finally come to understand & learn is that without Christ my life doesn’t matter.. For me it just doesn’t matter anymore.. None of that stuff matters if I don’t put God first. I use to care so much about people’s opinions of me, I use to take their opinions to heart and let it define me, I suffered all my life with the lies the enemy threw my way because of everything I went through… Now it’s only right that I learn to suffer for Christ…carry my cross…and fight for my eternal salvation daily because it’s a daily battle and you must have courage to continue. Earth is just my temporary residence, my citizenship is in Heaven…Every Saint Has A Past, Every Sinner Has A Future… Don’t let satan & his army that have already been defeated & disqualified by —-Almighty God, The King of kings & Lord of lords Jesus… Don’t let satan make you feel that you are inferior or that you can’t be used by God for the Kingdom’s glory because of your past mistakes or where you are right now. God is a miracle working God, He is the only one who can change the human heart. He has changed mine, They say is takes about two weeks to develop a healthy habit.. I have seen myself praying for those who have deeply hurt me and even other people who don’t even like me, and don’t want to see me grow. I know it’s not really them but the devil who is just really mad because he “thought” I would always remain the same BUT GOD stepped in… but I sincerely wish those people all the best and pray God blesses them greatly…& I love you in the love of Christ Amen. In my own life I am seeing God uproot things, and mold me to the woman He always created and meant for me to become & I know this is just the beginning He is still working mighty in my life but I have seen the change in my heart taking place & I’ll be forever grateful for His love for me, and creating the perfect vision He had for my life this year & Has for the future, and I know He can do the same for you if you surrender your life to Him Amen.
The pleasures of this world are temporary, but God is eternal.
“I tried cheering myself with wine,and embracing folly–my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives.” Ecclesiastes 2:3 When I was living under my own will I remember I use to drink alcohol at parties and even when I was going through some difficult moments in my own understanding I wanted to ease the pain but when the side effect of the temporary pleasure went away I felt sick from too much drinking & even worse because it didn’t solve my problems… money, & excess materials, none of that or no one in this world will make you happy.. they might give you a temporary high, but then you will come down again.. There’s a quote that says “Happiness comes from within”, but I must rephrase that to say “Happiness comes from within, when Jesus lives within” when Jesus truly lives inside who you are, you will find peace, you will find joy & with Him everything else. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 He gives us peace..
“The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.” Ecclesiastes 2:14
“To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” When our life & ways pleases God we don’t even have to worry about anything because He will always take care of us & meet our needs [ see: Philippians 4:19 ]
No matter what season of life or circumstances you may be facing. I pray the following scriptures from Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 speak to you personally. There is “A Time for Everything” there was a time when I was always sad, a time where I always felt hopeless, a time where I didn’t know if I would ever see my prayers come to pass, I thank God today for everything He has protected me from, all the miracles He has done in my life & the work He continues to do with me I give Him all the glory. “He has made everything beautiful in it’s time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
Beloved He makes everything Beautiful!
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Thank You beloved for reading this week’s message that God placed on my heart to share with you all! I pray that God spoke to you in your own personal life & the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with each one of you. God Bless You all! Have a Blessed weekend!
With Love always your sister in Christ,
Tania Silva ❤
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