Seek The Truth

by Giselle Aguiar, Award-Winning, Christian Author

Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me," and "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 14:2; 3:16-17)

Seek The Truth - by Giselle Aguiar, Award-Winning, Christian Author

God’s Making Sure I Get the Message

This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series Christianity

Today I got my last of the severance checks. I’m on my own now. I have reasons to worry.

The Good Shepherd - JesusYet, God wanted me to get the message – Dont’ Worry! Trust Me.

I read several devotionals each morning it’s my time with God trying to get a line on what and where He want’s me to do.

The first one is from David Jeremiah:

I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.~Psalm 88:9b

and

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. ~Philippians 4:6-9

With the final paragraph reading:

The more we fill our heart and mind with godly prayer and meditation, the less room there will be for worry.


The I pick up 365 Days of WWJD and get:

“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” ~Matthew 6:27

“For those of us of restless heart, we must put aside our quest for peace and simply do what Jesus would do. Avoid Turmoil. Cherish inner renewal. Give God time. Love much. Peace will be the result.” (Dec. 15)

Joyce Meyer’s Hearing from God each Morning reassured me that Jesus is my friend:

You are my friends if you do what I command.~JOHN 15:14

and

You have a personal relationship with God; He’s your friend.

Ending with today’s Our Daily Bread: A Supporting Role

Thank You Lord, I got the message.

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Great Blessings!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Giselle Aguiar
Award-Winning Christian Author
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Refiner’s Fire

This entry is part 16 of 23 in the series Christianity

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. ~1 Peter 1:6-7

A prospector who discovers gold-bearing rock sends it to an assayer for evaluation. Testing by fire will melt off most impurities and the true gold will emerge purified. Suffering acts in much the same way, says Peter: it exposes and refines true faith. In addition, faith in the midst of such trials will earn future rewards.

I’ve been refined. 3 years ago, when I lost the job I had held for 1.5 years, I went through what could be considered a tough time. Read: Up the Down Escalator.

Here we go again. I’m unemployed again. Only worked for a year after being unemployed for 2. Finances are still strapped and I know it will not be easy, but one thing I know for sure, I am not the same person I was 3 years ago.

My faith has been refined. I know for sure what my Life’s Purpose is and now I have the opportunity to do it. I trust that God will open the proper doors. He will provide and He is in control.

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Great Blessings!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Giselle Aguiar
Award Winning Christian Author
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Over the Rainbow

This entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Trusting God

Flying into Miami from Puerto Rico, I watched the sea and clouds below. There were scattered showers in the area and all of a sudden, a rainbow appeared. We seemed to fly right over it.

Each time I see a rainbow, I break into my own rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz. This is the song that lonely Dorothy sings at the beginning, before the tornado zaps her away.

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby. 

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. 

Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops 

That’s where you’ll find me. 

Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then oh, why can’t I?

Three years ago, I wrote “Up the Down Escalator.” In that post, I say that the morning before Thanksgiving I work up and my first thought was, “I just want to sleep through this week.” You can read the blog post to see why. But I wanted to sleep and wake up somewhere over the rainbow.

As I fly above the clouds over Sarasota, FL and the Everglades, back home to Phoenix I face uncertainty. I lost the security of a full-time job, but I have faith that God will provide.

I had lunch in Miami with a former business partner who wants me to help him with an online venture of his. Paid me in advance to review the sites.

Here’s my new verse to that song:

Somewhere over the rainbow, Christ waits there.
Trust Him over the rainbow
Go to Him in prayer.

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Great Blessings!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Giselle Aguiar
Award Winning Christian Author
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