Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Day 7 + of God – of me: Determined to totally have + of God!

Nowadays a lot people live by appearance, hiding behind a title, behind material blessings, behind a miracle but inside they are empty from God and what is worse is that time passes and instead on improving, they are getting worse.

Let’s read what the Lord Jesus said: “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, whosoever committed sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.” John 8:34-37.

I passed through it, before arriving to church deceived by having been involved in evangelical churches, for knowing some songs and thinking that all of us are God’s children. It was very difficult to me when I arrived to the UCKG, I felt very bad and I manifested a lot times… I felt a weight on my body, I couldn’t concentrate, I didn’t understand what the Pastor was speaking, then I realized I wasn’t delivered but I didn’t give up, I ask for help and I started to fight against hell and myself.

I didn’t want to go the services of the church, but instead I fought against my will, I came to the church almost crawling but I fought to overcome this because my desire to know God was bigger than everything. I started to have a relationship with God every day, I have God on my mind at all times, I would go early to pray on the altar, I spoke to God everything that I was passing through, crying, asking for the help of God and His strength to overcome everything, I would never go to sleep before a prayer. Sometimes I stayed  up late praying and humiliating to God, I talked about my fears, failures, how I felt; once I got to the room of my mother because no one could enter there, I hid under the bed and prayed, my mother came and didn't even know I was there, how many times I went to the bathroom and I withdrew, opened the shower in order to pray to God and say everything that was inside of me, I told God to wash my soul ... and he was faithful with me.

The day I had my encounter with God was the happiest day of my life, everything changed inside of me and I knew the exterior would be a consequence , I will tell how it happened: it was a Wednesday night I was praying, I felt so empty,  helpless because I was struggling with all my strength to change my life and have God inside of me, I remember I felt weak and dry of God’s presence, I was looking for the Lord Jesus and then He came to me, He wrapped me  in the fullness of the Holy Spirit, it was a return to birth but now it was the truth because I experienced the encounter that he was real and he was concerned about me, he loved me and it wasn’t my strength anymore but my Lord’s, I felt like I could do everything, that I could help the people, that I could do everything! It wasn’t a weight; it was a delight, the spiritual things started to be my delight, every day I was getting more and more.
The Lord Jesus is amazing!
Well, now is your challenge, this applies with married and single women, because no one and anything can stop you! The only person that can stop you is YOU!

You are going to make a purpose of humiliation every day, you are going to take some minutes to talk to God, it can be in a lonely place in your house, find a time that you know you are going to be alone or when everybody is sleeping and tell God everything! How you feel as a person, as a woman, as a mother, wife and specially as a soul, express you necessity of God, ask Him for help, guidance, wisdom, supernatural love for the people that are around you, you are going to tell Him your weaknesses and you are also recognize your poor spiritual state; for 7 days (Because is the day of the transformation, God created all in this time) is what you are going to start doing now. This week you are going to sit in the first row, near the altar, you are going to get there 15 minutes earlier to pray and to concentrate, if in the first row people who sits there talk too much, sit where you know you are going to concentrate more: The search for the fullness of God in your life; God will see your resignation and the determination in this purpose and He will honor you.

“For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.” Luke 1:48-49.

Fabiane Cunha

Day 6 + of God - of me: Diet to eliminate the extra weight

How do you know you're overweight?

When you put on your favorite clothes and BUM! You look at yourself in the mirror and see extra weight. You don’t want it, but is there, preventing you to look good with your favorite clothes. Another way to find out is with your health, you feel tired, heavy, with a lot of anxiety that makes you eat a lot and… when you notice this is making part of your body, immediately you think in a diet or you try to start on a Monday (For some this Monday never comes) and time is passing and you are only accumulating weight and your pleasure for eating and not doing exercise turns normal and not a necessity. You find ways! You buy larger clothes, you make a radical diet to lose weight but only for that week when you have a special event, clothes to go out to a place and that’s it. It comes and you not even care and you live life like this, but you have no idea how much damage you are making to the temple of the Holy Spirit. Only when something serious happen you will understand how much care you need to have for your body.

You can apply this with the spiritual life, you start accumulating extra weight that can damage your life and you try to adapt to it.

What can be that extra weight? Bad thoughts, bad eyes, insecurity, inferiority, addictions to internet, TV, novelas, games, talking bad about people, gossip, fleshly desires and etc… Are some of the things that affect our spiritual life, but sometimes is not helpful just to know it, they have to be eliminated! When we have them is a fatigue to talk to God and know Him through His word, you can’t finish a purpose, you always have excuses to everything and to everyone, you have ups and downs, a lot doubts and you are easily influence by your emotions.

The extra weight apparently doesn’t look so bad, but it can destroy our spiritual life completing and in the future we can lose our salvation.

Do we start a diet?

For now on and all Fridays, we are going to make a fast (not eating or drinking anything), so God can gives us the strength to be free from the extra weight. It is going to be a seven-hour fast (Choose an hour to start), during this fast, you are going to be in spirit, you are going to read the bible, have God on your mind, you are going to be humble and etc… and to complete, you are going to participate in the deliverance prayer at your church, in the first row, You are going to ask God to set you free from all that! If you are an assistant, go in that purpose with your uniform, telling Him that you are going to give all of you in the meeting, but that you also what your deliverance.

See you tomorrow…

Day 5 + of God – of me: Don’t waste time!

If you are single or dating prepare your heart!

You know the expressions: “Aw, he is so cute!” “Is time for you to find someone,” “You need someone to be complete!” It will be that someday I will marry and I will be happy? The heart launches these thoughts and you not even realize and Bum! It speaks and speaks, filling your head with illusions, all to distract and confuse you, and is there when they come the doubts and insecurities.

I will tell you an experience ... When I arrived to church, I was going out with someone; this person did not want to have anything to do with God, nor with me, I went to church alone and he only came to pick me up after the meeting, in the first week, I gave an end to this!

When he came to find me I told him: “I don't want to spend more time with you! I am looking for God and is not good that I stayed with you and you only pick me after every meeting,” Do you know what happened? He laughed at me; he believed he was the best! And he thought it was a joke, but no! I was determined, I had always be determined, even when I was suffering (that was not the case because I didn't love him), I was willing to forget a relationship of 1 year and 6 months that it was over, but I was suffering, he distracted me and I was beginning in my faith; but I kept going .

I made a pact with God and I told him, "Lord, I do not accept any disappointment in my love life, don't let anyone depress my heart again, and only shall enter into my heart who the Lord chooses.”

I was ready to protect my heart, and only using the reason I was going to get it, and I had to take some attitudes and different manners, one of them was: If some guy would come to me with other intentions, I would avoid talking to him, or if I knew that I was going to be alone in a room with a guy I would get out ... Do you know why?

There was once a young man who was very interesting in me, one day he took my hand, and sat down next to me, I tie that feeling, I removed his hand and I left immediately from the situation, but he always was looking for ways to be in the same place that I was, then I tied this feeling and I was dealing with the things of God, I went out to evangelize or cleaned something in the church, I did not waste my time.

In the meetings of the church I sat away from him and I always put my eyes on the altar. To the most daring, offered to pray with me, I told them: “Only after you find my pastor and tell him about your feelings for me, then I will think about it.” And you know what happened? They fled, and thank God for that! This showed me that they did not want anything serious with me and I was tired of being used. I would find ways not to feed feelings for a man, when they came, I tied those thoughts and I would think God’s things. Thoughts come at any moment, and the heart? He wants to scream! You can’t feed your heart, because the heart doesn’t know anything! He only feels….. Is necessary to listen to the reason, it has to be your ally.

Today you are going to tie the voices of your heart making a pact. You are going to cut any kind of relationship you have with men that disturbs your heart, this is also for those who don’t feel anything for them, but they have feelings for you. Avoid being in the same room and being alone with them, cut, and put an end to these feelings and the only way to overcome is not feeding this feeling.

If you are dating someone but this makes you away from God, find the Pastor of your church and explain what is happening, tell him everything! I’m sure he is not going to judge you, I say this from experience, he is going to give advices because you are going to be honest, nothing bad is going to happen because God trust in honest people, Ok.  

Fabiane Cunha.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 4 + of God – of me: Be like a child!

Do you remember when you were a kid?

The first time you decided to ride a bike or skates?

I remembered it very well. It was the time that I fall and get up the most. What is very surprising is that the next day I was trying again to ride the bike; One day my father hold me in the bike, he ran and pushed me, It was good, but then I fell and I injured myself really bad, I cried a lot. But although I fell in several occasions, it did not matter; I was willing to learn how to ride a bike.

Time passed and I learned and I would go anywhere with my bike, I would drive with a hand, I went up in the sidewalk, and I did lot things, and you know why? Because when we are children, we don’t   give up; when we fall, we get up, we clear our shed tears immediately and we start to do what we like the most.

Look what the Lord Jesus said, “And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18.03.

Why does Jesus want us to be like children? Is very simple, because the child is willing to learn and never give up; lives life everyday with intensity, if he falls, he does not takes a lot time to get up. You understand now?

We are on a walk with God, is normal that things would come out for you to give up, don’t stop! Don’t stop! There a passage that gives me a lot strength and it shows great determination: “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”     Philippians 3: 13-14.

The apostle Paul clearly knew this and wrote this inspired by the Holy Spirit. You have an objective, don’t stop, even if you fall, get up! Don’t let your memories frustrate you, Continue!

Every morning I wake up happy, because I know the mercy of my God is going to be in my life again and I have a new chance to do things different and better than yesterday.

“It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23.

For now on, you are going to take a different step…. You will not feed failures thoughts, discourage, not negative thoughts of sins and mistakes of the past, and leave everything in the past, LEAVE THEM FOR REAL! After all you and I have a new day to write a new story.

Fabiane Cunha.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Day Three + of God – of me: Stay away from it!

Today’s Challenge is also going to hurt me J

There one thing that I like a lot and it influences me very easy….. It starts with a beautiful impression, romantic, happy, funny and Bum! When you notice, all your body and mind are obeying. It is everywhere! It makes you happy, sad, excited, mad, and aggressive and sometimes we can find it in the place we are, but are in our minds and we turn away from God.

You know what it is? I think all of you agree with me when you know…

Today’s challenge is going to be a real challenge! We are not going to listen to worldly music until we finish the 21 Days.  May be you may ask… But how can I do that? There’s worldly music everywhere! I’m going to flee how?

I’m going to give you some tips:
Use your cellphone, I pad, IPod, IPhone and everything (Really?) Lol or an mp3 and listen to Christian songs or you can also listen to the friend word of Bishop Macedo, and podcasts of Mrs. Cristiane Cardoso.
Place the application of the "Alleluia" network or application of the UCKG;
What about learning a new language? Search for the songs of the UCKG in different languages.

Stay in the spirit of prayer, seek God in your own thoughts (I did this a lot when I rode in a minibus in SP, in the crowded vans and the radio to loud playing funk);

Train your mind and body in order to be in tune with God in the midst of this distraction is so dangerous  the music and you will see what are you capable of!

Day two + of God – of me: I choose to be God’s friend

Who hasn’t listened to this song:    I choose God, I choose to be God’s friend.  And when do we do this? 

I do this when I listen to the Word of God, when we meet a person, you want to know about this person, her/his goals, values, likes, and when we want to be God’s friends, we need to have this on our mind, desire and get to know him better: Now more than anything I going to be God’s friend! Only then he entrusted its fullness in your life!
First Step: Get a bible! Yes, a real bible! No the virtual in your mobile that one does not counts Ok? Ha-ha. Have this bible wherever you go, we do that we our cellphone isn’t? Ha-ha. 

If your Bible has a cover in poor condition, find a new cover, nowadays you can find nice covers in libraries, or you can personalize your cover with a friend who is in the same purpose, below I leave you very interesting advices for you.

Second Step: Get an agenda or a notebook to write what you understood.

Third Step: During this purpose we are going to read the Gospels, which are the first four books of the New Testament. The Gospels are a good start for you to understand better about the Lord Jesus. And to start today this purpose (who wants to be God’s friend), The Gospel of John is a good start and is the key! Because John was the beloved friend of Jesus; The Gospel of John and then the Epistles of 1, 2 and 3 John; the apostle give us direction and instructions to be God’s friends, since this Gospel speaks clearly about the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and what the Lord Jesus wants us to know about Him, and how we have to act to be His friends.  

Reading three chapters per day during this purpose of the Gospel of John, one in the morning and mediate, one in the afternoon and the other one in the night. In the third chapter, write about what you understood in your agenda. One day of the week, share what you understood with a person who is in the same purpose with you, go to a separate place, take notes and make a prayer asking the Holy Spirit to be able to clearly express what has been learned; then one starts to read a chapter and  what more drew her the attention in this chapter, and what she understood in general; It will be very good and edifying, when you both start talking you will notice how useful the lecture was, and it is going to feed the desire to continue this purpose and to see the fruits, because the Word of God never comes empty, the bible meets in the life of those who believe. I am sure that this is going to call God’s attention and He will bless.

God bless us in this Faith.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day one of + of God – of me: Be Radical!

Starting the 1st of September (Sunday) you are going to be radical against your will! You are going to be radical on the things that distance you from God! We are going to have challenges each day in order to get to the main objective in this Fast of Daniel. Faith is like a ray, illuminating, who was, was and who was not, stayed. You know the moment when you decide and decide without any doubt? Is exactly that! This is your first test! Are you ready?

Starting Sunday you are going to leave your little perfect world, full of traps and diabolic that makes you be more far away from God- FACEBOOK, INSTRAGRAM, and SOCIAL NETWORKS AND TWITTER!

You are not going to enter on these social networks during this purpose until we finish the 21 Days; You are only going to enter on your emails, blogs of the church and here (this blog), because we are going to publish a proof by day. Below you can see an image to put on your profile and then you are going to log off from everything! If possible you can erase the apps from your mobile- Burn your will, let it scream, who commands now is your mind!

This is the first evidence that will show if your life is truly + of God –Less of me! For most of you is going to be really hard, but is one of the things you need to eliminate in order to get what you want: An encounter with God. Leave your comment if you really completed the test, put the picture and log off from all that! 

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock.” Mathew 7:24.

"A servant that has the same characteristics as God does not only do His work, but overall, His will."