Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Second Training Session: The real intention behind social networks…

One day I met a young assistant that had a Facebook page, and I was shocked, let me explain why…

I received a friend request of an assistant and I saw a picture of her in the past that she had been tagged in, and when I saw I realized it was another assistant, only that her name was different on her Facebook page, she had a different last name, the one she was known by the world before knowing Jesus and becoming an assistant, lol, it was a last name that had a vulgar meaning.

I went on her page and she had pictures of her past in bathing suits, pictures showing her cleavage, pictures that were quite vulgar, pictures that were left to be viewed by anyone; those pictures didn't even show Jesus even by a far distance!

She would always post photos showing her face and parts and cleavage, with her belly showing, and I asked, why? Why does a woman have to expose her body on the internet? What is she really trying to show people? What is she looking for? I called her to speak but all she changed was the name on the profile and the photos continued the same way as before. 

I realized that the world was inside of her and that's why it was necessary to expose her self, to call attention, but at what price?

You need to think:

When people see you… what is the first impression they get? Perhaps, they'll be able to find Jesus? Can it be that they can see the light of Jesus in you?

What do you pass to people when you post a picture on your profile?

What's the purpose when you place a picture so other people can see? 

When we are of God we don't care about calling attention to our body parts, that's what matters lease, we are not a piece of meat but a light in this world!

If you want + of God… you'll analyze your picture and if you have sensual pictures that are exposing, you'll delete them, after all, you now have a light to show, you don't need to use the weapons of this world to call people's attention, you no longer need that! Now what you want is + of God and - of the world. 

Fabiane Cunha

Saturday, October 19, 2013

First Training Session: Knowing the area and cleaning it

What is it and what's the point of a social network? 

For the world: it's a way to know different people, know new friends and even getting into a relationship with those people, for others it's their world! They can be who ever they want virtually, be what they can't be personally. Social networks are so active in a persons life that they appear to even have two lives, one virtually, where they create their families virtually (husband, wife, friends, family, etc) and even manage to maintain their family in real life (where in reality they're not satisfied.) The more popular they are on social networks, the more fulfilled and happier they feel but it's only temporary and not real.

For the children of God: it's a way of not losing touch with those that helped us on our spiritual journey of faith, and to help each other out, keeping in touch no matter the distance. It's also a way to keep in touch with family and friends that live far away who need to know about Jesus. 

Social networks can be greatly used after the moment we realize that our life with God comes in first place. And if your life with God comes in first place, only people that'll add to your spiritual life will be on your social networks, right? Unfortunately this has not happened in a lot of profiles of those who call themselves Christian, they want to have this double-life people in the world have… their friends lists usually have: ex-boyfriends, ex-friends of the world, people who only post things with curse words, people who only talk about sex, who slept with a lot of people at parities etc. This is the worst! Sometimes you keep people because you have this idea, "Oh, but I want to win souls for Jesus!" But HAVE you won them? Or has the opposite happened? I'll go even farther… There are some people who have two profiles, one of a Godly person and another of the world! What for? Why deceive ourselves? 

During the purpose of the Fast of Daniel we have received + of God inside of us and that is priceless! For many it was really difficult to achieve. And we also know that many end up losing this due to their profile friends who want nothing to do with God. Perhaps you say, "Mrs. Gracy, it's not that bad! They're just there, I don't even talk to them…." But just the fact of them being there, by posting your statuses, you'll also be up to date on what's going on in their life… How will it add to your life? Friend, get your self out of this trap!

Today you'll decide on your social networks, make a prayer, ask God for direction and don't act by emotion, right after, remove all the people whom you do not know, all those who made up part of your past one day who don't bring back good memories, ex boyfriends, ex-everything. Also, if you have two profiles, one of a Christian and one for the world, remove it! Have your faith defined! Of course, only if you want to keep having + of God. Make a cleaning in your contacts list with no emotion and definitely by faith! Have zeal regarding your relationship with God and afterwards comment here the amount of people you removed, it'll be proof of this task.

If you want to keep having + of God it's necessary to empty yourself of the world! I want to see who'll be courageous… If you're not, forgive me but you're not ready for this training… If you are, do what you have to do and come back to this blog on the 21st .

Friday, October 18, 2013

Next Purpose: + of God - of the world

Fabiane and I were speaking about your comments, experiences with the purpose + of God - of me. We are really happy to see so many people that had and are having a marvelous experience with God, many people learned that during the time of difficulties and struggles it is necessary to look for strength in God, have courage to resist things and positions to have more of God, this is priceless! 

And that's the reason why we won't stop! We'll be working every week here on the blog for those who want this once more, and sincerely I have no idea what we'll do, lol, but I have an assurance that God will show. 

Fabiane and I feel like trainers, lol, that  train, teaching athletes to overcome (to score a goal), and that's what we want, for you to conquer the world! That you overcome the difficulties and be independent, only depending on God. 

So, shall we begin?

We'll be teaching how to keep your self a child of God in this world, how to take Jesus to people, and at the same time not to lose yourself. Each week we'll teach things we already do and that keep us firm and strong, maintaining a balance, to not lose what we've earned, + of God. 

The first week will be from the 19th to 31st of October and there will be new posts every other day. As in every purpose, we need to be sincere and make sacrifices, so, this is the beginning. 

Write on this post what makes you distance yourself from God on Facebook and social networks... with details!

And afterwards, share this picture on your social networks, leading others to also have the same chance to participate of this purpose.

Come back here on the 19th of October and we'll begin to train you. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Day 13 + of God – of me: Bad eyes, taking it personal

When I arrived to church there was an assistant that would worry for me, every time that I would talk to someone, or that I was mad at someone, she would always say: “Let’s pray,” or would change the subject and would put a lot flyers from church on my hands and would say: “Let’s evangelize,” with a smile on her face. She would do this all the time! I would talk about someone, she listened to me and would say the same words and then she would call me to get busy with something.

Then I started to see her with bad eyes and to feel hate against her, but she was taking care of my soul and she would not feed what was wrong within, she didn’t criticize me, nor judged me, but this attitude would frustrate me.  One day I told her about what I thought about it, she answered me: “When you are experiencing problems with regard to this, we need to give more to God, so you do not have this in your head, so as not to fall into your heart and then get stuck with bad eyes.”

She was wise, I never saw her making any negative comment about anyone; she was always willing to help in the right way.
“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” Mathew 12:34.

She could see that I was being guided by my heart and emotions, that I would end up bad and that I needed help and wisely she helped me.

“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,” Mark 07:21.

That assistant is a woman of God until today, she continues doing the Work of God in the youth group, after so many years she continues being the same, it seems like time doesn’t pass on her.

When our eyes are good everything seems different.

“The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thin eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thin eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.” Luke 11: 34.

From today you will monitor your eyes, the way you view things, you are going to find see the good in people and if someone comes and wants to contaminate your heart you are going to change the topic, or you are going to alert the person, or you will do what the assistant did, go away from it and undermine the light of God in you!

Because if you listen and do nothing, it will be equal to the person and instead of helping her, you end chronicled to you.
And if she is called the attention for something she did wrong, it will be grateful, because it is God who wants to rid herself of that follow taking misconduct.

“Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:08.

Note: Don’t forget the 7-hour fast, if you forgot the purpose click here.

Fabiane Cunha.

+ of God – of me: I hoped that God would do what I should do!

Hello Mrs. Graciele, I’m here to tell my testimony.

After I sent you an email, passing days I took a decision that changed everything! I also did it because I saw a transformation opportunity, I baptized in the waters and I put everything in the past, my feelings, my mistakes, everything is in my past forever.

Do you know what? It was so long that the Word of God had taken effect within me, the understanding, direction, I got involved with it. The song… Ah, before I was despised and with dust. Ms. It is so good to sing songs of faith, those of the start of the church singing with all his heart, what a joy in the soul.

Do you know when you seek for Him with all your heart and deep inside you have the certain, the joy, the peace and the direction giving by Him? The problems exist, but I have changed with the relationship of my faith, I was waiting for God to do the things I should do. My bible is super cute. 

In the work it seems that I have placed the clothing of war for the first time, my mind is clear more each day. I have learned so much, I have grown so much, both with God, and from what I've won, would never be pulled, on the contrary, I want others to have this within themselves.

I’m preparing for the next Fast of Daniel, because I’m not satisfied, I want + of God – of me forever.

May God bless you much more. Kisses.

Jéfica Lopes- Volta Redonda-RJ

Day 12 + of God – of me: Recognize your bad behavior!

Do you enjoy being with a hypocrite person? Of course not, me neither!

And when you tell everyone you are from God? Even in a spiritual discussion you say you are being used by God? She may even be well seen in the church… but her fame at home is very different and worst she knows it, but her fear towards God is so low that it becomes something normal, living with two faces… Does this happen too many times?

If you are single, you are going to look for your siblings, your parents and you are going to ask them for forgiveness because of your bad testimony at home, forgiveness for bad behavior towards them and etc… you are going to look at them in the eyes and ask for their forgiveness, even if they don’t believe; you are going to show them that you are not playing with God in this purpose, you are not only wanting to be with God but to also have a relationship with Him.

 If you are married, you are going to look for your husband (wife) and you are going to do the same as the single ones, (even if they are non-believer.)

The ones, who are singles mothers, look for your kids and do the same, talk and say how special they are to you.

Immediately be a true testimony from God, giving strength to your fear towards God, be yourself, don’t have two faces, at church, at home, at any place… BE UNIQUE! After this attitude you are not going to be the same.

Tomorrow a more proof if you continue in this purpose. J

Day 11 + of God – of me: Placing the house in order

I’m sorry girls! I don’t internet, I have been publishing and answering all the emails through my cellphone, that’s why I’m late… but we are still in the same faith! The devil is not going to stop us!

So let’s work on our construction…

After doing our spiritual suitcases and throwing excesses, let’s go to the next suitcase… the memory suitcase.

Do you remember your ex-boyfriend’s picture? Do you remember the love letters? His phone number? Or the things that remind you about your old self? Those which attract you to go back to your old life? Out of sudden you are on those memories, lamenting, there is when the thoughts come: I would have done things different! Was he a really bad person? Did I take the right option? Lot things come to your mind and when you not realize… Bum! You are once again on memories of your old life and Why? By not giving up and discard those memories.

Read this: “This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind.” Ephesians 4:17.

If you want + of God, this has to change now! You have to be radical with this! Don’t fall on these tricks! And you know how? Discarding from those memories!

Today you are going to show God that with this purpose you want + of Him… This is for everyone (married and single). You are going to search things that has to do with ex-boyfriends, photos that brings back memories of that love that only hurt you, letter, phone number and everything that reminds you of your old life (when you were from the world) and that reminds you how you were (With joy, not with sadness), pictures where you are sensually posing, showing your private parts of your body, that is your past! When the Fast of Daniel finish you are also going to eliminate virtual pictures and memories!
You are going to protect your mind against this and it will be easier to move on, without excess that only hurt you.
“Say not thou, what is the cause that the former days were better than these? For thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.”  Ecclesiastes 7:10.

Change your way of thinking and it will change your way of living!

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”  Philippians 4:08.

Fabiane Cunha.

Day 10 + of God – of me: Deal with the critics

Have you ever been criticized for something good that you have done? Have you received critics and you were unfairly judged? May be you wanted to give an advice or you wanted to do something good, something spiritual, a vote with God, a purpose and etc… but suddenly you saw yourself in the eye of the hurricane doing this; even you thought about stopping  what you were doing for this situation, but we are considering a passage of the Bible that speaks of it...

“Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?” John 12:3-5.

She was criticized as if she was doing something wrong, but she was doing it with all her soul and love; suddenly someone supposed from God (Judas was a disciple of God at that moment) criticized her! Let’s imagine we were on her place, giving the best and our life, but she was criticized; she wasn’t doing this to show off or to be seen as a good girl, she was expressing what was in her, all the love and trust in God.

If there is one thing you have to be prepare for are critics, if you are doing the good things have this on your mind, critics are going to come and sometimes you never imagine from where; This is a lot to the married as they will have to learn to deal with them; and don't think that your husband is the worst person in the world! OR is stopping, simply is not within you to understand ... but the Lord Jesus understands you well. Learn to receive critics and not to get hurt at the same time or with anger, you know what is inside you, not justified, let God justify it!

I have passed through difficult situations in which I was doing everything good but I was misunderstood, criticized and I had to deal with it, my husband couldn’t help because it was like not even him understanding me; but God let it happened so I could search more for Him and trust Him, in His work and He always justified me; I never try to defend myself or justify myself because the Lord Jesus knew my intention and what better consolation that this?

He is going to justify you! But on His hour and time!

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:” Psalms 139:23.
If you have been or are being criticize, judged by something, you are not going to be angry, hate, wanting to take revenge, wanting to pay with the same coin, NO! You are going to show you are from God and that you trust in Him, you would not want to convince them with your own strengthen, you are going to pray for them and ask God for them with love, you are going to talk to them normal and you would treat them nice, you are going to show that your relationship with God is more important than anything on this world, that your emotions doesn’t lead your attitudes, but your principles.

“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21.
Fabiane Cunha.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Day 9 + of God – of me: Love your neighbor as yourself!

“And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Mark 12:31), a lot people think they perfectly obey this verse, but let’s think, a lot of us pass all day evangelizing, helping others as much as possible, praying, helping the people, and going to church every day giving all our energy and time Isn’t?, but… What happen to us? If we read again my friends, you would see that this commandment is not just about the people. Let’s understand this; we need to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, Right! Now think with me… If we don’t love ourselves, honestly, we don’t love our neighbor!

How many women treat them like nothing? Just having extra time, they think is enough. But what extra time do we have nowadays?  This is an excuse to many women so they don’t take care of themselves, they don’t eat healthy, they don’t do a make-over, they don’t have time for them, and they live on a race. And you know what happen?

They convert to stress women! They can be anywhere but at the same time at any place, they don’t see things that are clearly in front of them, they are blind of the real necessities of the people, they are very concentrate to see what God wants from them and it is a shame and you know why? Can you serve God without health? You can be a good wife, housewife, mother, daughter, team worker, Pastor’s wife, assistant or servant of God without your health and peace? Of course not my friends!
Another thing: If you can’t serve people inside your own house, do you think you can serve those strange people?
Today you are going to invest in yourself!

If you need to exercise you are going to start today, if you have time for every one and not for you, you are going to be organized and you are going to have time to take care of yourself and so on and so for. Ask God to show you what you need to invest in yourself and you are going to do it. If you love yourself, naturally you would love and would take care of your neighbor, you understand?

Day 8 + of God – of me: Pull out of your suitcase what is in excess!

Since I moved to the United States, I always carry my three suitcases (they are with me from 7 years ago) and also some bags that enter in the car… every month I verify all I have and if I have excessive clothes and etc… If this happens, I take what I don’t use anymore, I give it to someone or if it is in a bad condition I throw it in the trash. You know why? I don’t like to have a lot things; first, because it is horrible to travel with heavy luggage, I stressed and you really don’t need to much things, generally it depends in the place, I went to cold places and I got really nice winter clothes, but then the wind took us to a hot place, Do you think I took the winter clothes? No! I just took two sweaters and the rest? I gave it to the wife who would stay in my place because she didn’t have any. And I live like this ha-ha, always watching if I have excessive things because when the wind blows I’m ready and everything becomes easier and faster for the arrival of the new mission .

We all have a life suitcase too… of all good and bad experiences that we pass through it stays something in the suitcase… But is good to give a deep clean, so we do not have too many things that can hide our path and especially our walk with God. I usually do that with my spiritual suitcase, every time we have the Lord's Supper is the day that I check to see if there is something in excess within me and so I am ready for salvation.

But today we don’t have the Lord’s Supper. But I give you an advice to be in the same rhythm as me if you want… Today is Sunday! We consider it the Lord’s Day, the most important day of the week, the day that we put ourselves in the presence of God, this day are neither other, nor the day we dress normal and is necessary to have this on our mind when we go to His House. You need to be with your suitcase without excess and well organized for this journey, once you do this, His arrival will be quick to meet your Lord and you will have no problems because you're always ready to have him increasingly and always enjoy this trip.

Today before going to your Lord’s House, you will see which is the excess that has your suitcase of life ... perhaps it is a sin for which has been asking God for forgiveness and always falls in the same... or may be that  resentment, hate, etc.. Something that already happened but that you still keep… everything that is within you that is excessive or even you think: “Aah, it is no longer there anymore,” But your conscience accuses you and tells you that yes, this also!

Take out what has excesses in your spiritual suitcase! Go to your bathroom or your bedroom and take it out, ask God for help! For Forgiveness! Speak to Him in a way you have never spoke, even if your heart wants to put tricks on you, listen to your mind (conscience) and then go to your Lord’s House and seek for Him like never before! After the meeting is over if you want to talk to your Pastor about your excess in your spiritual suitcase, don’t doubt it! And eliminate everything in order for you to be ready for the Salvation!

I want to know about you, How’s your experience with this purpose? Leave your comment below because we will read it with lots of love and the Holy Spirit is also going to give us direction to write in the next days through you… Do you know what our intention is with this purpose? Is about building warrior women! Independent in their faith! So they can have the sensibility to listen to God’s Voice! And beyond all women born from God!

I count with your collaboration :-)

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