Thursday, June 19, 2014
First, let's look at the definition of selfish in the dictionary: lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.
Have you heard a saying that says there's always room for one more in a mothers heart? Very well, the heart of many spiritual mothers has been closed for some time now! They're in a hurry! Yes, they're in a hurry to conceive, hurry to give birth and because of this, the spiritual children have been premature and weak, for they have other things to do, and those other things make them well-known.
Selfishness has brought many to the point of not having a mother's heart... patience to create has been lost, many think that souls come to church and it's already time to make them (to the extreme) like themselves, they impose their way of being and doing, they are unnatural mothers, giving solid food and forgetting that the souls are still children, spiritually speaking, and they lack patience to prepare the spiritual milk they need. It is the plain mothers that give their spiritual children everything in a plain way, for their life is in a hurry and there's many things to do, so, it's better to give something that's already made (directions from third parties) than to give what she could, if she was linked to the Fountain of life - The Lord Jesus.
I ask you now, "Mother, do you remember how long it took you to know God? Remember the patience that a mother (servant) had with you? Do you remember how many times you almost gave up before having an encounter with God and, that servant was always patiently caring, to not let you return to the devils hands?"
Very well, this happens many times, right? I say this for myself, there were so many high's and low's before I knew God, if it wasn't for these spiritual mothers, I would not be here.
Perhaps your on top of all your responsibilities with people, with your career and you're up to date with everything around you... but can it be that you're not fulfilling your responsibility with God?
Remember that our role is to conceive spiritual children, but for that to happen it's necessary to understand that to conceive, we need to be healthy, spiritually speaking.
They say that a mother is a person that raises the child and not the one that just gives birth, right? Very well, in the spiritual life it's the same, many gave birth to premature and weak spiritual children and now they're out there lost, I hope that they can find women (strong mothers) to raise them.
I hope you decide to become a Real Spiritual Mother today... God is looking for them!
Friday, June 13, 2014
I kept thinking about this verse and thought came to my mind: There are children to be born, but there are no women to give birth!
Around us there are many spiritual children waiting to be born... but not all women of God (servants) have had the strength to give birth... why?
Because there is no more worry in first place with their soul, being so, there is no worry to create spiritual children... the only worry they have is to show results: a lot of people, services and perfection.
Many women live in a competition within themselves, where they have to constantly be compared with others, they have to be better than them, they have to be the best, but why? To show that you're strong? That you are of God?
Don't be fooled! The ministry of a servant of God is to generate spiritual children, and not be known by everyone as an awesome women of God, what for? If in reality for God you're spiritually barren before God.
Have you seen around how many children are weak and premature, spiritually speaking? It has been because you have not been assuming your spiritual responsibility.
We have many lost children in the church because the spiritual mothers are worried with their chores and haven't realized the children that are dying spiritually.
Do you want to be a spiritual mother??? Stop being selfish then! Look for strength in the Word of God, and He will give you all you need to generate spiritual children.
I leave with you this warning...
Friday, June 6, 2014
What about rest? Privacy? We're linked to a way that easily leads to stress. It's complicated to get out of it, right?
That's what I came across when I went to Brazil last week... It had been 8 years since I've been out of the country and, there were several people stressed out in the streets, shops, places and even in church. My husband and I have the habit of greeting and complimenting everyone we see and, you know what happened in Brazil? People looked at us with an expression as though saying: These people are from another planet!
Why all this? Where is the stress coming from? You know what I realized? People are more and more dis-motivated and unsatisfied with their jobs and studies! The long hours at work or staying at a job for a long time has been affecting their style and quality of life. I was sitting down on a bench and heard an employee anxiously complaining to a customer in a loud voice that she couldn't take the job anymore and had been sick for a lot of worrying and outside I saw two more instances of employees complaining with customers.
The question is: Why is this also happening with those who are supposedly of God??? Why do they arrive to church stressed out, worried about dealing with their responsibilities, running, and forgetting to give attention to others? They're good assistants, servants and members, they do everything correctly, they're always present for the groups attendance and responsibilities... but they've forgotten to give attention to the souls.
We cannot allow the stress of this world to enter in our lives, if God is inside of us, we should naturally pass peace, confidence and faith, right?
I went to a few of our churches and saw when a new person came to church, no one went up to them asking if they needed something... I went to another church where the service had already started and stayed at the door for 5 minutes. There were servants at the door but no one came to speak to me... imagine if I was a person in desperation and I had come here as my last chance?
Souls are the apples of God's eyes, once they are mistreated, it's as if you were mistreating God. If we have God inside of us, it is not things nor responsibilities that will change our attitudes but instead, our attitudes will come from God: joy, peace, simplicity, love and etc. and it will change all those around you... all you need is a smile, a caring, sincere look, a sweet gesture, make them feel valued... Don't think that showing God is just fulfilling your responsibilities perfectly, more importantly it's who you are, and what you pass on to others.
Each one offers what is inside of them.. think about it! It's the reflection of your life... one follows right after the other. What has been your first priority? Souls? Things? Your answer will show you if you're on the right track.
"...for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye." (Zechariah 2:8)
Thursday, June 5, 2014
I don't want to say that now you won't seek help or help others... in a situation where you need guidance, which you've already sought from God, but it's not really clear, then go in your faith, seek help from people of God, or, if you need to help another person because she needs and wants help, then, go in your faith.
It's clear that goodness and availability are the most beautiful virtues but, we also have to have the wisdom to discern how far we should go. Doing everything for others can make them childish, fragile, helpless and irresponsible for their actions... Isn't this what we've been seeing nowadays? Going even further, maybe you've been acting this way as well?
Obstacles, difficulties and suffering are part of life. Once you face them all, you will grow. Being happy doesn't mean being problem-free but, facing them without falling apart. Some difficulties are true presents.
I want to finish this purpose and leave this advice: in order for you to be strong, of faith, of God and remain protecting your faith, you need to depend on God above all! Fight with Him, trust in Him! And this way, you will be a piece of God in this world.
In order to remain discontented and flee from spiritual relaxation, it's necessary to have this understanding. Perhaps this is one of the things lacking in your life, don't depend on others! Don't try to be the Savior of the world, trying to conquer the battles of others, knowing that they're the ones who have to overcome them.
Can I be sincere? I get muuuuch more happier hearing a person who fought and overcame their difficulties with God than, a person who talks about there problems all the time, knowing what they have to do yet not doing it, they're just seeking others opinions.
I've left below the story of a butterfly that will clarify this issue... I hope this purpose has helped you.
One day a small opening appeared in a cocoon. A man sat down and started to watch the butterfly for several hours, it was struggling to make it's body go through that little hole. Then at one point, it seemed to stop making any progress, it's as though it got as far as it could and would give up on the mission to leave its cocoon.
So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took the scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily but her body was limp, small and had withered wings. The man then continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that at any moment the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Nothing happened. In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a withered body and shriveled wings. It was never able to fly.
What that man did in his kindness, willingness to help, did not understand that the tight cocoon and struggle are necessary so that the butterfly can pass through the small opening, it's the way that nature intended so that the fluid inside it's body would go to its wings, that way it would be ready to fly once it became free from the cocoon.
Whoever tries to help a butterfly leave it's cocoon kills it.
Whoever tries to help the sprout come out destroys the seed.
There are certain things that have to happen from the inside out. ~ Rubem Alves