God Wants You To Be Happy!

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“Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” is what God wants to give you. These are the fruits of the Holy Spirit as the Bible mentions in Galatians 5:22-23. For me, personally, this means happiness.

Happiness Means ‘Good Spirit’

If you are not yet a Christian or don’t believe in the Holy Spirit, let’s have a look at the meaning of the word ‘happiness’. If you look at what HAPPINESS means you will see that there are many similarities between the meaning of this word and the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The word ‘happiness’ comes from the Greek word ‘Eudaimonia‘ commonly translated as happiness or welfare; however, “human flourishing” has been proposed as a more accurate translation. Looking at the etymology of the word ‘Eudaimonia’ it looks like it means ‘Good Spirit’ – “eu” (“good”) and “daimōn” (“spirit”). According to the Oxford Dictionary, the synonyms to happiness are satisfaction, pride, contentment and fulfilment. 

Looking at my own feelings after I accepted Jesus as my Saviour, I received the Holy Spirit and I surrendered my life to Him, and also at what the word happiness means, I believe that God wants us to be happy and this happiness comes with the Holy Spirit.

  • Who is sending us the Holy Spirit?
  • How can you receive the Holy Spirit?

Jesus Christ is the answer to both questions. He is sending the Holy Spirit to those who believe in Him.

Change Your Heart & Renew Your Mind

Trust God, He is faithful. Since He promised you to be happy, you will be happy if you make Lord Jesus your Saviour and He will send you the Holy Spirit who brings love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in your life.

  • Do you want to feel love, joy, peace, tolerance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control?
  • Do you want to live in peace and keep your mind, heart and body healthy, without worrying about your needs because there is someone who cares and provides for you?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, I honestly believe that you need Jesus in your life and the power of the Holy Spirit. After I accepted that Jesus died for the forgiveness of my sins, I welcomed Him into my heart, and I asked for His Will to be done in my life instead of my will, my life changed completely. God did what He said He will do in Ezekiel 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh”. 

From that moment onwards I started to study the Bible, read Christian books, listen to teachings on YouTube, worship and pray every single day. My main focus is to keep my eyes on God’s promises, be grateful for how good God is and to eliminate any negative thoughts and circumstances that come from the external world which I know they don’t please God. I follow my heart and my heart knows what is good for me or not.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).

As I started to feel peace, joy and love for other people, I stopped worrying. In the Gospel of Mathew Chapter 6, Jesus told His disciples not to worry about what they are going to eat, drink or get dressed with. “Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Seek first His Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (6:32-33). When I go through a difficult time I remind myself that Jesus is the good Shepherd and that He loves me and He cares for my needs. God is always keeping His promises.

How to Receive Jesus as Your Saviour

Here is what the Bible says about how you accept Jesus as your Lord, your Saviour, and receive Salvation (your sins be forgiven and receive eternal life).

God promises Salvation – “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” (John 3:16)

For me, Salvation doesn’t only mean to receive eternal life and be with God forever. It also means to be close to the Heavenly Father here on Earth since my sins have been forgiven. Jesus made a way for us to communicate with God like Adam and Eve did before they have sinned, disobeying God.

The Bible says we receive Salvation by faith in Jesus Christ and since the Bible is the Word of God I believe this is true. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8)

  1. First, you must hear and believe the gospel, the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection (Ephesians 1:13-14) – You also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession — to the praise of his glory”.  
  2. After you believed, fully trust the Lord Jesus (Romans 1:16the gospel is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes) and repent for your sins as Acts 3:19 says – “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord”.
  3. Confess, as it is mentioned in Romans 10:9-13 – “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

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Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Be still before the LORDand wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.
The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.

What is The Bible’s Role in Your Life?

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The Bible is fascinating. There are so many good things to learn and apply in all the aspects of our lives – health, finances, marriage, parenting, relationship with God and with other people and much more. The Bible is about what Jesus had done for you, God’s promises and His Kingdom and what to do in your daily life to live in harmony and please God. I also believe the Bible is a way of God communicating with us.

The Word of God

The Bible is the authoritative Word of God, written by people but inspired by the Holy Spirit. According to The International Bible Society, the Bible is a diverse collection of writings from about 40 main contributors—30 in the Old Testament and 10 in the New Testament.

“The word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

God’s Will

The Holy Spirit revealed to me that The Bible is the Will of God. This means if you ask for something that is in the Bible, God is answering. He said it, so be it. Since Salvation, Health, Hope, Peace, are some of God’s promises (there are more), I believe God wants me to have them and He wants you to have them too if you pray in faith in the name of Jesus. “I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13) I believe God’s Word reveal God’s Will for us.

When you use the Scripture in prayer, your faith grows helping you believing you received what you can’t see. “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24-25). Since God made many promises in the Bible, I believe they are true and I claim what He promised to give me.

If you are like me studying the Bible on various subjects, you may find useful “The Book of Bible Promises” with Bible verses selected by Christ Bible Church.

Prophetic Book

Another revelation I received from the Holy Spirit is that the Bible is a prophetic book which includes many scientific discoveries that had been discovered and that there are more that are yet to be discovered.

After this idea came into my mind, I started to look on the internet to see what I can find on this subject. Did you know that Tesla’s idea of alternating current comes from the book of Matthew and that the invention of the microwave has its roots in the fourth chapter of Revelations? It’s hard to see what Tesla and other inventors had seen but I believe God spoke to them through the Bible.

I believe there are many yet unfulfilled prophecies to come that are mentioned in the Bible.

A Life Guide

The International Bible Society came up with a very practical way of seeing the Bible as a life guide (see below).

The Bible is:

  • A guide for living life to the full. It gives us a roadmap for the perilous journey of life. Or to put it another way, on our voyage through life’s ocean, the Bible is an anchor.
  • A storehouse of wonderful stories for children and grownups. Remember Noah and the ark? Joseph’s coat of many colours? Daniel in the lion’s den? Jonah and the fish? The parables of Jesus? These stories emphasise the triumphs and failures of ordinary people.
  • A refuge in trouble. People in pain, in suffering, in prison, and in mourning tell how turning to the Bible brought strength in their desperate hour.
  • A treasury of insight as to who we are. We are not meaningless robots, but we are magnificent creatures of a God who loves us and gives us a purpose and a destiny.
  • A sourcebook for everyday living. We find standards for our conduct, guidelines for knowing right from wrong, and principles to help us in a confused society where so often “anything goes.”

What is The Bible’s Role in Your Life? Please comment below.


If You Have Faith, Nothing Will Be Impossible For You

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By God’s grace, we receive salvation through faith and I believe through faith we also receive healing, peace and whatever we pray for in the name of Jesus Christ. In Ephesians 2:8-10 Paul says “by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”.

Healing is close to my heart and I believe this is God’s Will, it is one of His promises and one of the blessings we received in Christ. Jesus Christ died for the forgiveness of our sins and He also took all our pains and diseases on the cross. He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed”1 Peter 2:24-25. Sickness does not come from God, He loves you, there is no sickness in heaven and healing is one of God’s promises. 

As you pray for healing be ready to receive the healing even if you may not see it instantly manifested into your body. Have faith that God healed you. Give thanks for being healed and act as being healed.

Jesus told to His disciples “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you”  (Matthew 17:20). This is what we all need. The gift of Faith, the Faith of God, the faith that comes from God, that strong faith to make you believe in things we can’t see. If you didn’t receive it yet, pray and ask God to give it to you. “Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit” (1 Corinthians 14:1)

Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1).

Unfortunately we are the ones who are not ready to accept the idea that God answered to our prayers if we can’t see the results manifested in our lives straight away. What I want to remind you is that God is always faithful. “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot disown himself (2 Timothy 2:13).

According To Your Faith

The gospels in the New Testament show many stories how sick people received healing by faith.

  • “When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” – Matthew 8:1-4

  • “When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west,and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment. Matthew 8:5-13
  • “Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, your faith has healed you. And the woman was healed at that moment” – Matthew 9:20-22
  • “Two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, According to your faith let it be done to you” – Matthew 9:27-29
  • “And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed” – Matthew 14:35-36

The Bible says that Jesus Christ is “the way and the truth and the life”. No one comes to the Father except through him (John 14:6). We all need to know Jesus and pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ because For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him, the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God” (2 Corinthians 1:20). As I pray for something I am ready to receive God’s blessings, God’s grace though my faith, because I know that His answer is always YES in Christ and Christ is in me.

Trust God

When something doesn’t go according to your plan, don’t dispair and don’t be disspointed. I applied for a job recently and I haven’t heard back from them. Although I did pray and I hoped I will get this job, yesterday I had a feeling that this job is not going to be mine. I still don’t know the outcome but what I want to say is that when I prayed and asked God why do I have this feeling, what does this mean because I thought is the right job for me, He told me “I have a better plan for you”. 

God’s plan is always better than yours and when something doesn’t work the way you want, always remember that God has a better plan for you. Make Jesus your Lord, Your Saviour, surrender your life to Him, and He will guide you and reveal His plans. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” – Matthew 7:7-8

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My Story as a Foreigner in the UK, Before and After I Met Jesus

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This is my story. Almost six years ago I was an immigrant trying to integrate into a country where I have never been before. I knew English but what I learned in school was very different to what I found here. God was with me all the time even if I didn’t know. He loved me and helped me in difficult times. He loved me so much that He wanted me to get close to Him. Almost six years later after I landed in the UK I encountered God’s love through Jesus Christ and my life changed. I am so grateful to God for what He had done and is doing in my life.

Culture Shock Phases

Soon after we moved to Southampton, in May 2011, I went through all four stages of culture shock that you read in books.

At the beginning, I was happy to be here and I loved everything in Southampton – the air, the shops, the parks, the history and the cruise ships. This phase, called The Honeymoon Stage, is when you are very excited to be in a new country and embrace their language, food and culture.

Soon after that, The Frustration Stage stepped in quickly. I was living in a new city without knowing anyone else than my husband, we were sleeping on the floor until we bought a bed, it was hard to get a job and British people didn’t get my accent. I learn English in school but some of the words I used were in an American accent and the British people just didn’t get it…

We moved to the UK with a Blue Card for Highly-Skilled Migrants, but I had low paid jobs. I wanted to work in PR or Communications, but I’ve been told I don’t have UK experience… My experience as PR Specialist in an Executive position and my diplomas (Bachelor Degree in Communications and Master Degree in Multimedia Production) didn’t count. They were assessed by UK NARIC but still didn’t matter.

My English was at Intermediate Level but I wanted to be Proficient so I paid for an intensive English course at Southampton Language School and I studied every day to get better.

After a few months of searching, I found a lovely business woman who believed a little bit in me and gave me a job… It wasn’t what I really wanted to do but I was able to use my skills and experience, so it wasn’t that bad. And I gained a few new skills too which was great. I enjoyed planning and organising events, and developing itineraries for businesses visiting the UK.

Just to summarise, for a few years I worked in events having roles under my qualifications and experience… I had colleagues working in similar roles that have just finished the college, without any experience or specialised studies… I enjoyed what I’ve done so I accepted this easily. You can be happy anywhere if you like what you do.

After I became more familiar with the British culture, my English improved and I settled down for a job, I went through what is called The Adjustment Stage.

Straight after that, The Acceptance Stage kicked in. I think it took six months more or less to get to this point. I was happy to live in Southampton, people started to get what I as saying, I embraced the British culture and local traditions and I started to make friends.

In March 2013 God blessed us with a beautiful healthy little girl. She’s a Romanian citizen by her parents (and have a Romanian surname), but English is her first language.

The Story Continues…

Fast forward to summer of 2015 when, being in a difficult position, I remembered about the film The Secret. Both, I and my husband, started to search for the teachers from the film and their theories. We spent thousands of hours, literally, reading and watching YouTube videos about the law of attraction and how to change your mindset, how to stop doing what you were doing and live differently. At that moment I understood how my mind works and how I can control my thoughts and I thought that this is the key to change my life…

This took me through a period of trials and errors (with more bad results than successes) until I realised that God is behind everything. He created the world and He created everything around us, He has a plan for us and we can find out the next steps if we talk to Him and listen to His directions.

Do Not Worry

The immediate change I felt after I received Jesus as my Saviour (February 2017) and been baptised in the Holy Spirit was so palpable. I used to feel worried, upset, insecure, without any directions in my life, but now I feel joy, peace, patience, kindness, love. Today I am no longer worried because I trust God to provide for my needs. 
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin.
Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these.
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” 

Today

  • God placed in me the desire to help other people, which gives me peace and joy.
  • I am no longer worried because I have faith that God cares for my needs as the Bible says.
  • God spoke to me. He said to Have Faith in Him and that He has better plans for me. I trust His Words and His promises.
  • God blessed me with a loving family. My daughter said that Jesus loves her. How beautiful is this?
  • I live where I believe God wants me to. He brought me to England and called me back to Southampton to receive Jesus when I moved to another city a few years ago.
  • I moved to Egham, Surrey, where I believe God wants me to be. He made everything possible – a lovely house where we live, financial stability, a great church with a very gifted senior pastor (if you live around the area, visit Greater Life Church in Staines) and friendly people everywhere I go.
  • I have a few friends who love me for who I am. One of them is a great lady who brought me to Jesus and helped me get closer to God.
  • I enjoy writing and I published three books on Amazon that I am very proud of. At the moment I am writing an autobiography about my spiritual journey and my discussions with God which will be released hopefully soon.
  • I have big plans for the future. God gave me the vision to open a Divine Healing Centre and I believe this will happen at some point. I don’t know when but the seed was planted and now I trust God to grow it and bear fruits. I want to see God’s healing power in action because I don’t want to see sick people. I believe God is good and I also believe He wants you healed. If you need a prayer for healing I would love to pray for you.

My spiritual journey was a roller coaster but I believe this is the beginning of a beautiful life living in God’s Love and Grace.


You Need More Than Just Positive Thinking to Live a Happy Life. You Need God.

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Since the moment I have seen the film “The Secret” and I studied all the teachers from the film and many others in the recent years, I had a desire – to discover how this thing works and to help other people who go through difficult situations. I didn’t have the courage to start life coaching but now I know why. There was something I didn’t know in that moment but I was about to find out many years later…

Exactly 12 days ago I discovered that God is the one in who I should have Faith in, He is The Creator, He is The One who helps and provides for you. He knows what you need, He lives with you and in you (I will explain this a bit later in my blog post).

“Do not start worrying: ‘Where will my food come from? or my drinks? or my clothes? Your Father in Heaven knows you need all these other things” (Matthew 6:31).

Believe That You Have Received

You CAN live a HAPPY life. You, the person who reads this post, have you seen the film “The Secret”? You probably heard about Positive Thinking, the Law of Attraction and the concept of believing you have received what you asked for… Good.

Now… Did you read the Bible? Would you be surprised if I tell that Jesus told exactly the same thing to his disciples?

The only BIG difference is that “The Secret” missed the importance of praying and praising God for what He has done and is doing for us.

This is what Jesus told to his disciples.

“Have Faith in God. I assure you that whoever tells this hill to get up and throw itself in the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. For this reason, I tell you: when you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it, and you will be given whatever you ask for. And when you stand and pray, forgive anything you may have against anyone, so that your Father in heaven will forgive the wrongs you have done” (Mark 11:22-25). 

This is not a secret, it was known by the people who believed in God and read God’s Word, the Bible.

If you read the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, you will find out that Jesus had impressive powers from His Father and every time when He healed someone he told to the person healed that his Faith made him or her well. This says something… It says that Faith in God is stronger than anything else in the world. Have Faith in God, obey Him, and God will answer to your pray. This is the Power of God.

When the disciples couldn’t command to the demon to come out of a boy but Jesus did it, they asked Jesus why they weren’t able to do it. “It was because you haven’t enough faith”, answered Jesus.

This is what Jesus had also said…

“I assure you that if you have faith as big as a mustard seed, you can say to this hill ‘Go from here to there!’ and it will go. You could do anything!” (Matthew 17:20) – New Life Good News Bibble.

“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you”  – New International Version Bible. 

Gratitude

Rhonda Byrne’s book “The Magic” teaches you to be grateful for what you have and count your blessings every single day.

Here is what she says…

You could be grateful for your home, your family, your friends, your work, and your pets. You could be thankful for the sun, the water that you drink, the food that you eat, and the air that you breathe; without any of them you wouldn’t be alive. You could be grateful for the trees, the animals, the oceans, the birds, the flowers, the plants, blue skies, rain, the stars, the moon, and our beautiful planet Earth.
You could be grateful for your senses, your eyes that see, your ears that hear, your mouth that tastes, your nose that smells, and your skin that enables you to feel. You could be grateful for the legs you walk on, your hands that you use to almost everything, your voice that enables you to express yourself and communicate with others. You could give thanks for your amazing immune system that keeps you well, and all of your organs that maintain your body so that you can live. And what about the magnificence of your human mind, which no computer technology in the world can duplicate?
Who created the trees, the animals, the oceans, the birds and the flowers? The answer is God.
How did you come to this World? God has chosen you, you were born from the love of God.
Who made you the way you are? You know the answer… God. We are all God’s creation.
Now let me tell you what the Bible says. I am sure there are other verses but I am mentioning in this post only what I read about.

“In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, always give thanks for everything to God the Father” (Ephesians 5:20)

Give thanks to THE ONE who made the World and You, don’t give your thanks in vain. Feel grateful for what God has done for you and what He gives you every day of your life. The food you drink, the friends you have, the house you live in, they are all God’s Merit.

God loves us so much that He sent his own son to die for us. What other proof of love do you need? I am grateful and praise God for He has done and is doing for me every single day.

“For God loved the world so much that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its saviour” (John 3:16-17).

God sent his Son to Earth to be crucified for our sins and now He offers the Holy Spirit to those who believe in Him, have faith and obey His Word. Jesus is “The Good Shepherd who is willing to die for the sheep” (John 10:11). He has come “in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness” (John 10:10).

The Work of the Holy Spirit

Until nearly two weeks ago I believed that God is there in Heaven but I didn’t connect in any way with Him. Now Holy Spirit guides me in the right direction and teaches me what to do, say and write. I read from the Bible every day, and I find all the answers I need. And not only this. Thoughts of what I should do are coming into my mind and I know who is guiding me. This is not my subconscious mind, nor the Law of Attraction, it’s the Holy Spirit who shows me what to do. I just have to follow Him.

I didn’t plan to write this post, I had a feeling I have to be open and confess who I am now. I am a new person, a new Carmen who thinks positive thoughts, who is grateful for what God gave to her, who puts her faith in God, who believes in what Jesus has done for us, who is amazed to discover how the Holy Spirit works and how good God is with all of us.

I tried to read the Bible a while ago but I didn’t get a word. Now, whenever I read anything in the Bible, I can clearly understand the message. I want to share my happiness with you. I have started to write a book and I am planning to create a catalogue of images with powerful verses from the Bible that you can print it out and stick it on the walls (this is what I will do). As I learn more from God’s Word, I want to help others to discover they can live a happy life.

The Secret and other theories are trying to get the same results – of receiving what they ask for – without praying and without believing in God. I am not judging, God is the only one who judges us, but I believe that if you put your faith and hope in God your life will be different.

God is The Creator of the world but He is actually the Creator of all things around you. He has an Infinite Power who is ready to give it to those who have faith in Him. He loves us, He cares for us, and He shows you the right way if you believe in Him. He is with you all the time.

I now feel peaceful and happy, good thoughts are coming into my mind all the time, I feel loved and I feel love for others. He is telling me what to do from the moment I wake up until I go to bed (and during the night I suppose because He never sleeps, He is with me all the time). Do you know why I feel happy and peaceful, without any worries at all? Because I trust Him. He cares for me, and He actually brought me into situations where people gave me money or work to do in exchange for the money.

By putting my faith in God, I believe everything is possible, He can move mountains, He can heal people and raise people from death.

In Matthew 19:26, Jesus looked at his disciples and told them: “This is impossible for human beings, but for God everything is possible”. 

The Holy Sprit lives is us, those who believe. “Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God?” (Corinthians 6:19)

“When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own authority, but he will speak of what he hears, and will tell you of the things to come. He will give me glory because he will take what I say and tell it to you. All that my Father has is mine; that is why I said that the Spirit will take what I give him and tell it to you” (John 16:13-15).

The Good News that changed my life

I have always believed that God exists but I didn’t realise He is with me all the time. What I heard in the Sunday service a couple of weeks ago changed the way I feel about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Sunday, the 19th February, was the day when, even though I haven’t been to the church in the last few months, something stronger than me made me go and listen to Ben Rowe’ speech. He is part of the eldership team at King’s Community Church Southampton.

“God is here, He really is here, is not a theory, is a reality”, said Ben (minute 10:00). Start approaching your life knowing that God is with you all the time.

I understood that God loves to be with us, He likes us. When we get into a situation He is there for us, He is with us all the time. He is Powerful, Big, Mighty, Holy. He is all of these things. He is also compassionate and kind, tender, gentle and friendly.

It may sound strange for you, but once you begin to embrace this and believe what the Bible says you will find answers to all the questions you may have.

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Who is God?

“No one has ever seen God. The only Son, who is the same as God and is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known” (John 1:18).

“God is Spirit, and only by the power of his Spirit can people worship Him as He really is” (John 4:24).

“God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him. The Word was the source of life, and this life brought light to humanity. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out” (John 1:3-5)

The Bible verses mentioned in this blog post are from New Life Good News Bibble, an easy-to-read Bible translation, ideal for young adults and people who have just discovered the Word of God.


Verse of the Day

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.” — Colossians 2:9-10 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.

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