The war on inaction has began!

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19‭-‬20

Hello friends!

Today I wanna share one of the most incredible moments that me and almost 200 thousand of brazilians experienced this last saturday!

A gathering of passionate christians,in 3 stadiums, happened to celebrate the beginning of a war against a inaction of the gospel!

We said YES to Jesus and YES to a lifestyle of GO, sharing the gospel wherever God sends us!

Everyone of us has a calling! When we surrendered our lives to Jesus, He set us apart to live a heavenly purpose that involves bring His kingdom to the earth!

I want you stop for a moment and think about it: “What is my purpose ? What God is calling me to do?”

If don’t have any idea, if your heart does not burn for a nation, or a specific mission field, please pray to God about it and He WILL REVEAL THAT TO YOU!

There are a hundred of thousands of people who never heard about the gospel around the world. People who don’t know who Jesus is and had never read the bible.

So, think about that for a moment: What will you do about it? It is just a simple YES to change history!

Maybe God is calling you to impact your friends at SCHOOL or maybe you are already in COLLEGE and you can reach your friends and teachers! These are fruitful fields for the gospel of Jesus Christ!

A lot of young people are hunger for a meaning of life, for something that will fill their lives. They are broken and lost and YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFERENCE!

There is also your NEIGHBORHOOD, your FAMILY members, your CO-WORKERS. The word of God says that the harvest is white but the laborers are few!

There is no time for insecurity, shame and fear anymore!

We are the CHOSEN GENERATION, to bring glory to Jesus and change peoples lives through the power of the gospel!

Join this army and say YES to your calling! We are part of history, God is doing something new among His people, like He said in Ezequiel 36:26-28:

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. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.”

Put your heart on God’s Almighty hands and let Him change your history and guide your destiny!

You are called for this mission, just say YES TO THE SEND MOVIMENT and live a exciting and brave life to Jesus!

God, I pray that you will burn in the heart of your sons and daughters around the world! That you will awake their hearts for a specific CALLING TO THE FIELDS! That they will live for a purpose higher than their own dreams and limitations!

We say YES TO YOU JESUS, please send us to the fields, we want to live for your glory!

Give a clear vision to every person reading this and set their hearts on fire! Amen”

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:7-8

*If you have any doubts about how you could impact people and you need some strategies please visit http://www.thesend.org or download the app and join us!

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A GUERRA CONTRA A INATIVIDADE APENAS COMEÇOU!

Olá amigos!

Hoje eu quero compartilhar um dos momentos mais incríveis que eu e outros 200 mil brasileiros vivenciamos neste último sábado!

Uma reunião de cristãos apaixonados aconteceu para celebrar o início de uma guerra contra a inatividade do evangelho! Dissemos SIM a Jesus e SIM a um estilo de vida de compartilhar o evangelho aonde quer que Deus nos enviar!

Todos nós temos um chamado! Quando entregamos nossas vidas a Jesus, Ele nos separa para viver um propósito celestial que envolve trazer Seu reino à Terra!

Quero que você pare por um momento e pense sobre isso: “Qual é o meu propósito? O que Deus está me chamando para fazer?”

Se você não tem idéia, se seu coração não queima por uma nação ou por um campo missionário específico, ore a Deus e Ele revelará isso para você!

Existem centenas de milhares de pessoas que nunca ouviram o evangelho ao redor do mundo. Que não sabe quem é Jesus e nunca leu a Bíblia.

Então, pense nisso por um momento: O que você fará sobre isso? É apenas o seu SIM que muda a história!

Talvez Deus esteja te chamando para impactar seus amigos na sua escola ou talvez você já esteja na universidade! Esses são campos férteis para o evangelho de Jesus Cristo!

Muitos jovens anseiam por um sentido em suas vidas, por algo que os preencha. Eles estão quebrados e perdidos e VOCÊ PODE FAZER A DIFERENÇA!

Há também o seu bairro, os membros da sua FAMÍLIA, seus colegas de trabalho. A palavra de Deus diz que a colheita está pronta, mas os trabalhadores são poucos!

Não há mais tempo para insegurança, vergonha e medo! Somos a GERAÇÃO ESCOLHIDA para trazer glória a Jesus e mudar a vida das pessoas através do poder do evangelho!

Junte-se a esse exército e diga SIM ao seu chamado! Nós fazemos parte da história, Deus está fazendo algo novo entre o seu povo, como Ele disse em Ezequiel 36: 26-28

Darei-lhe um novo coração e porei um novo espírito em você; removerei de você o seu coração de pedra e darei-lhe um coração de carne. E porei o meu Espírito em você e o levarei a seguir meus decretos e ser cuidado para guardar minhas leis. Então você viverá na terra que dei a seus antepassados; você será meu povo e eu serei seu Deus. “


Coloque seu coração nas mãos de Deus e deixe que Ele mude sua história e guie seu destino! Você foi chamado para esta missão, apenas diga SIM À AÇÃO e viva uma vida emocionante e corajosa para Jesus!

“Pai, oro para que o Senhor queime no coração de seus filhos e filhas ao redor do mundo! Que desperte o coração deles para um CHAMADO ESPECÍFICO PARA OS CAMPOS! Que eles vivam com um propósito maior do que seus próprios sonhos e limitações! Dizemos SIM a JESUS, envie-nos para a colheita, queremos viver para a sua glória!

Dê uma visão clara a cada pessoa que estiver lendo isso e acenda um fogo em seus corações! Amém”

Então ouvi a voz do Senhor dizendo:” A quem enviarei? E quem irá por nós? E eu disse: “Aqui estou eu. Envie-me!” Isaías 6: 7-8

Visite o site do thesend.org ou baixe o app para receber direções e estratégias para compartilhar o evangelho no seu campo de atuação!

What kind of FEAR is holding you back?

How can we know if we are being controled by FEAR?

In the book ” Outwitting the Devil”, the author, Napoleon Hill makes a unexpected and very interesting interview with no one less than, the Devil! hahaha

Hard to believe, right?

I don’t know if you believe in spiritual forces but fact is : This book brings to us, deep and consistant revelations about how our minds works and what (or who) can influence us to follow the path of “positive mindset” or the “pessimistic one”, that is controled by fear!

The interesting thing about this book is it really makes us to think about our own lives and how our choices brought us till where we are! Did you already stoped to think about that?

In the interview, the Devil talks about 6 fears by wich, he controls 98% of humanity!

So let’s check it out and see if any of those fears are controling us right now!

1.Fear of poverty: Here he talks how most of people don’t even think in long terms to chose their jobs or carreers in life! Most of us are just concerned about survival: pay the bills is what matters, right?

The person who is controled by fear of poverty don’t take any risks to live their dreams.

They only think about their difficulties and how is hard to acomplish all those goals and dreams they used to have! So, they just give up and live to survive, instead of making something great!

2. Fear of criticism: I think all of us have or at least already had fear of criticism,right? Even when we don’t realize it.

For me that was not too obvious cause I used to fake(even to myself) that I did not cared with others people’s opinion. But when I started to think about vulnerability, I found out that I was completely wrong!

How often we are brave enough to show our flaws, or share our darkests moments with others, asking for help?!

Most of us are just trapped in the fear of criticism!

The only way we can get out of it is to discover our true identity, with a (big) help of our Father, learning to listen,every day, who we are through His eyes!

When we finally found out that we are loved and cared, we don’t need to be afraid of what people think about us! It is a process, but is definitely possible!

3.Fear of sickness: How many of us already became paranoic with some information got from the internet about bad habits for our health, new diseases or epidemics? Would you go to a country that is facing one of that, to help others?

I don’t even want to talk about hypochondria, cause that it’s another level of discussion.

I know is pretty much reasonable to be cocerned about our health! But when it becomes a barrer to live dreams or help others, it is time to consider if you are not being slaved by this fear!

4. Fear of losing “love”: This is one of the most tricky fears in our generation, cause it’s to close of fear of losing approval!

The need of love is one of the basics necessities of human being, but if we are not careful it can mislead us to a wrong understanding of love!

I think this generation is the most needy for attention of all times and they tend to get confused by a lot of feelings, getting to the point of calling anything “love”!

We are created for relationship! God formed us to relate with each other, but fisrt of all, to have a close relationhip with Him!

No one can satisfy our needy for love like Him and, when we try to replace that for another things or “kinds “of love, things get really messy and complicated in our lives.

If you live always afraid of losing someone, cause you don’t want to face loneliness, you probably did not find out who you really are yet! But the good news is: You can always ask it for your Creator!

5. Fear of getting older: In times when the sthetics beauty, being young and perfect is idolized, it’s pretty understandable why people are controled by this fear!

I have to admit that I usually think about that: How it will affect me, how I gonna face my life in my old age!

But I think that, when we are living for a clear purpose and guided by faith, practicing a positive mindset, we can deal with all struggles of life no matter how old we are!

And the brighter side of this is: if you have a purpose in your life and you pursue it, the adversties of the path will make you a wiser person( if you seek for wisdom, of corse!). And wisdom ONLY COMES with time!

Sometimes we are so confortable with our status quo, that we don't even ask what keeps us away from our goals and dreams! know more about the comon fears that used to hold us back helps us to set free from this slavery mindset!

6. Fear of death: Yes, most of people have this kind of fear! Thank God, I am free of this one cause, through Jesus I already died to this world and I am walking towards eternal life! =)

However, for many many people this is a REAL FEAR. “What comes next? Is God really real? All the ways leads to God?” All these questions can fill a person’s mind and slave them with the fear of death.

The science is always trying to get away of it or, at least, create a option to get us far as possible from death, right? But no one can beat death!

Well, actually, I know someone that already overcame death and all it’s glory. Yes, we have Jesus to helps us to deal with this fear,cause He already defeated death for us!

For those who are in Him, there is no second death. We already died to this world when we surrendered our lives to HIM! Yay

I don’t know what you think about it, but I really believe that Jesus is the greatest option we have to beat the fear of death (and actually, is the only one!).

That’s all guys! I hope this post can help you to analyse if you are carrying some of those fears inside your heart. I pray that God helps you to get out of this cage of fear, to live free and involved by His love!

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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Quais medos estão te segurando?!

Como podemos saber se estamos sendo controlados pelo MEDO?

No livro “Mais esperto que o Diabo”, o autor Napoleon Hill faz uma entrevista inesperada e muito interessante com ninguém menos que, é claro, o Diabo! hahaha

Difícil de acreditar, certo?

Eu não sei se você acredita em forças espirituais, mas o fato é: Este livro nos traz revelações profundas e consistentes sobre como nossas mentes funcionam e o que (ou quem) pode nos influenciar a seguir o caminho da “mentalidade positiva” “ou a pessimista, que é controlada pelo medo!

O interessante deste livro é que realmente nos faz pensar em nossas próprias vidas e como nossas escolhas nos levaram até onde estamos! Você já parou para pensar sobre isso?

Na entrevista, o diabo fala sobre 6 medos pelos quais ele controla 98% da humanidade!

Então vamos dar uma olhada e ver se algum desses medos está nos controlando atualmente!

1.O medo da pobreza: Aqui ele fala como a maioria das pessoas nem sequer pensa em longo prazo para escolher seus empregos ou carreiras na vida! A maioria de nós está preocupada apenas com a sobrevivência: pagar as contas é o que importa, certo?

A pessoa que é controlada pelo medo da pobreza não se arrisca a viver seus sonhos. Eles só pensam em suas dificuldades e em como é difícil alcançar todos os objetivos e sonhos que costumavam ter! Então, eles simplesmente desistem e vivem para sobreviver, em vez de fazer algo incrível!

2. Medo de críticas: Acho que todos nós temos ou pelo menos já tivemos medo de críticas, certo? Mesmo quando não percebemos isso.

Para mim, isso não era muito óbvio, porque eu costumava fingir (até para mim) que não me importava com a opinião de outras pessoas. Mas quando comecei a pensar em vulnerabilidade, descobri que estava eu completamente enganada!

Quantas vezes somos corajosos o suficiente para mostrar nossas falhas ou compartilhar nossos momentos mais sombrios com os outros, pedindo ajuda?!

A maioria de nós está presa no medo de críticas!

A única maneira de nos livrarmos disso é descobrindo nossa verdadeira identidade, com a (grande) ajuda de nosso Pai, aprendendo a ouvir todos os dias quem somos através de Seus olhos!

Quando finalmente descobrimos que somos amados e cuidados, não precisamos ter medo do que as pessoas pensam de nós! É um longo processo, mas é definitivamente possível!

3.O medo de adoecer: Quantos de nós já se tornaram paranoicos com algumas informações obtidas da Internet sobre maus hábitos para a nossa saúde, novas doenças ou epidemias?

Você iria para um país que está enfrentando uma grande epidemia, para ajudar os outros?

Eu nem quero falar sobre hipocondria, porque é outro nível de discussão.

Eu sei que é bastante razoável se preocupar com a nossa saúde! Mas quando se torna um obstáculo para viver nossos sonhos ou ajudar os outros, é hora de considerar se você não está sendo escravizado por esse medo!

4. Medo de perder o “amor”: Este é um dos medos mais complicados da nossa geração, pois é muito próximo do medo de perder aprovação!

A necessidade por amor é uma das necessidades básicas do ser humano, mas, se não tomarmos cuidado, isso pode nos enganar para uma compreensão errada do amor!

Acho que esta geração é a mais carente de atenção de todos os tempos e eles tendem a se confundir em meio a tantos sentimentos, chegando ao ponto de chamar qualquer coisa de “amor”!

Somos criados para o relacionamento! Deus nos formou para nos relacionarmos, mas primeiro de tudo, para ter um relacionamento próximo com Ele!

Ninguém pode satisfazer nossas necessidades por amor como Ele e, quando tentamos substituí-lo por outras coisas ou “tipos” de amor, as coisas ficam realmente complicadas e confusas nas nossas vidas.

Se você vive sempre com medo de perder alguém, porque não quer enfrentar a solidão, provavelmente ainda não descobriu quem você realmente é! Mas a boa notícia é que: você sempre pode perguntar isso ao seu Criador!

5. Medo de envelhecer: Nas épocas em que a beleza estética, a juventude e a perfeição são idolatradas, é compreensível que as pessoas sejam controladas por esse medo!

Tenho que admitir que geralmente penso nisso: como isso me afetará, como vou encarar minha vida na velhice!

Mas acho que, quando estamos vivendo com um propósito claro e guiados pela fé e uma mentalidade positiva, podemos lidar com as lutas da vida, não importa quantos anos tenhamos!

E o melhor disso tudo é: se você tem um objetivo em sua vida e o persegue, os tropeços no caminho te ensinarão a ser uma pessoa mais sábia (se você buscar por sabedoria). Porque, no fim das contas, a sabedoria só vem com o tempo!

6. Medo da morte : Sim, a maioria das pessoas tem esse tipo de medo!

Graças a Deus eu estou livre deste, porque, através de Jesus, eu já morri pra este mundo e estou caminhando em direção à vida eterna!

No entanto, para muitas pessoas, esse é um MEDO REAL. “O que vem a seguir? Deus é realmente real? Todos os caminhos levam a Deus?” Todas essas perguntas podem encher a mente de uma pessoa e escravizá-la com o medo da morte.

A ciência está sempre tentando descobrir uma maneira de se livrar da morte ou, pelo menos, criar uma opção para nos afastar o mais tempo possível dela, certo? Mas ninguém pode vencer a morte!

Bem, na verdade, eu conheço alguém que já superou a morte e toda a sua glória!

SIM, temos Jesus para nos ajudar a lidar com esse medo, porque Ele já a venceu por nós!

Para aqueles que estão Nele, não há segunda morte. Nós já morremos para este mundo quando entregamos nossas vidas a Ele! uhuu

Eu não sei o que você pensa sobre isso, mas eu realmente acredito que Jesus é a melhor opção que temos para vencer o medo da morte (e na verdade é a única!)

Isso é tudo pessoal!

Espero que este post possa ajudá-lo a analisar se você está carregando alguns desses medos dentro do seu coração. Oro para que Deus ajude você a sair desta prisão chamada medo, e a viver livre e envolvido por Seu amor!

Não fui eu que ordenei a você? Seja forte e corajoso! Não se apavore nem desanime, pois o Senhor, o seu Deus, estará com você por onde você andar”.
Josué 1:9

Have you ever dreamed about a love like this?

One of these days, I was reading my bible and I was amazed with this parable about the love of God and how He see us! Check it out:

This is what the Sovereign Lord says to Jerusalem: Your ancestry and birth were in the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.

 4 On the day you were born your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to make you clean, nor were you rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths. No one looked on you with pity or had compassion enough to do any of these things for you. Rather, you were thrown out into the open field, for on the day you were born you were despised.

‘Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, “Live!” I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew and developed and entered puberty. Your breasts had formed and your hair had grown, yet you were stark naked.

8 “‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign Lord, and you became mine.

‘I bathed you with water and washed the blood from you and put ointments on you. 10 I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put sandals of fine leather on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments. 11 I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms and a necklace around your neck, 12 and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. 

13 So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was honey, olive oil and the finest flour. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen. 

14 And your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign Lord!”

God saw us in trouble, lost and despised. He took us under His wings and treat us like a beloved princess, a royal bride. Who never wanted to experience a love story like that? I don’t know about you, but I certainly did.

The parable does not end here, but I, intentionally, wanted to cut it here because the truth is: After all that God have done for us, we STILL chose to make the wrong choices and basing our lives in momentary satisfaction and fleeting desires!

The GOOD NEWS IS: He is willing to gave us a second chance to chose LOVE over selfish desires. That why He sends us His only son in flesh to teach us how we could live based on His amazing love!

So in Ezekiel 16:59 He continues: “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will deal with you as you deserve, because you have despised my oath by breaking the covenant. 60 Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you

and also 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. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.”

This new chance or new covenant as the bible calls, came to us through the life, death and resurrection of Christ!

He is the payment for our sins and mistakes, so in Him our relationship with God is re-established and our sins forgiven!

” Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is writte “For your sake we face death all day long;we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:34-37

How amazing is that?

Because of Him, there is no accusation, no guilt or mistake that can makes us apart from the wild and great Love of God!

Rejoice on that, people of the earth!

You are a warrior or a victim?!


“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

Hey friends! How are you doing?

Today, I really want to share with you a few thoughts  about a subject that every one should be aware of,and also put in practice: The power of God’s word (or should I say God sword?!)


I started to read a great book called “Girls with swords”, by Lisa Bevere, wich brings up exactly this: How we can use the word of God to fight our battles ( and also to fight for others!)

Did you already stop to think that we are in midst of a EPIC WAR?

A war against everything we are created to be, a war against the true we carry inside and, most precisely, a war that is against the sons and daughters of God!

These last weeks, God talked to me a lot about MIND, and how we are attacked all the time through our thoughts!

I don’t know if you ever realized it but, your thoughts is what shapes your actions and your actions after a while becomes habits and, (bad) habits is all what is needed to takes us out of the right direction!

So, the first step, to change our ways to the right direction is to relearn how to think the right thoughts. How can we do this?

The answer is very simple, but it’s not easy: We need to know and practice the principles of God’s word, and trust in them no matter what!

I had to face a lot of struggles, to learn that God and His word is all I have after all, and that should be enough. Only time could prove that it, actually, was enough to change my history and I just needed to give steps of faith!

So, going back to the book, in chapter 1 the author ,Lisa Bevere tells us, women, a basic (and not surpring at all) but rough truth: We, women, are under attack!

I know that feminists thinks that the movement was the first to realize it(pause to laugh hahaha), but it is not true.

Since the beginning, God said that He would put enmity between the serpente(Satan) and the woman (Genesis 3:15).

So we should know that since the beginning, we are a target!

That said, it is about time to us, women( and all christians) learn how to defend ourselves against the powers in the spiritual realm of this world and also, to RECOGNIZE when we are being attacked by the enemy, cause he uses the natural and visible ways all the time to do it.

Think about wich are the ways that you are most of the times, attacked in your life,  things that hurt you the most. You problably can do a mental list of things or people that hurts you more frequently, am I right?

And if you could learn how to not be hurted or ofended by it? There are a few things you can do to protect youself!

First, you need to understant that EVERY ATTACK IS SPIRITUAL, no matter if it’s seems silly or too crazy to be true, it is!

So you don’t have to fight against the person or the group or whatever it is that is attacking you, you have to fight against the spiritual energy behind of it!

The bible says in Ephesians 6:10-12:

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”

Every part of the armor has it’s own purpose and it’s important to understand every part of it, but let’s talk about the SWORD for now.

If you want to use this powerful weapon, you need, first of all, be familiarized with it! You need to go deep in it and fill your heart and mind with the Scriptures, every time you can!

It is not about memorize it, but to be inspired by the truth behind the words and trully believe, living by it!

Like Jesus done in the wilderness ( Matthew 4:1-11), we need to use the Word of God to unmask the lies and attacks of the enemy in our minds, cause he, definetely, will do it to us!

The truth will set us free( John 8:32), but it to work, we need to know what is true and how to use it to protect us and also to attack the enemy back, when we need it!

The enemy of our souls will attack our identity over and over again, untill we are so bounded by lies that we can’t do anything!

But it don’t have to happen! Cause if we work our thoughts, acts and habits, he are done!

I want to be very specific in those steps, so I will make this post in parts, to help you to arm yourself with this powerful weapon of God, then you can go through everything and stand firm untill the end!

For now, just remember it: your MIND IS THE REAL BATTLEFIELD, and if you are not in control of your thoghts, someone else is.

*This post is inspired by two books, actually: “Girls with sword” (Lisa Bevere) and “Outwitting the Devil”, by Napoleon Hill.

Being versatile through adversities!

Hello guys!

Today I am back with a invitation to participate of the “Versatile blog Award”!

The ideia is to share 7 random facts about me!

Thank you, Joy A. Mead to nominate me to this opportunity to go a little deeper about my experiences and share the grace of God over my life!

I hope you all enjoy it!

1 . I am a very shy person!

Yes! I have some difficulties to talk with people I don’t know or share something that God is telling me to say to random people!

This past year God definetely worked in this area of my life! I had to face my fear of expose myself to people I didn’t know! God asked me to pray for people on the streets, share my testimony in my church more than once and to be more involved with the body of Christ!

It was really a challenge for me but, thanks to the grace of God I am growing stronger and learning to face my fears, no matter what!

It was a really good lesson for me to just lose control, little by little, and let the Holy Spirit act through me!

2. I had to lose everything to (begin to) find out who I am!

The last year was problably one of the most difficult years for me!

When I surrendered my life to Jesus in 2017 I never imagined I would live such a wild (and hard) adventure! After 4 months as a new born woman I was giving up of all my security to follow God’s voice!

I gave up all that I knew. I had to move from my apartment and just give a step of faith, after I decided to join in a discipleship school!

I went through a really crazy journey! I didn’t know anything about how to have a relationship with God or trust completely in Him! I had to start from zero!

He made me to confront everything I thought I was and believed, and I had to face deep conflits with myself and people around me, at the other side of the world, in a country I never imagined I would visit some day, Nepal.

And after that, when I came back, I had to rebuild my life from nothing, trusting God in every step, decision and provision in my daily life. And I am still learning to not base who I am in what I do or have, but only in who HE SAY I AM!

3. I am a crazy perfectionist!

Yes, sad but true!

Last year was also the year to lose the need of control and the fear of making mistakes!

God had to teach me, in the hard way, to fail, shake the self-pity off and keep going!

I just hate to fail and, I think a lot before I take some decision, but with God I had to learn to act without rationalize everything, and fast! I had to do a lot of things that did not make any sense to me and also things I did not want to do!

And to be honest, I still resist in many times to let all the control on His hands. It’s not easy, friends!

I am learning, day by day, to trust completely in my Father and obey, even when what He asks me is too hard or makes no sense to me!

4. I always dreamed to play eletric guitar!

Yes, but I don’t! lol

I always thought it was too hard and that I did not have the gift to play!

The funny thing about it, is that God already made me some promises involving music and I have zero ability to play instruments or sing!

The good news is that He loves to do the impossible! Hahaha

Interesting fact about that: When I was on the bus going to that discipleship school in february of 2018, one of the staffs said to every student to stand up and make a bold and prophetic statement for the future! On my turn I said “I will play in a band and sing about Jesus!”.

After everyone were said something that we wanted to happen, another staff member said : “You guys will not believe in what just happend. Another bus just crossed ours and on it’s side was written “Making dreams come true”!

It was a really exciting moment! hahaha

So I am still waiting to see what happens! =)

5.My favorites ways to connect with God are music and nature!

So when God call me to join in that school for 3 months at a farm, to the lecture phase, I really enjoyed it!

Actually, when God revealed to me I was going to Nepal for the outreach, He showed it to me through a vision of a lot of silvered butterflies! (Nepal has more than 650 species of butterflies.)

Another interest thing is that God talks to me a lot through music, even through great “not-christian” songs!

6. Jesus was the one who encouraged me to write this blog!

I always loved to write! But the idea of expose my thoughts to the world were not confort at all to me! However, one day God just asked me to start a blog and share my experiences!

At the beginning, I wrote just for myself, I did not had the courage to spread the news to the people I know, about it!

Just after people around the world started to read it, that I really share the information with my friends in social media!

7. Unexpected call!

When I was in Nepal, me and my group had the opportunity to know a ministry that works inside the ‘dance clubs’ sharing the gospel with the girls who works in the night. I was pretty impressed and I loved that experience!

I never imagined that after a year, I would know another ministry, called Páginas Novas or “New Pages”, that works in the bigger center of prostitution in Latin America(a neighborhood called Itatinga), here in my city, and that I would be part of this.

God put me in contact with the leader of this house of prayer inside of this neighborhood, wich was projected exclusively for prostitution!

And now we have a prayer meeting every month to pray and fight for those girls and boys! Also, we are work there through evangelism and another projects for the girls.

Last month we offered a dinner for those girls (and boys)! Was a really special moment cause we had the opportunity to ministry to their hearts, share the love of Christ and have comunion with them, eating together like a family.

It’s really amazing what God is doing there! And it’s just the beginning.

Well, this is all for now friends! I hope my experiences help you somehow, to go deeper in the love of our Father and trust Him more and more, everyday.

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Identity and original design: What defines us?

Hey guys!

Today I want to share a reflection: What defines who we really are?

How many times we compare ourselves with people we see as a standard to be achieved or even as a rival?

We are living in hard times, times of competitive and comparative mindset. We are always seeeking for affirmation at social media or inside our group or family!

But what really defines who we are? External factors and experinces or values, principles and beliefs?

Identity and it’s affirmation are very important to us, right?

It is in the search of who we are that we experience new things, try to be part of something important or integrate a certain group of people, a specific “scene.”

We can seek a purpose, highlight or recognition, to receive the affirmation of who we are.

Some people bet everything in an attempt to gain the recognition and approval of people around, while others, frustrated with this perspective, seek to position themselves as if the opinion of the people around does not matter, adopting that attitude “I don’t care”, seeking,onthe other hand, only personal satisfaction.

Regardless of the position adopted, people around us, with whom we live or the ones who inspire us, influence our identity and this, in many times, turns out to be harmful over the years.

Some time ago, (on Netflix) watching a series called “Inside of criminal minds” I discovered that, through scientific observations, which aimed to analyze the profile of numerous serial killers, scientists came to the following conclusion: Most of them came from dysfunctional and abusive families with violent fathers figure, which have led to many traumatic experiences.

Moreover, the study shows the obsession with brutality in sexual intercourse came from abuses suffered in childhood.

I think this kind of observation is very relevant because, we often have no idea of how much the parents role and their authority can influence our adult lives in the most diverse areas, especially in future human interactions.

Rejection, exposure to difficult situations and traumas are reflected in the idea of who we are, shape our identity and worldview, leaving in us deep scars.

The very idea that we have of God and, paradigmas about life, are influenced by these experiences and figures of authority.

Based in my own personal experiences, I can say that I had always found some difficulty to develop a good relationship with my father at childhood.

He was an authoritarian and tough person, and this (along with other traumas I experienced) was reflected in my reactions to the experiences in adulthood.

I became a distrustful person, who could not express healthly my feelings, and this always disrupted my relationships, whether they were social, loving or professional.

What’s more, it made me have a wrong idea of who God is and it kept me distant from him for a long time.

We tend to compare God with our biological father: whether this was distant, cruel, or authoritarian (or the three things together) then we related these characteristics to the personality of the heavenly Father.

This is extremely prejudicial to our identity and spiritual health, since it is a misleading idea.

God created us to have an identity molded by His love and to be a reflection of His own character. But when we finally realize this, our identity is already marked by the sufferings and deceptions of our lives. And our mentality needs to be re-educated.

It is a slow and painful process to find the way back to our original design, which comes from a loving Father, who cares about every detail of our hapiness.

Since I have surrendered to this rediscovering of who I am in the eyes of God, I have been overwhelmed by his care and patience with my pains, worldview, and my own image.

He respects my time to assimilate His truths and dry all my tears, from the painful healings I have to go through. Always remembering me that, the final word comes from Him.

I keep walking towards my original design. It’s not easy, sometimes I feel discouraged and want to give up in the middle of the path.

I cry, I complain and I get angry; but after a while, I take a deep breath, get up and keep going.

I have faith that “He, that began the good work is faithful to finish it”.

Each day He reveals to me a new brand side of his love and a piece of his original design for me. And because of that, all I can do is trust Him and be grateful for what I already overcame!

” The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba,Father.” ‘” Romans 8:15

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Quantas vezes nos comparamos com pessoas que consideramos um padrão a ser alcançado ou mesmo como um rival?

Vivemos tempos difíceis, tempos de mentalidade competitiva e comparativa.

Estamos sempre buscando afirmação nas mídias sociais ou dentro do nosso grupo ou família!

Mas o que realmente define quem somos? Fatores externos e experiências ou valores, princípios e crenças?

A identidade e a afirmação dela é algo muito imporetante para nós, certo? É na busca de quem somos que experimentamos coisas novas, tentamos fazer parte de algo importante ou de um determinado grupo de pessoas, de uma “cena” específica. Podemos buscar um propósito, destaque ou reconhecimento, para receber a afirmação de quem somos.

Algumas pessoas apostam tudo na tentativa de ganhar o reconhecimento e aprovação alheia, já outras, frustradas com essa perspectiva, buscam se posicionar como se a opinião das pessoas ao redor não importasse, adotando aquela postura do “to nem aí” e buscam somente a satisfação pessoal.

Independente do posicionamento adotado, as pessoas ao nosso redor, com a qual convivemos ou nos espelhamos, acabam moldando nossa identidade e isso, muitas vezes, se revela danoso ao longo dos anos. Assim como as experiências a que somos expostos ou que buscamos.

Hoje, (na Netflix) assistindo uma série sobre “mentes criminosas” descobri que, através de observações científicas, que visavam analisar o perfil de inúmeros serial killers, estudiosos chegaram a seguinte conclusão: a maioria deles vinham de famílias desestruturadas e abusivas, com figuras paternas disfuncionais, que acarretaram muitas experiências traumáticas. E que a obsessão pela brutalidade nas relações sexuais vinham de abusos sofridos na infância.

Achei isso muito relevante porque, muitas vezes não temos noção do quanto a figura do pai ou da mãe e sua autoridade podem influenciar nossa vida adulta nas mais diversas áreas,principalmente nas interações humanas. A rejeição, exposições a situações difíceis e traumas se refletem na idéia de quem somos, moldam nossa identidade e visão de mundo, deixando marcas profundas.

A própria ideia que temos de Deus e, questionamentos acerca da vida, são influenciados por essas experiências e figuras de autoridade.

Eu, particularmente, sempre tive dificuldade em me relacionar com meu pai. Ele é uma pessoa autoritária e de difícil comunicação e isso (juntamente com outros traumas vividos) se refletiu nas minhas reações às experiências da vida adulta.

Eu me tornei uma pessoa desconfiada, que não conseguia expressar ou expor sentimentos, e isso sempre atrapalhou meus relacionamentos, fossem eles sociais, amorosos ou profissionais. E mais, isso me fez ter uma ideia equivocada de quem Deus é e me afastou dele por muito tempo.

Temos a tendência de comparar Deus com o nosso pai terreno: se este foi distante, cruel ou autoritário ( ou as 3 coisas juntas) então relacionados essas características com a personalidade do Pai celestial.

Isso é extremamente prejudicial para nossa identidade e crescimento espiritual, já que é uma ideia enganosa.

Deus nos criou para termos uma identidade moldada pelo seu amor e que seja a reflexão do Seu próprio caráter. Mas quando finalmente nos damos conta disso, essa identidade já está marcada pelos sofrimentos e enganos dessa vida.

E a nossa mentalidade precisa passar por uma reeducação.

É um processo lento e doloroso achar o caminho de volta ao plano original, que vem de um Pai amoroso e que se preocupa com cada detalhe.

Desde que me rendi a essa caminhada de redescoberta de quem eu sou aos olhos de Deus, tenho sido surpreendida pelos seus cuidados e paciência com as minhas dores, visão de mundo e de mim mesma. Ele respeita o meu tempo para assimilar Suas verdades e colhe todas as minhas lágrimas, ao longo das curas pelas quais eu tenho que passar. Sempre me lembrando que, a palavra final sobre mim, vem Dele.

Eu continuo caminhando, rumo ao meu desenho original. Não é fácil, às vezes, eu desanimo e quero parar no meio do percurso; choro, reclamo e esperneio, depois respiro fundo, me levanto e continuo.

Eu tenho fé que “Aquele que começou a boa obra é fiel para terminá-la”. A cada dia Ele me revela uma nova faceta do seu amor e um pedaço desse desenho, e o que me resta é confiar, e agradecer.

“Pois vocês não receberam um espírito que os escravize para novamente temer, mas receberam o Espírito que os adota como filhos, por meio do qual clamamos: ´Aba, Pai`”.Romanos 8:15

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“My choice”

Reposting this poem cause it´s really good! Enjoy it.

(This is the essence of life we chose =´)

“My Choice”

I want my breakfast served at eight,
With ham and eggs upon the plate;
A well-broiled steak I’ll eat at one,
And dine again when day is done.

I want an ultra modern home,
And in each room a telephone;
Soft carpets, too, upon the floors,
And pretty drapes to grace the doors.
A cozy place of lovely things,
Like easy chairs with innersprings,
And then I’ll get a small TV-
Of course, “I’m careful what I see.”

I want my wardrobe, too, to be
Of neatest, finest quality,
With latest style in suit and vest.
Why shouldn’t Christians have the best?

But then the Master I can hear,
In no uncertain voice, so clear,
“I bid you come and follow me,
The Lowly Man of Galilee.”

“Birds of the air have made their nest,
And foxes in their holes find rest;
But I offer you no bed;
No place have I to lay my head.”

In shame I hung my head and cried,
How could I spurn the Crucified?
Could I forget the way He went,
The sleepless nights in prayer He spent?

For forty days without a bite,
Alone He fasted day and night;
Despised, rejected-on He went,
And did not stop till veil He rent.

A man of sorrows and of grief,
No earthly friend to bring relief-
“Smitten of God,” the prophet said-
Mocked, beaten, bruised,

His blood ran red,
If He be God and died for me,
No sacrifice too great can be
For me, a mortal man, to make;
I’ll do it all for Jesus’ sake.

Yes, I will tread the path He trod,
No other way will please my God;
So, henceforth, this my choice shall be,
My choice for all eternity.

*Written by Bill McChesney- in Loren Cunningham’s book “Making Jesus Lord”