Pieces

img_9732The readers of “Rebuilt” may wonder why I purposely chose to state “PIECE” instead of “Chapter” for each section.  That is because this goes beyond any chapter or stage in a book. It is a PIECE of my life, that God led me to share with the world.

This isn’t just a book! It is my testimony! It is MY life! This is about what God saved me from.

This is the detail of how God took me day by day and pulled me right into His presence.

I could only imagine a loving God thinking, “Saving she needs…saving I will do for her.”

Thank You God for hearing all my cries during the violent storms and wars of life.

Chapter speaks to a main division of a book.  Piece speaks to a portion or quantity of something, a quantity of some substance.  These are each portions of my life. It is my background, my history, my journey, my walk, my renewal, my restoration and my life of rehabilitation to get me to “REBUILT.”

I am sensing as people read the words and reach out to me—that this was just meant to be.  I find myself always doing the things that no one has done. Going to places where no one will ever dare visit. Or simply saying the things that no one will say. Transparency costs you much. But we need it. Jesus was transparent. He just SPOKE. As He spoke, lives were changed, lives were set free and delivered. People were convicted—from the top religious leaders all the way to the bottom beggars. They all had some sort of need.

The Bible confirms that through John 8:12,
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

How powerful that words can be.

I am convinced that “Rebuilt” is a power book of healing for all the lives of the apostolic leaders that have been walking around wounded for years. They have been internally bleeding. Just like the woman with the “issue” of blood. For great men and women of calling, there are great wars—not battles.  Battles are small. Wars are monumental. Some people fear to speak…to get help…to share. They are afraid of getting more hurt.  But that is not the case. If we go to God with our brokenness, He promises to restore us. That is our guarantee. He will also place us near all the resources that we need in order to make that concrete.

Rehabilitation is not a weakness. IT IS A STRENGTH. When you admit that you are weak—this gives Him room to place His strength over you. He leads you beside still waters. He restores your soul. Those are all precious promises of the word.  The enemy tries to destroy purpose and destiny –but that will never prevail when God is the ultimate Fixer! He is our Mender! And I am so thankful that He restores my soul and that He mends my heart.  It is constant. It is not a past tense. IT IS CURRENT! IT IS NECESSARY! For those in recovery know that it goes beyond an addiction. It is something that we must always be aware of and bring this under the full submission of God –all day and every day. That is truth. That is your freedom.

We just know that recovery IS possible. And the way to that recovery is through God. Read about it throughout the pages of His Word. That is sovereign. Then read about it in the pieces of Rebuilt.

Soon you will come to see—they are not just pieces of my fragile life. They are pieces of OUR life! It is called humanity.

MANY THANKS TO GOD…and all the “Rebuilt” supporters!!!!

~Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor. We have been together for 25 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 17 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me.

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