Hello World

IMG_8748.JPGI know it has been such a while since I have written a thing. When I first began this website, the idea was to try to write daily. Over time that began to dwindle as I had to juggle more responsibilities in my life but that is no excuse for me.  Make no mistake, I know that God gave me this urgency to write.

As I went through journal after journal this weekend I thought this is so many books but also a pattern.  A pattern of pain, discomfort, upset, frustration, depression, disappointment, discouragement and the like.  Also there were uplifting words to help me push through. Such a back and forth sick cycle of a torn emotional realm. That is the soul. But the soul can grow!

To grow is to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance; to arise or issue as a natural development from an original happening, circumstance, or source.

We should go from glory to glory and in this will be some sort of suffering to teach us just that.

“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.”
Romans 8:17-21

I know that in order for me to grow and experience the glory of God I have to go through many tough times. That is a part of life. I am not alone. It is not just me. I am not my own special case of issues. It simply happens to all. Especially to those that have a high calling in God. They will have to share in suffering. But with the things that He shall reveal to us as his children and for what is to come–we should rejoice.  Our focus must live on what is to come.

Hello World–
If you change your thoughts and you will change your world. If your soul can heal, so can your world.  It is time for us to go through our growing process.  Strive with God and be blessed in every area.  It is possible. May God allow you to experience a new wave of His glory and a new wave of peace through any pain you may be facing today.

With Love,


About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 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 22 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. View all posts by Christina

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