Every Time

Dear God,

Thank you for EVERYTHING! I even thank You for the pits of life because if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t know how to get out. You lead the way EVERY TIME and there is no better place but Your presence. It’s in the light of Your love.

I can worship here.

I can be myself here.

I can laugh here.

I can cry here.

I can vent here until every negative word vanishes from my mind.

I can be real with You because You know me.

I can hold myself knowing You are teaching me and guiding me to be a better version of me.

Even when I feel like I’m running on empty You find a way to replenish my soul—every time.

I find my strength in You.

I find a way through You.

I find the thoughts through Your Word.

I find the peace in the quietness of the days that You give me to sit in silence.

It’s uncluttered and empty of the worlds busy pace.

Here I find You.

Here I see You.

Here I hear You.

And I listen… I listen intently as You keep reminding me of something so dear and that is Your nearness.

As I go closer to You—You match it!

And even if I didn’t, You find me to match it anyway. How thoughtful, how mindful and how great that You are.

You’re just trying to get me to that place where I am still in You, settled in You, safe in You, sound in You, secure in You, seasoned in You.

You know it all and got it all.

Every time…

All I need is You Lord.

All I need is allof You.

That works very well.

My soul knows that very well.

Thank you God.

Amen and Amen.

The Lord is my strength and shield.
I trust Him with all my heart.
He helps me and my heart is filled with joy.
Psalm 28:7

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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