A Whole New World

“Until the LORD has given your brethren rest, as He gave you, and they also have taken possession of the land which the LORD your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD’s servant gave you on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrise.””
‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:15‬ ‭NKJV

You know that God wants us to enjoy things right? To enjoy life? Even to enjoy change?

Yet we fear it. Especially when it looks too good. Worry tries to rise up like we can’t obtain it. Like it can’t be ours.
But it can be because it is what He has given to us…

A land of your possession and enjoy it!

That is what is written. So much of myself struggles with the new. With the constant changes but it is the moment I can hear Him the most. “This is your new normal.” And I said OK to that. Trust is tough… it leads you to the treasure though and that could never be easy. There was work and investment involved. For when we get there, we have to enjoy it. That is why the rest comes first because it helps us to transition well.

I am going to enjoy this beautiful Christmastime… a whole new world once again. I have to be willing to step out in faith so that it drives out all the fear and complacency. It is the fear that tries to cripple me, criticize me and cancel out the dreams. The complacency that tries to assault and assassinate my hope.

I HAVE TO SHARE THIS ONE MORE TIME!

I am not going to be ruled by fear but faith. Everytime He brings me to a new place spiritually, physically and even times emotionally through a particular process –I have to trust the whole new world is in His hands! There is so much more, don’t kill it being complacent. Embrace the newness. Sieze the day. Possess the land –every single one I can tread upon. It is part of the promise.

Enjoy it.

Just enjoy it!

D E C E M B E R

It’s December! God has already done so much as we are just one day in and one day closer to the end of the year. We are getting ready for the reset of 2020. What a spoken word today! What a shared victory –it is tremendous! God is so good. It is an amazing season to be in and walk through with individuals that are ride or die no matter what.

“They they told him, and said;
‘We went to the land where you sent us.
It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit'”
Numbers 13:27

Today we went to a service in Paterson NJ –as a participation of ordination at Harvest Outreach Ministries with Apostle Edward Ramirez. I was so moved today. Mostly –of course, experiencing and witnessing my husband Apostle Juan Mendez in such a higher realm. And just basking in that word today for RESET.

Recovering
Everything
Satan
Ever
Took

How many years have gone by that we felt robbed? Shortchanged? Stuck? Complacent? Or at a constant loss? www.juschrist4.comYes I can attest that I felt like that the majority of my life. Until now. Here I am just enjoying the time that I am getting to spend with radical people that love Jesus in a radical way. Not only that but that they love us that way too! Can you believe it? We are grateful.

Some people last in your life for a lesson, a season or a lifetime. I need some lifetime folks in my life for sure. Those that fear God and understand the various callings and unique places that we all possess. Because together we can conquer so much more. It is where their victory becomes our victory and where our victory becomes their victory.

Where are the people that can set aside their agenda for connecting to kingdom purpose? Where are the people that can say now –in service and support I can sow that so I can grow that? Where does that even exist in a day and age where we are all so busy with our schedules, tasks and the many pressing priorities.

Here are some amazing people that decided to join us today for a day of ordination.  Here are some people that can carry the call with you in addition to what they carry within their own threshold. What a work! What an assignment! What a great place to be!

Here is what you can experience when you wait on God to bring those that you have been praying for all along.

So who is to say that the land flowing with milk and honey is beyond the things you can see in the natural.  It is not a physical place, a mental place or an emotional place.  It is a heavenly and spiritual place.  It is a realm that you tap into that is beyond what you have now. It is grasping onto the God who plants you right next to the visionaries and pioneers of the faith who will labor with you.  The ones that will share in the overwhelming victory beyond December!  The ones that point you right back to HIM too!

It’s big people of God! For when you may see littleness in big places and bigness in little places –you can pull out the fullness of the whole walk and purpose that God has for US!

Togetherness. Unity. Divine appointment. Shared success and shared victory. All these things are possible for us.  We will recover everything that satan has tried to take from us! We will recover nothing but VICTORY AFTER TREMENDOUS VICTORY! It is our time! OUR TIME! Let’s keep moving forward as a body of believers that can shake the nations for Jesus the way He wants us to.  We leave a mark this month! We leave a mark of victory.

Glory be to God –December is looking pretty great! ❤ This is it’s fruit. #numbers13

Amen and Amen

Thanksgiving Transaction

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.
To Him who alone does GREAT wonders,
His love endures forever.
Who by His understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
Psalm 136:1-5 (NIV)

We can think of so many things to give thanks to God for in this season.  It is a transaction.  We don’t see it taking place but it is… As we thank God in everything, He is doing something IN us. He is transforming us, He is transitioning us, He is moving within us. ❤

“If you give Me thanks, I will give you JOY!”

What a great heavenly transaction that is happening when we do this. This is a simple exchange with Him. We give thanks unto God for His goodness and mercy. For His love endures forever. He is so wonderful to us. His love will never run out and His favor over us will never cease.

How good it is to KNOW this.

Let us take this time and give Him a grateful heart. Reflecting on the goodness of God. Reflecting on the fullness of God. Reflecting on the greatness of God. Oh HOW GOOD HE IS!

Isn’t that so wonderful to know that His goodness is going to be with us and chasing us down. I wanted to jump online this morning after prayer and share the gratitude that He has placed inside of me this special season.  A thanksgiving transaction –filled with love and joy! Filled with hope and grace. Let’s focus on who He is, what we have and who He has made us to be.  All these things are a gift to us.

May you all have a sweet holiday today gathered amongst family and friends.  Rejoice and be glad! From my heart to yours.  Let us celebrate such an awesome season today and everyday forth.  Have an amazing Thanksgiving Day!!! Be blessed.

With Love,

Christina

 

Can’t Take It With You

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV

God reminds us here “lay aside every weight, everything that ensnares us, everything that could possibly hinder us.”

Flying Biscuit Jam…. sheesh. I was going through customs at ATL this morning ready for my redeye flight back to NYC and my travel bag was moved to the side. Ugh!!! When I had purchased it a few days before it was discussed that I probably would not be able to take it with me as a standby flyer. I have carry on only. It’s a risk.

How many things that we know are a risk for us that are unnecessary. For many times in life we have to make steps or leaps of faith but other times we take risks that are not the best for us no matter how much we may desire those things.

So simple right?!?

Cranberry Apple Butter… had to leave behind. Just a small jam that I totally loved in Atlanta lol.

I could have done anything in that moment when she told me I could not take it with me on the plane back home.

Could have stalled.

Could have fought.

Could have complained.

I could have even stayed because of it…

Yeah ok! We all have decisions to make in life. We need to make them well and make them fast especially when they have potential harm or hazard.

All I knew is that I wanted to get HOME!

WHERE I BELONG.

WHERE MY LIFE IS.

WHERE MY PURPOSE IS.

Delta all the way…. now with that in mind to get here first, God treated me with the gift of first class seating. I was flabbergasted. Even as I had struggled a bit with that inner worry of flying standby during the nations biggest holiday week of travel. Thanksgiving week.

We have to trust and know that if God needs us to leave things behind for a better what’s next, then gladly do it. We have frowned enough, complained enough and certainly cried enough. So if it’s not meant to be or not part of our next, we got to just keep it moving and keep going forward.

There really is a better way and a better day before us. That is why I sit here now, ready for take off and ready for God to do what He always does best. He arranges the details, arranges the flight, departure, arranges the arrival and arranges our steps.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.” Psalms 37:23 NKJV

What was meant to be a quick, purposeful and necessary getaway happened smoothly because I was able to let the things go that held me back.

What do you need to let go of?

Maybe it is fear, maybe it is doubt, maybe it is a job, maybe it is a relationship or relationships…. maybe it is an attitude or perhaps unforgiveness. We harbor on the things that are very hazardous for us. It is time to let it all go because we simply CANNOT take it with us! Just because!

So I look back and think of that simple moment and it may not be as significant but we acknowledge more important things in our life. I smiled at her, let her take it. Took my real important stuff and kept it moving to the gate.

Let’s get to the gate of His goodness and just obey the gentle nudges He sends along the way so that we follow the trail that leads us back home. Be grateful. Be thankful. God is truly in control because the moment we try to control the situation is the moment we lose control of what needs to be!

We can’t take everything with us. But what we can take is an obedient heart and soul that says, “Yes God, now lead me to first class!” Now I can go in the highest and favored way possible, when you do things the right way.

Be blessed.

And Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 week

With love,

Christina