Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lewis.


 "Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand." (C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed)
"Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable." (C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed)
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." (C.S. Lewis)
"He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less." (C.S. Lewis)




... You're Creator and I'm what You've made.

New beginnings!

Oh, the insanity of these three years here in America - from dream days to nightmares and all in between! In all things, I'm thankful for the Lord who has brought me and kept me here... in all things, I'm thankful for all the days and all the possibilities of beauty inside of each one of them!
I believe God works through seasons - we go through the lessons He wants to teach us, and we move to new places, meeting new faces, experiencing new things... I'm eager for the new of God to me!
In all things... He makes beautiful things.
A toast for a new day - and for new beginnings!
I'm sending much love from a cold America, and from a heart warm of Brazilian love!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR7VOKQ0xJY

... You're Creator and I'm what You've made.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Seeking His heart - important resources for further study!

My beloved ones,

This has been a desire that has been on my heart for a while - seeking His heart for me and allow Him to romance it. In order to do that, I'm starting studies on Ruth and Song of Salomon, taught by David Platt and Mark Driscoll. From that I want to do some investigation on Kendall &Jones, Joyce Mayer and Beth Moore on relationships. I'll pray that God pours wisdom and discernment upon me and teaches me everything He wants me to share with other girls who are also hungry for more of the Father's heart.
It's my journey on finding satisfaction fully in Him!
Please keep me in your prayers!

*Joining the One Year Challenge of reading the Bible along with my dearest Julia Rigsmuth;
*Journaling daily/ writing letters to God;
*Writing letters to the husband God is preparing for me;
*Reading 'Lady in Waiting', by Kendall & Jones, a study on the book of Ruth;
*Reading 'Captivating';
*Reading 'Wild at Heart';
*Reading 'Sacred Romance';
*Listening to Misty Edwards, Jesus Culture, Caroline Fidell,
Kim Walker, David Crowder Band, Charlie Hall, Plumb - servants completed abandoned to His Name;

David Platt on Ruth:
http://www.brookhills.org/media/series/love-story/

Mark Driscoll on Ruth:
http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/redeemingruth

Mark Driscoll on Songs of Songs:
http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/the-peasant-princess?page=2

Mark Driscoll on polemic topics:
http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/religionsaves

Mark Driscoll on Ecclesiastes:
http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/ecclesiastes

Mars Hill Church channel on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/mhcseattle#p/a/FF2901348C7C8047/1/Hluo9nyHBSs

So many good resources out there!
Dig in with me! Let's seek wisdom so then our days can be longer and we can glorify our Lord even more! =)
I want to be so in love, so satisfied, so lost, so abandoned in God's love for me that whoever God brings along to walk with me towards Him has be lost in Him in order to find my heart!

Much love in Him, always,
In love with Daddy,
                              Helen =)

... You're Creator and I'm what You've made.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Where we are... where He wants us to be.


As we struggle with the place we're in and where God wants us to be... all that can be said is seek His face, spend time in His presence and continually beg for discernment concerning decisions to be made in your life, along with willingness to follow His lead. Shut down all the noise around you so then His voice can be made crystal clear to you. It takes surrendering and making ourselves fully available for Him to move in our lives. In the end, it goes back to the whole thing of 'killing within us what doesn't bring Him glory'. Our ultimate goal is eternity, that's home for us. Whatever we do to please ourselves, to please our own flesh won't last, and will fail somehow, at some point. It's the debate of choosing what is temporary or going for what is eternal - 'So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.' (2 Corinthians 4:18). Full satisfaction is found in Him and surrendering to His ways. It's not always the easiest thing to do, but surely the best.
We're fashioned from the very fabric of God, and in this life, until the day we see Him face to face, because we're still sinners saved by His grace, we will struggle with the duality 'want vs. need'. We have our own desires, the things we want while God looks at us through an eternal perspective, seeing the finished project – Philippians 1:6 'being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.'– and gives us what we need, challenges that will stretch our character, perseverance and faith.
This life is nothing but vapor if not lived in total surrender to Him, shining His glory and light to a broken world in desperate need of Christ and the salvation that only our Lord can bring... we live to expand His Kingdom on this Earth.
In all things, I pray we find balance and the peace that surpasses all understanding... the peace that will come from us fully seeking His face in prayer.
One quote that has been frequently in my mind as I think about decisions is 'God is more glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.' by John Piper. Simple truth put in words. We can wrestle or surrender. We can want what we want for ourselves or what God, our Father, wants for us. It's either seeking His heart or ours.
As we delight ourselves in Him, He grants the desires of our hearts... and the ultimate desire of our hearts is Christ Himself, knowing Him and making Him known.
Our lives were never about us, but to bringing Him glory and to know our Maker.
There's true freedom in surrender!
I pray these words bless you and give you peace!

Much love in our Lord,
Helen =)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzDLLd21FjU




... You're Creator and I'm what You've made.

Friday, January 14, 2011

I LOVE YOU!

I just need to take a few minutes to say how amazed at how God moves in our lives and restore relationships in His perfect timing... I'm just amazed!
God, you're so good to us, and we're so far from deserving anything! When we deserve nothing, You give us everything! Thank You so much for Your redeeming love and grace that surrounds us and shines in this world through our words and actions! We're Your vessels of honor... use us for Your glory!
All I can say is... I love YOU, Lord Jesus!
Thank You for romancing my heart and teaching me that my dependence is to be found in You, that You are foundation, life and everything to me, and that in You and in You alone I'm made complete!
When I felt like nothing, without a purpose in this world, You hit me with this:

'How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice!' (Song of Salomon 4:10)


and


'For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.' (2 Corinthians 2:15)


I'm Yours... continue to write my story!

... You're Creator and I'm what You've made.

Thursday, January 13, 2011