Thursday, February 7, 2013

Am I Happy?

I received a call yesterday from this lady and she asked me a question. “Are you really happy?” I thought, what a wonderful question. With excitement I told her “YES”!!!! Not only that my nickname is "Happy" but I seriously and genuinely feel happy.

So why am I happy? I know I'm not a millionaire. I don't own every designer bags, shoes, clothes and I'm not an owner of a Ferrari. I do want some of that. I'm a girl. I still like to shop and I put makeup on or color my hair and do all girlie stuff. Will it make me happy? It will. Try giving me some of that. For a while until the feeling wears off.

If you have known me for years or have heard some of my testimonies then you know that I have been through some challenges. For so many years I've wondered how a person can truly be happy. I'm not even sure what true happiness feels like. One time I googled “How to be happy”. I'm sure I'm not the only one who did that. I'm sure you've read Cosmopolitan magazine or other magazines to know how to be happy and what do to make you happy.

First let me define the word “happy”. This will help me show you my point. It means: favored by luck or fortune; notably fitting, effective or well adapted; enjoying or characterized by well-being or contentment.

For me this means: I've got to have this. Or, I've got to do this to make me happy. This is temporary and it is difficult to maintain this happiness. Things don't always turn out the way you want it. People will hurt you, people will disappoint you or people will just ignore you. But us people have tried all different things to make us feel happy.

Many years ago I went through a terrible time and because I was so hurt, broken, young and stupid I tried to find happiness in the wrong places. It made me happy for a while but it made me feel worst after. I ended up feeling guilty and condemned. My effort wasn't working for me. For many years, I didn't know what true happiness feels like. I know I want it but I didn't know if I'm able to have it because of so many challenges. I even started thinking that maybe happiness is just a word and it's not even real. I wanted something that will last.

Then I came to a point where I just didn't even think about it. I rested my case. I thought if this happiness is real then I guess I wouldn't know. But things turned around for me. After being a Christian for 10 years I was able to find what I was looking for. I found something that lasts. JOY! The Holy Spirit gave me joy.

Joy in the dictionary means: The emotion evoked by well-being, or by the prospect of possessing what one desires; a source or cause of delight.

Well, I was able to possess joy and it stays for good. The joy that I have will never, ever, ever, ever go away. This joy is coming from the very source and that is God. This joy is not dependent on any circumstances. Joy is present even when we face trials. Joy is present when we are sick and we feel miserable. Joy is not dependent on our moods and emotions.

In heaven there is a river with living water. This river flows from the very throne room of God (read Revelations 22). The river is almost like a miracle river. The bible describes this river in Ezekiel 47:12 “By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.”
Friends, The river of God is life. God is the source of life.

Jesus also said in John 4:14 “whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

A well of water. Don't you just like that? This well of water look so vibrant and full of excitement. Don't you just want life like that? Life that is not boring. Life that is exciting. Life that is alive and not dead.

This water that Jesus gives changed my life completely. Since 2010 after my encounter of the source of life I have been infused with this great joy which makes me truly happy. My life right now is full of meaning, full of excitement, full of love for people. My life is not boring!!!!

Friends I am supercalifragilisticexpialidociousLY HAPPY right now? It's because of this JOY that I have.
I love life. I love people. I love poor people, rich people, broken people, people of different culture, people who are sick, people who are snob, people who don't like me. I don't want my joy and happiness to be dependent on people. I already have the joy. All I need to do is look to Jesus and be reminded that I have the joy in my heart.

And if you see my husband you can see that he also is filled with joy. I love my husband, I love my children and I love the Lord. You too can have this joy. Allow God to encounter you. Ask God to fill you with His presence. One encounter with God will truly change you life. Ask Him now.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE to know the exciting things that our family is going to be doing this year. Thank you!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Letter from God

My dear one. I am writing to you to tell you how much I've missed you. I called you several times but there was no answer. I know you are doing very well and you have gotten over some difficulties and challenges in life. I am filled with joy to watch you grow in your talents. I am pleased to see you living out your dreams and have become successful. But what saddens me is that you have stopped talking to me. I know you are very busy and you are doing everything you can to complete your daily task and assignments.

My dear child, if you only know how much it hurts when you forget or don't make time to talk to me. I know there were times that life was very difficult and you have asked for my help. You thought that I didn't hear you. You thought I've forgotten you. The truth is, I knew everything. I was helping you and provided for you. I've asked my helpers to reach out to you.

There were times when you've refused my help thinking that I was mad at you or I've punished you. I could never do that to you. Never! You are my child. I am your Father. I love you more that you can ever comprehend. I love you with every breath.

My dear child, I am here. Waiting for you to call on me. Please know that I love to hear the sound of your voice. I love to hear your good stories. Tell me everything. Please tell me everything. If life is difficult for you right now, tell me also. You know I will never forsake you. I will always be ready to move every mountain for you.

One more thing... This is very important.... I know my enemy has been trying to bother you and have harassed you several times. Don't be afraid and don't listen to his lies. He knows you as my child and is afraid of you. Don't allow him to taunt or harass you. There is nothing that he can do or say that will ever change who you are. You are my child and you will always have a special place at my house.

Remember this. I love you and I'm waiting for you.

I'll talk to you soon.

Love always,

Your Heavenly Father

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 35:18)

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2Chronicles 16:9)

MIRACLE: Cervical Cancer HEALED!

Our friend came to our house few weeks ago and was very troubled. She was scared about her health. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She's been having a lot of pain and her doctor recommended for her to get the treatment. She is scared and extremely worried. She has four daughters under the age of 6. She doesn't have a job, no health insurance and she can't afford the treatments.

Jeff and I asked her if we can pray. She said yes and so we prayed. We asked for the Lord's presence and prayed healing over her. After praying she cried and told us that she heard the Lord say to her "I love you". We advised her to see the doctor again and get checked out because we believe that Jesus healed her. 

After a week I followed up with her and she said that she had no pain since we prayed with her. She said she is scheduled to see the doctor again.

Last Saturday I received a text message from her saying that the cancer turned out to be just a little cyst. The doctor said it will go away with medication and she's gonna be fine. She said that it felt like she was dreaming all this. The Lord is faithful. What a wonderful miracle that He did to Yasmin. GOD IS GOOD!!

"Behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst." -Luke 17:21

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Brain Tumor - Healing Miracle!!!!

Jeff and I was prompted by the Lord to go to Virginia Beach on May 5th Saturday to pray for a friend named Jojie who was diagnosed with brain tumor. His surgery was scheduled on May 7th in the morning.

We got there around 4:00pm and went over to Jojie's house around 6pm. The Lord told Jeff to invite my brother-in-law Mickey who is Jojie's cousin to lay hands on Jojie as we pray for his healing. We all laid our hands on Jojie's head and I began praying. After praying I asked Jojie if he feels ok. He said he felt something. It's like there was something lifted off his head. Then Mickey added that he also felt something in his hand. It was like he pulled/sucked something with his hand. We declared that on Monday the doctors won't find any tumor on his head.

Monday after the surgery I received a message that what the doctor found was a dead tissue. PRAISE GOD!! The doctor and the nurses said they didn't understand. She said it didn't turn out the way they expected.

They did a biopsy on the tissue and last week Jojie got a report from the doctor that the tissue is benign. God is totally amazing! He did a wonderful miracle on Jojie.

Jeremiah 30:17 "But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord..."

God is always FAITHFUL!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Arm Healed


People would often ask me and Jeff how we are able to heal people.... The answer is "Holy Spirit". Every believer of Jesus Christ has the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said in John 14:16,17, "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you." 

We know that the Holy Spirit is not a dove. The Holy Spirit is the fullness of God. When we have the Holy Spirit (through acceptance of Jesus as our Lord), we have the anointing. The anointing is what enables us to do what God calls us to do and that includes healing.

Please know mine and Jeff's heart. We are not doing this for glamor or to exalt ourselves. Our ministry together is birthed due to God's love for us. He healed our marriage and transformed our hearts. We love Jesus and Jesus loves us. As Christ followers we take His commands (assignments) seriously.

What is the assignment?  Jesus said in Matthew 10:7,8 "And as you go, preach, saying "The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give." 

He gave His final assignment to every believer in Mark 16:15-18. This is what Jesus said, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." 

Is Jesus still performing miracles, signs and wonders? Absolutely! The bible says in Hebrews 2:4 "God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will."

Our Lord is the God of wonders. His world is the SUPERNATURAL. Our natural world and our minds sometimes cannot understand God's world. God is willing to reveal to us His world but He will only do that if we seek Him. The closer we are to God, the more we know of Him and His kingdom.

Jeff and I are not bible scholars or ordained ministers. We go out only as directed by the Holy Spirit. Our passion is to release the presence of God through prayers and laying on of hands. We are blessed to see people healed and set free from any oppression.

"If you love Me, you will keep my commandments." John 14:15

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pain In The Left Rib Area - HEALED!!

This morning I received a clue from God in a form of pain. I believe that He wants to heal somebody with pain on the left rib area. I posted this clue in Facebook. Hours went by and nobody came forward. I felt the pain off and on all day.

Tonight after coming home from a bible study I received a text message from my cousin. She said that she has severe pain on her left rib area all day. She only stayed 2 hrs at work and was asked to go home by her boss. She took Tylenol but didn't feel any relief. I called her up and I prayed with her. She said that the pain level from 10 went down to 5. I prayed the second time and after praying all the pain went away. She was shocked. She said she kept poking it and felt no pain at all.

This was another demonstration of God's power... why is He doing it? Because He loves us. He doesn't sit around in heaven just looking down on us. He is here. He is working in miracles among His people. I am so honored and it is such a privilege to be used by God.

Isaiah 53:5 (Msg) "Through His (Jesus) bruises we get healed."

If you ever doubt God's goodness in your life... STOP!!! He has so much in store for you. He has great plans for you. Your future is in God's hands. Seek Him. Jesus awaits for you.