Monday, February 19, 2018

New Beginnings and Second chances are Available if We ask our Wise God

What does it mean to do what our parents say the first time, rather than what God says first?

If you look at the above post, you will see that I too, struggle with doing what God has called me to do.
Thankfully, God is not surprised by our asking of new opportunities, because in the Old Testament he implored Israel to recommit to him time and time again after they failed. Deuteronomy, 2 Kings and
1 Samuel prove our God is the God of new beginnings and second chances.

So, go ahead and ask for your second chance today! He has a limitless supply of grace and fresh starts.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Cultivating Growth and development in your faith and mine

Remember when I said I would talk about weeding out the bad in our lives and cultivating the good? My turn to talk this time. Here we go.
Weeding. Seems easy right? I mean come on! We can carry out the bad stuff; it's just that simple right? 
Reality check: it is not easy!

Let me begin with two Friday's ago when I truly came to the Cross and accepted God's gift of Salvation through his Son Jesus and received him as Lord and Savior into my life! Changes has been made and it is obvious to anyone who does not know Him as such!

My thinking has changed, my attitude has completely changed and finally, I have the full mindset of Christ. 

Who knew that religion could be such fun? Actually no it's not religion. 
This time it's FAITH! I mean it this time! I am not lying to anyone!

Coming forward at age eight at a baptist church isn't enough because I never fully surrendered my complete life to Christ!

Now you get it? So let's talk cultivating versus weeding. 
To cultivate a plant means to prune the plant meaning you clean it first then you take it and move it away to make room for more growth. As a result of the growth, you learn more in the process. This is called getting things together and pruning our garden(s). To prune means to clean. Cleaning is great, but it takes time. 
Now for the weeding. 
Here is the hard part: weeding out the bad! 
Okay. I will admit that weeding out the bad is tough! 
Here is what I mean: when we weed, we are getting rid of (completely) our bad thoughts, attitudes and actions. We need God to get rid of the bad ideas and reactions as well. This is hard but TOUGH LOVE! This is life!


I hope you can grow in your faith in the Lord. 

Blessings and peace!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Proverbios y la realidad de nuestros pensamientos y acciones

Como una mujer piensa, ¡entonces ella eventualmente actúa!
¡Tengo una cuenta bancaria en línea y no me está yendo tan bien!
¡Admitiré que ahorrar mi dinero es difícil! Pero al final, Jesús está en el medio de mi estrategia de salvación.
Hay momentos en que desobedezco a Dios. No se trata solo de pensamientos y acciones. A continuación, hay un ejemplo:
A veces, mientras estoy fuera con mi familia, oiré a Dios decir que haga algo y me enteré, "porque así lo dije, Tatiana".
Pero escucha el problema, ¡no lo hago enseguida cuando sé que debería hacerlo!
Ese es un hijo DESOBEDIENTE de Dios, sin embargo, hay gracia detrás de esto.
Dios nos da gracia, SI hemos venido a la cruz y hemos recibido a Cristo. Si lo hemos hecho por fe, él nos da gracia a través de nuestras luchas.
La vida no siempre es fácil y la transmisión no siempre es para remar, si estás familiarizado con la canción: "Rema, rema, rema tu barco".
Lo que estoy diciendo es esto: tus pensamientos dictan tus acciones. ¡Piénsalo!

¡Ahora ve! ¡Difundir la palabra!


Proverbs and the reality of our thoughts and actions

As a woman thinks, so she eventually acts!
I have a Online bank account and I am not doing so well! 
I will admit that saving my money is tough! But in the end, Jesus is right in the middle of my saving strategy. 
There are times where I disobey God. It's not just about thoughts and actions. Below, is an example: 
Sometimes, while I am away with my family, I will hear God say to do something and I hear, "because I said so, Tatiana." 
But hears the problem, I don't do it right away when I know I should! 
That is a DISOBEDIENT child of God, however, there is grace behind this. 
God gives us grace, IF we have come to the cross and received Christ. If we have done this through faith, he gives us grace through our struggles. 
Life is not always easy and the stream is not always to row, if you are familiar with the song: "Row, row, row your boat." 
What I am saying is this: your thoughts dictate your actions. Think about that! 

Now go! Spread the word!


Friday, January 12, 2018

Wealthy People Versus Poor people: how not to throw yourself into trapsset by this world

Wondering what this world is made out of? 
Not wealth! Spiritual meanings adds to it. 

1. I honestly define wealth as having wealth in riches and things. God defines wealth as not having material possessions but having healthy perspectives on life.
2. What it means to fear God in my life is to pay homage to him and have full respect for only him alone.
3. Honestly on the money side I spend before I can tithe once I get the check or income BECAUSE I spend it on Starbucks, Peet's Coffee and Tea, Jamba Juice, candy when I am cramping and starting my period, and soda. 
On the time side, I spend my time listening to music when I am supposed to be communicating with people, do my bible study and sometimes forget to do both this devotional and the proverbs31 Ministries devotional. I spend time reading my weekly reading to prepare my heart and mind for the next Sunday service. Overall, I spend my time wisely instead of foolishly sometimes.
On the writing side, I spend too much time listening to podcasts on my iPod shuffle instead of writing blog posts to "feed" my hungry readers.
In conclusion, I need to pray and ask God for time managing skills.

Psalm 37:1-6 NIV
[1] Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; [2] for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. [3] Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. [4] Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. [5] Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: [6] He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Proverbs 3:1-10 NIV
[1] My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, [2] for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. [3] Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. [4] Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. [5] Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; [6] in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. [7] Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. [8] This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. [9] Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; [10] then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Mark 12:43-44 NIV
[43] Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. [44] They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything---all she had to live on.”
1 Timothy 6:17-19 NIV
[17] Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. [18] Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. [19] In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
1 Kings 10:14-15 NIV
[14] The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, [15] not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the territories.
Proverbs 21:20 NIV
[20] The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
Luke 6:38 NIV
[38] Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
I hope that this touches your heart! 


Monday, January 8, 2018

Desires are meant for What and Whom?

We all struggle with sin:, and we don't like to acknowledge it and would rather hide it.

We can defeat this struggle by praying: God, you know what is best for my life. This desire is holding me back from you. Show me if this desire is leading me to sin. And if it is Lord, drive me far from it so I do not fall into the pit of sin. In Jesus name amen.

The links below are for your benefit to look over in your spare time:

These links are not for the faint of heart. They are here in case you are pulled in by your own sinful desire.

Hope that helps and God bless!

Fear is not the answer to life: or maybe faith is the solution?

Fear can be scary to conquer. Unfortunately, I know what that is like. 

26 years ago a baby was born premature at 24 weeks early before her due date. 
She had:
Bleeding severely and water build up in her brain,
Was given a 10% chance to survive at birth,
Came out feet first weighing 1 pound 7 ounces, 
Had to be given a very tiny dose of Morphine right away after birth because of energy overload that could have killed her, 
Survived a deadly virus at 18 months old that almost killed her.

Does it click you yet? Want to know who that baby is and why she fights her battles even though she is now 26 years old?
That baby is... Me! Tatiana Marguerite Grubb! 

Listen, I know fear can paralyze us in a way but it does not have to!!!

Fear: the enemy's worst tactic against God's children.
Faith: read Hebrews 11:1. The ability to conquer our fears no matter the cost! 

God bless!

Receiving Requests Rather Then Putting God First

Have you ever received a request from someone and, without a second thought, accepted it? After accepting the request, have you ever realized you had something else different planned?

God wants more and more intimate time with us regardless of the cost. Remember to please God rather than others first. God did not create us to spend our souls on humans for the rest of our lives.

The reality is a better yes and praying about your situation before deciding to give a yes to the request. That way, you can have peace!

Doing things for God's glory is much better than for our glory! Remember to put God first and people last. Than you will have a thriving and great Soul!


Un pequeño pecado va un giro largo y ofensivo hacia un Dios Santo y justo

¿Qué es la verdadera alegría? La verdadera alegría, Bíblicamente hablando, no es sólo una sonrisa en la cara tipo de cosa, o hacer algo piadoso para un extranjero.

¡No! La verdadera alegría es saber cuánto has sido perdonado por la pena de muerte de Jesús en esa vieja cruz rugosa. ¡ la verdadera alegría está cayendo a los pies del maestro en abandonar la adoración!
Jesús fue voluntariamente y dispuesto a renunciar a su vida en la Cruz, no lo pusimos allí.

Sin embargo, recuerda que la próxima vez que te sientas superior a ti mismo o a los demás, ¡ recuerda que todo pecado es serio! ¡ incluso las pequeñas mentiras blancas vislumbran a Dios y son seriamente ofensivas a un Dios Santo!
Lea los pasajes de las escrituras que se enumeran a continuación: pasajes clave: Salmo 103:8-12, Isaías 38:16-19, hechos 3:19, Efesios 4:32, Lucas 7:48, 50 bendiciones!

A Little Sin Goes a Long Offensive Turn Towards a Holy and Just God

What is real joy? Real joy, biblically speaking, isn't just a smile on the face kind of thing, or doing something godly for a foreigner.

No! Real joy is knowing how much you have been forgiven by Jesus' death penalty on that old rugged cross. Real joy is falling at the Master's feet in abandon worship!

Jesus went voluntarily and willingly to give up his life on the cross, we did not put him there.

However, remember that the next time you feel superior to yourself or others, remember that all sin is SERIOUS! Even the little white lies catch a glimpse at God and are seriously offensive to a Holy God!

Read the scripture passages listed below:

Key passages: Psalm 103:8-12, Isaiah 38:16-19, Acts 3:19, Ephesians 4:32, Luke 7:48,50 


Sunday, January 7, 2018

¿ya estoy en casa? ¿el cielo es real o estoy soñando?

¿Cuánta gente aquí leyendo este post saben como es el cielo? Nadie probablemente, porque no hemos estado allí todavía.

El apóstol Pablo habló muchas veces concerniente a este asunto, ¡ pero la verdad es que nadie ha ido allí y ha vuelto!
La verdad del asunto es sin embargo, que este mundo no es nuestro hogar para vivir para siempre! Vamos a morir algún día.

Pero, si conoces a Jesús el Mesías como tu Señor y Salvador, ya sea que lo sepas o no, ¡ el cielo es tu verdadero hogar!
¡Así es! Cuando has venido a la Cruz y confesado todos tus males y pedido perdón por cada mal y aceptado el regalo libre de Cristo de la salvación, te conviertes en parte de una familia para siempre y tu destino final es el cielo.
 Usted cancela su reserva para perecer en el infierno, un montón de basura de la ruina donde Satanás y sus ángeles fueron derribados de Dios!
Pero, si usted ha cancelado esa horrible reserva, usted está en el premio: el cielo!
Por lo tanto, vivir como hoy fue tu último día, si conoces a este Jesús, y pasar al cielo! ¡ Pídele a Dios que termine el buen trabajo que ha comenzado en ti hoy y todos los días hasta que llegues a casa!
Pasajes clave: Salmo 84:1-7, 1Thessalonians 4:13-18, Hebreos 11:1-40 ¡ bendiciones!

Am I Home Yet? Is Heaven for Real or am I dreaming?

How many people here reading this post know what heaven is like?? No one probably, because we have not been there yet.

The apostle Paul spoke many times concerning this matter, but the truth is, no one has gone there and come back!
The truth of the matter is however, that this world is not our home to live forever in! We will die one day.

But, if you know Jesus the Messiah as your Lord and Savior, whether you know it or not, heaven is your true home!

That's right! When you have come to the cross and confessed all your wrongs and asked for forgiveness for each wrong and accepted Christ's free gift of salvation, you become a part of a forever family and your FINAL destination is heaven.

You cancel your reservation to perish in hell, a trash heap of ruin where Satan and his angels were thrown down from God!

But, if you have canceled that horrible reservation, you are in for the prize: Heaven!

So, live like today was your last day, if you know this Jesus, and move on to heaven! Ask God to finish the good work he has begun in you today and everyday until you reach home!

Key passages: Psalm 84:1-7, 1Thessalonians 4:13-18, 
Hebrews 11:1-40 


Saturday, January 6, 2018

¡Dios es el mismo ayer, hoy y siempre! ¡Nada ha cambiado desde entonces! ¿Amén?

Dios es: YO SOY, Consejero Maravilloso, Padre Eterno, Príncipe de Paz, Jesús, el Mesías Vivo.

Estos nombres te suenan familiares, ¿no? A veces, si no tenemos cuidado, podemos perder de vista quién es REALMENTE este Dios.

¿Cuál de estos nombres se destaca para ti? Tal vez necesites una charla con el Consejero maravilloso. O tal vez necesites simplemente descansar en paz y contemplar al Príncipe de la Paz. O tal vez, perdiste a un padre o abuelo y tu corazón PERMANECE por amor de este Padre Eterno.

¡Encuentra un nombre, reflexiona y aprende de él! ¡NO te arrepentirás o te sorprenderás en absoluto!


Pasos clave: Éxodo 3: 13-15, Lucas 1: 31-33

God is the Same: Yesterday, Today, and Forever! Nothing has changed since! Amen?

God is: I AM, Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, Jesus the Living Messiah.

These names sound familiar don't they? Sometimes, if we are not careful, we can loose sight of who this God REALLY is.

Which of these names stand out to you? Maybe you need a talk with the Wonderful Counselor. Or maybe you need to just REST in peace and gaze upon the Prince of Peace. Or perhaps, you lost a parent or grandparent and your heart LONGS for love from this Everlasting Father.

Find a name, reflect on it, and learn from it! You will NOT be sorry or surprised at all!


Key passages: Exodus 3:13-15,  Luke 1:31-33