Tuesday, 31 January 2012

When it starts hurting more…

Most of the time, we bear a situation to the point it starts hurting even more and we become so overwhelmed that we let go of all that we conquered for so long.

Thinking about sacrifice, which one is the greatest of all? The one we cannot forget?

Well, it is the sacrifice that the Lord Jesus did for us, our Savior, who died on a cross so that we could be forgiven and saved.  But have you ever thought what could have happed should Jesus have given up when the moment came when it started hurting more?

Just the thought of it brings me great fear because we would not have the right to salvation…

Now, just picture this…There He is, our Lord Jesus, crucified and in the middle of His sacrifice, suddenly, when He is almost there, the pain gets stronger…What if He had asked the Father to end all that and to abort the mission? All that He had done on earth would have been in vain. All would be lost because a mission can only be a success or a failure. And if it’s not a success then the failure doubles!

We must bring this example to our own life. It is when it’s hurting the most that we should lift up our heads and go on! Because it is He who confirms in His word that He does not give us more than what we can cope with. Therefore, when the pain gets stronger, and if we give up, we will be throwing out the window all that we have already conquered!

And even if more and more situations come our way that makes it look like our fights are even greater, we must persevere, because if our Savior came to this world in form of a man, it was to show us that if we have the Spirit of God, although being “mere humans” we will be victorious!!!!

Written by Priscila Rebequi. (pictured above)

Sunday, 22 January 2012


My dears, shortly we will be changing this blog's address. 

We are already working on the new "look" and I can't wait to have it ready...

How beautiful, I can't get enough of it!

I have no idea how many times I've heard this song but the truth is that I don't get tired of it!

If I'm home alone, talking to God, this song is playing in the background... how marvelous! Everything passes! Everything is going to be alright! He is with us!

Here it is for you to try it. Enjoy!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

The Price of Disobedience

I was 7 years old when my brother and I were waiting at home 
parents to come home from work. A little while later my dad calls 
to tell for my us that he's on his way and was only going to stop 
by a shop before coming home.
Immediately I ask:-"Dad, let us go over there to meet you!"

- "No, my daughter! Daddy is on his way!" My dad answered. 

I insisted- "Please, let us!"

Again he said no -"There's no need for that my daughter, 
I'm already on my way."

But I, anxious and disobedient, asked for the third time -" Dad, 
let us.... we can make it there quickly!"

Defeated by my insistence my dad agreed - "Alright, come 
with your brother and I'mm meet you there."


I was so happy and I ran out with my brother (who at the 
time was 11 years old.) We left our house and went to meet our 

When we reached the main road (it was very busy), I quickly 
spotted my dad on the other side of the street.

We decided to cross over right there (I didn't want to go all 
the way to the pedestrian walkway).

I looked both ways quickly and I ran in my dad's direction happily!

All of a sudden, BOOOOM!.... I was hit by a car!!!!

I was launched meters away! Just like a rag doll I twirled in the 
air and I was thrown very far from where I was.

I was rushed to the hospital. While inside the car, I didn't understand 
what had happened, I placed my hand over my face and it was full 
of blood. I fell into despair! I cried a lot!!!

Oh how I regretted having been anxious and disobedient! But, 
at the time, it was already too late.

I spent a few days in the hospital and returned home but till this 
day I carry a scar with me! :(

With my sad story I want to show you that if you are anxious and 
disobedient, sooner or later you will suffer the consequences. 
Perhaps God is talking with you the same way my dad insisted with 

He is saying: "Don't do that, my daughter, wait!" And you, perhaps, 
are acting like I did. 

Be careful friends. Don't wait to have a "scar" that you will regret 

Kisses and till next time.

Written by Raquel Ouverney, a pastor's wife in England

Men also read...

Good morning Mrs. Nanda, 

Wow, it's very strange to be writing here. But, I don't know, at the same time that I find it weird, I think it's necessary. Like a way of venting. And also just in case someone else reads this comment 
and is helped by it. 

I'm a 28 year old man, I have a two year old son and I have been separated for 4 months now. I decided to post this comment precisely because this blog is written by a woman. 

I always thought that I was powerful, the "man", that dominated any situation, proud, arrogant and full of myself. Because of that, and because I distanced myself from the presence of the Lord
Jesus, I lost my family. My husband and child left. It was an 8 year marriage, and in the UCKG. 

But I decided to write this comment after reading a post here, and more precisely , due to a response given by a young lady. 

A few months ago I thought I was the all powerful owner of reason and today I find myself reading your blog, Vivi Freitas and Cristiane Cardoso's blog. Things that would have been impossible for me 4 months ago, before the separation. 

Thanks to the Lord Jesus he has given a chance and it is with great happiness that I have returned to His arms. And reading your blog (because you are a woman) and being marveled and bewildered by what I read here (words that a inspired by the Spirit of wisdom) is a reason for happiness in me because I see the changes that God has done inside of me. 

I hope this comment can help a man or woman, either or, who thinks they are something or thinks they are capable on their own, to revise their own concepts and values and come to understand that only the Lord Jesus can indeed capacitate someone. 

May He illuminate you very, very much and I hope with all of my heart, because I needed to read women's blogs (because I thought that women were only the weaker part) to realize that God doesn't chose the capacitated, He capacitates His chosen ones. 

All of this I said because I thought that what was really "precious" was to be a man and now I see how "valuable" it is to be of GOD, it doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman. While I read the answer that you gave on your blog I thought to myself: "how I would like 1% of the Spirit that she has". But I know that God doesn't give his Spirit in measure and when I receive him, I am confident that I will be the happiest person of all time. 

Dear Friend, 

All vents are welcome (as long as they are like this one...hehehe). I am happy to know that such simple messages have reached and helped you, in spite of them being written with women in mind...

And do you know what? Fight to receive what is most Precious in this life and everything else will be added on, including your family!

Continue in this faith and you said everything! God doesn't give his Spirit in measure... Receive Him 100%! And be the man that you family so desires and needs. 

In faith, 
Nanda Bezerra

The hypocrite of heart

This morning, we meditated upon this word: Job 36:13-14

“But the hypocrites in heart store up wrath; they do not cry for help when He binds them. They die in youth, and their life ends among the perverted persons.”

In the dictionary the Hypocrite means:

·      Pretense of kindness
·      Pretense of ideas
·      Pretense of opinions

But described above, is not only the hypocrite as we know it but the hypocrite of heart.

How do you understand this word? What does it mean? What does it mean to be a hypocrite of the heart?

I would like to hear from you…

Below is what some of you have already answered:

Anonymous friend:

From reading this Biblical verse I understand that the hypocrites of heart are those who attract to their own heart: anger, grudges, envy, and as a result, are destroying themselves in a way they cannot imagine. They do not ask for help or for forgiveness despite all.

Michelle Pagnoncelli:

To me a hypocrite of heart is the one who learns to say what is right. Learns to do what is correct but that does not actually come from within her.
It’s as if she is an excellent actress that knows what to do in order to look good in people’s eyes although the intention of her heart is way different.
They are hypocrites and their life shows it but we sometimes think: But this person is so kind, preaches so well, she is so this so that…
But due to the true intention of the heart, her life is tied up.
God showed me that we must be careful in order not to become like that. That the way to sincerity is one of sacrifice.  And where there is sacrifice there is victory also. A hypocrite’s way is sweet and easy but its end is bitter.
At the end of the day, the one who blesses is God and He will not look at how we speak or look but what’s inside us.
We cannot deceive God.

Valeria from Indaiatuba/Sp

A hypocrite is a deceiver, false, pretender that does not practice what he preaches.
The HYPOCRITE OF HEART, I believe it to be the one who is deceived by his own heart. Lives by what he feels, allowing himself to be moved by emotions.
It is the heart that dictates. The person is so influenced by his heart that he allows it to get dirty, “the hypocrites in heart store up wrath”. He deceives the person so much that “they do not cry for help”. He makes the person believe that he is well with God when in truth he is not and this makes his soul to die. In other words, he gets cold spiritually, falls and then “their life ends among the perverted persons.” The person goes back to being under satan’s dominion.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

What should I do?

Hi, are you ok?
I have friends at school that swear a lot and I want to evangelize them. However, if I stay too close to them I fear being contaminated. What should I do? Please help me.

Dear friend,

I know very well what you are talking about as I went through something similar. This can indeed be dangerous.  If they do not want to change, then you should stay away from them.

Every time there is an opportunity, invite them but remember, ”Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.”

PS. My list of emails is growing daily and at the moment it’s amounting to more than 120 questions. I will prepare videos so I may answer more promptly so stay tuned. Coming soon…

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