March 1 2015

Hello March…Goodbye LOVE!



Well Hello March…You are finally here!  

I have to be honest, I say that with pure raw mixed emotions.  You see February was a good month.  No actually it was AMAZING!  Right down to the very last day.  So how could March top it?  Only God knows.  

February is a month popular for being the month of Love because of its main holiday, Valentine’s Day.  I don’t really ever celebrate the holiday itself because I believe love should be something that is celebrated everyday! For the past few months, God has had me on a roller coaster of emotions again, molding me and preparing me for what he has to come in my life.  The great part of it has been the knowledge that God has imparted on me, the sense of determination that has taken over me and the pure joy and love that has filled me completely spiritually and physically.  I AM ALIVE!  I feel alive, awakened and completely renewed in my heart and soul.

Love has a way of curing all.  As it says in Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” 

God imparts wisdom and knowledge but that can go.  What will never fade is Love.  One of my favorite teachings in the bible is about love and how amazing it is and how strong God created it to be.  

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭4-8‬ NIV)

I love love love these beautiful words in the bible! If you break down each verse in itself, you begin to see how wonderfully pure and rare love is.  I say rare because in the world we live in, love is taken for granted.  If we all including myself would remember these words daily, and try to live by them, wouldn’t the world be a better place?

My goal in life as the person God created me to be is to live out these virtues in the above verses daily and in the last few months in the strangest, unconventional but yet in the most comfortable way, God has been bringing out each quality in me.  His unconditional love has been present like no other time in my life.  The Aha moments God has brought to my life have been trying, confusing, enjoyable, pleasurable, painful, peaceful and raw all wrapped into one. But the love that God has allowed me to experience through it all compares to none and no other and truly makes me want to be a better women.  When God’s love is present truly, you are seeing the mountains move and if not you are filled with the strength to move them with no excuses.  

God has placed in my heart that this next month and the months ahead will be the test of time.  A time to let go and let God.  A time to cherish moments, family, friends and come to the realization that God wants to give us the desires of our hearts if we are only open to receiving JESUS’ unconditional love into our lives purely without doubts or fears.  If God continues to call me like that again, I will surely continue to answer.

God bless you all,

Z

February 20 2015

Be alert and Sober Minded!

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I am a person that gives passionately and wholeheartedly. I try to shine bright wherever I go and do God’s will. But what happens when we allow ourselves into a position where we have become fully vulnerable? What if we have allowed the flesh to give in to our desires instead of the Spirit that rules over our heart and mind? What if our words get in the way instead of God’s loving words?

God says in 1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” We must become fully aware of the lies of the enemy and immerse ourselves in God’s word so we can have the ability to recognize when we are under attack. It says a tongue has no bones but the words that drop off of it can break a heart in one blow. We must become more aware and careful of what we say and do and realize where it comes from. Words can build up and heal but they can also destroy. This is a battle I loose on occasion but I am not giving in and allowing the enemy to destroy me or others.

“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭24‬ NIV

It’s amazing how I can be on a battlefield dodging bullets and completely blinded and clouded by the enemy imposing his thoughts and words and then instantaneously the second I begin to pray and call on His name, my vision and mind is cleared and a sense of peace overwhelms me. I can now discern correctly, quickly and take God’s action towards the problem. Remove yourself out of the equation and let God sum it up!

God Bless You and continue to fight the good fight!

Z

December 26 2014

Reap and Sow into 2015

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Food for thought: So now that Christmas Day has come and gone and the end of 2014 is around the corner, take all the time and energy you used to prepare for Christmas and get ready to start a new chapter in the story you call life! Yes a new year begins every year come January 1st but think about how many times you have started over and over again the same way. Ignore the negativity and the voices that drown out your value and worth. You were made for more than this. You have everything you need to take the first step to success and it starts with yourself.

Look inside yourself and change out that chip that is on repeat and put in one that means REAP. Reap what you sow and that means you must invest in yourself and believe that what you are going to set your mind on this year of 2015, you are going to bring to pass. No more repeats but rewards!

Make this last week count. What are your goals, visions, passions? Write them down and make a vision board of what you are going to accomplish this year. 2014 and years past are gone. Make 2015 the beginning of the rest of your life.

Much success and
blessings for 2015,
Zaida

December 15 2014

Goodbye Until We Meet Again

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Today we say our final goodbyes here on earth to a dear friend of mine. Losing her was so unexpected and harder than I thought especially when my brain was expecting to see her at church on Saturday night and then reality kicked in when I saw Her spouse alone.

When your life here on Earth comes to an end, nothing except who you are as a person is what people will talk about and remember. It won’t be about how much money you had or what you owned but about who owned your heart and the light that you brought into every person you came across in your life. Seasons, Reasons or Lifetime, be the person that will forever impact those around you…even if it’s by a simple smile, hello or thank you. I pray to live out my life that way and serving Him.

Thank you Princess B for bringing God’s joy, love and light into my life. We all at our women’s group are feeling a tremendous loss and it really won’t be the same without you.

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November 28 2014

Give Back Friday

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! My family began the day serving others at a community outreach and our children learned how blessed they really are, not just in food but in many things.

Last night while on our way to yet another Thanksgiving gathering, we passed an older lady all bundled up at a bus stop with all her worldly belongings she had. I had my hubby pull over and ran back to give her my sweater. She was asleep so I said to her excuse me. She immediately replied in Spanish, “Hola Mija” which is a sweet Latin term of endearment. I asked if she was cold and that I wanted to give her my sweater and she politely declined and said she had all she needed. I asked her if she had eaten and she said yes she had. She was very sweet and she thanked me again for my concern and that she was fine thank God. This homeless lady taught me a valuable lesson last night. She was thankful for the little things she had and even though she was thankful for more, did not NEED more than she already had.

The majority of us don’t get that concept and unfortunately never will get it but on this thanksgiving I was grateful for this AHA moment. I am thankful for God’s blessings He has given me and the things I don’t have because I have faith that whatever I truly need to survive on this earthly world, God will continue to provide for…no more, no less.

So last night with a little nudge to my heart and full trust, I would raise the bar a bit higher on this book goal. With just 3 days left in our pre-sale purchase of “A Moment with Jesus” devotional and at only 20% of our goal reached, I am starting today a match “Buy One Give Two”campaign!!! For every book purchased, TWO books will be donated back to ministries! Let’s help give back more to our communities then what we need. Go to www.rkthb.co/50707 or for E-book version and paypal purchases go to www.leadershipchristiancoaching.com/store
Thank you all in advance and have a blessed holiday weekend!

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November 25 2014

Devotional Pre-sale…6 Days left!

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Only 6 days left on the Partnership Book Pre-sale! Thank you to all that have purchased their copy of “A Moment with Jesus” devotional and that are helping to give back. For every pre-sale copy sold, a softcopy of “A Moment with Jesus” will be donated to a shelter or prison ministry. Please spread the word and have a blessed week!

Purchase book presale online at www.rkthb.co/50707 or by check payable to REDEMPTION PRESS.

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November 22 2014

9 days left of Book Partnership Pre-sale

Only 9 days left of the Pre-sale for “A Moment with Jesus” 31 day devotional study. We are at 17% of our give back project and still have ways to go! Let’s hit 50% by end of weekend and bring tons of copies into the hands of those in need of biblical encouragement in shelter and prison ministries. A $10 partnership will help do just that. Thank you to all that have already partnered with me online and in person. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭27‬:‭17‬ NIV)

Purchase book presale online at www.rkthb.co/50707 or by check payable to REDEMPTION PRESS.

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November 21 2014

Devotional Pre-Sale

“A Moment with Jesus” 31 Day Devotional Study on Pre-sale till 12/1…great for individuals or small groups.

Go to www.rkthb.co/50707

Help pay it forward…For every level of partnership made a paperback copy of “A Moment with Jesus” will be donated to a shelter or prison ministry.

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November 13 2014

Pay it Forward

When God places a goal or vision in your heart, you must follow only in faith.  His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways.  A few years back, God placed in my heart to begin to blog and write.  I began to feel a huge tug in my heart to be obedient and follow His guidance.  The road the last few years has been a roller coaster of trials and emotions as life usually is.  If we did not encounter those trials and roadblocks in life, we would not continue to build the courage and strength to become all that God has planned for us.

This devotional has been all in God’s timing and when I woke up a few weeks back with the burning desire that the time had arrived for this project to move forward, I had no doubt that God would move the way He has.  But through it all, He still leaves me in pure awe and wonder.  This is His project and His mission to bring to pass.  I pray He continues to fill me and all of you with wisdom and knowledge to show others His unconditional love.  I am praying and believing for the last hurdle yet on His vision on this devotional I wrote.

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.” Deuteronomy 16:17

Since God placed in my heart to make this project a Pay it Forward, funding support is needed through partnership pre-sales to go to press.  For every presale partnership, a paperback copy of this devotional will be donated to a shelter or prison ministry.  Please share and spread the word!

PRESS HERE TO SUPPORT AND PAY IT FORWARD

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“A Moment with Jesus” is 31 Day Devotional Study for individuals & small groups that will help you grow in faith by setting time aside to reflect & spend moments in His presence.  This devotional is full of bible verses, prayers and reflection questions to help you meditate and be open to receiving what God wants to reveal to you.

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