Keeper of My Heart...



"Oh, speak now for my soul is listening
Say that You have saved me, whisper in the dark.
‘Cause I know You’re more than my salvation
Without You I am hopeless. Tell me who You are.
You are the keeper of my heart."


~ Audrey Assad "Restless"

This post is written directly to you... I just wanted to let you know that God loves you, regardless of what you have done in the past. I know that you have heard this many times, but this is the reality He wants to write on your heart. He is waiting for you to run back to Him, because He surely misses you. He told me to tell you that you were fearfully and wonderfully made and that you are His delight. God waited patiently for the day of your birth to come, and when you finally arrived, there was a party in Heaven because you were born. Think of it, "the apple of His eye" was born... What a great joy! Your parents were so happy when you came into their lives. You started to grow, little by little you started to walk. He was there on your first day of school, He was there when you were riding the bus and He was there with you when you went to sleep every night at 9. You were so beautiful. Pure and lovely. But as the time went by, you started to believe the opposite. Kids that did not see the beauty given by your Creator started to break your heart. Their comments and their lies began to penetrate into your mind and you thought all of them were true. Their words became part of your personality... Lastly it became your reality. Your identity was defined by the opinion of others. This is why you started to run, this is why you started to hide. You thought everyone was going to make fun of you and you thought you were too ugly to be looked at. But God saw something different. He saw how beautiful you were and sees how beautiful you still are...



While I was talking to Him in the forest, He told me about an experience you went through when you were young. He told me you were heading home after school was over and some rude boys started to shout things at you that were not true. He said they were calling you "ugly", they were calling you "fat". And He told me with tears in His eyes that you started to run, afraid and brokenhearted. You wanted to hide, you wanted to disappear. You did not want anyone to see you ever again. When you finally got home, you started to cry and cry like a little baby crying for his mother to lift him up from his crib. You thought no one cared about your pain and your shame, but, He did. He told me He was there with you all the time. He told me He ran along your side when you were running away. He was there with you. Then you went to the darkest corner of your house and lying there you cried hopelessly. But He met you there. He went to you and said: "Arise my beautiful daughter, I am here with you. Do not be afraid, because I will always love you." And that is the message He wants to tell you today. He loves you. He always has, He always will and He wants you back. He wants to heal your damaged heart. He paid a huge price for you, He gave His One and Only Son Jesus in order to have you. He is not kidding, He wants your heart and He wants it now! But He is waiting for you to make that decision. He is the God who chases after you. He is a relentless God! And He asked me to tell you that He loves you and that He will always take care of you if you let Him.


"In a desert land he found her,
in a barren and howling waste.
He shielded her and cared for her;
he guarded her as the apple of his eye"


Deuteronomy 32:10 NIV (Emphasis Added)

Credits: Photo by pink-promise (deviantART) and video by emimusic (YouTube)

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Beautiful Things



All this pain
I wonder if I'll ever find my way?
I wonder if my life could really change at all?
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found?
Could a garden come up from this ground at all?


~ Gungor "Beautiful Things"

Many times in my life I have felt that I'm not good enough, that my life would never be what God intended it to be, that I'm never going to make it, so on and so forth, but the truth is, I AM NOT ENOUGH, I'M NEVER GOING TO MAKE IT IF... God is not in the picture.

Your life is like a photo album. You start taking pictures, your heart becomes that album that is full of memories, some pictures are sunny and clear, others are blurry and dark, you want to forget the past, the stories behind those pictures, but on your own, it's impossible. You need God. I need God. WE need God. All of us. God is the Only One that can make all things new in our lives but He wants to be in EVERY single picture of our albums. He wants to be the Owner of your memories, He wants to own your album, He wants your heart, He wants YOU! God even sent His Only Son in order to have your photo album and now, He wants you to take new pictures, pictures of new adventures, pictures of new people, new challenges, new gifts, NEW DREAMS, but in all of these, all He wants is to be in the center, the center of your album, the center in your heart, in other words, HE WANTS YOU, YOU ARE HIS CREATION, YOU ARE HIS BELOVED, YOU ARE HIS LOVE!



Life is also like a book. There are many chapters, some are full of happiness and some are sad and melancholic, but in all of these there's an Author, the Author of Life, the Author who created you and I as characters in His Book. There's a script, but we are the ones who choose whether we read and follow the script or just go our own ways and pretend that the script and the Author never existed... We are the ones who decide.



I want to choose God today, I want Him to have the very first spot in my heart. I know it's not going to be easy, there's many past hurts, sometimes I think I'm never going to be able to change, I'm too imperfect, but that's the beauty of grace. When we receive His grace, He makes all things new, He makes beautiful things. Like the Bible says: "Beauty instead of Ashes". That's Our God!

I don't want God to be part of a memory, I want Him to be in all my memories! Present and future. "God makes beautiful things out of us", don't ever forget that! XOXO.

"He who was seated on the throne said, 'I am making everything new!'" Revelation 21:5 NIV

Ps. Here's the video of the song "Beautiful Things" by Gungor. Arrivederci! ;)



Credits: Photo 1 by lora-tox, photo 2 by Rani333, photo 3 by extrasist0le (deviantART) & video by RELEVANTMagazine (YouTube)

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Love Forever




"...his love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV

I could start this post by saying "I know You love me, but" or better yet "I knew You loved me, but" ... Don't you hate that "but" sometimes? ... But that "but" made me realized that my perception of God's Love was not enough. I thought I understood His love completely, but, not really. It took a video to really show me what God's Love is all about. Super simple but super real at the same time. Now that I've seen this vid like a hundred of times, I want you to see it and let the message of it fill your heart with the True and Everlasting Love from God. Enjoy! ;)


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I love Fireflight! They're real people! I went to one of their concerts in Frenchtown, New Jersey and WOW! You can feel God's love in all of their songs. Their lyrics are just beautiful and they portrayed the cry of many sons and daughters of God. This band is really cool, they are one of my favorites, so check them out if you haven't! Bye guys and remember, TRUST GOD, HE LOVES YOU! :D

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My Heart is Yours...



... I want my Heart to be Yours and only Yours ...

... I want You to have the very First Place ...

... I want to be Lovesick for You ...

... I want You to see My Heart as Your Most Precious Treasure ...

... I want My Heart to be Pure & Holy because You are Pure & Holy ...

... My Heart beats at the rhythm of Your Sweet Whispers ...


Oh, Who are You?


Who is this God that called me?


Who is He?


Does anyone know?


Can someone described Him in a word?


What word would you use to described Him?


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I think and I think and I think and then I realized... I don't have a word, He is just everything, He is, God is.


... My Heart ...

... Your Heart ...

... You are close to me ...

... I am not close to You ...

... You see a Heart of a Pure Girl ...

... Sometimes I don't see that ...

... The Fire of Your Spirit burns inside of me ...

... You occupy the Most Special Place in My Heart ...

... My Heart is Yours ...



And Your Heart is Mine Forever




"I am my lover's and he claims me as his own." Song of Songs 7:10 NLT






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