Where do you find God?

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There are times when I am on my last nerve and hope escapes me.  I am the vehicle that holds my soul but the tires of this vehicle are spinning in the mud, stuck in the smut that seems to splatters everywhere.

Where do I find God?

I find God in the beauty of nature. I find God when I’m taking deep breaths as my heart beats more rapidly while I am climbing to a hill-top. The view is just a glimpse of my Creator. There are many ways I see God that put a smile on my face but there are times when I cry out loudly with tears. Somehow through grace, I find the strength of God to move on. When I witness the innocence of a fragile new-born baby, I marvel at this intricately made human being that is precious to God. I find God within me when I pray, in communication with God, Father, Abba.

 

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Are we bold but humble when we pray?

Our God, our Father is good and in control. Most of all God loves us. We can feel secure and confident in that. We can trust that. God yearns to be close to us and designed us with a void that only His comforting spirit can fill. God knows us, our past, present and future. Each one of us was created uniquely for a purpose. Jesus, our Savior will show us the way, if we ask and believe.

So, I wait. Patience running out. Sometimes, the way cannot be seen. I find it bewildering and frustrating but I know small steps must be taken and sometimes it takes a leap of faith.

 

“Call to me and I will answer you, I will show you marvelous and wondrous thing that you could never figure out on your own.” Jeremiah 33:3

 

Let’s start with gratitude.

Gratitude beats complaining. I do that more than I would like to admit. However, being kind and finding the good in someone is a better choice. It puts me in a happier, more peaceful place. On the other hand, if someone needs correction, that person should be confronted in love which takes courage and grace from above. ‘God, my Father, Jesus, my teacher and the Holy Spirit, please help me!’

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My church, California Community, is doing ’40 Days of Prayer.’ On my new Instagram account, I am posting prayers, inspiration and healthy food, ’40 Day Power Plate and Pray.’ The ‘plate’ was added because my daughter and I like to snack. So, focusing on putting our food on a plate helps us to be more mindful of what we eat. Please join me on Instagram for this ’40 Day Challenge.’

 

Blessings to all,

Maria Lauren, aka Maria Elena Alberic

Your Powerful LIFE blog

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Renewal – My dance with the Lord

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“I believe God works in His time, not ours. God orchestrates our lives, so we might as well dance to the music.” – Your Powerful LIFE blog

 

“I believe God works in His time, not ours. God orchestrates our lives, so we might as well dance to the music.” – Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio 

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know Jesus. As a child, my eight siblings and I were raised very differently than other children. Back then, living on a plant-based diet was not a cool thing to do. Everyone thought we were going to be weaklings because we didn’t eat meat.

Praying as a family got us through many challenges, even financial difficulties. These spiritual roots grew deeper when I learned bible stories in religion class, my favorite school subject. I took my Catholic education seriously and the bible to heart.

I was not part of the popular group but Jesus was my friend.

Even now,  Jesus is my Savior, God the Father is my Creator and the Holy Spirit gives me inspired intuition.

When I feel needy and weak, I am made strong. When I am overwhelmed, I am given peace. In every season of my life, there are little miracles that help me connect the dots as my life unfold. My heart swells with this knowing and I am so grateful.

“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you.” – Jeremiah 1:5

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Your Powerful LIFE is wired to God’s Purpose

God has given me abundant life with abundant emotions. This wiring gives me a wide scope for compassion in whatever I do, wherever I am. As seasons change, so do I, but what never changes is God’s presence within me. I am nurtured by the love of God’s grace,  the wisdom through Gods word and beauty by God’s design. 

Every moment is filled with the Holy Spirit but I have to take a moment to appreciate it and know it. I am loved by God’s awesome love, a love of power, humility,  commitment and renewal.

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Thy Will Be Done

On this Easter Sunday, I recall the gift, passion, teachings and healing of Christ into glory.

My life has had frustrations, despairs and even suicidal thoughts creeped in to destroy me but through the pain, Christ has revealed himself more fully to me.

In my fear, I have found courage as I run with the Lord towards a resurrected life. 🙂

Below, are links of my past blog posts that ‘share some of my reflections. When life has been full of darkness, the Light can always be found…

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Have a blessed Easter sharing in the resurrection and renewal of Christ.

Maria Lauren, A.K.A. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

My Website

Music and Meditations for relaxation and renewal…

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“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyright.