“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
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.
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…
- Are you slowly being murdered?
- The Secret to why I blog about Your Powerful Life/The Scary Truth!
- Revealed! The Christian views on divorce, abuse in marriage and renewal
Have a blessed Easter sharing in the resurrection and renewal of Christ.
Maria Lauren, A.K.A. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio
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