The Trust You Need

The Trust You Need

Hello Bliss Fam.

I’m back. I have missed you. A lot has happened. The world is uncertain and going crazy right…am I right?

But in the mist of the chaos, I wanted to come back with the medicine of encouragement and Jesus Christ.

In recent weeks, the Coronavirus has been running its course causing social cancellations, social distancing, self quarantine, new cases each day, and uncertainty in the economy and life as we know it.

God has ways of getting our attention. We can see that clearly. He can strip all the excess and distractions until we are at the end of ourselves. Where we are at the end of our ourselves, God steps in.

God never lets anything happen without a purpose and reason. No season of life is without a lesson.

Trust. Yes, trust.

God is stripping away the physical securities for us to draw closer to Him. It’s like a back to basics. Trust God in every part of your life: your health, your family, your physical body, and your decisions. The things of this world is temporary. It is really clear.

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.-Psalm 9:9-10

It is important to value and be a good steward of the blessings in front of us. Slow down. Take a look around. Value what God has given you. Maybe the lockdown and self-quarantine is the wakeup call. Stop looking at the temporary and look to the eternal: God.

The future is uncertain but God is a certain, constant force to keep living in this day in age. Trust in God. He provides all things and works in all situations. His provision is real and certain.

It’s ok to be scared. We are human. We have emotions but it is important not to stay there. Trust in the God who will comfort and provide in many ways.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.-Psalm 56:3

Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Trust in God’s unchanging power and provision. God’s got us and will see us through

Blissfully,

Bianca

Why I Say Merry Christmas?

Why I Say Merry Christmas?

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Ok friends, as long as I have been living, there has been the conflict of Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas. People fight and get heartless..and dare I say it annoying to have their way.

I speak for myself, not anyone else. This is a no pressure zone. I’m not preaching but speaking.

I say Merry Christmas because of the true meaning: Jesus Christ. The greatest gift given to humanity came as a humble baby. A King was born to fulfill prophesy. I use it as a witness. I smile and say it. I say it with all my heart with the light of Christ. I understand it is not said in the Bible but I still say it. Merry Christmas…Christ is in it.

I don’t get mad if people say Happy Holidays to me. I just say Merry Christmas back. If they ask why I say Merry Christmas, perfect witness opportunity.

I don’t make a big deal if people say either or neither. I say what I say KINDLY. I realize that I can’t make someone say Merry Christmas. I realize there are people who say Merry Christmas who are so mean it defeats the purpose. I just try to be positive and witness by saying Merry Christmas.

See, no harm. Just a point of view.

Blissfully,

Bianca

A Blissful, Memorial To The Fallen

A Blissful, Memorial To The Fallen

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It costs so much but means so much.

The chaos and tragedy of war causes quiet piece in our land.

The protection of land and sea saves all from sea to shining sea.

Some men and women gave their all and their families suffered.

But to them, it was worth serving their country.

And for that, I thank you.

Blissfully,

Bianca

New Uncharted Territory

New Uncharted Territory

Have you ever had someone in your life whose life is like a hamster on its wheel going 80 mph? Their trouble is the same. You try to free them, tell, implore to stop the drama and madness and yet run back to the things and people who destroys their being. 

Instead of getting frustrated, I try to see life from their perspective. For them, it is hard to stop spinning in madness. A clean slate can be scary. A new start means leaving the past. It means healing from the inside out. It means starting over. It is just uncharted territory.

Blissfully,

Bianca

MLK Day In the Trump Era

MLK Day In the Trump Era

It is an interesting time in history. Hate, ignorance, and complacency exists from the top to the bottom. It feels like every day different people from different walks of life are discriminated, hated, prejudiced, bashed, and treated lesser than. Even in the mist of darkness, good shines. There are people from all walks of life shining with good works and deeds. Darkness is temporary when we speak out against injustice. Knowledge and education is vital and needed. Truth needs to be sent to the ends of the world. Study rather than stereotype. Learn rather than limit. Heal rather than hurt. Love rather than hate.

Study

Blissfully,

Bianca

Changes Through Lenses

Changes Through Lenses

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There are unexpected changes that alter the world. I wish I could say I understand all changes but I do not.

Being 11 on September 11, 2001 was a scary place. Chaos. Fear. Tragedy. These are words I did not understand. I learned sympathy for the lives lost. I learned that life is fleeting. I learned bad things happen.

I also learned that God is not blind to pain and suffering. I do not know why this happened but God knows why. God is still in control. Even though it has been 16 years, it is hard.

I wanted to leave you with the hope of Jesus Christ.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.-Psalm 34:18

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In theworld you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”-John 16:33

 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.-Psalm 121:1-2

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.-James 1:1-2

Sympathy

Blissfully,

Bianca

My Lenses of Life: The Invisibles

My Lenses of Life: The Invisibles

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The prophesy of Christ has been revealed to prophets of old and kings. Great leaders like David and Joseph knew of the coming King that would surpass their reign. But you know what? The birth of the Messiah was also revealed to lowly, invisible shepherds who were watching their sheep on a dark night. An angel proclaimed the birth of the King to them because God wanted them to know this light and this truth. The point is Christ came for all, not just the people of status. He came to restore and save the invisibles: lost, the broken, the widower, the prostitute, the disabled, the foreigner, the weak.

Question: Have been kind to a janitor, a waiter, a person whose first language is not English, a disabled person, an LGBTQ person, a black person, a Muslim person, and a child lately?

I ask this because the world seems to turn a blind eye to the invisibles. Some people pity temporarily and “pray for peace.” Some find excuses to blame and point the finger at their faults. Some just say “Well they are going to hell.” And yet, some of these say “America needs to turn back to Jesus,” “there needs to be a revival,” and “Jesus come quick”

Jesus says to be the light. But, I do not believe He meant criticize the sinner and be better than them. Christians are not the Messiah. Jesus is the Messiah who came to world and revealed Himself as the perfect marvelous light to a lost and dying world.

I am not perfect. You are not perfect. He is perfect. Jesus allows us to be His light, to share the good news of Christ. Jesus came for all, not some. A local pastor said you cannot be the light without prayer, intentionality, and a heart of seeing people the way God says people.

God wanted the lowly shepherds to see the hope and reality of Jesus, the Messiah. He calls us to be the same. He calls us to love and recognize the invisibles, the people who are overlooked, under-appreciated, judged, persecuted, and mistreated. They need to know that they are loved and valued.

A kind word.  A smile. A handshake. It does not take a grandiose gesture to show the love of Christ. See God’s creation, pray for the heart and words to speak to people who are not like you, be intentional in showing love and compassion. But it starts with your heart. From your heart flows everything you do.

God’s heart was so full of love that He sent His Only Son to a dark world full of invisible people so that can know the hope and light that could restore and save.

That is the message people need to hear all 365 days of the year.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Blessings,

Bianca