Friday, January 2, 2009
Ooook...what a better opportunity than a new year's resolution list to write a "come back" post?
For the past 4 years in a row...I've been writing them and posting it on some of my blogs...so this time is no different! I've had many resolutions...most achieved, some not...some meaningful, some just plain "cliché"(2004: "I want to be in the best shape ever") none the less...here we are again!
I have one resolution this year...and it's probably the hardest one so far...if not EVER! (Drum roll please...) "...and the resolution iiiiis: TO OBEY"!
Yes...you read it right! I have one new year's resolution...I want to obey my Lord and savior Jesus Christ! Now...you know how hard that is?! I'll tell you what...recently, I've noticed that most of my prayers, requests and so on...have already been answered! All I needed to do was OBEY! "Please Lord, I don't want to do this!" or "Please Lord...take this away from me"...THEY HAD ALL BEEN ANSWERED! All I needed was to obey...and that's when the problem comes in!
As a human being...our flesh, will, feelings, soul...etc... doen't want to do what GOD wants for many reasons; "it hurts" , "it's not pleasent", bla bla bla bla...but at the end of the day, THAT IS the solution! It seems like I've been writing in circles and repeating myself throughout this whole paragraph...but I can't stress enough..how much life would've been easier if all I had done was obeyed the Lord's voice, or do HIS will and not mine! Weeeeell...on a good side, I'll tell you what: I've OBEYED before!!! Yes...I've done it! I'll tell you...sometimes it's easy, sometimes it huuuurts...but, at all times...there's no better feeling in having peace and knowing that the "best driver in the world is in control of the car" (destiny) (yeees, if you didn't know...I'm corny with my metaphors!). A great example is our man Abraham...whom obeyed by leaving everything behind and going to a place he didn't even know, or Joshua...waiting on the Lord, or humn...Jesus Christ himself, by dying for me and you! Great things happen when we do what the Lord wants and for that... obeying is key! Soooo...there you go! That's my only new year's resolution! If you are reading this...support me in prayer...as I'll do the same for you if you don't mind dropping me an email just so I know your name, nickname, etc....
Once again, I apologize for the mistakes...since I'm writing this as it the words are coming to mind!
God Bless and I wish you all and OBEDIENT 2009!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
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Saturday, June 7, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Lately...they all have to do with work. No...thank God, is not a lack of work...but It's what to choose?!!!! See...if you're like me, and your faith in Jesus goes along with everything you do, then...sometimes, not being "syncronized" can really mess things up. Let me be a bit more specific...sometimes i get caught in my work, my daily activities, myself, whatever...and I am not in sync with the Spirit...so when a certain option, presents itself to me...or in my case, many options, present themselves to me...it's harder to make a choice. HOWEVER....the Lord raises people that i believe, through revelation...have a better understanding of certain issues. Like..in this case, Mr. Oswald Chambers. Last night, I decided to read something before i went to bed...but something i could meditate on...and so I read todays devotional. I highly suggest that you check it out...obviously, it deals with doubt (among other things)...and trust me, it made a few things clearer to me, and I hope that if you're going through the same thing, it can make things clearer to you as well. In Christ....Lucas Penido.
What is the sign of a friend? Is it that he tells you his secret sorrows? No, it is that he tells you his secret joys. Many people will confide their secret sorrows to you, but the final mark of intimacy is when they share their secret joys with you. Have we ever let God tell us any of His joys? Or are we continually telling God our secrets, leaving Him no time to talk to us? At the beginning of our Christian life we are full of requests to God. But then we find that God wants to get us into an intimate relationship with Himself— to get us in touch with His purposes. Are we so intimately united to Jesus Christ’s idea of prayer— "Your will be done" ( Matthew 6:10 )— that we catch the secrets of God? What makes God so dear to us is not so much His big blessings to us, but the tiny things, because they show His amazing intimacy with us— He knows every detail of each of our individual lives.
"Him shall He teach in the way He chooses" ( Psalm 25:12 ). At first, we want the awareness of being guided by God. But then as we grow spiritually, we live so fully aware of God that we do not even need to ask what His will is, because the thought of choosing another way will never occur to us. If we are saved and sanctified, God guides us by our everyday choices. And if we are about to choose what He does not want, He will give us a sense of doubt or restraint, which we must heed. Whenever there is doubt, stop at once. Never try to reason it out, saying, "I wonder why I shouldn’t do this?" God instructs us in what we choose; that is, He actually guides our common sense. And when we yield to His teachings and guidance, we no longer hinder His Spirit by continually asking, "Now, Lord, what is Your will?"
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
When I go trhough any problems or anything in general that seems "impossible", this song reminds me that...I believe in the same God that opened a sea for the Israelites to go across. There's a sneakers commercial that says..."Impossible is nothing", that should've been about my God; I don't know if it's your first time checking out this blog, I don't know if the billionth...but i got a question...Who's your trust on? Many of you get to this blog because of my other fashion site, so I got this to say to you... If you believe my opinion when you go get your next pair of sneakers, if you believe my opinion when I say "what's the next hottest item" then..there's no other opinion greater than the one I'll share with you right now...and that is, Believe in Jesus and experience for yourself...How great HE is; Impossible is nothing. God Bless, Lucas Penido.
Monday, April 14, 2008
This is a great song by P.O.D based on Psalm 27. It's such a powerful song with a very strong powerful message and was recorded together with Matisyahu,, whose a jew. Actually..Matisyahu chose this Psalm and it was only going to be an interlude on the cd...but it came out so good that they decided to make a song out of it. Bottom line is...I was looking for a song to post here and chose this video, in which you can actually read the words to the song! I hope you enjoy it! God Bless, L.P
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Haven't posted in a "minute". Life's been so crazy this past couple of months with all the traveling, the store, the blog, the projects...etc...and It's really hard to focus and prioritize what really matters sometimes. All that really matters if I get down to it, or at least what should be #1 is my spiritual life. All the glitter, the work, the "this and that" is secondary...if not irrelevant! But once again...it's pretty hard not to let those things "pile up" and next thing you see, you're lost at sea again or at least...far from the target. Two brothers though, in different occasions shared something with me and for some reason...short, straight to the point sentences have way more impact in me than you know...a loooong "breaking down the points" talk. I guess the spirit testifies ...well..I'm sure the spirit testifies..and they said...something along these lines..."blessings usually turn out to be distractions, but His grace is greater"...hey, blessings do turn out to distraction????? That's me 100%! I feel like almost every blessing in my life has in a way or another taken more than sometimes they should...however, Our Lord's grace always comes to the rescue and keeps me grounded even if sometimes i gotta go through things I really didn't need to. However this other brother said something only 2 days ago that really stuck with me...he said "Don't let the good get in the way of the BEST"...hey, that's all I needed to hear. I pray that the Lord gives me the same strength he gave Joseph to escape Pharaoh's wife however...I need to seek as much as Joseph did. Nothing comes for free and there's no shortcuts in our walk with Christ. Anyways...it's 03:30 in the morning but I just felt like coming in here and saying.."Hello"! Keep me in your prayers as I will do the same...(just drop me an email saying your name or whatever so I know who to pray about)! God Bless, Lucas Penido.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Feb. 9 Exodus 7:14-9:35 Matt. 24:32-51Exodus 9:35
"So Pharaoh's heart hardened, and he did not let the children of Israel go,just as Jehovah had spoken through Moses."It is hard to believe that someone could be so hard hearted. Pharaoh now has defied Jehovah nine times and the cost is getting greater each time.
Is it possible that people today could be so hard?It seems that man learns to adjust to curses, wraths, plagues and judgments because there is just no rational reason for them except bad Karma, lousy luck or "that's life".
What does it take for God to get the heart's attention? When these plagues are matched up with the final events in Revelation we see men well into the great tribulation and still hardened of heart and full of rationalizations.
But then there are those who fear Jehovah. And just his slight displeasure causes pain. And their consciences have been sensitized by the Light of fellowship until they at times suffer from over-sensitivity.
Such dear ones are kept in the eye of the storm as when the crops and the cattle of Goshen were preserved through the plagues.And what would the difference be that marks the 'sensitive ones'? Mainly this, that they heard the Word before it happened and BELIEVED and were consequently readied and sheltered. Moses had spoken the whole thing step by step before each stage happened. The end times cause little fear to those who are prepared and provided for by believing the Word.
Seen any frogs lately?
Saturday, December 22, 2007
This song means so much to me and The Lord used it and still uses it in a big way in my life..."Dupla Honra" means "Double Honor" in Portuguese and the chorus of this song says: "...It's you Lord, who divides waters, establish kings and also all makes them fall...who inclines from heaven just to hear my voice, Restores my soul when I think about giving up...and because I am attached to you, for every day of shame...Double Honor." May this words really find a place in our hearts. God Bless, Lucas Penido.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
"..The theme of the world’s religion today is to serve in a pleasant, non-confrontational manner." Wow...are you sure he's still not alive?! That deeply touches me because, yes, I've heard brothers and sisters talking about really hiding the Cross of Jesus and really saying that "hey...its all about love and almost no consequences." but to hear (read) that from someone some almost 100 yrs ago?! Now...something that touched me even more is how he puts a thought into perspective, he says "..If you think you are helping lost people with your sympathy and understanding, you are a traitor to Jesus Christ. You must have a right-standing relationship with Him yourself, and pour your life out in helping others in His way." It may sound simple and cliché but that to me translates into my theory that "Nobody changes Nobody" not acting nice, not showing them anything; afterall, only the spirit convinces. Simpathy and understanding is necessary but at the end of the day..."In Christ ALONE OUR hope is found". God Bless, Lucas Penido.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
This is a video I made...the lyrics touched me so much that I was like...I gotta put some visual to this! Its lyrics represented the exact stage I was in like "this time I'm so for real, this time a I seal the deal..shut down my lame appeal...I'm letting go..." and then..."I'm letting go of everything I am and Im holding on to everything you are" May the Lord keeps us all in that stage...of always holding on to HIM. God Bless, L.P
Well...today there was a Bapitsm. There are somethings that never cease to amaze me and deeply touch me in a certain way...Baptisms are definitely one of them; The simbolic fact of someone telling the world that they are now "born again" amazes me and brings tears to my eyes; The testimonies by the people being baptized were very simple yet very touching and if I may...powerful. I can't help since we're almost days to the end of the year...to look back and reflect...Wow...this has been the best year of my life! I found Jesus, I found love, I found a family and friends, I mean...all around, emotionally, professionally, sentimentally and most importantly...spiritually, this has been the best! Cliché? Maybe; but one thing is true..."I could sing of your love forever".
If you used to follow my old blog, you know I always posted my "New Year's resolution". I still haven't posted the one for next years but I'll tell you what...it will be very similar to the one from this year. in other words...I'll rather be driven than drive...my pilot knows the road way too well! hehe...without any fake modesty...HE's the best!
I need to constantly remind my self of a few things though like..."I am crucified, HE lives for me", "Forgetting the things...I'll push on", "Seek the Kingdom first", "Where is your heart there's is your treasure" oh...I got something that will put this whole concept into a single sentence...
"The World Behind me...The Cross before me, The World Behind meeee..The Cross Before me...The World Behind meee...the Cross Before meee..NO TURNING BACK...NO TURNING BACK".
God Bless, Lucas Penido.
Monday, November 26, 2007
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
What can I say about all the good things that have happened to me lately? What can I say about anything and everything? Well...I can say two things, one: It's all by the grace of my Lord, Jesus Christ that all things are possible...the closer I get to him, the closer I see that if it wasn't for his grace...I wouldn't be able to do a thing; and I mean, Nothing! From eating sushi to working, to being a good son, friend, to whatever...it's all by his grace. The second thing is pretty much a follow up to the first...why have I tried to accomplish so much in my spiritual life before and could never pass square 1? Exactly because "I"tried..and I'm nothing but a sinful man that makes tons of mistakes, however...I'm crucified with my Lord, so guess what? I don't live anymore, but he lives in me and through me. Hey, 20 + yrs in the church and really never understood that...I have insomnia, but my Lord doesn't...so guess what? Insomnia`s gone, and so is was my anxiety and so is everything else...He lives, not me.
Many of the people I know, have been walking with The Lord for quiet sometime...so this might not be something new to them...but this is for all the people that through my other website, my work, etc...somehow got to this blog; Jesus loves you, accept him in your life and once and for all be crucified with him; (True) life is so much easier like this, why? Because you don't need to live anymore, but HE will live for you. God Bless, Lucas Penido.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I was listening to this song today, I've been so happy...to be honest, I've been happy, because I feel like I really didn't know whaat that was; anyways...was listening to this song and wanted to post it; I found this simple yet beautiful "video", which is really a picture slide put together and it really translated and expressed all the feelings I had inside of me,to something visual! Jesus...You are worthy of all my Praise, You are beautiful!