UNDENIABLE.

April 16, 2018.

Nature is God’s undeniable masterpiece of art and music. You can sincerely hear all God’s beautiful creations if you open your heart to them.

I wouldn’t want to stand in it and experience it with anyone else BUT you.

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SEARCHING.

April 7, 2018.

Often times we search for a “feeling” of fulfillment in different places all over the world, yet we never are truly fulfilled in anything and if we are… maybe only momentarily?!? But after that we go back to the same place where we started in the first place; empty place. Speaking from experience, God is faithful to answer prayers and open eyes that need to be opened.

If not careful we can confuse something or someone for the source of our “happiness” and when this someone or something is no longer there… we fall into a depression or lonely stage if this specific something didn’t work out or if the situation gets hard, because we were sustaining our happiness on the very thing that wasn’t God.

It can be a person, work, business, school, addiction, drinking problem, health, cutting yourself, etc… If today you are struggling with something similar, situation, relationship, or having troubles letting go of a stronghold (A stronghold is an access point of the enemy with which he uses to distract us from aligning with God’s plans and purpose for our lives. It can be thoughts, attitudes, habits, hobbies, hurts, knowledge, philosophies, teachings, and mindsets that oppose the knowledge of God and are contrary to Gods word.)

Remember God is a God of mighty promises. He is a healer, lover, listener, Father, Savior and source of joy. All of this can only come from Him, no one will ever replace or give you what He can. But, the enemy will try as hard as he can to make you believe otherwise.

My prayer is that you have that reminder every single day of your life, for it is the one thing God dearly wants for us to trust Him. Jesus Christ was the sacrificed for your healing.

“He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.” {1 Peter 2:24.}

Thankful.

April 5, 2018.

God wrote our love story and it’s just the beginning. Ups and downs but, like every other relationship, we aren’t perfect. However, I am so grateful He brought us together. The mercy and grace over our lives has been overwhelming and humbling.

Serving the Lord with you, building a life and God willing having children of our own one day, experiencing life all together with you… Speechless!

(A21 walk for freedom. Dallas, Texas. Serving as photographer and videographer.)

Today I posted a photo of us that was taken 11 years ago. 13 years of friendship and a life time to go.

I love you so much and I am so proud to let the world know how deeply in love I am with you. I am so proud of the man of God that you are. I admire your patience with me, the support you give me with all my health issues (every single emergency room visit…he has rushed me there and stayed by my side), the way you love me, take care of me, protect my heart and spiritual life, no matter my past all you see is Christ in my life and who God has made me now.

(One of the emergency visits to the emergency room.)

My heart is so full and I am just so immensely grateful and thankful with God to have given us this gift of marriage. ♥️

Ladies, don’t settle for second best, settle for God’s best. No man is perfect, there is no “fairy-tail ending “ there is a reality…both of you loving God, having willingness to accept that we are sinners and we desperately need the salvation only He can give us, being able to repent of your sins, surrender your all and together run to the Lord on the good but specially in the bad.

“ℒℴѵℯ doesn’t always come packaged the way you expect, don’t throw the right person away just because they came in what you thought was wrong box.” -Pastor YPJ.

Speak up for those who can’t.

Let’s speak up for those who have no voice; for the sex trafficked (prostitution/strip clubs), forced labor, bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, child soldiers around the world and all the others who are suffering in silence.

How victims get trafficked.

21.4% = unknown

4.6% = other

10.7% = sold by family

4.4% = abducted

9.6% = loverboy/lovergirl

4.3% = tricked by a friend

42.5% = false employment

Together we can educated others in this dark reality that happens around the world, there are many resources we can use to help those in captivity. To see the signs of abuse.

The one mission trip that changed my life forever was about year and half ago. There was a 14 years old girl and her cousin that shared with me what happens to them while being human trafficked. When they poured their heart out to me about the rapes and abuse they endured…. it broke my heart. God planted a seed inside my heart for sex trafficked individuals. Today I am a blessed woman to have the ability to take action through volunteering my time and spread awareness, mission trips and donating. One day I pray to go on the field and help rescue these victims. For now using the voice God has given me to bring awareness is what I will do.

Today was one of those days! I am extremely grateful for the opportunities God gives me to speak on this matter and share the resources that are out there to help and get involved.

There are so many ways to help those who have no voice. The A21 campaign is one of those. The website has so much information, like the information above. Get involved and spread the word about the sex/human traffic issue.

We all have social media now a days, use it for a positive impact.

GOD GAVE YOU A VOICE, USE IT!

(My life would not be the same without God and my amazing husband who gets as involved as I do, supports my crazy/out here ideas and actions. Above it all, he loves me.)

He calls me “Daughter.”

March 13, 2018.

Read Mark 5 and God just poured life into me in so many different ways!

Jesus freeing the man with the unclean spirit (Mark 5:13) was powerful! Then, the chapter going into the woman who had the heavy bleeding flow and her faith to just “touch” his clothing healed her from this disease. Jesus did not SHAME her instead he called her “DAUGHTER” giving her freedom to know she was not unclean saying to her “Daughter, your faith has made you well, go in peace and be healed of your disease.”(Mark 5:34) WHAT!!!! Just because her faith was that strong, she was healed and honored with Jesus calling her “DAUGHTER!”

(Note to self: she had been sick for twelve years!)

Then… The chapter gets even better when Jesus wakes up a little girl from the dead saying “she is only sleeping” saying to her “Talitha cumi” which means “Little Girl I say to you, arise.” (Mark 5:31.)

(side note: the little girl was also twelve years old.) How powerful is that???

The power of the sensitive, beautiful, and gentle words Jesus uses to describe who we are. How incredibly powerful is that? Not only that, but the miracles Jesus preformed are insanely magnificent. This is just a chapter of the book!!! Reading this gets better and better!

One thing that grabbed my attention; how amazing it was that the same day Jesus healed the woman in the crowd from the disease and the little girl was brought back from the dead, Jesus said she was only sleeping… The woman had been sick for twelve years and the little girl was twelve years of age! God has a beautiful way of showing us miracles.

The main thing that grabbed my attention to top it all off was the next; Jesus said in Mark 5:36 “Don’t be afraid, only believe.” That is exactly what God through Jesus wanted and still does want to show us, to not fear only believe.

Fear is what holds us back from giving our all to God! If we only had the faith of the woman in the crowd, the man possessed with the unclean spirit, or the relatives of the little girl who was already dead to cry out to Jesus and be healed from it all.

Tonight I want to encourage you to not let fear consume you, friend. God does not shame you, He calls you DAUGHTER. No matter what it is that you have done. Have FAITH. Repent and go to Him, ask for forgiveness and surrender!

No more fear!

How different would this world be, if only we allowed Jesus in and not fear???

The cross.

I am laying on my couch, in my living room and I am just contemplating on how good my Savior is.

If it wasn’t for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on that holy cross 2000 years ago… I would not have been found and saved. I would be drowning in an ocean of sin, not being able to breathe. Dead alive.

I am in awe. Season after season God has been faithful.

I have no other words but THANK YOU FATHER.

You guys, there is no way I would be here today if it wasn’t for His mercy over my life.

Tonight I want to invite you to encounter the same mercy and grace that I have through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The love God has for us is sufficient. All you have to do is repent of your sin and come to the feet of the cross and accept Jesus as your Lord and savior.

There is no other love greater than the love of the Father for you.

His love is more than enough. Is sufficient, yet we don’t deserve it.

I know I don’t… So overwhelming to think about, my mind is so small in comparison to who He is.

She gave me away.

One of the gifts God have me on our wedding day was my mother giving me away.

I have made so many mistakes in my life and as I get older God has shown me lessons through each of those mistakes, so now I call them lessons or opportunities to grow and mature.

Most of my life I didn’t know what I was doing with my life, I just navigated through it hoping to figure it out. I failed. Miserable.

Four years ago God found me, He took away the heart of stone and replaced it with flesh and gave me a new spirit. With that new heart so many things were exposed and God started to work in me. He didn’t shame me but He started to change me. Still is. Every single day.

Something I had always yearn for, my entire life was to have my beautiful biological mother in my life. To get to know her and be able to love her, as well as her get to know me.
For the past three years God has done something intimate and deep with our relationship. She came to the Lord tow years ago and we now have a closer relationship, we call each other and we text all the time.
It’s a bond I never dream to have. But, that’s what my Father God does.

On January 11th 2018 something out of a dream happened in my life. I got married to the love of my life, but also… my mother walked me the the isle and gave me away. Talk about emotional moments and nonstop tears. When I say “emotional” I’m not talking about that one moment emotion. No! It was years on years on years of so many mixed emotions. God mended our hearts.
To see her so excited and joyful, tears rolling down her face and hugging me none stop.
God always blessed me with women loving on me and for them I am grateful. However…I finally knew what it felt like to have that motherly love everyone always talked about. And yes, everyone was right when they said, “there is no love like your mothers love.”

As I walked up to the altar, before me I had the amazing husband God has blessed me with and next to me, there she was… the mother I always wanted and that bond I always dreamed of having with her.

I can’t express what January 11th will for ever mean to my heart. The healing that it brought, the love that was given back after years of the enemy trying to steal it away, the unity of families, the gospel being heart by many who had never heard it and the reconciliation.

This post if for you mom. I love you and I am so grateful for the wonderful woman God is shaping you to be. I am so proud of you, I am so proud of what you are allowing God to do in your life, I am proud to say you are my mother!

I love you.

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Uno de los regalos que Dios me hizo el día de nuestra boda fue que mi madre me entregara.

He cometido tantos errores en mi vida y a medida que envejezco, Dios me ha enseñado lecciones a través de cada uno de esos errores, así que ahora los llamo lecciones y oportunidades para crecer y madurar.

La mayor parte de mi vida no sabía lo que estaba haciendo, simplemente navegué a través de ella con la esperanza de resolverlo. Fallé. Miserable.

Hace cuatro años, Dios me encontró, me quitó el corazón de piedra y lo reemplazó con carne y me dio un nuevo espíritu. Con ese corazón nuevo, muchas cosas quedaron expuestas y Dios comenzó a trabajar en mí. Él no me avergonzó, pero comenzó a cambiarme. Todavía lo es. Todos los días.

Algo que siempre había anhelado, toda mi vida fue tener a mi hermosa madre biológica en mi vida. Para llegar a conocerla y poder amarla, así como a ella llegar a conocerme a mi.
Durante los últimos tres años, Dios ha hecho algo íntimo y profundo con nuestra relación. Ella vino al Señor hace tres años y ahora tenemos una relación más cercana, nos llamamos y enviamos mensajes de texto.
Es un vínculo que nunca sueñe tener. Pero, eso es lo que hace mi Padre Dios.

El 11 de enero de 2018 sucedió algo de un sueño en mi vida. Me casé con el amor de mi vida, pero también … mi madre me acompañó a el altar y entregó. Hablo de momentos emocionales y lágrimas ininterrumpidas. Cuando digo “emocional” no estoy hablando de esa emoción de un momento. ¡No! Fue años tras años en años de tantas emociones mezcladas. Dios reparó nuestros corazones.
Al verla tan emocionada y alegre, las lágrimas rodando por su bello rostro y abrazándome no se detienen.
Dios siempre me bendijo con mujeres que me amaban y por ellas estoy agradecida. Sin embargo … finalmente supe lo que es tener ese amor maternal del que todos siempre hablaban. Y sí, todos tenían razón cuando dijeron: “no hay amor como el amor de tu madre”.

Mientras caminaba hacia el altar, tenía el increíble esposo con el que Dios me había bendecido y, junto a mí, allí estaba ella … la madre que siempre quise y ese vínculo que siempre soñé tener con ella.

No puedo expresar lo que el 11 de enero significará para mi corazón. La curación que trajo, el amor que se devolvió después de años de que el enemigo intento robarlo, la unidad de las familias, el evangelio al corazón de muchos que nunca lo habían escuchado y la reconciliación.

Esta publicación es para ti mamá. Te amo y estoy muy agradecido por la mujer maravillosa en la cual Dios te está moldeando para ser. Estoy orgulloso de ti, estoy orgulloso de lo que estás permitiendo que Dios haga en tu vida.

¡me enorgullece decir que eres mi madre!

Te quiero.