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Drummer. Opportunist. Church boy. Houston raised and saved by grace through faith! (must I say more?) 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You think you high but you really getting low...you gon' hate it but I had to let ya know!

Imma Blow Your High - Lecrae (Lyrics)
Hmm, Here we go again
Why you blowing them stems I'm bout' to flow again
I know the smoke ain't the only thing going in
I gotta whole lotta truth you can roll'em with
Feel it in your chest, yes, breath
It's what you breathe in never thinkin' that you blessed
You hear it in the back, right, left
Your body feeling right but your soul getting left
You think you gettin' high but you really getting low
The devil got you blind from the weed that you blow
You worshippin' a tree instead of worshippin' the king
When he made everything Romans 1:23
Chase that high all the way to into the grave
You lost in your low so you're high everyday
And everything you crave only makes you a slave
And Christ is the only way you ever gonna 'scape
If it's one hitta, quitta, get it
In your mind that your time's gon' pass
And if you gon' get it, spit it, lick it
You got one life and it ain't gon' last
You ain't stimulated, you manipulated by a hater
And he hate it when you rehabilitated
If smoke is the evidence, you takin' His benevolent gift
And telling him split while you're in hell in yo hit , so get up

Ohh, you think you high but you really getting low
Yeah, you gon' hate it but I had to let you know
That in the end we all gon' die, can't escape it if you try
I know your lighters up but I'ma blow your high (Eyyy!)
I'ma blow your high (Eyyy!) I'ma blow your high
I know you're trying to free your mind
But you just wasting time
And Jesus is alive

Wait a minute ya'll
Let me take it down a river while they rolling down the hedonism boulevard
Anything that got em' feeling, maybe money or the Lamborghini in the magazine about the sports car
Everybody wanting satisfaction
But there's no regard for The One who has it
And everybody wantin' grabbin'
But you gotta get it from above where they stash it
You can try to get high
You can feel alive
But the reality, your soul dry
You gotta find anybody with a better high
You ain't fillin' half of the $20 bag full of weed that provides it
Gotta make a U-turn cause if you turn
You can see The One who turns
But if we never make that turn
You will never be content with the high you've earned
You will never be happy
Running with the love of kush
For the love of kush, I promise
You can either be a slave to an object
Or rather be a slave to the God who's honest
They ain't never seen a high like I got
But they fallin' in the puddle like a raindrop
Steady running from the top of the balcony
Looking over the Hollywood valleys falling from the rooftop

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Birth Story is Interesting!

          "Mr. Cruz, the decision is yours, your son or your wife to live because only one will be able to make it," were the words that were told to my father right before my mother gave birth to me. YIKES! You see when I was inside of my mother's womb, I was the type of baby that kicked a lot inside of my mother. Therefore my mother already knew that I was going to be a niƱo "travieso" and all over the place. So you might be asking, what does you kicking have to do with anything when you were inside of your mother? Well, since I would move around a lot inside, I eventually got her umbilical cord wrapped around my neck and I was practically suffocating. Wow!
  Well you see, the Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future," and it also mentions in Ephesians 2:10 that, "...we are God's masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to do good works that God prepared long ago to be our way of life."
You see! God has all of us on His mind and has plans for us all and he has prepared a way for us. Now at times not all of us choose to allow God in our lives but He still loves us so much and watches over us! I truly thank God so much for life because there are no coincidences, rather God-given moments/appointments.
  So my dad told the doctor, "I would like to keep my wife, but if you can save both that would definitely be preferred." Awwwww! Well, I think that if I were a husband as well, I would had said the same thing as well, but that was definitely a shocker for me at first! My mother was having me around the time of September in the week of my dad's birthday so another discrepancy was that my mother was determined to give birth to me on my father's birthday. So the process began obviously of trying to rescue me and now of course I made it because if not then you would probably would not be reading this entry!  Her mission was accomplished on September 23, 1990 of having me born on my father's birthday that we now both share. The picture below was one of the times that we took pictures together on our birthday just a few years ago.


          I am forever thankful for the life that I have been trusted with and challenge myself to make a difference from now on and to live life to the fullest by enjoying family in friends but at the same time by not conforming. When I say "by not confirming," I mean by not enjoying life the ways that I have been told that is the best way to enjoy it, which is drinking it up, smoking, snorting, shooting it up, and by laying around with other girls also! Now, "con mas ganas" I make it a point to not be easily influenced by others when I know who I am in Christ and who my parents have raised me to be.
  So I am alive right now and I have no shame in telling anyone that I am a Christ follower, I attend church 3 times a day for service, I am a pastor's kid, I am a virgin and proud of it, I have not drunk any kind of beer or liquor, and I have not smoked anything or done any type of drugs. either! I want to spend the rest of my life chasing after God and fulfilling my purpose here on earth by using my talents that I too have been trusted with and putting it to work! You might say well I have already done all of that, well its never too late for you to start over again and God still loves you even while you were doing it and He has been waiting for you with arms wide open!
          If I knew about Skillet as a baby...I think I would have sung this song below! YEAY!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ever asked yourself, where is God when...?

          "In God we trust" has been a slogan that is used for our nation and that is printed in particular areas that at times can be very contradictory! There has always been a BIG question that everyone would love to know the answer to especially if we say "in God we trust,"and that question is "God, where are you?" Many will out of simplicity say that God is in heaven of course, but the question is about where He is in the time of tragedy or catastrophes, or even maybe during bumpy times in our personal lives.

*I would love to share this website that will perfectly answer your question to this:

God has created humanity with the ability to choose. This means that we are not forced into a relationship with Him. He allows us to reject Him and to commit other evil acts as well. He could force us to be loving. He could force us to be good. But then what kind of relationship would we have with Him? It would not be a relationship at all, but a forced, absolutely controlled obedience. Instead He gave us the human dignity of free will.
Naturally, we cry from the depths of our souls..."But God, how could You let something of this magnitude happen?"
How would we want God to act? Do we want Him to control the actions of people? In the case of dealing with a terrorist attack, what could possibly be an acceptable number of deaths for God to allow?! Would we feel better if God allowed only the murder of hundreds? Would we rather God allowed only the death of one person? Yet if God would prevent the murder of even one person, there is no longer freedom to choose. People choose to ignore God, to defy God, to go their own way and commit horrible acts against others.

The video above is an awesome and powerful song that is suitable for any tragedy, but in this time, it is dedicated to the people in Northern Japan and surrounding countries that got part of the damage that has taken place. My heart and prayers are with Japan and those that suffered from this recent tragedy.

          I hope you found time to look at or read the website that I shared with you above and really think about. God has been waiting for us to call on him, how can we ask where HE is when He has been there the entire time! Much love! If you're reading this, comment below your thoughts about the website I shared or what you think of what has been going on in Japan.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Japan has a massive earthquake!

Wow, so I have been deeply moved by receiving the news of the massive earthquake that Japan has received. They suffered a 8.9 magnitude earthquake that caused very high waves that killed hundreds of people and took away homes, cars, and other big items in the water.

This is from My Fox Houston sharing good information:
The tsunami slammed the eastern coast of Japan, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control. It's traveling at 500 mph—as fast as a jetliner—and likely won't change speed until it hits a large area of land.

There are some videos that have been recorded from the earthquakes that have taken place there in Japan as well just so that you could see the impact and devastation of it that I will post up later.
I think that this is very unbelievable and that we should keep the people of Japan primarily in prayer as well as the surrounding countries since many innocent people died. Today I seriously want to thank My Lord and Savior for life and health and protection from events as such. I pray that God brings hope, love, unity and comfort to these people that suffered this. The Bible talks about to mourn/cry with those who mourn/cry in the book of Romans 12:15-16.
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Today as many are Thanking God its Friday, just think to yourself how fortunate we are in our everyday life. Try it at your best to know that God is BIG in even the most smallest things such as in our every day breath, when we can open/close our eyes when we wake up and that we have strength to be able to get off our bed. Remember while we may go out and about, there are other people that are devastated at a catastrophe that has just taken place and I want you to know that wherever you are and whatever you are going through, know that you are going "through it" and not staying in it and that there is nothing impossible for God if you call upon his name!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

So at this point I am still in the process of applying to SAGU and have been checking out some reviews and much more about it from others. No, I am not letting the reviews or anything else get to me or change my perception of it, but I sit here at work and simply wait. I am praying and having faith that I will be accepted this Fall in August to live on campus and make some awesome friends. I can't wait! I have been juggling around with the paper work for a while waiting on a minister's reference letter to be completed so that I could fax it in. I recently have answered all of the questions that are on the student profile sheet, which is also part of the application.
There is a problem however, that I have not been able to find my recent shot records since we have moved into our new home. I think that I have gone through all of the paperwork that our family has and all I have found was an outdated copy. Not only is this holding me up a bit, but also the nerves of having to more shots as a requirement for living on campus. I am not usually scared to take shots but there is always a sense of nervousness. Well its grind season for me and its time to get the pedal to the metal and finish this up because time is wasting and there are lives to save for Christ. God is coming very soon and what better than to be very well educated about his Word to take on even with more confidence what the enemy has taken. I have chosen to live by faith and not by sight and I encourage you to do so and take serious the work of the Lord. I know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phillipians 4:13) and now without a shadow of a doubt that I will be accepted to SAGU for the glory of God.