Principles of Sowing & Reaping - Walking in the Fruits of Spirit
Estreitta de Kluetz
7/24/2016 Estreitta de Kluetz 0 Comments
THE PRINCIPLE OF SOWING & REAPING
2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously
For every deposit of love I sow, I will reap supernatural love
For every deposit of peace I sow, I will reap supernatural peace
For every deposit of joy I sow, I will reap supernatural joy
So every deposit we make, it is put in an account for us ready and waiting for us to get it when we need it. and it just gets added to our account everytime we walk in the fruits of the Spirit. And it is waiting ready for the taking in our time of need! No when we have sown the fruits of the Spirit, when a challenge comes - we get to make a withdrawal to help us walk in the fruits of the Spirit even when every evil thing comes against us.
It's because it's supernatural and only thru the Holy Spirit can we walk in the fruits of the Spirit in the face of crisis and destruction.
APPLICATION OF WALKING IN THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT
A few months ago when there were some questionable things that popped up on my mammogram and the doctors wanted to do a biopsy. I struggled with so many emotions and I felt old fears and anxieties creep in.. That I had thought I dealt with 8 years ago. I walked through it trusting in the promise that I am an overcomer and that I would not be a victim of cancer!
I had a choice in this instance... Was I gonna let my mind kill and destroy every good thing... every dream... every vision the Lord has put in my heart for the last 8 years or was I going rise above this and trust that God would indeed show me how I am an overcomer again.
When I got the news I was with my husband... We were both in shock... Confused and at a loss for words. He had to go back to work.. And I didn't want to go home and be alone with my thoughts. So I immediately went to one of my BFF's Rhonda's house told her what was going on and her family rallied around me and prayed for me. The heaviness I felt creeping in dissipated. My fear turned to faith, my sorrow into Gladness.
I honestly believe if I had not spent the last few years sowing faith, joy, peace, love... I would have been an nervous wreck which wouldn't have helped anything...
But instead when I stood on God's promises then I stared at fear and anxiety in the face I said my strength comes from the Lord... And I know God is not finished with me yet.
"It's easy to love some one and walk in the Spirit when they are nice to you, it's supernatural when you have to choose to do it in faith and love them anyway."
But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control
We aren't promised that we won't go through trials and tribulations but we are promised that he will help us get through it. Walking in the fruits of the Spirit is how we have strength to overcome it all!
What's in a Name?
Estreitta de Kluetz
7/11/2016 Estreitta de Kluetz 0 Comments
Most of the time when I first meet people I get asked if I have a nickname. Infact like 3 people asked me that just this weekend. I totally understand I have a unique name and for some it may be difficult to pronounce at first, but over time people usually get it.
I usually say it first with the Spanish r's then tell people "if you can't roll your R's its Es-TRAY-ee-TAH like a Tray that you Eat on" then I see the light go on and they get it.
I don't get offended if people don't say my name correctly Infact I worked with a pastor for 3 years and it took him 3 years to pronounce it correctly. But is it wrong of me that I get annoyed when people ask me if I have a nickname?
When I was 21, the Lord convicted me that I was ashamed of my Hispanic heritage because of the prejudices others had towards those of latino descent especially in Texas and I accepted those prejudices. As a result, over the years I introduced myself to others to call me variations of my name: E, Est, Streets, Streeda, Estrayda, Estreeda.
All just so I could fit in and be more accepted... i realized assimilated and instead of embracing my heritage I fled as far from it and even though my skin color and features revealed i was of Hispanic decent... In all reality I wanted to be considered white... i even brought my baby pictures to school to show them that I was born white.
When I realized what I had allowed into my own heart, I repented and asked the Lord to help me embrace my culture. I began to advocate and communicate about the plight of people of color and the effects of assimilation has on our society.
I remember the Lord saying to me "Estreitta, 'Estreeda' doesnt mean anything but Estreitta means Little Star in Spanish and I have called you to be a bright light in a big darkness, so when people say your name they are Speaking out (prophesying) what I have called you to!"
That changed everything for me and It has lead me over the last 20 years of discovering and embracing my Hispanic heritage. When I got my DNA Test last year it has been an amazing journey of discovery as well and now that I know that I also have Native American 25% and West African 11% heritage as well and I am looking forward to #findingmyroots
My Reality Roller Coaster
Estreitta de Kluetz
2/04/2016 Estreitta de Kluetz 0 Comments
Last week was a really emotional week for me. The reality of another month going by and I am not pregnant is so incredibly challenging. Almost 14 years on this roller coaster. It is nauseating and frustrating, I want to get off of it and I don't want to ride any longer.
The reality of only having a few more "fertile" years left brings me to tears.
The reality that I have friends have children ready to go to college and I have still have none breaks my heart.
7 Years ago When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was told I needed to go for atleast 3 years before trying to get pregnant. So we waited. Then when we decided to go to a fertility specialist i was hopeful but then I did feel like i was trying to make it happen in my time rather than the Lord's timing - just decided to give up and Trust that he would make it happen when it was the right time.
Just in case you were wondering...The adoption plan has been on hold indefinitely...partly because of us being procrastinators, being in transition, and partly because I was hoping, standing and believing for me to conceive, carry and bear a child by now the last official year of my 30's. Yes We still want to adopt... And plan on it in near future... But I wanted to "try" one last time before we focused on adoption again.
having faith in the unseen and yet reality is saying another.
What do you do when you start to question everything you thought you heard from the Lord and at the same time reality is telling you its not happening its never going to happen?
Its so hard when I thought I heard the Lord clearly give me confirmations, signs, and promptings when I least expected it yet it hasn't happened...
I've prayed, begged, pleaded, made deals with God to have just one child.... and almost 14 years later nothing has come to fruition.
Lord,please help me to get through this...
I. Estreitta de Kluetz
Hello! My name is Estreitta (pronounced - ES-tray-ee-tah day Kleets).
I am passionate about God, Praise & Worship, my husband Erik, food, traveling & all things vintage especially anything from the Mid-Century Modern Era.
I have been madly in love and married to the man of my dreams Erik for 13 years. We met in Church on a Wednesday night service, and I always say His life was never the same again.
My faith in my Savior Jesus Christ is at the core of everything I say and do. I try my best to honor Him every aspect of my life. I choose to love as He does unconditionally, but I also will tell you the truth no matter what.
I also own a successful Vintage resale business, Starlite Vintiqs and I am the CEO of a growing Marketing Consulting Business BLBD Media Group. Being a LIGHT in the midst of a dark world! My hope with this blog is to share with each other ways we can be LIGHT in this dark dark world.
I have been writing this blog for almost 10 years now and I enjoy sharing my life, thoughts, and relationship with Jesus with those I cross paths with. He's Called me to be a Bright Light in a big darkness. My name means little star in Spanish - The darker the night the brighter the stars shine!
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