Today, Agustina speaks to us about God restoring who she is and her faith after her parents’ divorce, and how God’s Word is the revealer of important wisdom and God’s plans.
(Translated from Spanish)
Inspiring biblical passage of the moment: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Why is this my favorite verse? It’s because God lets us know that all of the trials that we suffer in this life are passing and they help for our good, to mold our character, to make us strong women who are founded on the Eternal Rock, which is our Lord.
Spiritual growth focus at the moment: While we stop growing physically, our spirit is free, and it grows as we feed it; it grows stronger. At this time, God is helping me grow in the identity I hold as His daughter. When I was young, my parents divorced and that brought me a lot of disappointment. It was hard for me to believe that there was something good for me, but God heals all things, and restores all things. I can now say I am free in Him, and He has filled the voids that were in my heart. Don’t be satisfied with what you think of yourself, but instead think of yourself in the way God thinks of you. (Jeremiah 31:3 and Isaiah 43:4).
“When I was young, my parents divorced and that brought me a lot of disappointment. It was hard for me to believe that there was something good for me, but God heals all things, and restores all things.”
Profession: Social (media) communications—I am pursuing my passion.
A one sentence bio of yourself: I am an everyday girl, dreamer, lover of the world and its attractions. Number one fan of Jesus, and I love to write (this is a fact few know about me).
When did you first encounter God? After my parents separated, I went to a very well-known church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I live, called King of Kings (Rey de Reyes). I met God at 8 years old. I truly encountered God at 16, where I was able to experience His love, His everlasting care, and God as Father, which filled all of who I am.
What has helped you grow spiritually in this season? In this time, what has helped me has been my relationships (people who have been there for me in every moment) and reading (first the Bible and then books that complement it).
Just read/currently reading (and what has it taught you?): Promises for your Everyday Life by Joyce Meyer. This devotional is helping me a lot in expanding my vision in understanding God in the simple and everyday. (I highly recommend it).
Top three essentials:
- A notebook for writing
- Music (preferably worship music).
How did God speak to you recently? He spoke to me at the last leadership camp I attended, through His Word.
Hobby: Writing (I think I made that clear before).
Top three practical tips for staying spiritually strong: First prayer, being connected with God the Father; Second, reading the Word of God because if we do not open it, we can never hear or know His plans and lastly, worship. This connects us to our Creator. We have so many resources!
“Reading the Word of God because if we do not open it, we can never hear or know His plans”
Favorite person in scripture? I have many favorites, but Jesus sums them all up. He demonstrated true love, that isn’t based simply on words but also based on action; He gave His life. He is the model that I strive to emulate, day after day.
What do you want people to learn about God when they look at you? That’s hard. This makes me wonder if people can actually see something of Jesus in me. I would like to reflect the love of the Father toward people who feel alone in this world.
Favorite season? Spring is my favorite season because everything flowers again.
Favorite holiday? New Years. God gives us another opportunity to plan and dream.
A dream you have? I want to make an impact on the people of my country, and the world, through Christ. I have a plan to create my own international “ING”.
A special tradition you and your family engage in or keep: My family isn’t very traditional. The only tradition we have is to get together on Sundays around noon, and we spend the day together.
Question you will ask when you get to heaven? I think I will ask so many questions because I am a curious person. What intrigues me the most is creation. My mind cannot understand a God so big!
Thing you want to raise awareness about: I want people to know how important we are to God. And I want to give those who do not know Him, the opportunity to know Him.
What do you usually do before 9 a.m.? I do my devotional, I bathe, I eat breakfast, organize my day and then I start my day.
Define Christianity in a sentence: Unique. We are not better than Buddhists or Muslims, but instead we are unique in the sense that God has made us understand His great love, the love that He commands us to show others. (My brothers, strangers, and He even commands us to love our enemies). How much more unique can it get?
“We are unique in the sense that God has made us understand His great love, the love that He commands us to show others.”
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Until next time, keep witnessing!