Katy Rose

Katy Rose
Just a woman saved by Gods grace and wants to write about it.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

What Is Our Purpose.....

What Is Our Purpose In Life?  Why Are We Here On Earth?  What Is Our Mission?  I am reminded of these questions daily and recently the Lord has been showing me small areas in my life here and there.  This blog post is going to give an explanation of what we are to truly do here during our time on planet earth.  When we wake up in the morning we are controlled by our "feelings."  We have our "flesh nature" that we were born with and if we are not careful we can let that side lead us and guide us.  We can become self seeking and selfish. We can develop the attitude that the world owes us something, or that we should be treated differently because we are better than others.  This is a struggle we will ALWAYS have because this is our sinful nature that we came into the world with.  It will be a constant fight each day while we are here on this earth.  The "other side" that I am referring to is our "Spirit Man."  This side does NOT come natural to us, it needs to be learned and studied by the Word of God.  This is completely foreign to us, and it will take some time to learn.  Our first reaction is to act in the "flesh" but we must power through that urge, and act in the "spirit."  I am going to share a few bible verses as to where it gives good explanations as to what I am referring to.

- For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh.  They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whate  ver you want.  - Galatians 5:17

- Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. - Romans 8:5

As you can see it can be very easy to get in the cycle of being led on how we "feel."  But, we must remember that the flesh and the spirit are in conflict with each other.  You cannot have both, you must CHOOSE one or the other.  As you can see in Romans, it says that we need to have our minds "SET" on what the Spirit desires.  By "setting" our minds we must open the Bible and see how we are able to do that.  The first thing is to see what the Spirit desires.  We need to understand what are the fruits of the Spirit.  In Galatians 5:22-23 it says "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self- control.  Against such things, there is no law."

A simple way to give yourself a quick reality check is to see if any of those fruits are being shown through you.  Do you meditate on his word?  Do you practice what you preach?  Are you being the light of Jesus?  Do you compromise your faith?  These are important questions to answer.

Now let us move on to our purpose in life.  I am going to introduce a few bible verses here on what Gods Word says on that issue.

- You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. - John 15:16

- Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 28:19

- For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. - Ephesians 2:10

We have been chosen ahead of time for a specific purpose and time here on earth.  There is a certain job that each person has been called to do.  We are to bear fruit of the Spirit and serve others and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are to show the love of Jesus and be here for others.

Many times if we are to ask one another "What Are Your Goals And Dreams?"  Some might give answers as to become famous, go to a certain school, get a college degree, play a certain sport, etc.  There is nothing wrong with having dreams and goals, but deep in your heart you can ask yourself the true meaning behind what you are specifically shooting for.  If we are not careful pride can start to creep in and puff us up and make us think that we got it on our own.  Once we are blessed, what do we do with that blessing?  Do we hold it all for ourselves or do we bless others?  In our world today we have many who have the "eye for an eye mentality."  People will do whatever to get ahead in life, and have no remorse on who they hurt in the process.  These are people who are led by the "flesh."

This blog post speaks to myself as well, because during my prayer time the Lord will speak to my heart and ask "Are your prayers just for yourself or for others?"  I have seen my prayer life change dramatically over the past few years because I will pray for others now more than myself.  We are called to be here for HIS glory and HIS purpose. We are to not feed our selfish desires or our egos.  We must get this "spiritual battle" locked in our minds so we can choose to SET our minds beforehand each morning.  We are here to live for HIM and to serve others!!  I pray that this blog post spoke to you and the the Holy Spirit was able to bring revelation and wisdom.

God Bless, KatyRose

Monday, August 31, 2015

Marathon Training....

              Here is a short video below on my
                                  Marathon Training!! 

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Explaining The Caption...

This blog post is going to be different from any other posts I have done before.  I am a big fan of Beth Moore and I love a woman who is passionate about the Lord and on fire for him.  Yesterday I watched a Bible Study taught by her and afterwards I found a few quotes from her that I wanted to share and go into detail explaining what they mean to me.

We are living in this world with the "Father of Lies" (Satan) so we are constantly being bombarded with lies and deception.  The best way I could to describe it is "smoke and mirrors."  We are not really seeing the absolute truth.  We are constantly having filters over our eyes, our ears, and what we feel.  We cannot trust the things in this world, they are all subject and temporal to change.  We cannot stay distracted by the things of this world, and we need to stop chasing the things of this world.  Nothing in this world is eternal.  EVERYTHING in this world is temporary.  So if we are believers of Jesus Christ and we know that his word is the ONLY truth we have in this world, then that needs to be the standard.  That needs to be the level that we live by.  If we are living in this world and not reading the word of God then we are truly being deceived and not experiencing the absolute best for our lives because we are only seeking our own will, and not HIS.  The quote above speaks to me by saying we need to get the Word of God so deep in our hearts that when a lie is thrown our way that we need to cast it down and rise up and speak the truth of Gods Word over it.  We can choose to have hope in our Savior and know that things WILL change for the better.  We cannot always be downcast and negative.  We have the choice to believe Gods Word or believe the Father of Lies.

This spoke personally to me, and I loved reading this.  The Bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.(Proverbs 9:10)  We need to understand that we serve a Just God and that what he says is right and true.  With that being said we serve a Mighty Powerful God and if we choose to go against his word, we need to understand that there will be consequences because he is a Just God and he cannot go back on his word.  Many people like to put God in this "Love Bubble" and think that if they go against his word that he will just turn the other way and pretend not to see it.  There needs to be fear in our hearts because of the Mighty Power that God does have, and we need to respect and honor him.  We need to understand that he means business when he speaks through his word.  We are not to take him lightly and we are to not make excuses. When you can FULLY submit to God and give him EVERY SINGLE area of your life, then you do not need to fear anything because he has every area covered.  There are NO "What Ifs" to worry about.  God wants us to trust him even when things don't look good or add up.  If you can be honest with yourself and say that you have truly given God every area of your life and you do fear him, then you have no reason to every worry about anything else happening.  Stay surrendered to him!!

We are not here for ourselves or for our own will.  We were created in HIS image and we are here to serve one another and fulfill HIS great will!!  We are here to be ambassadors for Christ and to spread the Gospel with the world.  We are promised in this world that we will have trials and tribulations, but we are to take comfort because the greater one who lives in us has already overcome the world.(John 16:33)  We should have a certain level of peace with us because we are not alone and he lives through us and we live in him.  We cannot be surprised when we experience pain in this life.  Jesus was the only perfect human and he suffered greatly.  We are sinners in need of a Savior, so of course we are going to have pain as well.  The beauty in the pain is because God can take anything that we go through and turn it around for good and for HIS glory.  We have to have eyes like Jesus and see beyond the cross.  He was able to suffer because he saw beyond the cross.  He saw your face and my face.  When we go through our trials we need to ask ourselves "How can Jesus be glorified through this?"

Jesus is the one that makes things happen!!  We are weak in our bodies and weak in our flesh.  We grow tired and weary, our bodies need rest.  Jesus is the one who needs to be glorified when you make it out of a tough season.  His grace and mercy cover us when we are in times of trouble
The credit is not due to us, it is always due to HIM!! We got through it because of HIM!!  We relied on him and on HIS strength.  We cannot trust ourselves because we have a sinful nature and we are weak.  We are honestly in trouble if we rely on ourselves because we will disappoint ourselves every single time.  The Lord does work through people and their testimonies always point back to him!!  Make sure to always remember where the credit is due!!!  Praise him and Thank him!!! He never leaves us or forsakes us!!

Sunday, August 2, 2015


It is official!!! I have just signed up for my First Marathon!!!  I literally just got back from vacation and as I began to get back into my schedule and "routine" it came to me that I needed to sign up for a Marathon.  There was only one exception though, it could not be just anywhere, it had to be some place memorable and special.  I knew the New York City Marathon was out of the question because I put my name in the raffle and I didn't get picked.  So the next best thing was.... Disney World!!  I looked online and found out that they are having their Marathon through all of the Walt Disney Parks in January 2016.  I jumped on this opportunity right away, and signed up!!  The adrenaline rush of actually committing to a Marathon and knowing that I will endure a grueling training schedule to adapt my body to 26.2 miles of running.  The thought of making this the "norm" for my body gives me butterflies.  I am going to be putting all of my updates with training on my Instagram fitness account at: KatyRoseTrains

I will also be explaining in depth on my exact plan of action and I will give some insight in this blog post.  For those of you who followed my Half Marathon training and updates, you know how detailed I explained that process.  I honestly want people to feel like they are training with me, and hopefully inspire others to run as well.

I found a 16 week Marathon Training Plan that would work best for my schedule.  I will be posting it below on this blog post.  I will also be doing Weight Training 2xs a week.  I plan on sticking to a daily routine of what I eat on a daily basis.  I really want my digestion system to get used to a plan so my stomach will not have any issues on Race Day.  I will continue taking my vitamins and of course hydrating with plenty of water.  A new thing I am going to incorporate into my training is heavy stretching.  I am going to do deep stretching before each workout for 10 minutes and after each workout do 10 minutes.  I want to be smart about my training and make sure I stay injury free. My 16 week training plan will start September 1, 2015 and I will follow it for 4 months.  As of right now, I am using the month of August to start slowly running, and start doing my Weight Training to get my muscles used to this new routine.  My body usually reacts heavy after introducing something new, so I know after doing weights I will need to take a couple days off so my muscles can repair themselves.  So, I am honestly using the month of August as my "Prep Workout Month."

I am excited for this journey, and anybody who knows  me personally knows how Outside of the Box this is for me.  For me to run a Half Marathon was mind blowing, and to now be training for a Marathon, feels like an out of body experience for me.  Stay tuned to my
Instagram: KatyRoseTrains for updates.  Below is my fitness plan!!! Enjoy!!!

Here is my 16 Week Training Schedule

Here is My Weight Lifting Plan

Here are some Tips:

Here is some HIIT:

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Lord WILL Give You The Desires Of Your Heart...

The Bible verse Psalm 37:4 reads "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."  This entire blog post is going to be based on that verse.  I am going to give an amazing testimony of what the Lord did for one family that I have come to know and love.  I will explain on how the Lord can use people to pray on his behalf, and the true power of coming together and interceding on behalf of one another.  I will explain on the power of Tithing, and how this is the only place in the Bible on where God tells us to "TEST" him on it.  I want to first give a brief description of how I met this family.  My Mother works with this woman named Courtney, and as
co-workers they became close.  My Mom and I speak daily on the phone just to touch base and check in with one another.  My Mother in passing mentioned Courtney, and said that she was around my age and that she was having a difficult time.  She did not go into full detail of anything, she just mentioned a few things here and there.  The moment my Mother mentioned this Courtney, my heart immediately began to grieve and I just knew in my heart that I HAD to speak with her on the phone.  We live in different states, so the only way I could connect with her was over the telephone.  I told my Mom that I wanted to speak with her and I told her to ask her if she would speak with me.  I knew it was in Gods hands and that if he wanted us to connect, then it would happen.  A few days went by and sure enough she agreed to speak with me.  We would text a bit, and then we decided to have our first phone conversation.  I would have my Husband watch our children downstairs, and I would grab my Bible and notepad and go to our bedroom and lock myself in the room, so I could have complete privacy.  There were certain Bible verses the Lord put on my heart that I know I needed to share.  I knew that my specific place in this moment in time was to speak "Life" and "Encouragement" into her life and help strengthen her faith walk.  We began to have telephone conversations here and there and tried to talk as much as we could.  We would pray together on the phone, and we knew that we were in it together and that we had to STAND ON GODS WORD, NO MATTER WHAT!!!

I did tell her the verse Malachi 3:10 "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.  Test me in this, " says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
I told her and her husband to begin tithing immediately if they weren't already.  I just knew in my spirit that God wanted to bless them!  To give a short back story, Courtney wanted to be a Mother more than anything in the world.  She went under many tests and procedures and ended up doing IVF.  After several failed IVFs she was running out of options.  After the failed attempts she became discouraged.  I did not know much about IVF, but I did know what Gods Word had to say, and I did know that he is the Great Physician.  I had no doubt in my heart that this was going to be the time that it worked, because God wanted to bless her and her husband.  I knew that once they started Tithing, that it was the game changer that started it all.  God WANTS to bless his children, he does NOT want to punish his children.  We went over different Bible stories and talked about each appointment she went to.  I spoke with her and her husband (Eric) the night before they went to the hospital to have the implantation done.  I told Eric to lay hands on her womb each night and cover her in prayer.  As time passed she got her first positive pregnancy test!!  I told her to run outside and scream it as loud as she can "I AM PREGNANT!!!"  I knew that God was giving them the desires of their heart, and that he was giving them their little family that they have always wanted.  Now Courtney went through many "health scares" along the way.  Each time we would come together even stronger and stand BOLDLY on what HIS Word says and we agreed that we were NOT going to be moved by the things that we were seeing.  (2 Corinthians 5:7)  No matter how many health scares Courtney endured, these little girls would be moving during each ultrasound and be as healthy as can be!!!  It was almost God showing her " See, I have them in the palm of my hand, there is a shield of favor surrounding them." 

During these months of her pregnancy we became so very close.  We literally would talk daily through text messages and phone calls.  My husband Carlos, and Eric started talking and became friends.  We found out that the four of us have a lot in common and that we get along so well.  I want to fast forward and tell you that through all of the struggles that this couple endured, that the Lord blessed them with two healthy baby twin girls on June 1, 2015.  They are the most beautiful baby girls I have ever seen.  The family is healthy and doing well. 

I have been talking to Courtney now for over nine months and we never have met.  Last week was the first time I had the privilege of driving to their home and spending the day with this family.  I finally was able to meet Courtney, Eric, Baby Brooklyn, and Baby Bella in person!!!  It left me speechless when I walked in and saw the two little baby girls that we were believing God for!!!  All of our prayers were answered, and we were looking at the proof right in front of us!! My Mother and I spent the entire day at their home and had the most wonderful time.  I am proud to say that we are now going to be life long friends.  We even have made plans in the future to have them come down and stay with us in Florida so we can all go to Disney together.  I wanted to post pictures below from our visit!!

Courtney and I

Brooklyn and I

Bella and My Mom

Brooklyn and I

Bella and My Mom

Brooklyn and I

Bella and My Mom

Eric, Bella, and I

Eric and I

Courtney and I

The reason I wrote this blog post is to share the Mighty Power of Gods hand when he moves!! Being disciples of Jesus Christ we are called to lock arms with one another and pray for each other.  Many people are afraid of the unknown and the thought of speaking to a complete stranger intimidates them.  We are to be BOLD for Christ and step outside of our comfort zones.  We are to be moved by his spirit and have faith in what he can do. If you are going through a similar struggle with IVF and would like to connect with Courtney, I will put her blog address below.   Courtney has been able to reach so many other couples who are going through the struggles of IVF, and she can use her testimony of what the Lord did for her family.  Be encouraged and uplifted after reading this post.  God STILL does miracles today, and he uses people.  We are called to be prayer warriors for him and to STAND firmly on his word!!! NOTHING is impossible for God, and he loves to show his Mighty Hand.

Courtney's Blog Address:  https://godloveandscience.wordpress.com/


Thursday, June 4, 2015

How To Stay MOTIVATED....

It is always easy to have ambition when starting something new.  Maybe it is something that truly excites you and motivates you.  Maybe it is something you have been dreaming about for years, and you finally figured out a way on how to officially do it.  In my opinion, starting out is easy, the true battle is to see it through.  Many times we can start off strong in the beginning, but during the process we lose motivation/make excuses/or let our feelings dictate whether we will continue to do it or not.  The true battle is how to maintain the pace UNTIL you complete your goal/mission.  This blog post is going to be about the "In Between Process."  I am going to explain a concept that I personally use, that has truly helped me, and that I STILL use today.  It may seem simple to some of you, but I ask you to please bare with me, as I explain in detail on how I use this system.  First and foremost I have an Instagram account (KatyRoseTrains) where I document my fitness journey/fitness plans/diet programs/videos/pictures/etc.  So this blog post is going to be a spin off of what I show on my Instagram page.  The system I go by is a two step process:  1) Short Term Goals & 2) Long Term Goals

Some of you may just have rolled your eyes, because it is really that simple and nothing earth shattering.  I am still asking you to continue reading and please humor me as I explain in detail.  I first sit down and figure out what "Short term goals" I want to accomplish, and what "Long term goals" I want to accomplish.  After I decide on my goals, I then set a plan in place on how I can achieve these goals.  I am going to give you a short list on how you can TRULY be successful at what you are trying to accomplish.

How To Stay Motivated:

1)  Hold yourself accountable!!  I am not kidding, literally check in with yourself DAILY and see how you are doing on your goals.  Schedule a time each day and see how you are doing.

2)  Tell someone about your goals!!  Tell a close family member/friend/co-worker/etc.  It helps to have someone touch base with you, and ask how you are doing on your goals.

3)  Stop the excuses!! Many times we lie to ourselves and have specific things "get in the way" of why we aren't getting things done.  Remind yourself that these goals ARE IMPORTANT to you, and that they need to have a priority in your life!

4)  Reward yourself along the way!!  Give yourself "mini treats" along the way.  If you reach a small milestone, go out and reward yourself so you can be proud of yourself and feel accomplished!!

5)  Take it ONE day at a time!!  So many times we get discouraged on the process as a WHOLE, that we get overwhelmed and become discouraged.  Focus on each day as it comes!!

6)  Do NOT be hard on yourself!!  We are GOING to fail in life, that is why Jesus came because he knew we couldn't get it "right."  Do not be so hard on yourself.  If you lose focus, do not beat yourself up!!  My favorite quote is "Fall Seven Times And Stand Up Eight!"

7)  Compare yourself to YOURSELF!!  Don't you dare compare yourself to others!!  You can use other people as motivation, but that is as far as it goes.  Each person is at a different place in their life and each person's story is different.

8)  Enjoy the journey!!  Enjoy the journey and find peace knowing that there is a plan in place, and that you are doing everything that you can do!!!

So, that is my short list on how to keep the fire burning throughout the journey.  Now personally I do not know what short term goals or long term goals that you are planning for, but I hope this list above helps.

The importance of having short term goals along WITH long term goals is because you need to ALWAYS be looking forward towards something.  If you only have short term goals, then eventually you will reach them and then come to a Dead End!!  The long term goals really help you press forward.  To give an example of how I have used this system in the past, was when I was training for my first Half Marathon.  Here is my process below:

                Short Term Goal              Steps To Achieve                             Long Term Goal

Start Running                              Find a running schedule                       Run a Half Marathon

My eyes were focused on my Long Term Goal, and I knew I had to come up with a plan in order to achieve it.  I found a running plan that was 4 months long that worked for my schedule.  I printed it out, and put it on my fridge.  I told everyone on my Instagram account my plan and told my Husband and Church family.  I stuck with the plan when it got hard because I had my eyes focused on my LONG TERM GOAL!!! I rewarded myself along the way with new workout clothes and running shoes.  I was able to accomplish my goal and run my first Half Marathon.

At the moment, I am currently using this system with the plan I am doing right now.  The plan that I am currently doing is more of a "Lifestyle goal!"  It goes with eating right and working out, and making sure I stay on top of it, to where it becomes my routine.  I am 3 weeks into it, and I am already seeing a difference with how I look at food, and I am starting to see that I am no longer craving bad foods.

I really pray that this blog post inspired you, and helped you get a plan in place with how to accomplish what you want in life!!  I hope the checklist gave some insight and helped you along your journey!!!